The launching of iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X brought many excitement to iPhone users as well as disappointment and me being part of the latter group. Carrying out basic and daily-use task such as screenshot or hard resetting has been changed which requires a different combination of keys to be pressed. With the introduction of the latest iOS 11 and being the main operating system on iPhone 8 and X, there is no doubt the iOS is crawling with bugs and loops waiting to be fixed.

There is a chance that users might run into problems on their new iPhone 8 and X. There is no harm in rebooting or hard resetting.


This guide will help you perform hard reset on iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, should you face any problems.

How to Hard Reset on iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

Step 1: Press and hold the “Side” button (previously known as Power or Wake button) on the right side of you new iPhone

Step 2: Simultaneously, press and hold the Volume Down button on the left side of your new iPhone

Hard Reset on iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

Step 3: Hold these two buttons for approximately 10 seconds until the screen goes black and returns with apple logo

Step 4: wait for a couple of seconds for the iPhone to start up and display the lock screen.

That’s it! Hopefully, the problem faced before the hard resetting has been resolved.

On older models of iPhone, hard resetting can be done by pressing and holding down the Power and Home (instead of Volume down) button simultaneously.


Hard resetting is a form of force rebooting process used during problems faced on your iPhone. This process is performed when your iPhone freezes or slows down to an extent that no task can be performed on your device.

Are you are facing any other issues on your iPhone 8 and 8 Plus? Let us know in the comment section below.

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