My iPhone 7 Won't Hard Reset! Here's How To Fix The Problem.

My iPhone 7 Won’t Hard Reset! Here’s How To Fix The Problem.

Your iPhone 7 won't hard reset and you don't know why. Even the most experienced iPhone users have run into this problem because Apple changed the way to perform a hard reset on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. This article will explain how to hard reset on an iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and explain why Apple changed the process.

How To Hard Reset An iPhone 7 Or 7 Plus

  1. Begin by pressing and holding the volume down button and the power button simultaneously.
  2. Release both buttons when the Apple logo appears on the display of your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus. Don't be surprised if this take 20-30 seconds!
  3. Your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus will turn back on and the hard reset is complete.

Why Did Apple Change The Way To Do A Hard Reset?

With the release of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple replaced the physical Home button with a static “button” that simulates a clicking sensation using a custom Taptic Engine. As a result of this change, Apple decided to incorporate the volume down button into the hard reset and DFU restore process. The volume down button was a logical choice because it is now much easier to hard reset using only one hand.

Pro tip: If you want to change the feedback of your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus Home button, go to Settings -> General -> Home Button and choose your click.

My iPhone 7 Won't Reset Because A Button Is Broken

If your power button or volume down button is broken, you may not be able to perform a hard reset on your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus. If your iPhone is still under warranty, the Apple Store may cover the cost of the repair for you. Go to Apple's support page to set up an appointment at your local Apple Store.

If your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus is not covered under warranty and you want to get it repaired quickly, Puls is an excellent option. Puls will send a certified technician to you and can sometimes have your iPhone repaired within the hour. Their services are available in most major cities, so double-check to make sure Puls can send a tech to your neck of the woods.

You're A Hard Reset Expert!

You've successfully hard reset your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus and now you're an expert on the topic. I hope you'll share this article on social media to help your friends and family when they don't know why their iPhone 7 won't hard reset! If you have any other questions about your iPhone, leave a comment down below!

Thanks for reading,
David & The UpPhone Team

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David Lynch

Hi, I'm David! I'm here to help you fix problems with your iPhone and help you find a better cell phone plan.

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Kathleen Cahill Tintle
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Kathleen Cahill Tintle

This doesn’t work!

Ruth Paskey Montbriand
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Ruth Paskey Montbriand

Yes it does just takes a little longer don’t release buttons till you see the apple logo if it’s in a case it might help to take it out so your sure the buttons stay pushed in till the logo shows.

Margie Poulos
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Margie Poulos

it didn’t work for me

Tiffany Magid
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Tiffany Magid

yay it worked!!!

Michael Ridout
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Michael Ridout

Thanks! I couldn’t figure it out and was getting frustrated. This did the trick.

Meghan Evans
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Meghan Evans

Did this 3 times and all three times it just goes back to phone being disabled.

Maxime Arbour
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Maxime Arbour

i did the reset until i saw the apple logo and plug it to itunes. i restored it and updated. it extracted data and a small download line was visible directly on my iphone screen. then it finished. itunes had a pop-up that said ”your new iphone will show in the menu on the left side of your screen. this message will automatically disapear in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.” and then my iphone flashed all white again with the black apple logo and it didnt do anything. I’m kindof stuck in the hard reset infinite loop and i dont… Read more »

Jim Mersinger
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Jim Mersinger

Did you figure out? Having same issues.

Maxime Arbour
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Maxime Arbour

Jim Mersinger yep. Had to bring it in stores and they replaced it unfortunately its a motherboard issue

Maxime Arbour
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Maxime Arbour

i did the reset until i saw the apple logo and plug it to itunes. i restored it and updated. it extracted data and a small download line was visible directly on my iphone screen. then it finished. itunes had a pop-up that said ”your new iphone will show in the menu on the left side of your screen. this message will automatically disapear in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.” and then my iphone flashed all white again with the black apple logo and it didnt do anything. I’m kindof stuck in the hard reset infinite loop and i dont… Read more »

Polly Orcutt
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Polly Orcutt

this doesn’t work now – it goes into SOS mode if you hold the volume down button and the power button simultaneously.

Stacie Malone-Wright
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Stacie Malone-Wright

My I phone 7 plus will now hard reset and there is not reset option on itunes

Chad Lyons
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Chad Lyons

It’s just stuck on the Apple logo that’s it has been like that all day and I cannot even get the option to pull up to hard reset

J stobo
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J stobo

Can’t get off the apple logo on my daughters iPhone 7

korey
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korey

this didn’t help. I need to know why the hard reset isn’t working at all. The SOS keeps popping up when I hold the power and volume button. my phone is frozen so the touch screen is useless and the phone wont turn off.

Amanda brown
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Amanda brown

My iphone 7plus will not hard reset it stll has the lock code on it what can i do