When you perform a hard reset, your iPhone 8 or 8 Plus immediately restarts. A hard reset is the equivalent of restarting your computer by unplugging it, then plugging it back in.

Why Should I Perform A Hard Reset On My iPhone 8 Or 8 Plus?

Although you shouldn't rely on hard resets to turn your iPhone off and back on, it can be a reliable way to turn your iPhone off and back on when its unresponsive, frozen, or experiencing a software crash.

How Do I Perform A Hard Reset On My iPhone 8 Or 8 Plus?

  1. Quickly press the volume up button on the side of your iPhone.
  2. Quickly press the volume down button on the side of your iPhone.
  3. Press and hold the power button.
  4. Release the power button when the Apple logo appears on the display. Your iPhone 8 will turn back on shortly after.

Pro Tips

  • You may need to press and hold the power button for 15-30 before the hard reset is initiated.
  • The iPhone power button is also known as the Sleep / Wake button.
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Julianne
Julianne
1 month ago

my phone is on the apple logo then turning to a black screen then after a while it turns black then within a couple seconds turns back on the screen with the apple logo. I tried doing the first part and it turns off but then turns back on. I tried multiple times but still the same result. What do i do?

Liam Shotwell
Editor
1 month ago
Reply to  Julianne

If a hard reset isn’t preventing the Apple Logo from appearing, you may want to attempt a DFU restore.

taurie
taurie
2 months ago

it worked after a few tries, and holding it down for 15 plus seconds…. thank you!

Liam Shotwell
Editor
2 months ago
Reply to  taurie

Awesome! Glad this was helpful for you ?

Jerry
Jerry
5 months ago

I have an iPhone 8 running the iOS before the current. I get a tottaly different screen than you describe. After step 3 I get a Slide to power off, not the apple logo
And my iPhone won’t restart until I plug it into a power adapter
Jerry