How to Reboot iPhone 8 Plus or 8: There are Two Ways

Do you know that you have to use the combination of three buttons to force restart iPhone 8 and 8 Plus? Check out it works:

The process of rebooting iPhone 8 and 8 Plus is a bit different. Though it’s still quite simple, some folks might find it complex.

Unlike earlier, you need to use the combination of three buttons to force restart your iPhone 8/8 Plus. With the Power ON/OFF button carrying out multiple tasks like activating Emergency SOS and temporarily disabling Touch ID/Face ID, Apple had to slightly tweak the method of restarting its newest iPhones.

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How to Reboot iPhone 8 Plus and 8

How to Hard Reboot iPhone 8 Plus and 8

Step #1. First and foremost, press and quickly release the Volume up button.

Step #2. Next, you have to press and quickly release Volume down button.

Step #3. Next up, you will have to press and hold the Side button for about 10 seconds until you see Apple logo on the screen.

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Hard Reboot iPhone 8 Plus or 8That’s it!

How to Restart iPhone 8 and 8 Plus without Using Side and Volume Up/Down Buttons

iOS 11 allows you to restart your device even without using buttons. To do so, you need to use AssistiveTouch.

Step #1. Open Settings app → Go to General.

Tap on Settings Then General

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Step #2. Tap on Accessibility.

Tap on Accessibility in iPhone Settings

Step #3. Tap on AssistiveTouch.

Tap on AssistiveTouch in iPhone X Settings

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Step #4. Turn it on.

Turn On AssistiveTouch on iPhone X

Step #5. Next, tap on the AssistiveTouch button.

Tap on AssistiveTouch on iPhone X

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Step #6. Then, tap on Device → More.

Tap on Device then Tap on More in AssistiveTouch on iPhone X

Step #7. Tap on Restart → Then, you need to tap on Restart again in the popup to confirm.

Restart iPhone X Without using Home Button

Wrapping up

What do you think of this new method of restarting iPhone? Is it more simple or complex?

To me, it would have been easier had the method been same on all the iOS devices. While you have to use Home button and Power ON/OFF button on iPhone 6s/6s Plus and earlier devices, you need to use volume down button and sleep/wake button on iPhone 7 and 7 Plus to reboot the device.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


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