How to Hard Reset iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus

Summary

Looking for presentation on how to hard reset iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus? Read this tutorial to get the solution.

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Mar. 28, 2017

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When we hard reset iPhone 7, it means to force iPhone to restart. Why would we do a hard reset? Because a hard reset is very useful when iPhone 7 has something wrong, for example iPhone 7 is frozen. And it won't lead to losing the data on phone.

Maybe you knew how to hard reset iPhone 6s, or earlier ones. But since Apple has replaced the physical Home button in iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with a new pressure sensitive button. So to hard reset iPhone 7 is totally different thing. It will be shown below step by step.

How to Hard Reset iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus

Step 1. Press and hold the power and Volume Down buttons. The power button is the long, thin button on the right side of iPhone 7 that we use to lock it, and the Volume Down button is on the left side to turn down phone volume.

Step 2. Continue holding both buttons until you see the Apple logo. This may take about 20 seconds.

Step 3. Wait for your iPhone 7 to continue booting. It takes a while for an iPhone 7 to completely boot up, so don't be panic if the logo stays on the screen for a bit. After a minute or so, your iPhone 7 should boot to your Home screen.

How to Hard Reset iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus

How to Hard Reset iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus

After iPhone 7 booting, you can check if it is still frozen. This hard reset method is great enough to fix any problem most time. If your iPhone 7 keeps freezing, or has other serious problems, another hared reset method - factory reset - could be helpful. But you have to notice that factory reset will lead to losing all your data on iPhone 7, so you need to backup iPhone 7 first.

Bonus Tip: How to Backup iPhone 7 to Computer Before a Factory Reset

When you do a factory reset for iPhone 7, you have to save your data first on computer, or somewhere else. In this tip, we introduce AnyTrans to help you backup iPhone 7 to computer. AnyTrans is a professional iOS data manager. It can help you backups iPhone 7/7 Plus to computer easily and fast. You can choose to backup all iPhone 7 contents at once, and access and view the backup files anytime you want.

How to Backup iPhone 7 to Computer with AnyTrans

Step 1. Download AnyTrans on your computer (PC/Mac).

Step 2. Open AnyTrans > Plug in your iPhone 7 > Click on Content to Mac/PC shortcut button.

How to Backup iPhone 7 to Computer with AnyTrans - Step 2

How to Backup iPhone 7 to Computer with AnyTrans - Step 2

Step 3. Select the contents you want to backup > Click Select button to choose destination to save data > Click the Right Arrow to start, and it’s done with backing up iPhone 7. Why not try AnyTrans now?

How to Backup iPhone 7 to Computer with AnyTrans - Step 3

How to Backup iPhone 7 to Computer with AnyTrans - Step 3

The Bottom Line

When there is an emergency to iPhone 7, a hard reset is fairly useful and helpful. But also don’t forget to backup iPhone 7 to computer with AnyTrans when you plan a factory reset. Download AnyTrans for free now.

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