iPhone 8 Won't Hard Reset why fix

iPhone 8 Won’t Hard Reset? Here’s Why And The Fix!

You want to hard reset your iPhone 8, but it's not working! Apple changed how you perform a hard reset when they removed the physical Home button from iPhones. In this article, I'll explain why your iPhone 8 won't hard reset and show you how to hard reset your iPhone 8.

Why Your iPhone 8 Won't Hard Reset

Your iPhone 8 won't hard reset because you aren't pressing the correct buttons. When Apple removed the physical Home button from the iPhone, they had to change the way hard resets are performed.

How To Hard Reset An iPhone 8

To hard reset an iPhone 8, do the following:

  1. Quickly press and release the volume up button.
  2. Quickly press and release the volume up button.
  3. Press and hold down the power button until the Apple logo appears.

Keep in mind that you may need to hold down the power button for 15-30 seconds! If there are a lot of programs running on your iPhone 8, it could take a little longer to hard reset your iPhone. If this happens, just be patient and don't get discouraged!

When To Hard Reset An iPhone 8

A hard reset is a great temporary fix when your iPhone 8 freezes, which is usually the result of a software crash. However, a hard reset is not a permanent fix for iPhone software issues. Even if you perform a hard reset on an iPhone 8, the problem may come back.

Hard Resets Made Easy

You've successfully performed a hard reset on your iPhone and it's working again! Now you know why your iPhone 8 won't hard reset and how to perform a hard reset on your iPhone. Make sure to share this article on social media to save your friends and family a similar frustration.

Thanks for reading,
David L.

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David Lynch

Hi, I'm David! I'm here to help you fix problems with your iPhone and help you find a better cell phone plan.

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Nat Lockwood
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Nat Lockwood

Doesn’t work, all it does is try to change the volume and then ask if you want to make an emergency call, view medical ID or generally switch off!

Al Cannataro II
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Al Cannataro II

I doesn’t work. It only goes to the power off option

Zander Oklar
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Zander Oklar

Same thing happens on mine.

Andre Ivanoff
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Andre Ivanoff

doesn’t work. alarm for emergency call goes off when power button held

Jennifer Bott
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Jennifer Bott

It works…hold the button down for longer than a few seconds. It will cycle through past the emergency call or power off and then to the Apple screen. You need to hold the button down longer than you may be used to

Sherri Goff Carlson
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Sherri Goff Carlson

nope, still doesn’t work…. just get the power off symbol

Jennifer Bott
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Jennifer Bott

Sherri Goff Carlson you have to hold it down and let it cycle through the power off screen.