How to hard reset iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max


There are several ways to reset your phone. These are soft reset, hard reset and factory reset. In this post, we will be sharing the procedure of hard reset of your iPhone 11 series. The steps to reset the phone is same in all the three versions of iPhone 11 i.e., iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

How to hard reset iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max

What are the different types of reset?

Before performing the reset, it is important to know a little about the different ways to reset the phone. There are mainly three ways in which you can reset a phone.

Soft reset

This type of reset is done to reset any software in the system. It does not result in any loss of data on the phone.

Hard reset or forced reset

This method makes use of the hardware keys in your phone to restart the device. A hard reset is used when the touchscreen of your becomes unresponsive. This method resets any hardware in the system to fix issues in your phone such as freezing of phone or reducing the speed to a level that it becomes difficult to perform any of its functions properly.

Factory reset

This type of reset will restore your phone’s setting to manufacturer’s setting. This implies that all your data, settings, and other personal content would be erased from the device. Factory resetting should be the last resort to fix any issues that are not getting fixed by a soft reset or hard reset. This method is only advised at the time of selling your phone.

Let us get started with the procedure to perform a hard reset of iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max.

Step 1: Press and release the “Volume Up” button located on the right side of the phone.

Step 2: Now press and release the “Volume Down” button located below the Volume Up button on the right side of the phone.

Step 3: Now press and hold “Side Power Button” till the “Apple logo” is displayed on the screen.


These three steps when done in proper sequence and in the right way will hard-set your iPhone 11 series. In this way, you can fix issues on your own easily.

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