If you bought a new iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus phone and want to know how to force restart or hard reset your device, then you are just at the place you ought to be. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to hard reset iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus smartphone. This force reboot method could also be applied on iPhone X.
Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are not available for purchase all across the world. This year’s models improve upon the iPhone 7 & 7 Plus features with better hardware (in some departments), improved camera, and a glass body instead of aluminum alloy of its predecessor in order to support wireless charging. Apple fans are already buying the new device though the demand is somewhat subdued due to arrival of iPhone X onto the scene.
Smartphones and hard reboot/forced restart go hand-in-hand. This feature allows users to fix minor niggles such as app crash, device freeze and app not loading properly with a simple restart of an iPhone device. Although, such issues are rare on a new device, but with time as device wears down, certain performance issues can only be resolved with hard reboot or force reset on iPhone. If you think that the process of hard reboot on iPhone 8 is similar to that of previous iPhone 7/7 Plus, you are mistaken.
You might have heard that the new iPhone 8 / 8 Plus come with a new SOS feature, that can be invoked with quick pressing of the power button fives times. This addition forced Apple to make slight adjustment to the usual hard reset function on this year’s incantation. See the guide below to learn hard reset / force reboot process on iPhone 8 & 8 Plus.
How To Hard Reset iPhone 8 / iPhone 8 Plus [Guide]
In previous iPhone 7/7 Plus models, pressing down and holding the volume down + sleep/wake buttons together for about 10 seconds initiated hard reboot of device. But now on iPhone 8 and newer models, holding down sleep/wake button activates the SOS feature to make emergency calls in duress. That’s why Apple has made changes to the hard reset process in this year’s iPhone. Follow the steps shown below to force reboot iPhone 8/8 Plus:
Step 1 – Grab your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus.
Step 2 – Quickly press and release the Volume Up button.
Step 3 – Now quickly press and release the Volume Down button.
Step 4 – Next, press and hold the sleep/wake button (this button is now called the Slide button on iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, according to Apple).
Step 5 – Keep holding down the Slide button until the Apple logo screen shows up on the display of your device.
Step 6 – That’s it.
So, if your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus ever stops working, freezes, apps on it crash or screen fails to respond, then a simple hard reboot might fix these issues. This method may also work with iPhone X.