You may still be having the mindset that the method to factory reset an iPhone 8 iOS 13 is the same with the older versions of iPhone. That notion doesn鈥檛 hold for iPhone 8/8 Plus/X. Apple has changed the method to factory reset an iPhone 8, 8 Plus or X as outlined in their recent customer support newsletter.

Therefore, if your iPhone screen is blank or frozen, apps freezing or crashing, keypad/touchscreen not responding, can鈥檛 make or receive calls, or your iPhone 8 won鈥檛 sync, then you need this guide to restore your device to default settings. We鈥檝e shared 3 tips in this post on how to factory reset iPhone 8.

Best Way to Restore iPhone 8 iOS 13 to Factory Settings

iMyFone Umate Pro iPhone Data Eraser is our first option on the bucket list of methods to factory reset iPhone 8. This is because we know that this software can perform all the factory reset functions you may need. If you want to restore your iPhone to its default settings, then use Umate Pro to backup and erase all your iPhone files, data, and settings.
iMyFone Umate Pro as the ultimate iOS 13 data eraser is the solution to all the privacy issues you are facing with iPhone 8/8 Plus/X. It can erase your iOS device with 0% chances of data recovery, wipe third-party apps to recover iPhone storage space, and secure your iPhone against privacy breach.

umate pro iphone data eraser

1,000,000+ Downloads

Key Features:

  • iMyFone Umate Pro can erase your iPhone 8 data to 100% Unrecoverable.
  • Umate Pro has the feature to totally factory reset iPhone 8/8 Plus/X or other versions of iOS devices.
  • Your deleted files which are still lurking in your iPhone memory will not be spared after reseting.
  • There is also an option for you to selectively reset iPhone data without overwriting or destroying other files on your iPhone.
  • All third-party app fragments can be erased from your iPhone in one click using iMyFone Umate Pro.

Windows version Mac version

Steps to Use Umate Pro in Factory Resetting iPhone 8/8 Plus/X

Step 1: Download and install iMyFone Umate Pro on your PC, launch it. Connect your iPhone to your PC using a USB cable.


Step 2: Trust your device and choose 鈥Erase All Data鈥 mode from the sidebar. Then click 鈥Erase鈥 button to start scanning your device.


Step 3: After the scan, select your security level and type 鈥渄elete鈥 into the box. Then click on 鈥淓rase Now鈥 tab to start erasing your iPhone 8 to factory settings.


Factory Restore iPhone 8 on iOS 13 via iPhone Setting

iPhone 8 iOS 13 can be reverted back to the way it was when it first came out of the box (i.e. wipe all contents, settings and personal information from the device) through iPhone Settings app. This method is recommended when you have your iPhone in good shape and form with all passcodes and IDs intact.

Hence, if you don鈥檛 have your iPhone passcode, then this method of factory resetting an iPhone 8 is not for you. Please, make sure that you have a complete backup of your iPhone on iTunes or iCloud before following the steps about how to factory reset iPhone 8.

Here are the steps to perform a factory reset of your iPhone 8 through the iOS Setting app.

  • Go to your iPhone 8 Settings app and click on it to launch it.
  • Tap 鈥淕eneral > Reset > Erase All Contents and Settings鈥.
  • iPhone will ask you to input your Apple passcode, then the erasing process will begin. After erasing your iPhone to factory settings, you can choose either to restore your iPhone data from an iCloud backup or set up your iPhone 8 as a new device.


How to Reset iPhone 8 by iTunes

You can easily factory reset your iPhone 8 iOS 13 with iTunes instead of using the second method above. Here is some situation when iTunes recovery mode method of factory reset is better than resetting via settings:

  • Recovery mode works when iTunes cannot recognize your iPhone 8 or says that your iPhone 8 is in recovery mode.
  • If your Screen is stuck on Apple logo with no progress bar.
  • If iPhone 8 is saying 鈥渃onnect to iTunes鈥.

Here are the steps to factory reset your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X via iTunes:

  • Connect your iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or X to your computer via USB cable.
  • Force restarts your iPhone with these steps: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button > Press and quickly release the Volume Down button > Press and hold the side button until connect to iTunes screen appears.
  • Choose 鈥淯pdate鈥 and iTunes will download the software for your device. Set up your device at the end.