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How to restore iPhone and blocked applications

How to restore iPhone

Smartphones, such as laptops or desktops, are prone to crashes and system blocks that cause slowdowns and malfunctions of the whole device. When you are involved, the solutions for this type of problem, even if within everyone's reach, are not immediately obvious. If your deviceiOS crashes, try to follow these suggestions for restore iPhone and blocked applications. The canonical solution is to restart iPhone or iPad sometimes forcing any blocked apps, using the different methods with iTunes or without iTunes.

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Force the closure of a blocked application

If an app is causing problems, try forcing it to shut down. To do this on your iPhone, follow these simple steps.

  • Double tap the button Home to open the screen that shows all the open apps. If you have the new iPhone X, which does not have a home button, drag the bar at the bottom of the screen upwards to show the multitasking screen.
  • Swipe left or right to find the blocked app. Once found, drag your finger up the app screen. On iPhone X you can't close the app directly by dragging it upwards. Before doing this process you need to hold down on the application screen. After a few seconds the icon will appearprohibition on all the apps. At this point, just select this icon or drag the entire screen up to close the offending application.

Restart iPhone

If you notice slowdowns or a certain instability of the system, I suggest you restart iPhone to solve the problem. To do this, just follow these steps divided by each iPhone version.

iPhone X

On iPhone X, in the absence of the home button the right side key was used to activate Siri. Therefore the procedure of restarting the new iPhone slightly different.

  • Hold down the side key and one of the two volume keys until you see a warning.
  • Now drag the cursor on the display to turn off the device ..
  • Now hold the side button again until the Apple logo appears.

iPhone 8 or earlier models

On iPhone 8 or earlier models you can use the classic procedure to restart the device.

  • Hold down the power button until you see a warning.
  • Now drag the cursor on the display to turn off the device ..
  • Now hold the side button again until the Apple logo appears.

Force iPhone to reboot

If yoursiPhonedoes not reboot following the previous method, continues to behave in an unstable manner or freezes to the point of not allowing the opening of the multitasking screen to close a blocked application, a feasible solution to try to restart it. Even this operation is very simple but can vary depending on the model of your iPhone.

iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus

If you own one of these three iPhone models, you have to follow these steps quickly to force them to restart.

  • Press and quickly release the key Volume up.
  • Press and quickly release the key Volume down.
  • Now hold down the right side key until you see the Apple logo appear.

iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus

On the seventh generation iPhones the procedure is slightly different.restore iPhone 7

  • Hold down the Power button and the key Volume down until you see the Apple logos appear.

iPhone 6s and earlier models

If you have an iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus or any previous generation iPhone, proceed as follows (includes the procedure to restore iPhone 5):restore iPhone 6S

  • Hold down the simultaneously home button and the Power button until you see the Apple logos appear.

Reset iPhone to factory settings (Reset iPhone)

If the previous methods on how to restore iPhone or iPad have not solved the problem, then the best solution could be to reset the iPhone with a nice system restore. I remind you that by performing this procedure you will lose all the data on the phone. Therefore I advise you to make a complete backup using iTunes or using iCloud.

  • Go toSettings->General -> Restore and select Initialize content and settings.

This operation will take several minutes and I recommend connecting the iPhone to a power socket throughout the process. With this procedure you can reset iPhone 4 but also reset iPhone 8. At the end of the restore, you can decide to configure the device as a new iPhone or restore the backup from iTunes or iCloud. Also read our in-depth guide on how to reset iPhone to factory settings.

Restore iPhone with iTunes

You can also try to restore yoursiPhone through iTunes. I remind you that by performing this procedure all the data in the phone will be deleted. Therefore I advise you to make a backup via iCloud or via iCloud before proceeding.

restore iPhone with itunes

  • Connect the iPhone to the computer using the cable USB.
  • Launch iTunes on your Windows or Mac PC.
  • Select the iPhone in the upper left corner.
  • Go to the device information summary tab, then selectReset iPhone.

At the end of the procedure you can choose whether to restore a previous backup or configure the device as if it were new. I also advise you to also read this guide on how to restore an iPhone in case you have forgotten your password.

These are all the methods I suggest you use to restore iPhone in case your device or application crashes. If you continue to have problems, do not hesitate to contact us by leaving a comment at the end of this article.