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How to shut down and hard reset your iPhone, iPad or iPod?

How to hard reset your iPhone, iPad or iPod? | Candid.Technology

Turning off a device and keeping it away is one of the best ways to detox yourself from the effects of technology on your daily life. It is also useful when your device is not functioning as it is supposed to as a simple reboot helps solve most problems and is often recommended in troubleshooting guides.

In this article, we are going to explain how to turn off your iPhone, iPad or iPod — no matter how old or new they are. Before we begin this guide, let us get to know about the buttons required for this process.

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iPhone

If you are using an iPhone, there are two variations:

The volume up/down buttons are present on the left side for all models.

iPad

For an iPad, the Sleep/Wake button is present at the top of the device on the right, and the volume buttons are present along the right side.

iPod Touch

All models of the iPod Touch have been similar to the iPhones in terms of its build and thus house the Sleep/Wake button on the top and the volume buttons on the left side.

How to turn off your iPhone, iPad or iPod?

For devices without a Home button

For devices with a Home button

The process to turn off a device with a home button is similar to the one detailed above, but in this case, you do not need to hold down any of the volume buttons, holding down just the Sleep/Wake button (Top or Side depending upon your device) will bring forth the slider.

Also read: How to use your iPad in Split Screen mode?

How to hard reset your iPhone, iPad or iPod?

In case your device ever becomes unresponsive a reboot can generally help fix the issue at hand, but if you are unable to interact with your phone, you may be left wondering as to how you can get out of this bind. In such a situation, the recommended method is to hard reset your phone. The steps to do so have been mentioned below.

Keep in mind there are slight variations in the steps followed for different models of Apple’s devices. We’ve mentioned three different ways to hard reset your Apple device depending on the model.

Variation 1

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Step 1: Press the volume up button and quickly release it.

Step 2: Press the volume down button and quickly release it.

Step 3: Hold down the Side/Top button until the Apple logo appears on your screen.

This process will work for the following devices:

Variation 2

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Step 1: Hold the volume down button alongwith the side button.

Step 2: Let go of them once the Apple logo appears.

This process will work for the following devices:

Variation 3

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Step 1: Press the home button and the Top/Side button at the same time.

Step 2: Let go of the buttons once the Apple logo appears.

This process will work for the following devices:

Also read: How to control the maximum volume limit on your iPhone, iPad or iPod?

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