A soft reset means a restart of your iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. A lot of users confuse soft reset with a factory reset of their iPhone, which is an entirely different scenario.

If your iPhone XS/XS Max are stuck at something, not responding or aren’t functioning the way they should, a soft reset can save the day for you.

How to soft reset iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

  1. Press and release the Volume Up button once.
  2. Press and release the Volume Down button once.
  3. Press and hold the Side (Power) button until you see the Apple logo on the screen.

That’s it.

Oh, and just in case you were looking for a guide on hard resetting the iPhone XS and XS Max, head over to the link below:

How to Hard Reset iPhone XS and XS Max