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
- Begin by pressing and holding the volume down button and the power button simultaneously.
- 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!
- 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