If your iPhone 8 plus won’t turn on, there are a few things you can try to get it back working. Often times it’s hardware or software issues that cause the problem.
Sometimes you might even have an issue with your charging accessories. If this is the case, you should first fix the charging issue before troubleshooting your iPhone 8.
1. Press and hold the Side button
The Side button on an iPhone 8 plus is the main control for turning on or shutting down your device. It’s located at the bottom left corner of your device, and is used for a variety of functions, including screen on or off, a “slide to power off” function, and more.
It also has a ring/silent switch that can be used to mute sounds and alerts from calls or messages, if the switch is orange. You can adjust the ring/silent switch’s settings from the Settings app.
Another useful feature of the Side button is that it can be used to lock or unlock your device without using a physical button. When the Side button is pressed, your iPhone will start to display a “slide to lock” slider on the screen.
On iPhone X and later models, the Side button can also be used to perform a soft reset of your device. To do this, press and hold the Side button for a few seconds until the Apple logo appears on your device’s screen.
This process can be performed to solve software problems, such as a home button not working problem, or even to fix hardware issues. It is an effective way to restore your iPhone’s functionality if you’re experiencing problems that can’t be solved with any other method.
For example, if your home button doesn’t work on an iPhone, there could be dirt or dust in the gap between it and the display assembly that is causing the issue. To clean this up, you can use a cotton swab, eye dropper or paper towel and put a few drops of isopropyl alcohol on the home button.
Once the home button is cleaned, you can try a soft reset to see if it works again. If not, you may need to replace the display assembly on your iPhone 8 plus. This is a more involved repair than soft resets, but it will help you get your device back to working order. If you decide to go this route, be sure to follow our guide for replacing the display assembly on an iPhone 8 plus.
2. Press and hold the Volume down button
Your iPhone 8 plus’s volume buttons aren’t just for adjusting media, ringers, and alerts — they can also be used to perform different actions inside certain apps. For example, you can use the Volume down button to take a picture, or even call Siri!
If your volume buttons are stuck down, there may be a hardware problem that needs to be fixed. In that case, it’s best to bring your device in for professional repair instead of trying to fix the issue yourself.
Rebooting or hard resetting your iPhone can help if it’s frozen, unresponsive or crashes repeatedly. It’s also an option if your iPhone isn’t charging or you can’t access the menu to turn it off.
To reboot your device, press and hold both the Power and Home buttons until the Apple logo appears. You can also try pressing and holding the Sleep/wake and lower volume buttons for 10 seconds. This works for all iPhones, including the 8, 7, 6, and 5 series.
In some cases, this method will fix your iPhone’s volume buttons. However, it’s important to note that this method will reset your device, which means you may lose data.
Another way to restart your iPhone is to enter recovery mode in Finder or iTunes. To do this, connect your device to a computer and enter “recovery mode” or “DFU mode” in Finder or iTunes.
After your device is in recovery mode, it will be displayed on the screen of your computer, with a message asking you to restore or update your iOS version. This will restore your iPhone to factory settings and fix any software issues that are causing your volume buttons to stay disabled.
If your iPhone doesn’t respond to the recovery mode or DFU modes, you can try using FoneTool to backup all of your data and settings before attempting to restart it. This will allow you to quickly and easily get your phone back to factory settings without losing any data or settings.
3. Press and hold the Power button
If your iPhone 8 plus isn’t turning on, there are a few different things that you can try. First, you can try to plug the device into your wall charger and see if it turns on. If it does, then it might be a hardware problem that requires repair. If it doesn’t turn on, then you can try to perform a hard reset.
If the problem is caused by software, you might be able to fix it using a tool called AssistiveTouch. This tool will allow you to do a variety of tasks on your iPhone without having to use the Power button, including capturing screenshots and locking your phone.
To get AssistiveTouch working, you’ll need to first enable it on your device. You can do that by launching the Settings app and scrolling down to General. Once you have AssistiveTouch enabled, you can access it by tapping on its icon at the top right corner of your screen.
Once AssistiveTouch is enabled, you can use it to capture screenshots on your iPhone 8 plus. You can also use it to lock your device or to restart your iPhone.
One of the easiest ways to restart an iPhone 8 plus that’s not responding is to perform a hard reset. A hard reset will force your phone to start over again, which should resolve any issues that you’re having.
To perform a hard reset on your iPhone 8 plus, you’ll need to hold down the Home button and Power button at the same time. Once you’ve done this, you should hear the Apple logo appear on your device’s display.
You should wait a few seconds for the iPhone to finish its startup process. Once it has, you can then let go of the buttons and return to normal functionality.
Another way to fix your iPhone’s home button is to clean it with alcohol. You can use a cotton swab, an eye dropper or even a paper towel to put 2-3 drops of isopropyl alcohol on the home button.
This will help to clean up any dust and dirt that might be causing the home button not to work on your iPhone 8 plus. However, you should be very careful when cleaning it with this method. Make sure to avoid touching the screen with the alcohol as this may damage your device.
4. Wait for the Apple logo to appear
If you have an iPhone 8 plus that keeps getting stuck on the Apple logo, there are a few things you can try to get it to turn on. If these don’t work, you’ll need to call Apple customer support or visit an Apple Store for in-person help.
It’s also possible that your device’s software system is corrupted, in which case you’ll need to go into recovery mode and restore iOS to fix the problem. This process involves using a computer, iTunes or Finder, and a USB cable.
The first step is to make sure that your computer has the latest version of iTunes installed. If you don’t have iTunes, you can download it free from the Apple Store or Google Play. Once you have the program, connect your iPhone via a USB cable and press and hold the Volume Down button until you see the iTunes icon appear on your screen.
Once you do, click on the Restore option to wipe out all content and settings on your phone and install the latest iOS update. You may have to wait a few minutes before you can get back to using your iPhone.
Hopefully, this troubleshooting will be enough to get your iPhone working again. However, if it doesn’t, you’ll need to contact Apple or make an appointment at an Apple Store for in-person support.
Another common cause of an iPhone getting stuck on the Apple logo is a software crash, which can happen when you’re updating, restoring from a backup, or transferring data between your computer and your device. This can be caused by a variety of issues, including third-party security software, a defective USB cable, and even hardware damage.
If all else fails, you can try a hard reset to fix this problem. To do this, follow the steps in the section titled “If your iPhone turns on but won’t turn on” above.