If hitting and holding the Volume Up and Power buttons to reset your iPhone did not work, you may be wondering how to hard reset your iPhone 13.
If an app or service isn’t working on your phone, try the soft reset approach described above or the Shut Down option accessible in Settings > General > Shut Down.
This, however, is not always effective, particularly when the gadget is not responding.
To hard reset your iPhone 13, press and release the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons, then press and hold the Power button until the phone goes off and the white Apple logo appears.
You can also watch this video on how to hard reset iPhone 13 for more information.
Summary – How to Perform an iPhone 13 Hard Reset
- Hold down the Volume Up button.
- Hold down the Volume Down button.
- Press and hold the Power button.
- Continue holding the Power button until you see the white Apple logo.
More information on how to hard reset iPhone 13 is provided below, along with screenshots of the procedure.
While the iPhone may usually run for weeks or months without being turned off, something on the device, whether an app or a device service, may occasionally stop working properly.
There are a few choices for turning off the phone while the screen is still alive, but they won’t help you if nothing on the phone responds to your touch.
If you are unable to use the “Slide to Power Off” option or the option from the Settings menu, our tutorial below will teach you another restart method that you may use using only the physical buttons on your iPhone.
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How to Perform an iPhone 13 Hard Restart
The steps in this post were completed on an iPhone 13 running iOS 16.4.1.
Before beginning, you should go through and familiarize yourself with these instructions because you will need to swiftly go through the button-pressing sequence to complete the hard reset.
Step 1: Press and release the Volume Up button on the left side of the device.
Step 2: On the phone’s left side, press and release the Volume Down button.
Step 3: Press and hold the Power/Side button on the right side of the iPhone 13.
Step 4: When the screen goes dark and the white Apple logo displays, release the Power button.
You can use the knowledge of how to hard reset iPhone 13 as a troubleshooting tool if your phone’s screen becomes unresponsive or stuck.
In the next section, we’ll show you how to perform a factory reset, which will erase all of your iPhone’s content and settings.
An iPhone Hard Reset Video
How to Perform an iPhone 13 Factory Reset
While a hard reset may be useful for troubleshooting, a factory reset is typically performed when selling or trading in your iPhone.
It serves as a last resort when attempting to repair your iPhone, but you should avoid doing so until absolutely essential, as restoring all of your data to the device might take a long time and be difficult.
Check to see whether you have a current backup of the device in iTunes or iCloud.
- Navigate to Settings.
- Select General.
- Scroll down and choose Transfer or Reset iPhone.
- From the menu, choose Erase All Content and Settings.
- Tap Continue to finish erasing your iPhone.
The factory reset process may take some time depending on how much data is on the device. It may also take some time to restore from a backup if you wish to keep using the factory-reset iPhone 13.
How to Factory Reset an iPhone 11 and Other Devices
The hard reset technique is the same for other iPhone models that lack a Home button, such as the iPhone 11.
If you have an iPhone with a haptic Home button, such as the iPhone 7, the hard reset/force restart process alters somewhat.
To do a hard reset, press and hold the Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time. Hold down these buttons while the phone screen goes dark, and then release them until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
If you have an iPhone 6 or older, you can force restart it by pressing and holding the Power and Home buttons simultaneously until the device restarts. You can hold it till you see the white Apple Logo.
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