iPhone 8 Hard Reset With Tutorial

iPhone 8 Hard Reset With Tutorial – When you get your iPhone 8 freeze and you can’t use the phone at all, then you might need to hard reset it. This is a forced reboot step to help you get your iPhone works well again. The iPhone 8 has the same home button type with its predecessor, the iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro Max.
iPhone 8 Hard Reset

iPhone 8 Hard Reset With Tutorial

Apple’s decision to kill the headphone jack has, understandably, been very controversial. If you’ve already invested in a killer pair of headphones that rely on the standard port present in every phone up until now, you could be forgiven for being a wee bit peeved. Having to use the Lightning port also means that you can’t charge your iPhone 8 while you’re using headphones. There are some workarounds, but there’s no real solution for this one.

iPhone 8 Problems :

There’s an adapter in the box with your iPhone 8, or you could consider snagging a Bluetooth adapter. Check out our guide on how to use your old headphones with the iPhone 8 for more ideas.
Maybe it’s time to go wireless? Check out our guide to the best wireless Bluetooth headphones.

Problem: Hissing sound

A lot of new iPhone 8 owners have been complaining about a mysterious hissing sound coming from the back of the device. It seems to be louder when the iPhone is engaged in heavy lifting, such as when a demanding app or game is running, which suggests that it’s related to the processor. Put your ear next to the Apple logo and run something that requires a lot of processing power to test for yourself. It’s also worth mentioning that many phones and other devices will emit some hissing and other noises when under heavy stress, if you listen closely enough, that is. We just don’t notice it most of the time.

Potential solution:

There’s currently no fix for this, but reports suggest that it’s not something that’s present in every iPhone 8, so you might want to return your handset and get a new one. If it’s really bothering you, then contact Apple, your carrier, or your retailer and ask for a replacement.

iPhone 8 Bug: No service after turning off Airplane mode

If you use Airplane mode during a flight and then turn it off to find that your iPhone 8 fails to connect to your cellular network, then you’re not alone. Apple has apparently acknowledged this issue and is working on a fix. Here’s what to do in the meantime:

Potential fixes:

To start with, just toggle Airplane mode on and off again. You can swipe up and do it in Control Center or go to Settings > Airplane Mode.
Make sure that there is service coverage in your area. Are other phones connecting without issues? Take a look in iPhone 8 manual, go to Settings > General > About and see if there’s an update next to Carrier.
Remember, if you’re traveling internationally, you’ll need roaming turned on in Settings > Cellular > Data Roaming.

Turn your iPhone off and on again. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button, and then drag the slider to turn the device completely off. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button again to turn it on again.
Try turning your iPhone off and then carefully remove the SIM card. Make sure there’s no damage or dirt on the card, and then replace it and start your iPhone 8 again.
Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. You’ll have to enter some details for Wi-Fi networks and passwords again after doing this.

iPhone 8 Issue: Poor battery life

Battery life for the iPhone 8 should be a lot better than it was for the iPhone 6S, thanks to a larger battery and the more efficient A10 Fusion chip. For most people, that does seem to be the case, but we’ve also seen some complaints about rapid battery drain, with more recent complaints resulting from the iOS 13 update.

iPhone 8 Problems :

If you head into Settings > Battery, you can turn Low Power Mode on to stretch your battery further, but it comes at a cost. Mail fetch, Hey Siri, Background app refresh, automatic downloads, and some visual effects will be reduced or turned off completely. However, you can individually turn off any of these things for a lesser bump in battery life.
Take a look under Battery Usage in Settings > Battery and see if any particular app is guzzling too much power. Consider updating, uninstalling, or replacing it.
Check out our iPhone battery tips for more ideas.

Glitch: Lightning EarPods stop working

Quite a few people have run into an issue with the Lightning EarPods that come in the box with the iPhone 8. Sometimes the remote control buttons stop working and become unresponsive, thus preventing you from playing, pausing, or using Siri. To make matters worse, for some people, the glitch causes random pauses and Siri activation. Apple has acknowledged this glitch, however, and is currently working on a software fix.

iPhone 8 Problem : Can’t activate new iPhone 8

A lot of people have trouble activating their new iPhones, particularly on the first few days when server traffic is at its peak. If you’re getting a message about the activation server being unavailable, it could be that Apple is simply struggling to cope with the volume. You can check the status here — if there isn’t a green box next to iOS Device Activation, then try again later.

iPhone 8 Problems fixes:

If you’re trying to do it using your cellular connection, then switch to Wi-Fi instead.
Try turning your iPhone off and on again by pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake button and then dragging the slider to turn the device completely off. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button again to turn it on.
Make sure that iTunes is up to date, and try plugging your iPhone 8 into your computer and completing the activation using iTunes.
Contact your carrier and ask if there are any known issues with iPhone 8 activation. You might need to get a replacement SIM card. If nothing has worked, then it’s time to contact Apple.

iPhone 8 Problem : Poor phone call/speaker quality

A number of new iPhone 8 owners have reported this particular problem. People have said that incoming audio sounds distant, or it’s too low to hear. Enough people have even made complaints about this that Apple has since updated a support page in an attempt to help people with sound issues.

iPhone 8 Official solution:

Go to Settings > Sounds and drag the Ringer And Alerts slider to turn the volume up.
If you can get audio out of the speaker, there are several other things you can try:
Check the Ring/Silent switch on the side of the phone to make sure it’s not set to Silent (Orange).
Make sure your case isn’t blocking the speaker.

Restart your iPhone.
Clean any dirt, dust, or debris out of the speaker.
Launch an app that plays audio or sound effects and adjust the volume using the volume keys or Control Center controls.
If you can’t get sound out of the speaker, or nothing changes after trying the aforementioned methods, reach out to Apple Support.
It’s been suggested that if your carrier is Verizon, that could be the source of the issue. Reach out to the company’s support here.

Annoyance: Difficulty moving and deleting apps

This isn’t exactly a problem, but it is something a few owners have had trouble doing, especially when coming from an iPhone that didn’t have 3D Touch. Thankfully, there are simple ways to deal with this.

Official solutions:

If you want to move or delete apps from the Home screen, you need to lightly press and hold the app instead of pressing down on it with a certain amount of pressure. Lightly pressing or resting your finger on an app will allow you to edit the Home screen, and pressing down will reveal many of the other functions the app can do.
You can also adjust 3D Touch sensitivity, or disable it entirely, to make it similar to an iPhone 6 by going to Settings > General > Accessibility > 3D Touch.

Bug: 3D Touch haptic feedback no longer working

This is almost certainly a bug, since 3D Touch continues to work, it’s just that there’s no feedback from the phone indicating that 3D Touch was used. There’s no definitive fix, but there are a few things to try.

Restarting the phone will temporarily restore haptic feedback.

Potential solutions:
Go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics and toggle System Haptics off and on again.
Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > 3D Touch to toggle the feature on and off, and to adjust the sensitivity.

Problem: Apple Watch won’t pair with iPhone 8

Apple Watch owners who recently upgraded to the iPhone 8 have been unable to pair their two Apple devices. In some cases, the phone the watch was last paired to is no longer accessible and wasn’t unpaired beforehand, preventing it from pairing with another iPhone.

Official solutions:
If it’s a new Apple Watch and iPhone 8:
Make sure both devices have been updated to the latest versions of iOS and watchOS. On your iPhone, go to Settings > General > Software Update to check for a new phone update. For the Apple Watch, open the Watch app on your iPhone and go to My Watch > General > Software Update. Keep both devices near each other. A progress wheel appears on the watch when the update starts. Make sure the watch has more than 50 percent battery life left.

On your iPhone, turn on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and turn off Airplane Mode. Attempt pairing again.
Unpair and set up the Apple Watch again. On your Apple Watch, tap Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. On your iPhone, open the Watch app, tap the My Watch tab, and tap your watch at the top of the screen. Tap the info icon next to the watch that you want to unpair, then tap Unpair Apple Watch > Apple Watch > Unpair Apple Watch.
If you still have the previous iPhone your watch was paired to:

Update the phone to the newest version of iOS.
On your Apple Watch, tap Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. This will back up the watch’s data to the iPhone.

Backup your previous phone using iCloud or iTunes.
Pair your watch with your new iPhone 8, and when asked, select Restore from Backup. Then, select the recent backup to transfer your content back to your Apple Watch.
Attempt to pair the Apple Watch and iPhone 8. Update the watch, if necessary.

If you no longer have your previous iPhone and are locked out of your watch:
Press and hold the side button on the Apple Watch until you get the option to Power Off.
Press down on the Power Off slider and “Erase all content and settings” should appear. Tap this option.

When the process is done, set up the Apple Watch as a new watch and pair it with your iPhone 8.

Annoyance: Keyboard won’t appear in Messages app
The default way to create messages while in the Messages app is to use the keyboard. Unfortunately, some iPhone 8 owners have noticed their keyboards don’t appear when launching the app. It’s not a constant occurrence, and it’s unclear what’s causing the keyboard to fail.

Official solution:
iOS 13 included a specific fix for Messages that addresses this issue. We understand if you have reservations about the 11.2 update, as it has been causing a few problems related to battery life, but consider updating anyway.

Close and relaunch the app until the keyboard appears.
You can also send voice messages (to other iMessage users) by tapping the microphone icon in the text field.

Issue: Phone app crashes and freezes
Recently, some users have complained that the Phone app will crash or lock up when in the Phone app’s settings, in the Recent Calls list, and while making calls using Bluetooth headsets. Soft and Hard Resets have not fixed the problem, and those who have tried a factory reset have not experienced any changes either.

Potential solutions:
Update to iOS 13.2 if you haven’t already.
If the problem started after an update, the update itself may have installed incorrectly. If possible, restore your device to a backup made before the update was applied, then install the update again.
A proposed workaround suggests turning off Exchange contacts. You can do so by going to Settings > Contacts > Accounts, then tap your Exchange account(s) and toggle the Contacts slider off.

Problem: 3D Touch no longer working

iPhone 8 3D Touch is an integral part of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, as it makes it easier to interact with apps and get to some of their settings and features. Some user, however, have been unable to get their 3D Touch to work, or have noticed the feature has stopped working completely.

Potential solutions:

Restart your iPhone.
If you’ve recently applied a new screen protector, remove it and try using 3D Touch again. If it works, the problem was with the screen protector.

Clean your touchscreen, as well as your own hands.
Go to Settings > General> Accessibility > 3D Touch and make sure the feature hasn’t been turned off by accident. From this page, you can also adjust the feature’s sensitivity and test it out.
Reach out to Apple Support or go to an Apple Store or Apple Service Provider in order to get your device repaired or replaced.

Annoyance: Time zone isn’t updating automatically
The iPhone is supposed to update your time zone on its own when you go to Settings > General > Date & Time and turn the Set Automatically setting on. In some cases, however, the time zone will not update automatically, so you’ll see the wrong time displayed. For some, when turning on the Set Automatically setting, they will only get a spinning wheel in the Time Zone field.

Turn off the Set Automatically setting. Doing so will allow you to manual set the Time Zone, Date, and Time.

Potential solutions:
Update your phone, if you’re not already using iOS 13.2.
Restart your phone and try updating the Time Zone again.

Go to Settings > General > Date & Time and turn the Set Automatically setting off and back on.
If there’s a Time Zone update available, your iPhone should let you know and you’ll be prompted to restart to get the update. You can check for an update by going to the previously detailed Date & Time page. Once again, if there’s an update, you’ll be notified of it.

iPhone 8 Problem : Microphone cuts out

When in the middle of a voice call and using either speakerphone or the handset, the microphone will cut out, resulting in static and unintelligible sounds. The problem doesn’t occur during every phone call. Often, after hanging up and calling again, the static is gone, but the caller is still hard to hear or muted completely. This is different from the Phone quality issue above, which dealt with audio from incoming calls. This is an issue with the person making an outgoing call.

Potential solutions:
As always, restart your phone and also check for an update.
One solution that had been said to work is to backup your iPhone, then perform a factory reset and restore the phone using the backup.
It could also be a hardware issue. Reach out to Apple Support or go to an Apple Store to get repairs or a replacement.

Apple removed the physical home button and change it with a new pressure sensitive button that powers a built-in Taptic engine. This changed the way we hard reset the iPhone. So, to force reboot the iPhone 8, we use the same step we have on the iPhone 7.

How to Hard Reset Your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus

Step 1: Press and hold the Lock/Wake button and the Volume Down button at the same time. The Lock/Wake button is on the right side of your iPhone, while the Volume Down button is on the left side.

Step 2: Hold for at least 5 seconds until you see the black screen.

Step 3: Wait till you see it on with Apple Logo on the display.

Step 4: Wait until your iPhone boots up completely and displays the Lock screen.

Step 5: That’s it!

Now you have already hard reset your iPhone 8. Please note that you should not do this too often as you may lose your data. Just use this force reboot for an emergency. If you find out that your iPhone 8 freeze too often, then you better contact Apple or take it to Apple store.
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