Tag Archive: Restart

How to Restart iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

If you are an iPhone 7 owner, you may be wondering how to restart an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus given that it does not have a clickable Home button. It turns out that iPhone 7 models do not need the pushable Home button to forcibly restart the device, because they instead rely on … Read More

Apple Watch frozen? Here’s how to restart it

Let’s face it: A time will come when your Apple Watch crashes or freezes. It’s gonna become unresponsive, but you’ll be ready thanks to this handy Apple Watch restart tip. When your Apple Watch freezes, it’s likely due to some…

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How to restart or send your Mac to sleep from Spotlight

Pulling up apps and finding files is super easy on OS X Yosemite thanks to the new Spotlight feature, and thanks to GitHub user slong1987, you can now use Spotlight shortcuts to shutdown, restart, logout and put your Mac to…

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How to Restart iPhone / iPad Without Using Power Button & Home Button

Ever needed to reboot an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that doesn’t have a functioning power button or a Home button? It’s tricky if not impossible, right? Even with the Assistive Touch on-screen buttons and variety of workarounds for a failed power button, rebooting an iOS device without working hardware buttons is a challenge, but … Read More

Get Fast Access to Sleep, Shut Down, and Restart Controls in Mac OS X

OS X Power controls for sleep, restart, shut down, etc

Many longtime Mac users may know the handful of keyboard shortcuts to instantly reboot, shut down, and sleep Macs, but for those who haven’t memorized the precise keystrokes yet, a much safer option is to instantly summon the power controls for OS X instead. This allows you to choose the power option you need while also providing a measure of safety if  [Read More…]

How to Restart Notification Center in OS X

Restart Notification Center in Mac OS X

Notification Center in OS X is great but it can act up every once in a while and either stop updating completely or freeze up and become inaccessible. If you encounter any such issue, or modifications were made to Notification Center and just need to reset it, here’s all you need to do:

Hit Command+Spacebar to bring up Spotlight and type “Activity Monitor” followed by the  [Read More…]

Restart the Finder in Mac OS X

Need to quickly restart the Finder in Mac OS X? The quickest way to do so is using the Dock:

Hold down Option key and Right Click on Finder�s Dock icon, then select �Relaunch�

Option+Right Click reveals the otherwise hidden �Relaunch� option in the menu, selecting that causes the Finder to quit and restart, and the entire desktop will be refreshed in the process.

Restarting Finder  [Read More…]

Restart Mission Control in OS X Lion

Restart Mission Control in OS X

If you make any customizations to Mission Control, or if you encounter obvious problems with how Desktops and apps are handled and assigned, you can restart Mission Control without having to reboot the entire Mac. This is done by killing the Dock, where Mission Control is a child process of, and this is also why when you want to change the Mission Control background image  [Read More…]

Auto Restart Your Crashed Or Frozen Mac in Lion [OS X Tips]

Mac OS X Lion adds a new feature that helps your Mac recover from crashes or freezes. I�m not sure how well it works since my Macs don�t crash all that often, but Apple built it into Mac OS X Lion so I might as well use it.


Open System Preferences, launch the Energy Saver control panel and look for Restart automatically if the computer freezes. If you want Mac  [Read More…]