Introduction

Use this guide to force restart your iPhone 6s when it is frozen and not responding. Force restarts are very simple and require no tools.

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.

Add Comment

New Battery = Faster iPhone
Fix Kits starting at $16.99
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.

Add Comment

Finish Line

64 other people completed this guide.

Evan Noronha

Member since: 02/05/2015

108,292 Reputation

634 Guides authored

Team

iFixit Member of iFixit

Community

124 Members

4,630 Guides authored

2 Comments

Thank you! Thank you! This tip saved my day!

pamathis - Reply

I dropped my phone in the garage it locked my screen when I turn it on it has lines across real colorful but locked I m not able to retrieve contacts or photos from it…is there any hope,? I had to purchase another phone same one iPhone 6s I really need my contacts and photos from this phone?

atina1951 - Reply

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 62

Past 7 Days: 526

Past 30 Days: 3,176

All Time: 16,941