Performing a hard reset, also known as a force restart, can help resolve issues with your iPhone such as freezing or unresponsiveness. Here are the steps to hard reset an iPhone:
- Press and hold the Power (Sleep/Wake) button and the Volume Down button simultaneously.
- Keep holding both buttons for at least 10 seconds until you see the Apple logo appear on the screen.
- Release both buttons once the Apple logo appears.
- Wait for the iPhone to finish restarting.
After the hard reset is complete, your iPhone should function normally. Note that a hard reset will not erase any data or settings from your iPhone. However, if you want to erase all content and settings on your iPhone, you can do so by going to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. Keep in mind that this will erase all data and settings from your iPhone, so it is important to back up your data before performing a factory reset.