How to Hard Reset iPhone XS, XS Max and XR

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iPhone XS and XS Max sport a new edge-to-edge screen design which means that the Home button is no longer present. Instead, Apple has taken advantage of new swipe gestures to mimic the functionality of the Home button, which originally debuted on the iPhone X.

While this isn’t much of an issue, many of you might be wondering how to hard reset your iPhone XS when there’s no Home button present. Similarly, the Lock/Wake button has been replaced with a new ‘Side button’ which functions differently.

Luckily, it is still possible to hard reset your iPhone XS. The only difference is that the method is now different compared to past iPhone models because the Home button is no longer present. Force restarting your iPhone comes in handy in many situations, such as when your iPhone freezes and the only way out is to restart it.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to force restart (or hard reset) an iPhone XS, XS Max and iPhone XR.

Note: the terms ‘hard reset’ and ‘force restart’ will be used interchangeably in this article. Both the terms refer to the same thing.

How to Hard Reset iPhone XS

  1. Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.

    How To Reset Iphone Xs Up

  2. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.

    How To Reset Iphone Xs Down

  3. Now press and hold the Side button until your device restarts and the Apple logo appears.

    How To Reset Iphone Xs Side

  4. Wait for a couple more seconds until your iPhone XS boots up to the Lock screen. At this point, the hard reset should be complete.

How to Hard Reset iPhone XS Max

  1. Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.

    How To Reset Iphone Xs Mac Up

  2. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.

    How To Reset Iphone Xs Mac Down

  3. Now press and hold the Side button until your device restarts and the Apple logo appears.

    How To Reset Iphone Xs Mac Side

  4. Wait for a couple more seconds until your iPhone XS Max boots up to the Lock screen. At this point, the hard reset should be complete.

How to Hard Reset iPhone XR

  1. Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.

    How To Reset Iphone Xr Up

  2. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.

    How To Reset Iphone Xr Down

  3. Now press and hold the Side button until your device restarts and the Apple logo appears.

    How To Reset Iphone Xr Side

  4. Wait for a couple more seconds until your iPhone XR boots up to the Lock screen. At this point, the hard reset should be complete.

How to Hard Reset iPhone X, XS, XS Max and XR Video Tutorial

This is how you can hard reset your iPhone XS using the Side button and Volume buttons. Once your device boots up to the Lock screen, you should be able to use it normally and all of your data will remain intact.

Now that you’ve learned this method, it should be quite easy for you to perform a hard reset in the future. This new method of hard resetting your iPhone XS is quite similar to that of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

Hard reset is more of a forced reboot that helps you troubleshoot minor problems on your iPhone such as when your device freezes or lags endlessly, or even when wireless and network connections start to act up.

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