Introduction

Use this guide to force restart your iPhone 4S when it is frozen and not responding. Force restarts are very simple and require no tools.

  1. Press and hold the Home button.
    • Press and hold the Home button.

    • While holding the Home button, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button.

    Helpful.......it's working. PTL!!!! It's saved.

    Renee A Watson - Reply

  2. Continue holding both buttons for about 10 seconds, until the Apple logo appears.
    • Continue holding both buttons for about 10 seconds, until the Apple logo appears.

    What do you do if the apple doesn’t appear?

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what if our power butoon is broken/

Autumn Harris - Reply

Under settings, accessability, turn on assistive touch. You'll have a grey dot floating around on your screen. When you touch the dot, it brings up the full "menu." Touch "device" then a lock button option will show. Press and hold the lock icon. You'll then have the "slide to power off" option. Turn off. Give it a couple minutes. Don't panic, even without the working power button to turn it back on, it's still doable! Just plug the phone in and it'll power right on.

Heather Powers -

It worked, I can't believe this! Thank you so much, I tried everything I could think of to get it started. I put it in a bag of rice for 12 hours, a bed warmer, blow dryer, and nothing. I started looking for repair shop's, and stumble on your site, which included all iphones. I went to my phone model and the instructions said force start, and I tried it and presto, I'm back in business. THANK YOU! 724-309-3210

Dr Ed Day - Reply

Great Instructions! Thank you.

georgiaruocco - Reply

bravo c superbe

perdereau - Reply

my iphone is not getting started. it turns on when i plug in the cable but still stucks in the iphone logo.

Tarif Hasan - Reply

Thank you Heather Powers! You must be one of the geniuses ;p

Susanne Vierbergen - Reply

Thank you so much my phone is now working it has been off, the past 4 days but its now finally working 100% :-)

Asia Kakorokoro - Reply

not helpful whatso ever dont listen to him he is a lieer

thomas andrews - Reply

soz he dosent reall suck and lie

thomas andrews - Reply

can anyone help me my iphone wont go to the main home screen i turn my phone on and its shows itunes symbol and charger how do i removve that

Dawn Henry - Reply

Thank you it brot my iphone 4S back, great

genebrn - Reply

My home button is broken.

Ruby Magdalene Acol-Acol - Reply

Please tell me what comes next. I get logo then what do I do

Billie kennedy - Reply

you just wait until your homescreen appears :3

YTKatten -

Works fine. Online instructions are well illustrated, but it would be helpful to WARN potential users that the little screws holding the battery clip are really tough to orient and re-insert. Be sure to work on a clean white surface; so, if they fall off the driver they don’t wind up on the floor. You’ll never find them there. I was lucky, they stuck to the magnetic tool that came with the kit.

Robert Vrijenhoek - Reply

IT all went smoothly for me, but my own unsteady hand was my worst enemy (I am 65+), and a constant fear that I would drop one of those nearly invisible screws on the carpet below.

Gary Liebisch - Reply

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