It might sound like a joke, but it’s true: You can fix most tech problems by turning your device off and back on again.
If you run into a weird glitch on your iPhone — maybe the sound won’t work, or apps keep crashing, or you can’t make calls — your first step should be to perform a quick restart. This will refresh the software on your iPhone and likely fix whatever’s gone wrong.
And if your iPhone is so bugged that you can’t even restart it, a force restart works just as well. This method “forces” your iPhone to turn off, even if it’s frozen.
Here’s how to restart or force restart any iPhone — and what to do if restarting doesn’t fix the issue.