How Can You Restart Your iPhone without First Turning It Off?

Restarting your iPhone is the greatest initial action to do when it’s acting strangely. All devices, including your iPhone, benefit from a quick reboot to clear off momentary faults and malfunctions. Yet your iPhone doesn’t come with a restart option as a computer does. Instead, you force a reboot by turning off your iPhone completely and then turning it back on. Yet, it turns out that restarting your iPhone is possible—just it’s concealed.

You may already be aware that there are a few alternatives available to you when it comes to turning off your iPhone. You may enter Settings > General and select Shut Down at the bottom of the page, or you can press and hold a volume button and the Side button simultaneously to display the shutdown slider. There is also the hard reset:

You may swiftly press and release the Volume Up button, the Volume Down button, and the Side button to force your iPhone to shut down when it is unresponsive and won’t turn off on its own. Your iPhone will ultimately come back on if you continue to hold down the Side button. Nevertheless, a hard reset circumvents iOS’ standard methods for turning off your iPhone, thus it isn’t the recommended course of action.

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So how can you restart your iPhone without first turning it off?

Your iPhone will be restarted for you by Siri

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You may ask Siri to restart your iPhone for you if it has at least iOS 16 (we’re presently on iOS 16.2) installed. You only need to unlock your iPhone, then say something like, “Hey Siri, restart my iPhone,” and the virtual assistant will answer, “Just to confirm, you want to restart this device?” according to CNET’s Nelson Aguilar. Your iPhone will turn dark if you choose to accept the pop-up or choose to “Restart.” The Apple logo will automatically emerge after a little while, and your Lock Screen will eventually turn back on.

For those who are curious, you can also ask Siri to switch off your iPhone so you won’t have to move a finger to do so. So you’ll have to manually start it back up. Apple doesn’t appear to have figured out how to keep Siri active while your iPhone is turned off.