How to: Hard Reboot An iPhone X / 8 / 8 Plus

Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on facebook
Share on reddit

Share

One of the first things I had to Google when I got my iPhone X was how to hard reboot it.

Sometimes apps just don’t play ball and they crash your iPhone, sometimes locking you out and being completely unresponsive to touches or button presses. Without a Home button on the iPhone X, I was left stumped as to how to hard reboot my iPhone, and get it back to working normally.

If you find yourself in the same situation, follow these few simple steps.

Method #1 Hardware Reboot

Use this method if your iPhone is totally unresponsive to any touches and need to be hard booted.

  1. Press and release the Volume up button
  2. Then press and release the Volume down button
  3. Then press and hold the right side button until you see an Apple logo appear on screen.
  4. Let go of the side button once you see the Apple logo. Your iPhone is now restarting.

Method #2 Software Reboot

Use this method if you have the ability to navigate around your iPhone and wish to shutdown your iPhone via a software command.

  1. Go to Settings app
  2. Go to General option
  3. Scroll to the button and select Shutdown

Note: These methods just reboot your iPhone. Please don’t get this confused with a more serious factory reset – which will clear all your content and/or settings.

Doing the above steps will just shutdown and reboot your iPhone back to your Home screen. Leaving all your apps and content untouched. If you were doing something that wasn’t saved before your iPhone crashed, it is likely this will be lost after rebooting, unless content is saved from the application in the cloud, and it can be restored.

Share this article

Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on reddit
Reddit

Related articles

CarPlay for any car stereo !

Have Apple CarPlay in any car!

A plug & play dashboard that works with any existing stereo
Wireless Apple CarPlay USB Dongle

Wireless USB dongle

"The CPlay2air USB dongle offers an attached wire connection, discrete status lights and regular compatibility updates."

Android OS on your CarPlay display

Use coupon code CARPLAYLIFE for free shipping with your order

YouTube on your CarPlay display

Use coupon code CARPLAYLIFE for free shipping with your order

Wireless USB Dongle 2.0

"The CarLinkit 2.0 USB dongle offers a detachable USB-C connection, clear status indicator and regular compatibility updates"

New wireless USB dongle

"The JoyeAuto USB dongle brings new connectivity, a unique menu screen and independent software and compatibility"

By clicking on the buttons above and buying an item from Amazon, you will help support us by giving us affiliate commission. It will not cost you extra, but it will go a long way in keep us doing what we do best here.

Learn how to support us
What's Trending
Latest CarPlay Reviews
Wireless CarPlay & Android Auto in ANY Car | Coral Vision CarPlay Lite Display Console Review
LEXXSON Wireless CarPlay Android 10 AI Box Review | Netflix YouTube BBC iPlayer ESPN on CarPlay Display
Fast and Cheap USB Wireless CarPlay Adaptor | DAYO Wireless CarPlay Dongle Review
Full Netflix YouTube Android System Dongle for Factory CarPlay | CarlinKit Android AI Box Review