How to Hard Reset iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus
Step 1: Press and hold the Lock/Wake button on the right side of your iPhone.
Step 2: At the same time, press and hold down the Volume Down button on the left side while keeping the Lock/Wake button pressed.
Step 3: Keep holding both the buttons until the screen turns black and then switches back on to display the Apple Logo.
Step 4: Wait for a couple of seconds until your iPhone boots up completely and displays the Lock screen.
That’s all you need to do to force reset your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. The method is quite similar to older iPhone models except that you have to hold the Volume Down button this time rather than the Home button.
Hard reset is just a forced reboot that is usually used in troubleshooting problems on your iPhone such as when it freezes or slows down to such an extent that you cannot interact with anything properly.
You may be aware that Apple has replaced the physical Home button in iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with a new pressure sensitive button that powers a built-in Taptic engine.
The latest technology of the Home button makes it capable of detecting the amount of pressure you exert on it and provides feedback depending on the task you are doing.
Due to the new virtual Home button and the way it works, the method used to put your device into DFU mode or hard reset is quite different than past iPhone models.
We already showed how you can put your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus into DFU mode, but in this tutorial, we will show how easy it is to hard reset your new iPhone.