How To Hard Reboot iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus


Here is a guide on how to hard reboot or restart iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with Apple new capacitive Home/Touch ID button on the new flagship iPhone devices.

Apple launched two new iPhone devices earlier this month and both are packed with new hardware changes including new sensor slotted inside the Home/Touch ID button. iPhone are usually stable devices, they rarely encounter issues with software or hardware that require hard reboot. But you can never rule out the possibility of errors even on the most stable of electronic devices. Due to user negligence or some bug, your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus may stop working properly, apps may stop working or network issues is causing internet signals to break. Most of the times errors and issues can be resolved by hard rebooting the iOS powered iPhone devices. Therefore, it is important to know how to hard reboot iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus.

Apple has changed how the home button works on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, replacing old mechanical button present in all previous iterations of iPhones, to a new capacitive home button with new touch-pad technology, and this has also brought some changes to how you hard reset iPhone devices.

Here we are going to explain the process to hard reset that you can instantly apply on iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus to hard reboot the device when it gets stuck. Here’s how to do it.

How to Hard Reset iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus

1 – Pick up your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus device in your hands and press the Power/Lock button on the right-hand side of the device.

2 – While keep pressing the Power/Lock button on the right-side of the device, now find the Volume button located on the left-hand side of the device and press the Volume Down button all the while keep pressing the Power/Lock button. Now you should be pressing down both Power/Lock and Volume Down button at the same time.

3 – Now keep pressing down both button until the screen of the iPhone 7/7 Plus goes off and comes back on with the Apple logo displaying in the center.


4 – When you see the Apple logo, release both Power/Lock and Volume Down buttons.

That’s all. Now wait for the device to finish rebooting back to the lock screen and its done. The process maybe slightly different from previous iPhone models but its still simple enough for anyone to quickly pull off.

Process of taking screenshots on iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus is still the same as it was on the older models. Press and hold the Home/Touch ID button and the Power/Lock buttons together to take screenshots on the iPhone 7.

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