How to Hard Reboot Your iPhone 7 and 7 Plus?

By Deepak Saxena February 13, 2017 How To, iOS

If you use an iPhone, it’s highly unlikely that your phone freezes and stops responding no matter what button you press. Although this problem isn’t very common with most iPhone users, it becomes extremely difficult for them to hard boot the device. In any other phone you can remove and reinsert the battery and after a restart your phone to get it back working again. Let us discuss how you can hard reset your iPhone so you can get it up and running in case of any freezing issue.

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iPhones other than iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Earlier iPhone 7 and 7 plus there was a physical home button so if you phone has freeze you can simply press home button and power button together and wait till the screen turns off.

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Once the screen is turned off wait for few seconds and then turn on your iPhone as normal. That’s it after the restart phone will work as normal.

For iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: In iPhone 7 and 7 plus home button is replaced with touch sensitive button on which is having force touch sensor. Now you cannot hard re boot the phone using home button. If you want to hard reboot here is how you can do it.

  • Hold Volume down button together with Power
  • Wait for 5 seconds. Your iPhone’s screen will turn off.
  • After a restart your phone will start working as normal.


So now with iPhone 7 and 7 plus you do not need to bother about physical home button you can hard reboot your phone with volume down and power button.

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You may also require to hard reboot your iPhone when you have forgot your password and you want to factory reset it using iTunes.

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Deepak Saxena

"Deepak Saxena is a writer and blogger for The Phone Support. He loves to explore hidden features of the devices around him. Many of his articles are helpful to troubleshoot tech relates issues. Being a technical writer he keeps an eye on emerging technical trends and new features or updates releasing on daily basis. His articles are well to do for both tech savvy and non tech savvy audience."