How to Force Restart iPhone 14 Pro?

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How to Force Restart iPhone 14 Pro? The iPhone 14 lineup has arrived, and knowing how to access its utility modes in case of problems is useful. Continue reading to learn how to force restart iPhone 14, enter recovery mode, and perform a DFU, as well as when to use each of these options.

If your iPhone is behaving strangely, a simple restart will usually solve the problem. That is simply turning off and turning on your device (press and hold the side button and one volume button > slide to power off or Settings > General > Shut Down > slide to power off).

How to Restart iPhone 14 when Frozen?

You may have encountered a situation in which your iPhone simply stops responding to touch input. In this case, you no longer have the option of terminating the tasks that are causing the problem. Furthermore, the iPhone tends to slow down due to software updates, which means that the performance of your iPhone is not the same as it was when you first got it. If your iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Pro feels sluggish or freezes due to software issues, you can always force restart it.

How to Force Restart iPhone 14 Pro?

However, if you are unable to do so, the following are your next steps…

Method #1: Force restart iPhone 14 and 14 Pro

If your iPhone touchscreen isn’t working and/or you can’t power it off/on normally to fix a frozen or unresponsive device, this is the best option:

  1. Quickly press and release the volume up button.
  2. Quickly press and release the volume down button.
  3. Hold down the side button until the Apple logo appears, then release it.
  4. Your iPhone will reboot shortly.

Method #2: Recovery mode for iPhone 14 and 14 Pro

If a force restart does not work, or if your iPhone displays a blue or red screen while restarting, or if it freezes during startup, enter recovery mode:

  1. Using a Lightning cable, connect your iPhone to your Mac or PC.
    • To allow the connection to your computer, select Trust on your iPhone’s screen, then launch Finder in macOS Catalina and later or iTunes for PCs/macOS Mojave and earlier.
  2. Quickly press and release the volume up button.
  3. Quickly press and release the volume down button.
  4. Hold down the side button until the recovery mode screen (computer + cable icon) appears.
  5. Select your iPhone from the Finder window’s left-hand sidebar.
  6. You can now update or restore your iPhone.
    • If you select the update, your computer will attempt to reinstall iOS without deleting your data, while selecting restore will erase your iPhone as well as install a fresh copy of iOS.

Method #3: DFU for iPhone 14 Models

When recovery mode fails, the next step may be to enter device firmware upgrade (DFU) mode. This is normally done by an Apple Genius/technician, but you can do it yourself.

  1. Using a Lightning cable, connect your iPhone to your Mac or PC.
    • To allow the connection to your computer, select Trust on your iPhone’s screen, then launch Finder in macOS Catalina and later or iTunes for PCs/macOS Mojave and earlier.
  2. Quickly press and release the volume up button.
  3. Quickly press and release the volume down button.
  4. For 10 seconds, press and hold the side button.
  5. Press and hold the volume down button for 5 seconds while continuing to hold the side button.
  6. Hold the volume down button for an additional 10 seconds after releasing the side button.
  7. When you enter DFU mode, there is no computer icon; instead, your iPhone display should remain black. If the Apple logo appears, you did not complete the process properly.
  8. To complete the device firmware update, follow the prompts on your computer.
  9. You can exit DFU mode by restarting the computer.

Conclusion

After restarting your iPhone, you will notice that it runs faster and more smoothly. Furthermore, it is a very useful operation in the event that your iPhone freezes due to software issues. If you are unable to perform a force restart or enter recovery mode or DFU mode due to broken buttons, are stuck at Activation Lock, or are unable to charge your iPhone, contact Apple Support. Stay tuned for more iPhone 14 guides in the coming weeks.

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