How to restart iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 12?

To the uninitiated, the title of our article may seem rather strange because, on most devices, even a small child can handle this task. However, iPhone users, starting with version X, know first hand that it is not easy to restart or turn off their smartphone.

Those who are faced with the need to turn off or restart the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, and 12 for the first time may be surprised to learn that the power button on a familiar phone does not turn off the smartphone activates the Siri voice service.

Its owners laugh, they say, it’s something else, but with the advent of the next version of the iPhone, it seems they need to call Apple support to turn off the smartphone.

Today we will introduce you to all the ways we know to turn off and restart the latest iPhone series.

Method number 1. Shut down and restart using the main menu

Perhaps one of the safe methods to restart/shut down the phone, which is not fast, but ensures that even if the physical keys do not work correctly, the restart/shutdown process will be performed, despite everything.


  • go to Settings;
  • select the Basic element;
  • scroll down the page to the end;
  • press the Disable button;
  • the shutdown slider appears on the screen;
  • Turn off your smartphone by sliding the slider to the right, and then turn on the device using the power key. Done! Your iPhone restarts.

Method number 2. An emergency restart of iPhone or how to restart iPhone 11 with buttons


You can use this method to turn off your phone, even if it is locked. You may have noticed that when you activate the shutdown menu, along with the shutdown slider, the so-called SOS call, which is a way to contact iPhone emergency services.


  • Hold down the power button and any other volume keys at the same time until the emergency menu and power control slider appear.

Method number 3. Create a virtual button


This method requires you to create a virtual button in iPhone. You can do this virtual button if you use the AssistiveTouch menu.

Apple initially created this menu for people with disabilities. Still, thanks to its valuable features and the ability to control the iPhone with one hand, it has gained popularity among many owners.

With AssistiveTouch, you can create multifunction menus, virtual buttons, including the device reset button.


  • go to Settings;
  • choose universal access;
  • select Touch;
  • select AssistiveTouch.

Activate this function, and then in the Configure Actions item, set the restart function for a virtual button after a specific action, such as a long press.

In this way, the reset button will always be at hand.

Method number 4. Hard reset iPhone 11


The first question that arises for anyone who has “frozen” iPhone 11 is how to restart the device because the machine stops responding to pressure. This “frozen mode” can happen for various reasons, from the banal massive number of open applications to a system error, after which the processor crashes.

The only way out of this situation is to reset the RAM by forcibly restarting the iPhone 11.


  • press the volume up key;
  • press the volume down key;
  • then press and hold the power button. The familiar slider will appear first, but you must continue to hold down the key until the “apple” logo seems to overload it.


As you can see, there is nothing complicated about how to restart iPhone 11 and 12. We hope that our instructions were helpful to you and that your device enjoys its efficiency again after a successful restart.

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