How To Reset iPhone 7

Whether you want to reset your iPhone 7 to factory default settings or perform a soft reset that keeps your data, this article teaches you how to do either. A reset is useful if your Apple iPhone 7 locks or freezes and no longer responds. Here’s how to perform both a soft or hard reset.

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Soft Reset

A soft reset is useful for freezes or when your apps won't install or download. To soft reset an iPhone 7, do any of the following:

  • Press and hold the “Power” button until a red slider appears.
  • Drag the slider on the screen.
  • Press and hold the “Power button until the Apple logo appears.

Alternatively,

  • Quickly press the “Volume Up“.
  • Quickly press the “Volume Down“.
  • Hold the Sleep“/”Wake” button until the Apple logo appears.

Or,

  • Press and hold the “Sleep“/”Wake” and the “Volume Down" buttons (about 10 seconds)
  • The Apple Logo should appear and your iOS device restarts automatically. After which your apps should install correctly.

Factory Reset

To factory reset iPhone 7 devices (hard reset) is to erase all data on the device. You ought to sync your contacts and other data before doing so. Here's what to do:

  • Go to the Home screen.
  • Navigate to Settings.
  • Tap General.
  • Next, choose Reset and select the option "Erase All Content and Settings".
  • A warning appears for you to confirm. Enter your passcode if prompted.
  • Tap Erase iPhone.

Alternatively,

  • Plug in your iPhone 7 to the computer and open iTunes.
  • Select your iPhone from the left menu in iTunes.
  • Click the Restore button in iTunes.
  • Click Restore or Restore and Update to confirm.
  • iTunes then downloads, prepares and restores the software on your iPhone 7.

Or,

  • Connect your Apple iPhone 7 to the computer.
  • Switch off your phone.
  • Press and hold the Power button for about 3 seconds.
  • Then, press and hold together Volume Down and Power button for about 10 seconds.
  • After 10 seconds, release only the Power button.
  • An alert by iTunes reads that it has detected a device in Recovery Mode. Once it appears, release Home button.
  • Accept all alerts and wait for it t complete operation.

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