In case your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus is misbehaving and needs a quick restart, follow these steps to force it to reboot without having to power it
features a haptic Home button instead of a physical Home button, therefore, the process of performing a force restart is different from that of earlier devices.
It’s also not the same with
restarting an iPhone 8
When Should You Force Restart?
From time to time, your iPhone or iPad may suffer some form of a software glitch. It can be an iOS update gone wrong, unresponsive app, or just an iOS or iPadOS
bug that won’t disappear.
Force restarting is most useful when your iPhone or iPad is stuck and unresponsive. When you can’t even
your device, try force rebooting it—it usually resolves the issue.
How to Force Restart iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
To force restart an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, perform the following three easy steps.
- Hold down the Volume Down button on the left side of the device and the Sleep/Wake button on the right side of the device simultaniously.
- Now, hold down the two buttons for about 10 seconds until the screen turns dark and an Apple logo shows up on the screen.
- Release the buttons and wait while you iPhone restarts.
Alternatively, you can hold down the Sleep/Wake or Side button on the device to bring up a screen that will allow you to power down your iPhone completely. The same option
appears as part of the Emergency SOS screen if you press the Side button a total of five times.
Lastly, if you launch the Settings app and head over to the General area, you can scroll down to the bottom and tap on the “Shut Down” option.
Restarting Other Devices
Don’t have an iPhone 7? Make sure to check out our guides on how to force restart other Apple devices, listed below:
How to Force Restart iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR