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. There, you can also look into mail-in repair options as well!

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

David Lynch is an expert on cell phones, cell phone plans, and other tech. After using a flip phone into his early 20s, he learned the ropes about iPhones and Androids from a former Apple employee. Today, his articles and videos are read and viewed by millions, and he has been cited by major publications including Reader's Digest, Wired, CMSWire, Consumers Advocate, and more.

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Stewart Berman
Stewart Berman
2 years ago

iPhone 7.
I held the volume down button and the power button
The iPhone turned on and a screen appeared that said:
Enter Passcode
Touch ID requires your passcode
when the iPhone restarts.

How do I completely reset the phone to the way it comes when brand new? I need to clear the phone to give it away.

Scott
Scott
2 years ago

It says “Disabled Try Back In 70,879 Minutes”.

Rich Saturn
Rich Saturn
2 years ago

My iPhone 7 Won’t Hard Reset is the problem, not How To Perform A Hard Reset.

Martins
Martins
3 years ago

still on black screen after force restart

Pam
Pam
4 years ago

Still won’t turn on … any idea?

Chad Lyons
Chad Lyons
5 years ago

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

Stacie Malone-Wright
Stacie Malone-Wright
5 years ago

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

Polly Orcutt
Polly Orcutt
5 years ago

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

Maxime Arbour
Maxime Arbour
6 years ago

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 »

Maxime Arbour
Maxime Arbour
6 years ago

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
Jim Mersinger
6 years ago
Reply to  Maxime Arbour

Did you figure out? Having same issues.

Maxime Arbour
Maxime Arbour
6 years ago
Reply to  Maxime Arbour

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

Meghan Evans
Meghan Evans
6 years ago

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

Michael Ridout
Michael Ridout
6 years ago

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

Tiffany Magid
Tiffany Magid
6 years ago

yay it worked!!!

Margie Poulos
Margie Poulos
6 years ago

it didn’t work for me

Ruth Paskey Montbriand
Ruth Paskey Montbriand
6 years ago

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.

Kathleen Cahill Tintle
Kathleen Cahill Tintle
6 years ago

This doesn’t work!

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