If you purchased an iPhone 8 and have already run into a scenario where you’ve had to force a restart, bear in mind that the iPhone 8 force restart method is a bit different compared to previous iPhones. Apple has detailed the new iPhone 8 force restart method in a support document that’s available online.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus required users to press and hold both the Sleep/Wake button as well as the Volume Down button for at least ten seconds. Users had to release the buttons when the Apple logo appeared which notified them that the handset had been reset.
The iPhone 8 force restart method is slightly different. It takes three steps to force a restart on Apple’s latest iPhone. The change appears to have been made because holding the Sleep/Wake button and one of the Volume buttons now activates the new Emergency SOS feature in iOS 11.
The new iPhone 8 force restart method requires users to press and quickly release the Volume Up button followed by the Volume Down button. They then have to press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until they see the Apple logo. It’s simple enough but is going to require users to get used to it.
They should get the hang of it once they’ve gone through the new routine once or twice.