1. iMore Question's Avatar
    Or is it just like force restarting a PC? Does it cause any major problems if you do it? There is this article from Payette Forward that explains from an Apple technician that doing so can cause processes to malfunction and make the phone go bad over time, is it rare, especially with the new APFS?
    04-28-2017 09:18 AM
  2. John Yester's Avatar
    Nope it does not "Hurt" it. Actually it helps resolve issue in most cases.
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    04-28-2017 09:20 AM
  3. anon(10210323)'s Avatar
    Nope it does not "Hurt" it. Actually it helps resolve issue in most cases.
    @John Yester -- what does the OP mean by "force restarting"? Is (s)he referring to simply turning the device off and then turning it back on? I'm unacquainted with the term. TIA
    04-28-2017 09:39 AM
  4. John Yester's Avatar
    How to force restart

    You should force restart your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch as a last resort, and only if it's not responding. Follow these steps to force restart your device:



    • On an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus: Press and hold both the Sleep/Wake and Volume Down buttons for at least ten seconds, until you see the Apple logo.
    • On an iPhone 6s and earlier, iPad, or iPod touch: Press and hold both the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons for at least ten seconds, until you see the Apple logo.

    jmr1015 likes this.
    04-28-2017 09:41 AM
  5. anon(10210323)'s Avatar
    04-28-2017 10:11 AM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    @John Yester thanks!
    Many call it a hard reset.
    jmr1015 likes this.
    04-28-2017 11:01 AM
  7. John Yester's Avatar
    Apple terminology vs everyone elses lol
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    04-28-2017 12:19 PM
  8. Quis89's Avatar
    Many call it a hard reset.
    Terminology has always threw me off. A soft reset is what I've always known this to be. A hard reset is essentially wiping the device completely to factory defaults. I've called it a forced restart as well. With computers it makes sense when you can't shut the down traditionally so you hold the power key to "force" it to shut down.
    04-28-2017 12:42 PM
  9. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    The all knowing at the Apple Genius Bar have always warned against doing "hard" or "forced" resets unless the device is locked up and unresponsive. Otherwise they recommend powering off the device and then powering back on to clear issues with an app, or device in general.
    04-29-2017 07:52 AM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Terminology has always threw me off. A soft reset is what I've always known this to be. A hard reset is essentially wiping the device completely to factory defaults. I've called it a forced restart as well. With computers it makes sense when you can't shut the down traditionally so you hold the power key to "force" it to shut down.
    A hard reset is not the same as a restore. Some newer tech writers refer to it that way. But they're wrong. A soft reset is simply a power off using the slide to power off. A hard reset are the 2 buttons till the Apple logo shows. A factor reset is the restore.
    Tartarus and Not Quite Right like this.
    04-29-2017 10:01 AM
  11. robertk328's Avatar
    No issues, go for it!
    Tartarus likes this.
    04-29-2017 10:27 AM

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