How to Hard Reset iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus


If you run into problems on your new iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, then there is no harm in starting off by force rebooting or hard resetting your iPhone to see it helps.

Hard reset is just a forced reboot that is usually used in troubleshooting problems on your iPhone such as when it freezes or slows down to such an extent that you cannot interact with anything properly.

Please note that if you’ve used an iPhone before then the method of force rebooting iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus has changed. So pressing the Power/Sleep or Wake button won’t work on the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus.

Here’s how to hard reset iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus if you run into any problems.

How to Hard Reset iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus

Step 1: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button. Then press and quickly release the Volume Down button.

Step 2: Finally, press and hold the Side button (previously called the Power/Sleep or Wake button) until you see the Apple logo.

Hard Reset iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus

Step 3: Wait for a couple of seconds until your iPhone boots up completely and displays the Lock screen.

That’s all you need to do to force reset your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus. We expect the same method to hard reset or force reboot iPhone X as well.

On an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, you need to press and hold both the Side and Volume Down buttons simultaneously for at least 10 seconds, until you see the Apple logo to hard reset or force reboot the iPhone.

On an iPhone 6s and earlier, iPad, or iPod touch, you need to press and hold both the Home and the Top (or Side) buttons for at least 10 seconds, until you see the Apple logo to hard reset or force reboot the iPhone.

What issue are you facing on your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll try to help you.

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