Force restarting, or force resetting an iPhone can be a life saver should things turn for the worse. For instance, if an app happens to freeze, or all buttons become unresponsive leaving you in the impossibility to do anything on your iPhone, a force restart is your only way out of it.

The way to force restart an iPhone has evolved along the years with new hardware and software features being released. With the launch of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple has introduced yet another new way to force restart this device, and we will show you exactly how.

How to force restart your iPhone 8

1) Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.

2) Then press and quickly release the Volume Down button.

3) Finally, press and hold the Side button until your see the Apple logo. Note you should not release when the screen goes black. Instead, keep holding until you see the Apple logo on your screen, at which point, you can safely release the button.

Your iPhone 8 will reboot and hopefully, what got you stuck in the first place will be a thing of the past.

  • Raymond Beavers

    They changed it with the iPhone 7, now another change with the iPhone 8… why?

    • Because they changed a lot of hardware button functions with iPhone X

      • Charlie

        But just because they have removed the Home button on iPhone X doesn’t mean everyone has to swipe up on their existing devices to get to home screen. Should just have it remain the same for 8

      • SpideyRules

        Uniformity. You don’t want a different process for one type of phone vs another type of phone. Keeping it the same on the 8 as it was pre-X doesn’t make any sense.

      • Wilber Alexander Flores

        I was on iOS 11 with the 7 plus and that one seems ok then I tried with the 8 plus and it nothing would work

  • Charlie

    Why oh why? It’s getting very complicated now

  • Wilber Alexander Flores

    Lol I was trying to do this before and the stupid SOS alarm would go off

  • How would you enter DFU (Recovery mode) mode then?