How To Hard Reset Your iPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Plus

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How To Hard Reset Your iPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Plus
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Apple’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are here. The new iPhones look similar to the last year’s iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, but they do introduce some exciting new changes such as a new home button. Previously, you could hard reset your iPhone by holding down the Home and Wake buttons simultaneously. But that’s not the case with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus because they no longer have a physical home button.

The process has changed only slightly

The new iPhones feature a capacitive Home button. It means the new Home button can be triggered only by a finger rather than a physical pressure from any other object. It uses a Taptic Engine to give you feedback through subtle vibrations. It necessitates a new sequence to hard reboot the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus when it stops responding. If you encounter an issue with your brand new iPhone that can be resolved with a hard reset, here’s how you can do it:

Step-1: Press the On/Off button on the right side

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Step-2: While holding down the On/Off button, press and hold the Volume Down key on the left side

Step-3: Keep both buttons pressed until the screen goes off, comes back on and displays the iconic Apple logo

Step-4: Once you see the Apple logo, let go of both the buttons

Now your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus should reboot and take you back to the Lock Screen. You see, the process is only slightly different on new iPhones.

How to take a screenshot on iPhone 7

Other functions like taking a screenshot remain the same. You can take a screenshot by pressing the Power and Home buttons simultaneously. You’ll hear the camera shutter sound, and see the screen flashing white. The screenshot is saved to your iPhone’s Camera Roll or the All Photos album.

Meanwhile, early users of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are complaining about a hissing sound. The hissing sound comes from the logic board and gets louder under load. Apple is yet to officially comment on the issue.

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