How to Hard Reset iPhone 11 for Diagnosing Some Issues

It sounds so sad when your iPhone gets some problems and unluckily it is iPhone 11. This may have been caused by sloppy use, an inappropriate app, or a bug in the update. But it doesn’t even matter why the problem occurred. What’s important is that a hard reset iPhone 11 gets it back to use.

What reset types are available

You can reset your iPhone 11 in several ways:

  1. soft reset (also known as restaring),
  2. factory reset,
  3. and hard reset (also called force restart) which is the topic of the day.

What is Soft Reset

Soft restarting helps to cope with frozen apps or errors in the work of your iPhone 11. This reboot leaves all your data and settings intact. It can be performed via the power button or via the settings app.

Soft reboot is otherwise known as a restart. This kind of reset is usually performed to troubleshoot apps and to speed up your iPhone. Restarting can help if your iPhone doesn’t connect to AirPods, Apple pensil, or other devices.

What is Factory Reset

Factory reset is the process of erasing all your data, and settings, and cleaning up your whole device. After a factory reset, you get your iPhone in a state like it came out of the box.

You should apply a factory reset before selling your device even if it’s okay. This way, you’ll ensure that your personal data is safe and you’ll let the buyer customize the iPhone to his liking.

What is Hard Reset

Forced reset is performed if your iPhone 11 is frozen and the screen does not respond to touch. Unlike a soft restaring, a force restart can be done with the iPhone buttons without its screen being involved.

Hard restart reboots your device but doesn’t affect your data and settings app. The most you will lose is the last unsaved drafts or something similar.

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Hard Reset iPhone 11 using button combination

If your frozen iPhone doesn’t respond to touching the screen, but you’re not ready to go back to the factory settings, a forced reboot with the buttons is just what you need.

It turns out the hard restart that you will do on your iPhone 11 has 3 steps. The following steps are useful for iPhone 11 Pro Max, 11 regular, and 11 Pro.

3 Steps to hard restart your iPhone

  1. To start the hard restart you will not use a home button but it changes with the volume up button. Quite a press while holding the button before continuing to the volume down button. It asks for the same way (press and hold) in the button of volume down.
  2. Move to the Side button (Power button) to hold. Likewise, it will emerge a sign of the Side / Power off so please, ignore it.
  3. Keep holding until Apple logo appears as the sign to restart the phone.

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When do you should undertake this solution?

Indeed, the iPhone 11 series have a few differences where Apple dismisses the home button. You are, surely, shock when knowing it for the first time and confuse to operate it. Moreover, the home button has a lot of function all this time.

Fortunately, the volume and power buttons are very versatile. Both are useful for many things including the hard restart. However, when you should do it? Here are the answers:

  • Unresponsive phone.
  • Ringing or vibrating phone failure.
  • Crashed devices.
  • Some problems pertain to receive or answer calls.

Those are 3 steps to hard restart and 4 main problems that force you to conduct this way. It is better you not use this way often although the function of resetting is the same as a medicine.

It can diagnose the trouble and restore it to run normally again. Doing anything you like here more than utilizing your social media accounts. Master various methods to overcome any problems that might emerge or just as prevention.

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Recovery Mode on iPhone 11

You will need this option if your iPhone is stuck in an update cycle or freezes on the Apple logo. Remember that recovery mode can erase all your data and settings as a factory reset, but if you have iTunes, a linked Apple account and Apple ID password, you have nothing to worry about.

First, run iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone 11 with the Lightning cable. Then follow these simple steps:

How to start recovery mode on your iPhone

  • Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
  • Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
  • Press and hold the Power button.
  • Don’t react to the Apple logo and keep holding until you enter Recovery Mode.
  • When the Recovery Mode screen appears on the iPhone you can let go of the Power button.

Next, select your device in iTunes and follow the steps on the screen. The Update button is enough to fix most of the problems. The Restore button will reset your iPhone 11 to factory settings.

All of the above tips are suitable for iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max and not only. Hope, our advice about will help you and everything will work out. Let us know in the comments!

P.S. While you’re troubleshooting issues with your iPhone, you can always stay in touch with the voicemail feature. Make sure your settings are correct: How to Set up Voicemail on iPhone 11: Easy Steps for Any Carrier.

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1 thought on “How to Hard Reset iPhone 11 for Diagnosing Some Issues”

  1. Milton R. Medina Ortiz

    Mi Iphone 11 no timbra al recibir llamadas. Me sale un indicador reflejando que el volumen del timbre esta desactivado. ¿Como se activa?

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