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What to Do When iPhone Force Restart Not Working

Alex Scott,  11 April, 2022
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Summary

How to force restart iPhone? Making use of the buttons on iPhone to force restart iPhone can solve many iOS system issues. But when iPhone force restart not working, apart from iPhone recovery mode, EelPhone OSFixit is another way to fix iPhone won't force restart.


“ My iPhone frozen, the power button not working to restart iPhone normally, it tried to force restart iPhone, but i can't force restart my iPhone either. how to force restart iPhone when frozen?”

When iPhone frozen and won't turn off with the help of the power button, force restart iPhone using the buttons on iPhone to restore frozen iPhone is the first way you use when we can't turn off iPhone normally.

Part 1: How to Force Restart iPhone


Generally, you can restart iPhone by holding the power button, after a few seconds, the power off screen appears, tap the slide to power off button to turn off iPhone normally. Mostly, you can't turn off iPhone when iPhone frozen, iPhone force shutdown is another way you should try, how do I force restart my iPhone? Follow the step below.

iPhone 8 and Later
Tap and release the volume down button, tap and release volume up button, at last, hold the slide button and release it when Apple logo appears on iPhone.

iPhone 7
Hold the volume down and the slide buttons at the same time, release both buttons when Apple logo appears.

iPhone 7 Earlier
Hold the home button and the power button(slide or top) at the same time, release two buttons when Apple logo appears.

When Apple logo appears, it means that you've forced restart iPhone with success. When iPhone restarts, you've fixed the iOS system problems and use your iPhone as usual. But when iPhone force restart not working, turn to the seconds part.

Part 2: What to Do When iPhone Won't Force Restart


iPhone won't force restart by following the steps above, you can't force restart iPhone to fix frozen iPhone, you still have two effective ways to fix iPhone force restart not working.

EelPhone OSFixit to Fix iPhone Force Restart Not Working


Force restart iPhone won't erase any data on iPhone, EelPhone OSFixit does. OSFixit is one effective way to repair iOS system problems. The most attractive part of it is the standard mode, which can fix iOS system problems without data loss. When you are trying to force restart iPhone to fix frozen iPhone, but iPhone force restart not working, turn to OSFixit immediately.


Step 1: Download EelPhone OSFixit to computer, it's one computer app, windows or mac, choose the exact version to install it. From the home interface, tap on the Standard Mode to fix iPhone force restart not working without data loss.
iPhone Won't Force Restart

Step 2: Plug iPhone into computer using the original USB cable. When iPhone can't be linked to computer automatically, there is a detailed guide to connecting iPhone to computer manually.
iPhone Won't Force Restart

Step 3: Choose the iOS version from the list. OSFixit will download the corresponding iPSW data package to fix iOS system problems.
iPhone Won't Force Restart

Step 4: It's automatic to download and unpack the data package. What you can do is keep a connection before the successful process. When the iPSW package is ready, tap on the Repair Now button to fix iPhone won't force restart for the last click.
iPhone Won't Force Restart

The whole process takes only clicks and a few minutes, don't disconnect iPhone during the whole process. When the standard mode can't fix that you can't force restart iPhone issue, turn to the advanced mode. But you should know that the advanced mode can fix serious iOS system problems but will erase all data on iPhone at the same time.

iPhone Recovery Mode to Fix iPhone Force Restart Not Working


Actually, if you can put iPhone into recovery mode with success, you can restore from iTunes to fix iOS system problems also. It's one free way to fix iPhone won't force restart.

Step 1: How to put iPhone into recovery mode? First of all, follow the steps from the first part, when Apple logo appears, don't release any buttons on iPhone, when “connect to iTunes logo” appears, release all buttons on iPhone.
Step 2: When “connect to iTunes” logo appears, plug iPhone to computer immediately. Note: make sure that you've installed iTunes on computer in advance. When recovery mode iPhone is plugged to computer, iTunes will pop automatically. Tap on the Restore button to restore iPhone when iPhone force restart not working.
Step 3: Keep connection when iPhone is restoring from iTunes. iPhone will restart after the restoration process.
iPhone Won't Force Restart

It's a free but effective way to fix iPhone won't force restart, all data will be erased, just restore from backup file to get back lost data on iPhone.

So when iPhone force restart not working, that are two useful ways to fix it. But for hardware damage when iPhone won't force restart, take it to the Apple service to fix it by a professional person.



Alex Scott

This article was updated on 11 April, 2022

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