How to Hard Reset iPhone XS / XS Max or iPhone XR

Want to hard reset your iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR and don’t know how to do it? Fret not, you have come to the right place. If iPhone is acting up or its screen freezes, the first thing that comes to mind is to hard reset it. While the ideas of forcefully rebooting iPhone seem bizarre, it definitely still applies.

In case of iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, the process of the hard reset (or force restart iPhone as it’s sometimes called) is slightly different than older devices. The hard reset process is different for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR as Apple has removed the home button from its front, however, it is quite like the iPhone X.

If you are new to iPhone or have been using an iPhone with a Home button, you most probably are not familiar with the hard reset steps for iPhone XS Max / XS / XR. Here we are going to show you exactly how to do that. We any further ado lets jump right in and take a looks at the steps required to hard reset your new iPhone models.

Why Hard Reset iPhone XS / XR?

Just like any other hardware, Apple smartphones will definitely be prone to glitches, screen freezes here and there, and sluggish performance. In such scenarios, a simple hard reset brings smoothness back to the experience. If a hard reset resolves the issue, it means it was just a minor glitch. If the force restart iPhone XS or iPhone Xs Max, or iPhone XR does not resolve the issue in question, it would mean that it’s not a minor glitch but something bigger is boiling up and a different approach is required to address the issue.

How to Hard Reset iPhone XS Max or iPhone XR

Here are the quick and easy steps that you can follow to force restart your iPhone XR, iPhone XS, or iPhone XS Max:

  1. Quickly press and release the Volume Up button on your iPhone.
  2. Quickly press and release the Volume Down button on your iPhone.
  3. Quickly after performing the above two steps, press and hold the Side button on your iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, or iPhone XR. Ignore the “Slide to  Power Off” interface and keep holding the Side button until the Apple logo appears on your screen.

That’s it! release the Slide button. You have successfully hard reset your iPhone.

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