However, you might need to force restart your iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro from time to time, considering how well they perform. If a graceful shutdown cannot be performed on your iPhone 12, here are the steps you can take.
Many iPhone users will eventually have to shut down or restart their phones, even if it is possible for some to never need to do so. The iPhone may have stopped responding to touch or an app may have hung so badly the system couldn’t handle it.
The best course of action in such a situation is to restart your iPhone, however, it may not be possible to do so, for example when the screen does not respond to touch input, preventing you from turning it off. In this case, however, the device can be forced to restart.
Follow these steps to shut down and restart your iPhone. While most people recommend the first method, a reboot is generally quicker and more effective than a fresh install.
This method applies to virtually all iPhone models with Face ID as their biometric authentication system, including iPhone X, iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. The force restart method can be applied to iPad models with Face ID, such as the current iPad Pro, while the process can also be applied to the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
The Home button must be pressed to force a restart on earlier models. Since its removal, Apple developed a new method of installing the iPhone X, which has been used ever since.
The iPhone’s on/off switch
- Press and hold both volume up and side buttons simultaneously.
- Scroll to the right to enable power.
- It can be turned on and off by holding the side button.
It is possible to gracefully shut down the iPhone while turning it back on and then restart it later. Give it a shot.
If your iPhone does not have a touchscreen, you will be unable to perform step two. You can manually restart it by following the steps below.
First-Time Restarting your iPhone 12 or 12 Pro
- Hold down the volume up and volume down buttons simultaneously.
- Click the button on the right side.
- When you see the iPhone logo, press the side button.
You may or may not be able to fix the problem by restarting your iPhone. Apple’s support pages describe how to hard reset the iPhone if it will not turn on, as well as how to troubleshoot other issues.
Be careful when restarting your iPhone. Follow the instructions carefully. You may experience this problem if you confuse the two sets of instructions and hold down the side and volume up buttons for too long.
With this feature, you will start a five-second countdown for the Emergency SOS function, and a vibrating noise will be heard for every number as the slider fills up. Holding down both buttons will result in the iPhone contacting the emergency services, which may result in the police or an ambulance visiting your location.
As soon as the vibrations and countdown begin, release the buttons.