This quick guide will teach you how to boot your iPhone 7 and 7 Plus into Recovery Mode in case you need to restore your iPhone.
No parts required.
Press and hold the Volume Down and Sleep/Wake buttons on your device.
Your screen should turn black, keep holding down the two buttons once it does.
After a few seconds the Apple Logo will appear, continue to hold down the Volume Down and Sleep/Wake Buttons until the screen turns black again.
After a few more seconds the Connect to iTunes screen will appear. Once it does, release the Volume Down and Sleep/Wake Buttons to avoid Force Restarting the device by accident.
On your Mac or PC, open up iTunes and you will be prompted with an error message stating that “There is a problem with the iPhone that requires it to be updated or restored.”
To boot back into iOS, Press and Hold the Volume Down and Sleep/Wake Buttons until the screen turns black.
Once you see the Apple Logo, release both buttons and your iPhone will boot into iOS.
At this point you may Sync your iPhone with iTunes or disconnect the Lightning to USB cable and continue with your day.
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