How to Force Restart Frozen Screen iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus

How can you force restart your iPhone 7 when it gets a frozen screen on Apple logo or recovery mode, or encounters other iOS issues? Just read this post to get the details, which is a little different from that of iPhone 6.

By iMobie | Posted on: Oct. 22, 2018, Last Updated: Jan. 24, 2019
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Although iPhone 7 can run faster with its most powerful A10 fusion chip, it may also get frozen screen in Apple logo or recovery mode like other iOS devices, after updating to new software or restoring from iTunes.

As is often the case in this situation, you can’t restart an iPhone 7 because your frozen device won’t show you the screen to “slide to power off”. Worry not. In the following guide, we will show you detailed steps to fix the iPhone 7 frozen screen by force restarting.

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How to Force Restart A Frozen Screen iPhone 7/7 Plus

Different from old iPhones, you could not force restart your iPhone 7 by holding both Power and Home buttons. To force restart iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, you need to hold on both Sleep/Wake and Volume Down buttons to force restart your frozen screen iPhone 7. And don’t release the buttons until you see the Apple logo appearing on your device screen. After loading data, you iPhone 7 will work again.

Force Restart an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus

Force Restart an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus

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Sometimes, a force restart of iPhone may lead to data loss. In such a case, if you have made an iTunes or iCloud backup before, then you can easily retrieve your lost data by restoring from the backup.

For these users who haven’t made any available backup, simply refer to the guide below to get back lost data without any backup.
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The Bottom Line

If you find you mistakenly lost some data on your iPhone 7 after force restarting, you can restore your device or follow our tutorial to recover data from iPhone with PhoneRescue.


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