iPhone 8/8 Plus: How to Restart, Enter Recovery Mode and DFU Mode

How to restart iPhone 8/8 Plus?How to get into recovery mode or DFU mode on iPhone 8/8 Plus? Read on this guide to find out the methods.

By Bella Miller | Posted: Feb. 01, 2018, Last Updated: Feb. 01, 2018
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iPhone 8/8 Plus: Restart, Enter Recovery Mode and DFU Mode

iPhone 8: Restart, Enter Recovery Mode and DFU Mode

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are Apple’s newest creations, releasing with more advanced camera, powerful new A11 Bionic chip, wireless charging as well as other improvements and changes. That could be a nice choice to switch to a new iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus.

However, when you try to restart your iPhone 8/8 Plus, or get into recovery mode or DFU mode on device, you find that the traditional way isn’t working. Then, how to restart iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus? How to enter recovery mode or DFU mode on iPhone 8/8 Plus? Just keep reading to get answers.

Also Read: How to Fix: iPhone X/8/7/6S Live Wallpaper Not Working >

Part 1. How to Restart iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus

Step 1 Press and hold the Side button until the slider appears.

Step 2 Drag the slider to turn your iPhone 8/8 Plus completely off.

Step 3 Wait for a while, then press and hold the Side button again until you see the Apple logo.

To force restart iPhone or iPhone 8 Plus: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button > Press and quickly release the Volume Down button > Press and hold the Side button until you see the Apple logo.

Part 2. How to Get into DFU Mode on iPhone 8/8 Plus

Step 1 Plug your iPhone 8/8 Plus into your Mac or PC with its USB cable > Open iTunes if it doesn’t run automatically.

Step 2 Quickly press the Volume Up button and quickly press the Volume Down button > Hold the Side button until your device screen turns black.

Step 3 Press and hold the Volume Down button for 5 seconds while still holding the Side button > Release the Side button and keep holding the Volume Down button for another 10 seconds > Wait until iTunes detects as DFU mode.

Part 3. How to Get into Recovery Mode on iPhone 8/8 Plus

Step 1 Update your iTunes to the latest version > Connect your iPhone 8/8 Plus to your computer and open iTunes.

Step 2 Force Restart your iPhone 8/8 Plus: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button > Press and quickly release the Volume Down button > Press and hold the Side button until you see the Connect to iTunes screen. Don’t release the buttons when you see the Apple logo.

Step 3 Choose the Update or Restore option when you see a message showing that “There is a problem with the iPhone that requires it to be updated or restored.”

How to Get into Recovery Mode on iPhone 8/8 Plus

How to Get into Recovery Mode on iPhone 8/8 Plus

To exit recovery mode on your iPhone 8/8 Plus, simply disconnect the iPhone from your computer, and press the Side button to restart it.

The Bottom Line

With above detailed steps, you may have got the main point on how to restart iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, and how to get into DFU mode as well as recovery mode on iPhone 8/8 Plus. If you have any other problems while using iPhone 8/8 Plus, feel free to leave them in the comment section, and we will reply you soon.

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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