How to perform a forced restart of a phone

Whenever a phone is frozen and there is no removable battery

Prerequisites: N/A

Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus

Estimated Time: 1 minute

Expected Outcome: Phone turns off

Tools Required: Phone

Steps to Perform

  1. This force shutdown is performed differently for different phones but most combine the power button and another button to be held for several seconds.
  2. For iPhones with Face ID:
  3. Press and quickly release the volume up button.
  4. Press and quickly release the volume down button.
  5. Press and hold the side button.
  6. When the Apple logo appears, release the button.
  7. For IPhone 7 Plus and most Android Phones:
  8. Hold Down the Power button and Volume Down