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If you are lucky enough to have an iPhone 8, don't make the same mistake I did last week!
While assisting a client with an iPhone problem, I needed to do a 'forced reboot' of her iPhone.
On the iPhone 6s and earlier, this is achieved by holding the Home and Sleep buttons at the same time for about 10 seconds, until the Apple symbol appears - at which point, you let go of the buttons and wait for the device to finish startup and bring up the lock screen.
On the iPhone 7, the combination of buttons required to force reboot changed to the Sleep and Volume Down buttons.
So, on iPhone 8, I made the mistake of assuming that the force reboot process would be the same as for the 7.
Boy, did I jump when a siren sounded and a screen popped up about contacting emergency services!
Pressing the Sleep and volume button and the same time activated the Emergency SOS feature of iOS 11. (Read more about this here: Use Emergency SOS on your iPhone)
So how do you 'force reboot' and iPhone 8?
On the iPhone 8, a 'forced reboot' is achieved very differently.
Press the volume up, then volume down buttons in quick succession, then press and hold the Sleep switch until the screen goes black and the Apple appears. Then you can release the Sleep switch and wait for the device to start up.
Here's an article about this:
Learn more great tips like this
How to 'Force Reboot' your iPad or iPhone is just one of the topics that we cover during the class series 'Introduction to the iPad and iPhone', which we are running again at iTandCoffee, from Thursday October 26 2017, 10am-12pm.
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