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.

Image 1/2: While holding the Home button, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button. Image 2/2: 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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  • 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.

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Dr Ed Day - Reply

Great Instructions! Thank you.

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bravo c superbe

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