iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus practically do not differ in appearance from their predecessors. However, the Home button, which looks like it has not received any changes, is actually no longer a button. Rather, it can be called a touch surface that creates a sense of pressure with the Taptic Engine.

In this article, I’ll show you how to force a reboot of an iPhone 7 or earlier.

Reboot iPhone 7

Well, there’s nothing wrong with that, but how to force a reboot of the iPhone 7 now?

This happens extremely rarely, but still, unfortunately, it does. It happens that the iPhone freezes or for some other reason needs a forced reboot. Experienced users of iOS devices are well aware that in any incomprehensible situation, you should hold down the power button and the Home button.

Read more: How to Unlock a Disabled iPhone?

But what to do when the Home button is no longer a button? In iPhone 7, clicking on it is processed programmatically, and this will not help if the smartphone freezes.

Do not worry. Apple has come up with a new combination that will restart the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus:

  • Hold the iPhone 7 Power button on the right;
  • Without releasing it, hold down the volume down button on the left;
  • Hold the buttons until the smartphone screen darkens and then displays the Apple logo.
How to Restart iPhone 7?


Unlike Android smartphones, rebooting the iPhone is not a popular procedure. And many owners of iOS devices do not even know how to do this. Nevertheless, the need for a reboot sometimes arises, for example, when there are problems with Wi-Fi, network crashes or freezing applications.

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Hi there! My Name is Vincent Lago! My goal is to share insightful reviews, guides, and manuals for people looking to know more about current solutions for Apple hardware and OS. I have years of technological background knowledge including owning a custom iMacs & PCs which was using for different types of business. And now, I want to share my experience with you.

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