Resetting the iPhone 7

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by warburg, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. warburg macrumors 6502a

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    How does one reset the iPhone 7? My previous iPhones were reset (rebooted) by simultaneously holding down the sleep-wake and home buttons and then releasing them. My wife and i just started to use her iPhone 7 and my iPhone 7 Plus. Neither of them seems to reset this way. Is there another way to reset them, or are we just doing something wrong?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Instead of holding down the home button (which is differently designed now) hold down the volume down button.
     
  3. Tommo66 macrumors newbie

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    If you mean a hard reset hold the sleep/wake button and the volume down button at the same time and that should force the phone to reboot.
     
  4. itsray macrumors 6502

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    what people said above unless you want a whole restore. which is holding the power button and volume down if you have a 7 or the home button on a 6s/6/5s. then load up iOS on your computer and everything should be fine. if it isn't and you didn't restore from a back up, take it in.
     
  5. warburg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    What doesn't?
     
  7. warburg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Holding down the home button and the lower volume button simultaneously doesn't reset the iPhone 7.
     
  8. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Power button and volume down, as C DM said.
     
  9. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    You hold down the lower volume button and the power button at the same time. You do not touch the home button at all.
     
  10. warburg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, when I do this, what happens is that the volume goes down and the phone shuts off completely. It doesn't come back up when I release the buttons. I have to start the phone back up.
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    Oops. I got it. I wasn't holding the buttons down long enough. Thanks.
     

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