How to Properly Force Restart iPhone 8/8 Plus/X

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Cedric Grantham Updated on Jun 27, 2019 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

As the latest Apple devices, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X is more popular than ever running with iOS 11 seamlessly. However, as a coin has two sides, many users have reported usual occurred issues on iPhone 8/8 Plus/X, such as notification not working, device stuck on Apple logo, and iPhone sudden crash. To fix these problems, one effective way is to force restart iPhone 8/8 Plus/X as the normal restarting won't work anymore in these cases. Force restarting iPhone 8/8 Plus/X is different from that of iPhone 7/7 Plus. Read on to see how to make it.

How to force restart iPhone 8/8 Plus/X exactly

Not only the force restarting method has changed but also the button's name is different. Apple now refers to the Sleep/Wake button as the Side button as of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. If you press and hold the Side button and one of the Volume buttons in iPhone 8/8 Plus/X, you wall enter Emergency SOS screen. Now, let's see how to force restart iPhone 8/8 Plus/X in three steps.

1. Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.

2. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.

3. Press and hold the Side button until you see the Apple logo. Please don't release the Side button when the screen goes black but keep holding until you see the white Apple logo on your screen.

Note: Force restarting iPhone 8/8 Plus/X is different from putting iPhone 8 in recovery mode, for which the steps remain the same as the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

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How to back up iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to the computer with ease

No matter which kind of iPhone device you are using, the latest iPhone 8/8 Plus/X or any former iPhone, you will encounter iPhone crash or stuck in Apple logo from time to time. In order to avoid data loss caused by unexpected accidents, you are highly suggested to back up your iPhone to the PC or laptop regularly with a reliable and easy-to-use iPhone data transfer software. EaseUS MobiMover Free is such a tool enables you to transfer and back up all the iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to the computer in a totally free way.

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Step 1. Connect your new iPhone X or iPhone 8 to your computer with a USB cable. Tap "Trust This Computer" on your iPhone screen if a pop-up asks. Run EaseUS MobiMover and go to the "Phone to PC" mode. Click "Next" to start backing up iPhone X or iPhone 8 to your Window PC.

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Step 2. MobiMover enables you to export all the files on iPhone X or iPhone 8 with a single click. The iPhone backup file will keep on the desktop if you don't customize the storage path. If you want to keep it anywhere else, you can click the "Custom Path" to set the destination. Choose the desired files and click "Transfer" to begin to back up iPhone X or iPhone 8 to your computer right away.

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Step 3. During the course of data transfer, don't disconnect your iPhone. Otherwise, you need to start it again.

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