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How to Restart an iPhone 7 (Plus)

"It was around 2 years ago when I was still using iPhone 7 Plus but when I completed the iOS update and the device rebooted, it kind of got stuck on the Apple Logo. As a short-sighted young man, I panicked but wasn't able to find a way out."

Now, I realize that there are many iOS users who have faced similar problems along with others, and there is always a way out. I was not able to restart the device through the regular method as it was not responding but there are actually other ways to restart a non-responding device, Apple made sure of it. So, here's how to restart iPhone 7, details are discussed below.

Part 1:How to Restart iPhone 7/7 Plus in Normal Cases

Normally, it is very easy to restart an iOS device. The regular method includes turning off the device and then turning it on again. It is the simplest procedure to restart iPhone 7 that includes only the Power button. The procedure is detailed below for your convenience.

Hold the Power button of your iPhone 7 until the Slider is visible.

Now, swipe the Slider to turn off the device.

Now, wait a few seconds and then hold the Power button again to turn it back on.

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If due to some complications you are unable to restart the iPhone 7 through this regular method then you should Force Restart the iPhone 7.

Here's how to restart an iPhone 7 if conventional methods aren't working;

Take out your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, hold the Power button along with the Volume Down button.

Hold it until the Apple Logo is visible on the screen again, then you can let go the buttons.

The force Restart is complete when you see the Apple Logo on the screen again, but make sure you are not holding the buttons for too long, otherwise, you will be redirected to Recovery Mode.

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Part 2: How to Restart iPhone 7/7 Plus if It's Stuck/Frozen

It is very troubling if you are unable to restart iPhone 7 because a simple restart can resolve so many problems with the said device. If you are stuck on Apple Logo or unable to exit Recovery Mode or DFU Mode or Black Screen etc. etc. you will be able to get your iPhone out of such unsettling situations by simply restarting the device.

But there is a big chance that the regular method won't work in such situations, so, you need to use some other means to it. Like you can restore the iPhone using iTunes and at the end of the procedure the device will reboot but applying this method will also wipe out the all the data from your iPhone. So, you can either make a backup of the device before launching iTunes or use Tenorshare ReiBoot to fix the device without data loss.

Way 1:Restart an iPhone 7/7 Plus without Data Loss

If your iPhone is facing any of the mentioned problems then we recommend using an iOS recovery tool instead of restoring the device with iTunes. If you use a recovery tool, then it will not only fix the issue at hand but also fix the underlined problem that was causing the issue. So, you will definitely get a better result if you use Tenorshare ReiBoot to fix the iOS.

Step 1: You need to download and install Tenorshare ReiBoot from the internet.

Step 2: Afterward, launch the program and connect the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus with a computer, use the lightning cable.

Step 3: After, ReiBoot detects the device go to the main interface of the program and select "Repair Operating System", then proceed by clicking "Start Repair".

enter recovery mode

Step 4: Now, ReiBoot will prompt you to get a particular firmware, required for the next part of the procedure. You need to specify a location and then click "Download".

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Step 5: After the download is completed, click "Start Repair" to begin the recovery process. It will take several minutes to complete the procedure and afterward the device will be rebooted.

repair operating system

Way 2: Restore iPhone that won't Restart using iTunes

Lastly, we are going to restore the device using iTunes. It is not all bad, it will fix the device but it will also wipe the data. So, it is recommended to make a backup of the device before connecting the device to iTunes or you can just take the previous option.

So, here's how do you restart an iPhone 7after restoring it with iTunes;

Step 1: You need to start by updating the version of iTunes you are using on your computer, it will make the procedure go smoothly.

Step 2: Then, launch the app and connect the iPhone to the computer using the lightning cable.

Step 3: Now, put iPhone 7 into Recovery Mode to proceed.

  • Hold the Power button with the Volume Down button.
  • Hold them until you see the "Connect to iTunes" screen.

Step 4: After you put the device into Recovery Mode, a pop-up message will appear on the screen. It will say that iTunes has detected an iPhone in Recovery Mode.

Step 5: The "Restore" option will be on the dialog box, click on it.

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This way iTunes will restore the iPhone to its Factory Settings, but before starting the process it will need a confirmation from you as the app will be deleting all the data from your device.

The Bottom Line

Hopefully, no would get stuck with their iPhone 7/7 Plus anymore; all the main details and procedures are discussed in detail for the readers. Even if the Force Restart is not working then the users are recommended to use iTunes to restore the device and then restart it but it will be better to use ReiBoot, as it will repair the iOS and won't harm the files on your device.

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