There might be situations where your iPhone or iPad might act weirdly and as a result, it could slow down your phone and there might be signs of lag. While a lot of such problems can be solved with a soft reset, which is basically a restart of your iPhone, a few problems might not get solved and this is where you need to do a hard reset of your iPhone. There are some differences between soft and hard reset and in this post, we will check out how to hard reset iPhone or iPad.
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What is Hard Reset?
There are mainly three types of reset, one of them is soft reset, which is basically restarting your phone. The second reset is the hard reset, which is basically forcing your phone to reset by itself without using the software or touch screen. And the third reset is the factory reset, which is wiping your phone of all the data and resetting it to the condition when you bought the phone. So hard reset is performed when your phone has some issues and not responding to the touch screen.
How to Hard Reset iPhone or iPad?
An important thing to note is that a hard reset will not delete any of your personal files or data stored on your iPhone or iPad. It won’t reset any network or any other settings on your phone. It also won’t remove any accounts from your phone.
Step 1: In order to hard reset an iPhone, first press the Volume Up button once.
Step 2: Now press the Volume Down button once.
Step 3: Now you need to press and hold the Power button until you see the Apple logo or the screen turn black. You will have to wait approximately 20 seconds for this to reboot. You should keep on pressing the power button until you see the Apple logo.
Step 4: Now your iPhone is hard reset.
Step 1: Press the Volume Up button once.
Step 2: Now you need to quickly press the Volume Down button once.
Step 3: Now you need to quickly press and hold the Power/Top button until the Apple logo appears on the screen, then let go of the Power button. Please keep on holding the buttons until you see the Apple logo and the device boots up.