Your brand new iPhone SE packs the latest A13 Bionic chip into the iPhone 8 form factor. With all that modern technology, you'd expect your iPhone to be unstoppable. That said, no smartphone is perfect, and sometimes the iPhone SE gives you problems. If your device is frozen, bugging, showing the wrong data, or not shutting down in the usual way, you can try a forced restart.
A forced restart is different from a normal shutdown and restart. The latter includes activating the "slide to turn off" screen (although there are some accessibility options that can skip this). When you slide that "slide to turn off" switch, iOS performs the normal shutdown procedure. Then turn it back on manually (those accessibility options do it automatically). Doing so will ensure that iOS and app processes are closed properly.
For the most part, turning the iPhone off and on again is enough to fix minor bugs, such as a wrong menu item. When your iPhone freezes or freezes in DFU mode, recovery mode or recovery mode, and the side button or options on the screen do not display the normal "slide to power off" screen, you will need to try a force restart .
To perform a forced restart, you must follow a combination of button presses. The combination of buttons has remained the same for a few iPhone generations, but is different from earlier ones. If you are coming from an iPhone 7, a 6S or earlier, the forced restart of your 2020 iPhone SE will be different than before:
- Quickly press and release the Volume Up button. [1
- Press and hold the side button for about 10 seconds (your screen goes black).
- Release the side button when you see the Apple startup screen.
Once you see that Apple logo, you know you've successfully rebooted your SE, and hopefully all the performance issues that arose before the forced restart occurs again. If you take this button combination to heart, you can restart one of the following devices:
If your iPhone SE (2nd generation) is not responding, a restart of power will turn off the power, just like unplugging your router or smart tv at home, which is a shock to the system. All running processes have no chance to prepare for a shutdown, therefore the default off-and-on procedure is recommended when your iPhone responds.
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