[3 Tips] Restart iPhone 13 With or Without Button - 2022

Campbell Adams | Nov 23, 2022

5-year smartphone engineer, with rich experience in iOS software issues. He presents the most actionable solutions for readers in the most easy-to-understand manner.

An iPhone 13 is useful and convenient, but like most other devices, you may need to restart it if it has a problem. Rebooting can help resolve minor software glitches like a frozen screen or lagging.

If you don't know how to restart an iPhone 13, don't worry, I got you. In this guide, I will explain several ways to reboot an iPhone 13. Let's dive in.

How Restarting Works on an iPhone 13

Due to the non-removable nature of the iPhone 13 battery, the restart (soft reset) procedure can be leveraged to stimulate a 'battery pull.' This pull comes in handy when the iPhone is unresponsive, frozen, or won't power on.

In rare cases, a reboot can affect data, e.g., an active backup process or cached data. Therefore, ensure you have a backup before restarting your iPhone.

Restart iPhone 13 via buttons

This method is usually the most common one. When your iPhone screen is damaged, or if it is stuck due to some malware and becomes unresponsive, you can restart your iPhone via its hard buttons on the sides.

Here is how to do it:

  1. Hold either volume button and the side button for a while. You will see a slider Slide to Power Off.
  2. Drag the slider to the very right. Hold the side button until you see the Apple logo appearing on the screen.
restart iPhone 13 with physical buttons

restart iPhone 13 with physical buttons

Via Settings

The Settings app is the easiest way to restart an iPhone 13.


  1. Open Settings >General.
  2. Scroll down and tap Shut Down.
  3. You will notice the Slide to Power off slider. Swipe it to the right to switch off your iPhone.
  4. Hold the Side button to turn your iPhone 13 back on until the Apple logo pops up.

Restart iPhone 13 via Voice Control

Voice Control is a feature that enables you to navigate your iPhone using your voice. It lets you restart, tap, type, and more. Once Voice Control is active, a blue mic appears on your iPhone's status bar to indicate whether it is listening.

Here are the steps:

  1. First, open the Settings on your iPhone and then click on Accessibility. Select Voice Control.
  2. iPhone Accessibility

    iPhone Accessibility

  3. Then select Set up Voice Control. Once you have done this procedure, you will see a microphone icon near the time.
  4. Now go to the home screen and say Reboot Device.
  5. Finally when the pop-up appears, click on Restart

You can also enable, and disable the Voice Control using Siri. Just say, "Hey Siri, turn on voice control" or "Hey Siri, turn off Voice Control."

Restart iPhone 13 via Assistive Touch

All iPhones do not have a reboot option, so iOS users have to power off their iPhone, then turn them on manually. However, there is a hidden on-screen restart button. Activating it is easy.


  1. Go to the Settings menu and select Accessibility.
  2. Now choose touch, then AssistiveTouch.
  3. Toggle the AssistiveTouch on. A circle will appear on your screen. When you tap on it, an array of options will appear.
  4. Tap on this circle and click on Device, and select More. Next, click Restart.
  5. Your iPhone 13 will be rebooted right away.
restart iPhone 13 with Assisitive Touch

restart iPhone 13 with Assisitive Touch

Force Restart iPhone 13

A regular reboot won't be possible if your iPhone 13 is unresponsive, e.g., when the screen is frozen. In this scenario, you will need to force restart or hard reset your iPhone. A force restart doesn't cause any data loss and is similar to a regular restart. The only difference is a hard reset is done via your iPhone 13's physical buttons.


  1. Press, then instantly release your iPhone 13 volume up button.
  2. Press and instantly let go of the volume down button.
  3. Press the side button and hold it until you see the Apple logo.

Restarting an iPhone 13 is the cure to many software issues, so knowing how to restart it is necessary. Luckily for you, with this article, you can leverage a reboot as many times as required. Whether the screen is frozen or the iPhone is lagging, restarting it is an effective way out.