How to Restart / Reboot iPhone 7 & Put iPhone 7 into DFU Mode?

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus bring lots of new features, bringing a huge leap to the world of smartphones. However, with the changes in their software and some other tweaks within the new flagships, the older method to restart or reboot the phone does not work.

So, if you are looking to reboot or restart the iPhone 7, here’s how you can do it.

How to Restart / Reboot iPhone 7 & Put iPhone 7 into DFU Mode?

Restarting or Rebooting iPhone 7 / iPhone 7 Plus

As a novice in tech, the first troubleshooting step in any problem to the device is to restart it. This restarting or rebooting is actually the soft fix that can refresh the whole device, and fix the bugs and hiccups occurring in the run.

So, you might also want to restart your iPhone 7, but you find that the older method of restarting iPhone isn’t working. That is because of the fact Apple has changed the button in the iPhone 7, that were traditionally used to force restart the phone.

Follow these steps to Force Restart your iPhone 7 / Plus:

1: Either you have iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 plus, you need to press and hold both the Sleep/Wake button along with the Volume down buttons simultaneously, at least for the 10 seconds.

2: Doing this will let you see the Apple Logo, appearing on the screen.

3: This logo appearance indicates that the device has been restarted and you should be back in the business.

Tip: Seeing Apple logo on your device means that the device is in its recovery mode, but this does not mean that you are in DFU mode. If the recovery mode does not help your phone, you can try DFU mode.

Putting your iPhone 7 / 7 Plus in DFU Mode:

So, if you’re restarting thing didn’t work for your phone, here’s how you can work to put your phone into DFU mode:

1: Plug in your iPhone 7/7 Plus.

2: Open the iTunes and make sure that it is working.

3: Long press and hold the On/Off button on the right side of the phone for at least 3 seconds.

4: While holding the On/Off button, press Volume down button on the left side of the phone at the same time for 10 seconds.

5: After 10 seconds, let go On/Off button, but keep holding the volume down button for about 5 seconds.

6: If you see Apple logo or “Plug into iTunes” screen, this means you have held the buttons too long, and will need to repeat the above mentioned steps again.

7: If the screen stays black, you are done and your iPhone 7 should now be in DFU mode.

At this point, you will see the alert from iTunes saying that your iPhone has been detected and would be restored.

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