When your iPhone 14 suddenly stopped responding for some reason, there is a procedure you can immediately do to make the device work normally again and that’s the Forced Restart. What it does is simulate battery removal so it will briefly turn off the iPhone before booting up again.
In doing so, the memory of your device will be refreshed and all third-party apps and services running in the background will be closed while core services will be reloaded. As a result, you’ll have a refreshed device and whatever problem you might have with it prior to the reboot will be fixed.
In fact, a forced restart might be the only thing you need to do to fix any firmware-related issues with your iPhone 14. So it’s very important that you learn how it’s done so that you can immediately do it when your iPhone starts to act funny.
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Time Needed : 3 minutes
If you’re wondering if your files and data will be deleted as a result of such a procedure, well, no. While it’s often referred to as a “soft reset,” none of your files, pictures, videos or any data will be deleted if you did it. It’s safe to do but also very effective.
Here’s how you force restart an iPhone 14:
- Quickly press the Volume Up button, and then the Volume Down button.
You have to do it in quick succession.
- Immediately after releasing the Volume Down, press and hold the Power key for 8 seconds.
So basically, you will be pressing three buttons in quick succession but the last one should be held for a few seconds.
- Your iPhone will shut down and boot back up, so wait until the Apple logo appears on the screen before releasing the power key.
There are times when your iPhone takes a little of a time to boot up successfully but you simply have to wait for it and it will work.
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After the reboot, you can now continue using your iPhone 14. Its memory is refreshed and all its core services and apps reloaded.
If you have minor firmware issues prior to this procedure, then it should all be fixed once your iPhone 14 boots up successfully.
The Forced Restart procedure can also be used if your iPhone is stuck on a black screen or stopped responding. As mentioned earlier, it will simulate battery removal and that should be enough to make the device respond again.
On the other hand, if the iPhone remains to be unresponsive after doing it, then you should try charging it first to see if it responds to the charger. In most cases, your iPhone will boot up once it detects that it’s connected to the charger.
You can then try doing the Forced Restart while your iPhone 14 is connected to the charger. In most cases, that will be enough to make the device work perfectly again.