How to Reset iPhone 7 – Hard Reset iPhone 7

If your iPhone 7 stops working or in case you want to sell it off, you have to reset iPhone7. Enabling a Factory Reset, iPhone will work efficiently. With the factory reset function, you will be able to wipe the contents of your iPhone7. In a simple way, the option to reset iPhone 7 will reboot your device making it all clean and therefore you will be able to use it again with more efficiency.


Why Back up option is important before you reset iPhone 7?

There might be some cases wherein your iPhone 7 is troubling you with a slow response or no response. Even if you access iCloud, it makes sense to have a full backup by connecting your iPhone 7 to your computer> unlocking it> waiting for it to show up in iTunes> clicking on it.  Now, it will open the Summary screen, wherein you will see a Backup section. Click on “Back up Now”. This will securely store your data, files and important documents before the data vanishes completely.

Before you proceed to know how to reset iPhone 7, you must keep in mind that the process to back up your data is successfully completed. Make sure you remove your SIM card (if any) from your iPhone 7, in case you are giving it or selling it away. Removing the SIM card is essential as it might have the information or data stored on it.

Note: In case, your iPhone 7 stops responding and you are unable to force quit apps or turn the applications off by holding down the power button, you may need to reboot your device before you reset iPhone 7.

How to reset iPhone 7?

Below are the steps mentioned to reset your iPhone 7 successfully:-

  1. Press and hold down the ‘On/Off’ button on the right side of your iPhone 7.
  2. Now, simultaneously press and hold the volume down key on the left side of your iphone 7.
  3. You have to hold both the buttons as the screen turns off completely, and you have to keep holding them until the screen turns back on, displaying the Apple logo.

Note: If all else has failed, you must try to restore your iPhone 7, if it won’t restore normally then you need to put your device into DFU (Device Firmware Update) mode.

This mode interconnects the device with iTunes and with this, you can actually restore your phone. So if the first method didn’t work out for you properly, you can try the following alternative.

How to put your iPhone 7 into DFU mode?

  1. Turn off your iPhone7
  2. Plug in your iPhone7 to your computing devices such as Mac or PC.
  3. Make sure iTunes is actively running on your Mac
  4. Press and hold down the On/Off button of your device for at least 3 seconds
  5. Now, press and hold down the volume down button simultaneously.
  6. Keep holding both the keys for about 10 seconds
  7. Now, let go the On/Off button, but keep holding the volume button for about 5 seconds.
  8. If the screen of your iPhone7 stays black, your iPhone 7 should be in the DFU mode.

Important: At this point, iTunes applications should show you alert displaying it has detected your iPhone 7 and then will allow your device to be restored from a backup.