How To Reboot / Force Restart iPhone 8

How To Reboot / Force Restart iPhone 8
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Even when you own a new device, a force restart might at times be necessary, so this guide will help you effortlessly force restart iPhone 8. Apple’s iPhone 8 was released only a few days ago, and dozens of people around the world are happily using it. Although the demand is not as high as it was with its predecessor, the iPhone 7, the term “iPhone 8” is still widely searched. It is mainly because Apple’s loyal fans are eager to lay their hands on the iPhone X, which is expected to come out at the beginning of November.

The new iPhone 8 has a lot to be proud of: the enhanced camera, sleek design, a great selection of features and much more. In fact, it is iOS 11’s new SOS feature that changed the way users will have to force restart iPhone 8.

Still, many people chose the iPhone 8 as their phone, which is why it is of the utmost importance for them to know what to do if they need to force restart iPhone 8. Apple has a history of changing the way a force restart or hard reset works on its phones. We embraced the first change last year when Apple decided to change the home button on its then-flagship phones, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

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Owners of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus could effortlessly force restart their devices by long-pressing the sleep/wake button at the same time as the volume down button for about 10 seconds. Unfortunately for those who don’t like constant changes, the newest method now activates the new iOS 11 SOS feature, a menu that allows you to call local authorities and keep the phone from being unlocked via facial recognition or fingerprint.

Furthermore, this option cannot be reverted. Therefore, you will have to embrace the change and learn how to force restart iPhone 8 using this new method. Whether you already had to force restart iPhone 8 or you are taking precaution by learning before you need to do it, this step-to-step guide will prepare you.

  1. Press and release the Volume Up button as fast as you can.
  2. With the same pace, repeat step one, but with the Volume Down button this time.
  3. Long-press the sleep/wake button, also known as the newly introduced button on the side of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the upcoming iPhone X devices. Don’t release the button until the Apple logo appears on the screen of your phone, like in the picture. Once it appears, release it.
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If you followed these steps, you are about to force restart iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. If you are one of those who are looking forward to the iPhone X‘s arrival, check out how to force restart iPhone X to be prepared in the future.

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Danica Simic has been writing ever since she was a child. Before she started writing for ValueWalk she was reviewing laptops, headphones and gaming equipment as well as writing articles about astronomy and game development. Danica is a student of applied and computational physics while also studying software and data engineering. Her hobbies include reading, swimming, drawing and gaming whenever she has free time. - Email her at
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