Getting a new device means relearning how to troubleshoot and resolve whatever problems occur, and with the newest iPhone model, the iPhone X, one of the most problems and fixes is restarting the iPhone X when it doesn’t work.
Because the iPhone has an edge-to-edge display and does not have a home button, it can be a bit confusing to figure out how to restart the iPhone X.
But no worries, because I’m going to show you four different ways to restart the iPhone X! Just want a quick answer? Skip to the FAQs at the bottom!
Method 1: Use the 3-Button Procedure
Just as the method title says, to reboot the iPhone X using this method you press 3 different buttons on your phone.
Step 1: Volume Up Button
First, press the volume up button and then release.
Step 2: Volume Down Button
Press the volume down button and then release.
Step 3: Side Button
Lastly, to force restart the iPhone X, press the side button and then hold until the screen turns off and on again. Once you see the Apple logo, you can already release the side button.
This method may seem familiar because it is the same process for restarting the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus as well.
Method 2: Recovery Mode
Use recovery mode if your iPhone X still does not work after trying Method 1. This method helps resolve the issue if it’s due to a software problem.
Step 1: Open iTunes
Connect your iPhone X to your computer using your Lightning cable and then open iTunes.
Step 2: Force Restart Your iPhone X
Force restart your iPhone X using the steps described in Method 1.
Step 3: Restore or Update
In this step, you have the option to either restore or update your iPhone.
The difference between the two is that restoring will delete the previous data you have on your phone and will install the latest version of the iOS.
On the other hand, updating will still keep your phone’s content and settings while also upgrading to the latest software.
Once you have completed the update or restore option, follow the next instructions found on the screen to set up your iPhone.
Method 3: Use Assistive Touch to Restart Your iPhone X
Use this method if your volume up/down and side buttons do not work.
Step 1: Turn on Assistive Touch.
Go to Settings > General > Accessibility to turn on the Assistive Touch feature.
Step 2: Reboot Your iPhone X
Press the Assistive Touch button and select Device > More > Restart.
Method 4: Turn to a Professional
If your iPhone X can’t restart even after trying the first three methods, it’s most likely because of a hardware problem.
The iPhone X was said to be the most fragile and breakable iPhone yet. Because of this, you should invest in a warranty program like AppleCare, which addresses your phone’s hardware, software, and other technical needs.
AppleCare+ for the iPhone extends your warranty coverage from one year into two years, and you receive access to Apple experts that can address your concerns.
FAQs on Restarting the iPhone X
For a quick review, let’s go over some frequently asked questions on how to restart the iPhone X.
How do I restart my iPhone X?
There are 4 different ways on how to restart the iPhone X:
- Use the volume up, volume down, and side buttons
- Use recovery mode
- Use Assistive Touch
- Seek professional repairs
How do I restart my iPhone X without the home button?
In the iPhone X, the Volume Up button replaces the Home button that was present in the older models of the iPhone.
If your Volume Up button does not work, you can restart youriPhone X by using AssistiveTouch.
How do I restart my iPhone X with the screen broken?
Even if your screen is broken, you may still restart your iPhone X will all the 4 ways we’ve given. However, using recovery mode is the best way to force restart an iPhone X with a broken screen.
Reboot the iPhone X with 4 Different Solutions
One of these 4 methods should get your iPhone X working again in no time!
You can use – pressing the volume up, down, and side buttons.
Tthe 3-button procedure is the most common method to restart the iPhone X, and will also restart the iPhone 8, but more stubborn problems may require recovery mode or AssistiveTouch, especially if your iPhone X’s buttons don’t work.
Lastly, make sure you invest in AppleCare to make sure that your iPhone X is protected when problems occur.
Which method was the most helpful for you? Do you know of another method that I didn’t include? Let me know in the comments section below!