How to Factory Reset iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus

Don’t know how to factory reset iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus? Read on this guide to learn 3 different methods to reset iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus to factory settings effortlessly.

By Bella Miller | Posted on: Sep. 28, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 28, 2018
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When you decide to sell your iPhone 8, or take it for repair, it is vital to wipe all your personal data and settings by factory resetting device. However, Apple has made some changes to reset iPhone 8 to factory settings, just as it done to the previous iPhone 7. And here we will show you the details about how to factory reset iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus, three different methods will be offered here.

PhoneRescue – Factory Reset iPhone 8

PhoneRescue can help you factory reset your iPhone/iPad, and fix any type of breakdown, like stuck on white Apple logo, continuous reboot loop, or black screen, etc. Beyond fixing iOS errors, recover your accidentally lost data as well.

Both Method 1 and Method 2 will erase all data and settings on your device. So, you’d better make a full backup of your iPhone 8. If you prefer a way to factory reset iPhone 8 without wiping any data on your device, simply move to Method 3 to make it.

Method 1. How to Reset iPhone 8/8 Plus to Factory Settings without Computer

If you have no available computer by your side, this method is suitable for you most.

Step 1 Go to Settings on your iPhone 8/8 Plus > Tap on General.

Step 2 Scroll down and choose Reset > Tap on Erase All Content and Settings option to reset your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus to factory settings.

How to Factory Reset iPhone 8/8 Plus without Computer

How to Factory Reset iPhone 8/8 Plus without Computer

Method 2. How to Reset iPhone 8/8 Plus to Factory Settings via iTunes

Before resetting iPhone 8/8 Plus to factory settings with iTunes, make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes on your Mac or PC computer. Also, you need to turn off Find My iPhone on your device by going to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Tap on Find My iPhone to turn it off.

Step 1 Open iTunes on your computer > Connect your device to the computer.

Step 2 Choose the device icon on the top-left screen of iTunes > Click on Restore [device] button.

Step 3 Confirm your restore by clicking the Restore button again. After the process completes, it will restart automatically and you can set it up as new.

Method 3. How to Factory Reset iPhone 8/8 Plus without Erasing Data

For these users who only want to fix some system problems by factory resetting iPhone 8, like iPhone 8 running slowly, apps on device keep crashing, stuck on Apple logo while updating new iOS, etc. you have other better choice to solve these problems without erasing anything on your device.

PhoneRescue for iOS is recognized as the safest and most efficient method to factory reset iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus without wiping data. It can fix your iPhone 8 from any type of iOS problems, like stuck on white Apple logo, continuous reboot loop, or black screen, etc. With it, you can easily repair your iPhone at home in just a few minutes and a simple click. Now, let’s check how to factory reset iPhone 8/8 Plus without erasing data.

Step 1 Free Download PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer (or click the Download button below directly) > Open it.

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Step 2 Connect your iPhone 8 to the computer with its USB cable > Click on iOS Repair Tools mode > Click on Right Arrow at the bottom right corner to continue.

How to Factory Reset iPhone 8/8 Plus without iTunes – Step 2

How to Factory Reset iPhone 8/8 Plus without iTunes – Step 2

Step 3 Choose Advanced Mode > Follow the steps as the screenshot shows to turn your device to Recovery Mode. If the access failed, try again.

How to Factory Reset iPhone 8/8 Plus without iTunes – Step 3

How to Factory Reset iPhone 8/8 Plus without iTunes – Step 3

Step 4 After entering Recovery mode, click “Download” button to download the firmware for your iOS device > Once the download completes, it will repair your iOS device to normal automatically.

How to Factory Reset iPhone 8/8 Plus without iTunes – Step 4

How to Factory Reset iPhone 8/8 Plus without iTunes – Step 4

The Bottom Line

With above three methods, you may have got the main point on how to factory reset iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus. If you will accidentally lost some of your important data after the resetting process, such as photos, messages, contacts, notes, videos, calendar, WhatsApp messages, etc. turn to PhoneRescue iPhone Data Recovery for help. It can help you get your lost data back effortlessly. Lastly, if you find this guide useful, just share it to help more iPhone 8 users.

Bella Miller

A senior editor, an Apple fan at iMobie Inc.. I love both dancing and helping users to solve iOS & Android related issues by writing various types of tutorials.

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