iPhone 8 Tips: How to Force Restart, Enter Recovery and DFU Mode

2017-10-26 2305 Posted by 3uTools

With the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple has changed the way that you carry out a forced restart, enter recovery mode, and enter DFU mode. Here's the guide. 

How to force restart iPhone 8/8 Plus?

Because of the new process for activating the Emergency SOS feature, which requires the Side button plus either the Volume Up or Volume Down button, these button combos won't work for force-restarting your iPhone 8 or 8 Plus when you have a problem with the device. The new process is as follows:

Step 1 Quick-press the Volume Up button.

Step 2 Quick-press the Volume Down button.

Step 3 Press and hold the Side button for ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.

iPhone 8 Tips: How to Force Restart, Enter Recovery and DFU Mode

How to enter Recovery mode?

Step 1 Quick-press Volume "+" button, then Volume "-" button and finally press Power button. 

Step 2 When the screen turns to blank, press Volume "-" button until the iTunes logo appears on the screen or 3uTools detects your iDevice in Recovery mode.

How to enter DFU mode? 

Step 1 You need to turn on your iPhone. Hold the Power button for 3 seconds, don’t let it go. 

Step 2 Press the Volume Down button for 10 seconds, and then release only Power button

Step 3 Continue holding Volume Down button, then iDevice’s screen will become blank. Keep holding the Volume Down button till 3uTools detects an iOS device in DFU mode.


If you want to exit, press Volume Down and Power button until you see the Apple Logo, and then the device can exit the DFU mode.

iPhone 8 Tips: How to Force Restart, Enter Recovery and DFU Mode

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