iPhone X and iPhone 8/8 Plus were released September 12, 2017 in an Apple Event. Since blogosphere rumoured about a revolutionary iPhone X design and features, everybody was keen to know about iPhone X. Moreover, people were equally enthusiastic about iPhone 8 and 8 Plus as Apple promised wireless charging feature in its flagship phones. While everything runs smooth for the first few days, your phone requires force restart or force reboot. This happens with every iPhone launched till date. If you encounter any issue, you need to force restart or reboot iPhone 8 and iPhone X.
The issue is also known as hard reset iPhone 8 and iPhone X among users. Whatever the term is used, the bottom line is that you want to come out of the issue when your iPhone doesn’t respond or you are stuck somewhere. Traditionally, force restart was done by holding power and home buttons simultaneously for nearly 10 seconds. This method was changed when Apple launched iPhone 7, so users had to follow a different method to force restart or reboot iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
Now Apple has released all-new iPhone X, which requires completely different method to force reboot. It is pretty obvious that in the absence of home button, you need to follow some workaround to force restart your iPhone X.
How to Restart or Reboot iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X
- How to Reboot iPhone 8 and iPhone X with Physical Buttons
- How to Restart iPhone 8 and iPhone X Without Using Home Button
- How to Shut Down iPhone 8 and iPhone X with Physical Button
- How to Shut Down iPhone X and iPhone 8 Without Using Home and Power Buttons
How to Reboot iPhone 8 and iPhone X with Physical Buttons
As Apple has ditched the celebrated home button in iPhone X, you need to use its sleep/wake button and volume down button to force reboot iPhone X and iPhone 8.
Simply press and hold that side button and Volume down button at the same time until you see an Apple Logo on the screen of your iPhone X or iPhone 8.
Now release both the buttons and your iPhone X is force restarted by you.
How to Restart iPhone 8 and iPhone X Without Using Home Button
AssistiveTouch on every iPhone is a great help when physical buttons fail to perform. This virtual home button plays multiple roles in force closing apps, using iPhone X without home button, and taking screenshots on iPhone X.
In case you have not enabled AssistiveTouch floating button in your iPhone, you need to do it first.
Settings → General → Accessibility→ AssistiveTouch → AssistiveTouch toggle on.
Step #1: Once you enable AssistiveTouch on your iPhone, tap on that floating button.
Step #2: Six options appear on your phone screen: Notifications, Device, Control Center, Home, Siri, and Custom. You need to press on Device.
Step #3: Another six options come up: Lock Screen, Rotate Screen, Mute, More, Volume Down, and Volume Up. Here, you should tap on More (three dots).
Step #4: Next, tap on Restart button from the list of options given on phone screen.
Your iPhone 8 or iPhone X will be force rebooted in a few seconds.
How to Shut Down iPhone 8 and iPhone X with Physical Button
Step #1: Hold your iPhone in your hands properly.
Step #2: Next, press and hold the side button (also known as power button) for some time.
Step #3: A slider appears with ‘Slide to power off’ line.
Swipe this text from left to right and your iPhone 8 or iPhone X will be shut down.
How to Shut Down iPhone X and iPhone 8 Without Using Home and Power Buttons
You must have thought that AssistiveTouch will play an important role here again. No, with the release of iOS 11, Apple has added a feature to shut down phone from Settings.
Step #1: Launch Settings on your iPhone X.
Step #2: Scroll down and tap on General.
Step #3: Again scroll down to the bottom and you will find a Shut Down button below Reset option.
Step #4: Tap on this button and ‘Slide to power off’ slider appears on your iPhone X. Simply swipe from left to right to gently shut down your iPhone X.
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