How to Hard Reset iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus

Is your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus not behaving as it should? Are you experiencing issues with your new iPhone? You should try to force reboot or hard reset iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus. There is no harm in doing that and in most cases, it fixes the most common problems.

In iPhone, a hard reset is a force reboot of the handset that helps in fixing problems such as frequent freezes, sluggish device performance and situations when it becomes hard to interact with anything on the device properly.

If you’ve previously owned an iPhone model, please note that the hard reset or force reboot process has changed in iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus. It means, pressing the Home + Power/Sleep button together won’t work on these new iPhone models.

Without any further ado, let’s get into the process of hard resetting iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus.

Force Reboot or Hard Reset iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus – How to

Please follow these step-by-step instructions to force reboot or hard reset your Apple iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone 8 to get your device out of everyday problems:

  1. Quickly press and release the Volume Up button. Then quickly press and release the Volume Down button.
  2. Press and hold the Side button (previously called the Power/Sleep/Wake button) until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
  3. Now release the Side button and let the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus boot up completely. Now you should be on the Lock screen.

That’s it, folks! You have successfully force reboot or hard reset iPhone 8 Plus or the iPhone 8. We expect Apple to introduce the same hard reset method for the iPhone X.

For someone with an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, you need to press and hold the Side (Power/Sleep) and Volume Down buttons for at least ten seconds until the Apple logo appears on the screen. By doing this will force reboot or hard reset the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus.

Did the iPhone 8 hard reset steps mentioned-above worked for you? What was the problem you experiencing and did the force reboot fixed it? Let us know in the comments section below.

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