This brief instruction will show you how to hard reset an iPhone 12, as well as any other models you may own, such as the first-generation iPhone SE, iPhone 11, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone 8, iPhone SE 2nd generation, iPhone 7, or iPhone 6s. The procedure varies significantly based on whatever iPhone generation you have, and each iPhone reset procedure is listed below for your convenience.
If you’re having problems with your iPhone, it’s worth doing a quick iPhone hard reset to restart iOS in the same manner you’d reboot your PC or Mac.
This will allow the iPhone operating system to load cleanly and correctly once more, ensuring that any apps that have been acting strangely are resumed properly and that any upgrades are installed and restarted properly.
How to Reset an iPhone 11, iPhone 12, iPhone X, iPhone XS, or iPhone XR
If you need to reset an iPhone 11, 12, iPhone X, iPhone XS, or iPhone XR, press and release the volume up button fast, then press and release the volume down button quickly. After that, press and hold the side button until your iPhone goes off and the Apple Logo appears again.
The process of hard resetting your iPhone is complete after the Apple Logo displays on your screen, and you can withdraw your finger from the side button.
Reset an iPhone 8 or iPhone SE
To reset your iPhone 8 or iPhone SE, push and quickly release the volume up button, then quickly press and release the volume down button, just like the latest generation iPhone devices. Then swiftly press and hold the side button until the iPhone goes off and the Apple Logo appears. Remove your finger off the side button after the Apple logo appears and let your iPhone start up normally.
How to Perform a Hard Reset on an iPhone 7
You can hard reset an iPhone 7 by pressing and holding both the volume down and the Sleep/Wake buttons at the same time if you have an earlier iPhone. The Sleep/Wake button is on the right-hand side of your iPhone, whereas the volume down button is on the left-hand side at the bottom.
1st generation iPhone 6s or iPhone SE phones
To reset your iPhone 6s or iPhone SE 1st generation Apple phone, press and hold both the Sleep/Wake button on the right side of the phone and the circular Home button on the front of the phone at the same time until the Apple logo appears. Remove your fingers from the buttons after the Apple Logo appears, and your iPhone will resume normally.
If you still have problems after resetting your iPhone or if your iPhone does not restart after following the procedures, you may have a more complicated problem that requires Apple Support to resolve. If your iPhone still won’t come on, is frozen, or isn’t working properly after a hard reset, go to the official Apple iPhone Support website to figure out what to do next.