Whenever your iPhone becomes unresponsive or frozen, you need to turn it off manually. The traditional method is to long press on the sleep/wake button and slide a slider in order to power off your device.
The problem is that sometimes, the iPhone screen gets stuck and can’t be turned off by this method. Here are some tricks to force shutdown an iPhone 8.
Slide to power off
When your iPhone 8 is stuck on the “slide to power off” screen, there are a few ways you can force the device to shut down. The easiest way is to press and hold the side button along with the volume up or down buttons until the screen appears that lets you slide to power off your device.
The slide to power off process will take about 30 seconds, and once it’s done, your iPhone will turn off automatically. However, it’s important to note that if you wait too long before sliding the button, your iPhone will cancel the shutdown. This can be frustrating if you want to use Face ID and other features on your device.
In iOS 11, you can also perform a hard reset by going to the Settings app and selecting General. Then, scroll down and click the blue Shut Down button.
Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button
When you want to turn off your iPhone, there are a few simple steps you can take. The first is to press and hold the Sleep/Wake button on the right side of your phone. This will display the Power Off slider, which you can drag to the off position to shut down your phone.
If your iPhone 8 is stuck on the Apple logo or won’t restart, you may need to try a hard reset to get it working again. This process is different on every device, so it’s best to read the instructions for your specific model.
For the majority of models, you’ll need to press and hold the sleep/wake and Home buttons together until the Apple logo appears on your screen. Once it does, release the buttons and your iPhone will restart.
You can also perform a hard reset on your iPhone without the sleep/wake or home buttons by pressing and holding the side button and either the volume up or down button simultaneously. This works for almost all models of iPhone, including those with the notch.
While you’re waiting for the iPhone to start to restart, you can use your finger to swipe up on the red power icon and move it from left to right. If the iPhone doesn’t respond to your touch, you can move this slider from left to right a few more times until it turns off.
Press and hold the Home button
If you have an iPhone 8 and your Home button no longer works, there are a few things you can do to fix it. You can try a soft restart, which forces your iPhone to restart again, or you can use an alternative method to turn it off without pressing the Home button.
To restart your iPhone, press and hold both the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons at the same time until you see the Apple logo on the screen (ignore the slide to power off slider that appears). Once the Apple logo is on the screen, release the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons.
There are a few reasons why your iPhone 8’s Home button might not work, but it’s most likely the result of a simple software bug. Sometimes a basic soft restart will solve the problem, but in other cases a force restart is required.
The new Home button in iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus doesn’t have a physical button like older phones, but instead uses the iPhone’s “taptic engine” to give you simulated click feedback when you press it. Initially, people were less than impressed by the change, but since then it’s been getting more and more positive reviews.
In Settings, you can adjust the “click” intensity of your iPhone 8’s Home button. Tap the “Home Button” option and choose from three click-feel options, each with a different level of vibration. Pick the one you think feels best and then tap Done at the top-right.
Press and hold the Side button
The Side button is the hardware switch that puts iPhones into Sleep mode, ready for incoming calls but consuming very little power. Tapping it again turns on the screen so it’s ready to use.
It can also be used to turn off the phone completely, dumping any incoming calls into voicemail or shutting down the device altogether. It’s a very handy feature, especially when you don’t want to use the Internet on your phone.
If your phone is acting up or you’re having problems with it, force-restarting it can be a great way to get it back into shape. But if you have an older model of iPhone, the process can be a little more difficult than it is on newer devices.
However, if you’re running the latest iOS, there’s a way to force-restart your iPhone without using any buttons at all!
First, you can simply slide the power off slider to the right to turn off your phone.