iPhone 11 Pro: How to Force Restart, Hard Reboot or Force Reboot

If your new iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max ever freezes or hangs, crashes, starts behaving strangely, or stops responding, then the first thing you will try to do is force restart your iPhone as you would do on your laptop or any other phone. However, that’s not really going to work here as the process to force restart the iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max is a bit different.

The button combination to force restart, hard reboot, or force restart the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro is also different from older iPhones featuring a Home button like the iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, or older. Please note that force restart, hard reset, hard reboot, force Reboot, all mean the same thing and you will see these phrases used interchangeably.

Check out the steps below to know how you can force restart your iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max.

How to Force Restart iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max

Step 1: Press Volume Up

Quickly press and release the Volume Up button.

iPhone 11 Pro Force Restart

Step 2: Press Volume Down

Quickly press and release the Volume Down button. You do not need to press and hold down the button.

Step 3: Press and Hold Side Button

Press and hold the Side button. You will see the Slide to Power off button, but continue holding the Side button until you see the Apple logo.

While not usually required, a force restart can be a nifty trick to resolve problems with your iPhone 11 Pro such as freezes, crashes, if your iPhone starts behaving strangely, or just stops responding.

The steps to force restart the iPhone 11 Pro is quite a bit different from other phones and its unlikely that you are going to remember this method. So probably bookmark this page for future reference.

Let us know how it goes in the comments below.