Force Restart A Frozen or Stuck iPhone When Screen Is Blank

A few mornings back, I woke up to what can only be a nightmare for any Geek… My iPhone screen wouldn’t even display anything. There was nothing, no sign of life. I tried the usual press and hold the power button but nothing happened.

I got to the office and I mentioned it to someone who just happened to work for Apple support in a previous life and he showed me how to bring my iPhone back to life.

So if your iPhone ever becomes completely unresponsive with no sign of life here is how to reset it without loosing any data, apps or anything else.

  1. Press and release the volume up button.
  2. Press and release the volume down button.
  3. Press and hold the side button until the Apple Logo shows on your screen.

I hope this helps and saves you from the panic i had.