How to Restart, Hard Reset and DFU mode on iPhone 13, 13 pro Max X, iPhone 8, 8 Plus

Last Updated on Oct 6, 2021

Now sleep with button replace with the side button, because new face ID in iPhone X did a great job for unlocking your iPhone and different verification process is for Apple pay, App Store and unlock screen.

Resetting and DFU is the last step to deal with the troubleshooting on your iPhones. When everything you tried and nothing works then you must go with the reboot and DFU (device recovery mode) for solving all the problems. Reboot is just the forced restart you can apply. For rebooting your iPhone you have to follow the easy steps.


Also Helpful: Learn How to Take a Screenshot on iPhone X.

Steps for Restart, Reboot and DFU mode on iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Restart: iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone X

For iPhone X: Press and Hold Side button until you see a slide to turn off button on the screen.

For iPhone 8, 8 Plus: Press and Hold Sleep/wake button until you see a slide to turn off icon on the screen

Shut Down: Go to the Settings > General > Shut Down. [Required iOS 11 or later]

Useful [3 Methods]: Restart iPhone Without Home button and Power button in iOS 11.

Force Restart: iPhone X, iPhone 8, 8 Plus

For iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X:

  1. Press and Quickly Release Volume Up button,
  2. Press and Quickly Release Volume Down Button,
  3. Press and Hold Side Button until you see the apple logo on Screen.

To Start the iPhone, Again press Side button until Startup apple logo on the screen.

For iPhone X: For Hard Reboot iPhone X or Hard Reset iPhone X, the Same Process we should that follow on iPhone 8 or 8 Plus. (Note: Hard Reboot or Restart never erase data)

DFU Mode: iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Turn off iPhone if it isn’t. Also, Launch iTunes on your Mac or PC. Don’t connect iPhone to iTunes.

For iPhone X: DFU Mode

Press and hold the Side button for 3 seconds. Next, continuously press and Hold Volume up button for 10 seconds. That means keep holding down both buttons for 10 seconds.

You will see “Plug into iTunes” screen, Means 8 Pins Lightning cable show up on screen.

Now, Screen goes black and your iPhone X into DFU mode. You will get alert from iTunes for Restore.

For iPhone 8, 8 Plus: DFU Mode

For applying the DFU mode on your iPhone or iPad Don’t plug in iTunes.

Make sure that the iTunes is running and also turn Off your iPhone if it is not.

Then press the Sleep/Wake button on the right side for at least 3 seconds and simultaneously hold the volume up button.

You have to do the process at least for 10 seconds till the Apple logo will appear and it starts again.

Then you have to let go the On/ Off button but you must hold the volume up button for more 5 seconds till the screen stays black and that it’s your iPhone is in DFU mode. your iPhone will go for restore allow it on iTunes.

Recovery Mode on iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus

Then your iPhone will show you an alert of being restored at that time and notify you about that. If any kind of logo is shown up to you then you are in recovery mode but the DFU mode is not enabled. If in your iPhone the recovery mode works great then let it is rather trying to the DFU mode but if the recovery mode is not working than you must try the DFU mode on your iPhone and hence all the troubleshooting will be solved.

Note: iTunes is open, then close on Computer or Mac.

#1: Now, Connect your iPhone first to your Computer or Mac using a Lightning cable then open iTunes.

#2: Next, Force Restart iPhone (Press and Quickly release the Volume up button, Press and Quickly release the Volume down button, Press & Hold Side button until you see the recovery mode screen). now on iTunes, you can go with two options (Restore or Update).

Restore: Wipe all the Data and install the latest iOS automatically.

Update: Keep all data as it is an Upgrade to the latest iOS version.

Share if any problem getting on put your iPhone 8, 8 Plus or iPhone X into Restart/ Reboot, Force Restart, and DFU Mode or Recovery Mode.

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