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Introduction

Follow the steps in this guide to Force Restart an iPhone 7.

  1. To force restart your device, press and hold both the Sleep/Wake and Volume Down buttons for at least ten seconds. This Force Restart procedure is different from previous model years since the iPhone 7 series does not have a physical Home Button to press down.
    • To force restart your device, press and hold both the Sleep/Wake and Volume Down buttons for at least ten seconds.

    • This Force Restart procedure is different from previous model years since the iPhone 7 series does not have a physical Home Button to press down.

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  3. Continue holding both buttons for about 10 seconds, until the Apple logo appears.
    • Continue holding both buttons for about 10 seconds, until the Apple logo appears.

  4. Once the Apple logo appears, release both buttons and your iPhone will restart.
    • Once the Apple logo appears, release both buttons and your iPhone will restart.

Conclusion

You have successfully restarted your iPhone 7.

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Thanks a million, I couldn't figure out why the old technique didn't work.

sinwillett - Reply

It's my pleasure Sinwillett

Chris Mason -

You can learn something new everyday!

Andrew Bucknell - Reply

Happy to help, Andrew :)

Chris Mason -

Hello, I am an issue with my iPhone 7 . After submerged it in water for a few second . It’s started freezing and taking longer time to boot . Then the internal an external speaker stopped working . Please what do I do

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