Force Reset iPhone 8 :-With the release of the iPhone 8, Apple made some changes to the methods used to force restart its flagship device. These changes come just a year after Apple made similar changes to the iPhone 7 — the first iOS device to don a solid state Home button.
These changes not only affect force restarts, but also alter the process for entering recovery-mode and DFU mode. Have a look at our brief video walkthrough inside for a look at the changes in action.
This behavior is present on all iPhone 8 and 8 Plus models running iOS 11. With this change in functionality in mind, a new method for force restarts, recovery-mode, and DFU mode needed to be implemented, and Apple has done just that.
How to Force Restart or Hard Reset iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
- Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
- Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
- Press and hold the Side button (aka power) until you see the Apple logo.
Powering off regularly still requires holding down the Side button for a few seconds until the “slide to power off” prompt appears. In iOS 11, there’s also a “Shut Down” option in the Settings app at the bottom of the General menu.
Force restarting an iPhone is different than recovery using DFU mode, for which the steps remain the same as the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
How to get into recovery-mode on iPhone 8
Step 1: Connect your iPhone 8 to your Mac or PC with a Lightning to USB cable.
Step 2: Press and release the Volume Up button, press and release the Volume Down button, and press and hold the Side button until your device reboots. Continue holding the Side button, even after you see the Apple logo appear.
Step 3: Release the Side button once you see the Connect to iTunes logo appear on the iPhone’s display.
Step 4: Launch iTunes, and you should see a message stating that “There is a problem with the iPhone that requires it to be updated or restored.” From there, you can choose to Update or Restore your iPhone’s software.