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How To Force Restart iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus

Force Restart iPhone 8 And 8 Plus

Force Restart iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus

Force Restart iPhone 8 And 8 Plus


Apple has changed the way to forcefully restart an iPhone 8 and an iPhone 8 Plus, the device relying on a sequence of three buttons to complete the restart procedure.

If you try to force-restart an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus in vain, it’s because all previous hard reboot methods of an iPhone no longer work with iPhone 8 models. The new approach to a reboot force or a hard reboot – sometimes called a hard reset – is relatively straightforward, once you learn how it works on new devices anyway.

How to force the restart iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Force Rebooting the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is now a three-step process of using three different buttons in an appropriate sequential order. The restart process is now as follows:

  • Press and release the volume button upward
  • Press and release the Volume Down button
  • Now, go and hold the side power button, continue to hold it until you see the Apple logo  on the screen

Note how the forced restart of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus now requires the use of 3 different hardware buttons on the iPhone and the buttons must be pressed in the proper order to start the restart process.

Do not forget the steps for the power restart of the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8: Press Volume up, press Volume down, and then hold down the Power / Lock button.

If the hard reboot fails to start, rerun the switch in the proper order.

Why Apple changed the restarting steps of the force on the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone 8 is not quite clear, but this may be related to the new iPhone model X, or maybe to a future fit for iOS devices.

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Is the new sequence of restarting the force easier or easier to remember? This remains to be seen, but it is a bit more complicated than previous methods of rebooting the strength of iPhone devices, which can help prevent random hard reboots.

For more details, instructions to force the restart of the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, iPhone 6, 5s, 5 and earlier versions can be found here and restart the iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 7 can be found here. Both of these hard restart methods are a bit simpler and require the use of two buttons to complete the process.

Finally, it is important to remember that a reboot of the force is not necessary for most tasks, and is best reserved to solve a blocked application, a frozen or unresponsive device, or some something similar.

A standard restart of the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus can still be done by the regular method of holding the power button, power the device, and then hold the power button again to turn on the iPhone 8. This process of starting a regular restart for all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices remains the same, anyway, and only consists of turning the device off and reactivating it again.

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