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

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

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  3. 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.
    • Continue holding both buttons for about 10 seconds, until the Apple logo appears.

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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.

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