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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

Ovie Brume - Reply

thank you very much ! My iPhone 7 crashed and the ominous blues screen appeared… I couldn’t do anything, not even turn off the iPhone (pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake button didn’t work; I tried doing the same with Sleep/Wake and Home button simultaneously, it didn’t work either). I was already going to do the reset of the iPhone connecting it to iTunes, then I found your website while looking for “how to change iPhone battery by yourself” instructions … Luckily it was not necessary !

Lorenzo - Reply

thank you very much ! My iPhone7 crashed, and the ominous “blue screen” appeared. I couldn’t do anything, not even turning off the mobile (pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake button didn’t work, nor doing the same with Sleep/Wake and Home button).

I was already going to reset the iPhone connecting it to iTunes, then I found your website (thinking of turning off the iPhone by removing the battery, I was looking for instructions on how to remove it). I could turn off the iPhone, the apple logo appeared and now everything is ok..

Thanks again !

Lorenzo - Reply

hello, i have an issue with my iphone 7. it has of use less than a year and one day it stop working. I Try everything to get it out of the locked screen but it's impossible, I don t know what else to do. I also try to force the restart but nothing, the screen is still balck

does anyone kow what else i can do

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