How to force-reboot an iPhone 8 (Plus|X) that acts weird? We show the new three steps to reboot since the process has changed from previous iPhone versions.

The process of restarting your iPhone has changed with the advent of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X.
Such a restart, or hard reset, is necessary if your iPhone is acting weird like you are not able to shut it down by long pressing the side button or you can’t start apps etc.

The force-reboot is no longer achieved by pressing the side and home button simultaneously. Now you have to use the following sequence:

  1. Press the volume up button once.
  2. Press the volume down button once.
  3. Press and hold the side button until the Apple logo appears (approx. ten seconds).

That’s it, your iPhone should reboot. In case you protect your iPhone using a PIN, which is recommended, you will have to enter your PIN after reboot.

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