If your iPhone becomes unresponsive and you’re unable to turn it off using the regular method, you can force a restart to resolve the issue. Here’s how to force restart different iPhone models:

iPhone 8 and later models without a home button (iPhone X, XR, XS, 11, 12, etc.):

  1. Quickly press and release the Volume Up button.
  2. Quickly press and release the Volume Down button.
  3. Press and hold the Side button (or Power button) until you see the Apple logo. Keep holding the button even after the “slide to power off” slider appears.

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus:

  1. Press and hold both the Volume Down button and the Sleep/Wake (Power) button.
  2. Keep holding the buttons until you see the Apple logo.

iPhone 6s and earlier models (iPhone 6, 5s, SE 1st generation, etc.):

  1. Press and hold both the Home button (or the Volume Down button for iPhone 6 and earlier) and the Sleep/Wake (Power) button.
  2. Keep holding the buttons until you see the Apple logo.

After performing a force restart, your iPhone should restart and hopefully be responsive again. If the issue persists, you may need to consider additional troubleshooting steps, such as restoring your iPhone using iTunes or seeking assistance from Apple Support.

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