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iPhone 12/11 Won’t Hard Reset – How to Fix It Free?

My iPhone 12 won’t hard reset, please help.

I keep on trying to force reboot my iPhone 12 Pro but it keeps going into Siri, please help.

Do you find that your iPhone 12/11 hard reset not working when following the official tutorial with pressing buttons? In the article, we’ll walk you through the whole process of how to fix the “iPhone 12/11 won’t hard reset” problem for free, step by step, also with a detailed instructional video.

iPhone 12 hard reset not working
iPhone 12 hard reset not working how to fix

When we mention iPhone 12/11, we refer to iPhone 12(mini), iPhone 12 Pro(Max), and the iPhone 11/11 Pro(Max) in this article.

Apple support said on Force restart iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max and also iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro(Max):

Press and quickly release the volume up button, press and quickly release the volume down button, then press and hold the side button. When the Apple logo appears, release the button.

Why the button operations won’t work for an iPhone 12 reset?

I dive into the problem and find the reasons below.

Reasons that iPhone 12 mini/12/12 Pro(Max) won’t hard Reset?

  1. You’ve used your iPhone side button for asking Siri.
  2. Your iPhone is frozen or stuck.
  3. The other unknown reasons.

How to Fix that iPhone 12/11 hard reset not working?

Quick Overview:

Part 1: Update your iOS system to the latest version.

Part 2: Disable pressing the side button for asking Siri.

Part 3: Fix your iPhone 12 with an iOS System fix tool- SD iOS System Recovery.

Part 4. Free Quick Fix.

Part 1:Update your iPhone 12/11 system to the latest iOS version.

When I got my iPhone 12, I can’t hard reset it and it kept going to Siri. When I update it to the latest version. The problem that iPhone 12 won’t hard reset problem is fixed. I update the latest resolution here.

Go to Settings > General > Software Update. Download and install the latest iOS versions. Later, you try the hard reset with buttons again.

Part 2: Disable Pressing the Side Button for Asking Siri.

If you won’t like to update your system to fix it, you can change the settings on asking Siri.

  • Tap Settings App.
  • Tap Siri & Search.
  • Toggle the switch off beside the option Press Side Button for Siri.

iPhone 12 hard reset not working - disable side button for siriThen perform a hard reset again on your iPhone 12 with the method:

  • Press and quickly release the volume up button,
  • press and quickly release the volume down button,
  • Press and hold the side button. When the Apple logo appears, release the button.

Part 3: Quick Fix your iPhone 12/11 Won’t Hard Reset with SD iOS System Recovery.

SD iOS system Recovery offers a quick way to fix a frozen or stuck iPhone, including 50 more other iPhone issues.

Firstly, free download the app on your PC or Mac.

Step 1: Run the App and head to the iOS System Recovery module.

SD ios system recovery startStep 2: Connect your iPhone 12 to your computer with a USB cable. And click Start.

Step 3: Click Fix. Click Fix to upgrade or downgrade the iOS system to fix your iPhone 12 issue.

Choose Standard Mode to fix your iPhone 12 without data loss.

Choose Advanced Mode to reset and repair your iPhone by wiping all data.

chooose mode

Step 4: Choose the Firmware version and click Next to download it.

ios system recovery- downloading firmwareThe app will detect your iPhone 12 model and system versions automatically and recommend you suitable firmware packages. Choose the specific version from the listed items.

Step 5: When the downloading is finished, click Fix. The software will show you a congratulation screen when repaired it successfully.

iPhone 12 won't hard reset repaired successfully

Part 4. Free Quick Fix to hard restart your iPhone 12/11.

The SD iOS System Recovery also offers a free quick fix by force reboot your iPhone. After clicking the Free Quick Fix, your iPhone 12 will get into Recovery Mode and restart later.

If you can’t fix your “iPhone 12/11 won’t hard reset” problem with Free Quick Fix on the trial version, do fix your iPhone 12 with the registered version.

Find the Free Quick Fix after you connecting your iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro(Max) to the computer with the lighting to USB cable.

iPhone 12 won't hard resetLeave a comment to share your iPhone 12/11 won’t hard reset problem here. We are here to help you as possible as we can.

Video Tutorial about how to fix the problem that iPhone 12/11 Hard Reset not working:

If you intend to reset iPhone 12/11 and erase all data, please refer to:

5 Ways to Factory Reset iPhone 12 without Passcode[Also12 mini/12 Pro (Max)]

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Amanda Lee

I am the chief editor of softwaredive.com. I have been engaged in software and computer gadgets fields for over 10 years, offering proven guides, tips, and software solutions in data recovery, and multimedia field.

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