Last week on our website there was an article about how to take screenshots on iPhone and iPad. In these cases, the use of physical control keys gadgets. So, in order to take a screenshot on gadgets with Touch ID, regardless of the mechanical Home button, or use touch, you need to simultaneously press the side button or top (depending on model) and the Home button. For gadgets with Face ID will be required at the same time press the side button (top button for iPad) and the button to increase volume. However, it should be noted that the combination of physical buttons to manage mobile devices used and other necessary actions with them.

In particular, to turn off the devices with Face ID, the temporary disabling of this sensor to enter the unlock password, hard resets, put it in recovery mode and in DFU mode, and emergency calling. Considering that different iPhone and iPad using a variety of methods of biometric identification of the user, these combinations are different. The situation is aggravated by the fact that in the model the number of Apple smartphones since the iPhone 7 is used is not mechanical but touch the Home button, which leads to the impossibility of using it to force a reboot and putting the device in recovery mode.

Consequently, each gadget has its own combination of these buttons. Let us examine the details of each option.

How to turn off iPhone and iPad

Almost everyone knows that in the settings menu of our gadgets provides the ability to disable the device. To do this, go to “Settings” — “General”, scroll to end and select “Disable”. Screen appears with the slider “turn Off” that just left and move right.

But we usually act differently. For iPhone with Touch ID (that’s all models up to iPhone X), press and hold the side button. The iPhone 5s and older will have to hold the top button. On iPad with Touch ID also have to hold the top button. But in today’s iPhone (starting with iPhone X) and on the iPad Pro 2018 and 2020, where the installed Face ID, this option does not pass, because the hold side button for iPhone and iPad top button used to call up Siri. Therefore, in order to turn off these gadgets we will need a combination of buttons. On iPhone with Face ID need to hold the side button and one of the buttons increase or decrease the volume until you see the familiar slider. On the iPad with Face ID have to respectively hold the top button and one of the buttons of the volume control.

How temporarily disable Touch ID and Face ID

It is sometimes necessary to temporarily disable Touch ID or Face ID in order to unlock your iPhone or iPad, exclusively by entering the password. We just recently discussed in our Telegram chat and on the site problem unlock current iPhone in public places, when the owner can not remove the mask.

So in order for the gadget immediately and asked for unlock by entering the password, it does not require five times to show him the face of another person or to put the finger which fingerprint is not registered in the system. Just call the above shutdown screen of the gadget, and tap the bottom of the cross, under which is written “Cancel”. As a result, the gadget will immediately be prompted to enter the passcode to unlock.

How to call for emergency help on your iPhone

We have repeatedly written on our website as Apple watch and iPhone can save people’s lives. Yes, each of us can be an accident or situation in life in which we may very well need outside help. That is why is not be lazy and in the Health app on the iPhone to fill in my medical Records. Here, in addition to blood group, allergic reactions and drugs used on an ongoing basis be sure to specify the phone number of a loved one, to which the device will make a call in an emergency.

Multiple phone numbers with an indication of who you have or that person. I, for example, the number of the wife. In the settings, the “Emergency call SOS you can specify Avtovyzov” at the same time when you hold down a combination of buttons the iPhone will start the countdown and perform the call to the specified number. In addition, the iPhone will send the number a text message and give your location. Very convenient and a great feature, which once more tells us about how Apple cares about their users.

In order to use the feature on the iPhone 7 and older quickly press the side (or top) button five times. You’ll see a familiar screen off, but it will still be two sliders: “medical Records” and “Emergency call”. To make a call you need to move the appropriate slider to the right.
On the iPhone 8 and newer devices, press and hold the side button and one of the buttons volume. When the screen with the right sliders, you can continue to hold down the button, and then the countdown will begin with audible signal. If you continue to hold the button in when the countdown is finished the iPhone will dial the desired number.

How to force to restart iPhone and iPad

Usually Apple behaves quite adequately. Effect good optimization software under the iron. Yet sometimes there occur some lags and unresponsiveness. Especially after the new major updates. Sometimes some features stop working properly. For example, I sometimes fall off the function “Continuity” in particular, Handoff, and it’s just rebooting the gadget.

How to reboot iPad

To force a reload of all iPad except iPad Pro 2018 and 2020, as well as the iPhone 6s and older models, you need to simultaneously press and hold the top (the side button) and the Home button. The screen goes blank and then appears the logo of a bitten Apple will start to boot.

How to reboot iPhone 7

To forcibly reboot the iPhone 7will need to simultaneously press and hold the side button and the button volume down until the Apple logo appears.

How to restart iPhone X

To forcibly restart the iPhone 8 and newer, and iPad Pro 2018 and 2020 FaceID’ll need to perform a sequence of actions.

  1. press and quickly release the button increase volume;
  2. press and quickly release the button the volume;
  3. push and hold on the iPhone side button, and on the iPad the top button (aka power button) until the device is restarted.

How to enter iPhone into recovery mode

Sometimes updating the operating system favorite gadget in the air may occur with an error. And sometimes the user forgets their passcode to unlock the gadget. In addition, can occur and other troubles with the operating system when the gadget starts suddenly off to hang at startup always shows the logo of a bitten Apple, not loading then the system hangs for a long time or with a progress update with this same logo.

In all these cases, you must restore the firmware through computer. If it’s a Windows PC, it is necessary to have installed iTunes. Also the iTunes will need and Mac owners, which is not the latest operating system. Those happy owners of Apple computers are running macOS Catalina iTunes is missing, and all actions are performed through the Finder.

Initially, you need to “make friends” gadget with the computer. To do this, connect the device to PC via USB and open iTunes or the Finder on macOS Catalina. The computer will prompt you to sync with your iPhone or iPad. Need to confirm our intention, and then already on the gadget to confirm our desire to “Trust this computer” and enter the passcode to unlock.

In order to translate the iPhone and iPad into recovery mode (aka Recovery Mode), you must connect the gadget to the computer and open iTunes (Finder on macOS Catalina). Further all depends on the model of our device.

IPhone 6s, iPhone SE the first generation (2016) and older, as well as all iPad Home button, press and hold the Home button and the side (top) button. The screen goes blank then the Apple logo appears. In any case do not let go, continue to hold buttons until you see the recovery screen of the gadget.

On iPhone 7 simultaneously press and hold the side button and the button volume down until until you see the recovery screen. On the iPhone 8 and newer, and iPad Pro 2018 and 2020 g (Face ID) is the sequence of actions:

  1. press and quickly release the button increase volume;
  2. press and quickly release the button the volume;
  3. push and hold on the iPhone side and on the iPad the top button until you see the recovery mode screen.

The computer will show a window that will prompt you to restore or update the iPhone.

To exit recovery mode, if we have decided not to carry out any procedures with the gadget by means of the computer, press and hold the side (top) button until the screen goes dark. Release the button and press it again to gadget start normally. By the way, if the device is connected to the computer via USB, then re-press the side (top) button is not required. The device itself turns on and starts to load the operating system normally.

The way the introduction of iPhone and iPad in recovery mode

In fairness it should be noted that there is another method would be to first shutdown the mobile device that is not connected by a cable to the computer, and then connect it to the last without releasing the button. So, for introduction into the Recovery mode of the gadget, disable it in the ways outlined above. Then on the iPhone 6s, iPhone SE the first generation (2016) and older models, and all iPad with the Home button need to press and hold the Home button and connect the cable from the computer to the smartphone/tablet. Hold down the Home button until a recovery mode screen.

To off iPhone 7, we will need to press and hold the volume down, but on the iPhone 8 and newer will need to hold side button. IPad Pro with Face ID will hold the top button. In this case connect the cable from the computer to the gadget and waiting for the recovery mode screen.

How to enter iPhone into DFU mode

Sometimes you need to reflash your iPhone or iPad after jailbreak or roll back the gadget with the beta version on the latest official firmware. There are times when a normal restore does not resolve problems with the device and require reflashing at the level of the loader. In this case, you must enter the device into DFU mode (Device Firmware Update).

It is important to remember that the device is in DFU mode, nothing shows on the display. The screen remains completely black. Only iTunes on a Windows PC or Finder on a Mac with macOS Catalina will signal a special message, that connected the gadget is in recovery mode.

In order to enter iPhone or iPad into DFU mode you must first of all connect your mobile device via USB cable to the computer. Next on the iPhone 6s, iPhone SE the first generation (2016) and earlier models, and all iPad with the Home button, you must perform the following steps:

  1. push and hold simultaneously the Home button and the side (top) button for 10 seconds. The screen of the device, if it worked, will go out;
  2. releasing the side (top) button but continue to hold Home button until iTunes or the Finder will not display a window, that our gadget is recognized in recovery mode.

How to enter iPhone in DFU 7

To iPhone 7 the following algorithm:

  1. simultaneously push and hold the button to decrease the volume and side button for 10 seconds;
  2. let go of the side button, but continue to hold volume down until a message appears in iTunes or the Finder on your computer.

How to enter iPhone 8, iPhone and X iPhone in DFU 11

On iPhone 8 and newer, and the iPad Pro with Face ID you will need to do the following:

  1. press and quickly release the button increase volume;
  2. press and quickly release the button the volume;
  3. push and hold the side button on the iPhone and the top button on the iPad for about 10 seconds until the screen goes dark;
  4. while continuing to hold down the side (the top button), press and hold the button volume down;
  5. after 5 seconds let go of the side (the top button), but continue to hold volume down. If done correctly after about 10 seconds of holding down the volume down iTunes or the Finder will display a message that it has found a connected gadget in the recovery mode.

How to display iPhone and iPad from DFU mode

If we decided to restore our device is in DFU mode, then take it out of this mode can be acting by analogy with a forced reboot. IPhone 6s and older, as well as your iPad Home button is enough to simultaneously press and hold the Home button and the side (top) buttons until the Apple logo appears. IPhone 7, this will require simultaneously press and hold the volume down and the side button. But on the iPhone 8 and newer, and iPad Pro with Face ID operate according to the following algorithm:

  1. press and quickly release the volume up key;
  2. press and quickly release the volume down key;
  3. push and hold side button on your iPhone and the top button on your iPad until the Apple logo screen and start downloading the gadget is in normal mode.