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How To Hard Reset iPhone X | Step-By-Step Guide

Author: Anthony Lee

Smartphone Expert

Does your iPhone X act up again? Did you encounter a bug? Is the screen frozen? Your initial instinct might have been to touch and hold the Home & Power button for a few seconds – but nothing happened. This old button combination to reset an iPhone only works on the older generation of the iPhones. With the iPhone X, Apple has changed the button combination to hard reset (or force reboot) it. Learn here how you can reset your iPhone X.

What was once an easy gesture turned into a complex finger movement. With the new generation of iPhone, you have to quickly press two separate button in a row and then press & hold a different button. We will walk you through all the steps, so you won’t have any issue restarting your iPhone.

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Step 1: Press Volume Up

Press & immediately release the Volume Up button.

Step 2: Press Volume Down

Press & immediately release the Volume Down button.

Step 3: Press and hold Side Button

Press & hold the button the side (Sleep/Wake button) until you see the Apple logo

Note: The screen will turn black for a few seconds as the iPhone X  will shut down and restart again. Keep holding the side button until you see the Apple logo again.

How to Factory Reset iPhone X

If hard resetting did not solve your problems, you will have to factory resets all the settings. Make sure that you will do an iTunes backup first, before resetting your iPhone X. After a successful reset, you can reload your backup and get all your old content & settings back. Here is how you can factory reset it.

Go to Settings -> General -> Restart -> Erase all contents and settings