Quick Tip: How to force restart an iPhone 7

By | September 27, 2016

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Are you a proud owner of a new iPhone 7 or 7+? Well part of making the iPhone water resistant was to remove the physical button that we use so much on the iPhone.  The Home button is now powered by a haptic sensor which makes it feel like a real button.

We know that sometimes iPhones can lock up and require a force restart.  Previously on iPhones you would hold down the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button for ten seconds to cause a reboot.  This is handy to know in case it happens to you.

To force restart the iPhone 7 / 7+:

  1. Hold down the Sleep/Wake button and the Volume Down button at the same time
  2. Once the screen goes to the Apple logo, let go and the phone will reboot.

To force restart the iDevices prior to an iPhone 7:

  1. Hold down the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time
  2. Once the screen goes to the Apple logo, let go and the phone will reboot.

 

Supporting Links

Restart iPhone – https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201559 

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Matt Caminiti

Matt Caminiti

Matt Caminiti is an IT Professional working with enterprise customers for over 15 years.Like most IT professionals, Matt also helps friends and family regularly on everyday advice for their technology.In helping them over the years, he decided to start everyonestech.com to share the steps with others to help people use technology with ease.
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