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How To Power Off & Force Restart Your iPhone 14


Summary

  • Powering off an iPhone 14 requires holding the side button along with the volume up or volume down button until the ‘Power Off’ slider appears on the screen.
  • To restart an iPhone 14, users must press and hold the side button until the Apple logo appears.
  • If an iPhone 14 won’t turn on, try charging it for 30 minutes and then press and hold the side button. If that doesn’t work, try a force reset or enter recovery mode using a Mac or Windows PC.


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Apple has released the iPhone 14, but are the steps to power off and restart the smartphone the same as previous models? With every new iPhone, Apple adds new users to its ecosystem. While existing iPhone users often upgrade to a newer model, there are also users migrating from Android to iOS. The operating systems are very different, and even basic tasks, such as switching off an iPhone, can be complicated for users who aren’t familiar with how iOS works. Further, many iPhone users might not know this, but they can force restart the device when it’s stuck.

Unlike most Android smartphones, users cannot turn off an iPhone by pressing the side button. This applies to the iPhone 14 as well. To power off an iPhone 14, press and hold the side button along with the volume up or volume down button until the ‘Power Off‘ slider appears the screen. Drag the slider to power it off. The method is the same for all devices in the iPhone 14 series, including the vanilla iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. There is another way to shut down an iPhone which doesn’t involve buttons. Open the Settings app, tap ‘General’ and select ‘Shut Down.’ These methods will only work when the iPhone’s display is responding properly.

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Force Restart Your iPhone 14

Restarting a device can fix many problems due to underlying bugs or other glitches. Unfortunately, Apple does not provide a dedicated option to restart an iPhone. Instead, users have to power off the iPhone and then turn it back on by pressing and holding the side button until the Apple logo appears on the screen. However, if the iPhone freezes due to reasons like insufficient memory, poor battery health, or other software/hardware issues, there is an option to force restart it. This is also called a hard reset, but it is different from a factory reset since it doesn’t affect the data on the iPhone.

To force restart an iPhone 14, users will need to press the volume and the side buttons in a particular order. First, press and quickly release the volume up button. Next, press and quickly release the volume down button. Finally, press and hold the side button until the Apple logo appears on the screen. This is a three-step process to manually reboot an iPhone when it is acting up. However, this method should only be used as a last resort when the iPhone isn’t responding. Misusing the force restart function can cause issues with the iPhone 14 in the long run.

What To Do If Your iPhone 14 Won’t Turn On

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Sometimes, an iPhone may not turn on after it’s been powered off – either manually or due to the battery running low. If the culprit is low battery, plug in the charger and let the iPhone charge for 30 minutes. Now, press and hold the side button to power it on. If that doesn’t work, try a force reset as explained above.

If the iPhone 14 gets stuck during start up, displaying an Apple logo on a black screen or showing a red or blue screen, it might require entering recovery mode. To do this, connect the iPhone 14 to a Mac or Windows PC. Open Finder on a Mac, and if using Windows, open the iTunes app. Select the iPhone, and then follow these steps: press and quickly release volume up, press and quickly release volume down, and finally, press and hold the side button until the recovery mode screen appears on the iPhone.

An option will appear on the computer screen asking users if they want to restore or update. Click ‘Update‘ and wait for the software to be downloaded and installed. The process will take a few minutes, but if it takes longer than 15 minutes, enter recovery mode again by following the same steps. If this doesn’t work, it might be time to take the iPhone 14 to an Apple service center.

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Brand
Apple

SoC
Apple A16 Bionic

Display
6.7-inch (2796 x 1290)

RAM
6GB

Storage
128/256/512GB

Battery
4,323mAh

Operating System
iOS 16

Front camera
12MP

Rear cameras
48MP + 12MP (ultrawide) + 12MP (telephoto)

Dimensions
6.33 x 3.06 x 0.31in,

Colors
Space Black, Silver, Gold, Deep Purple

Weight
8.47oz

IP Rating
IP68

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