If your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus keeps freezing and shutting down, you may need to restart it manually. It’s a simple process, and one you can try before heading to the Apple Store or calling Apple Support.
There’s also a way to hard reset your device, though it requires a small utility called ReiBoot. Unlike other methods, this method completely erases the code that’s causing the problem.
1. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button
If you have an iPhone 7 that freezes or gets unresponsive and won’t turn on, you may need to hard restart it. Luckily, it’s fairly easy to do. In fact, you probably won’t need to do it very often.
But it’s a good idea to know how to do it if you ever need to. Not only can it help you save power and keep your phone charged, but it also prevents your device from getting damaged or stolen.
First, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button on the right side of your device for about three seconds. When the Apple logo appears on the screen, release the button and your iPhone will start up again.
The Sleep/Wake button is the button on the top of your iPhone that locks it or wakes it up. It’s connected to a number of features that make your device more secure, including the new Emergency SOS option, which automatically dials 911 or your country’s emergency number with five quick presses of the button.
You can also use the Sleep/Wake button to turn your iPhone on or off, as well as to put it in Do Not Disturb mode when you’re sleeping. Moreover, the button can be used to activate accessibility shortcuts and use Apple Pay from the lock screen.
2. Press and hold the Volume Down button
Sometimes your iPhone 7 will get stuck and it’s hard to turn it off. This can happen if there is a software issue or if the device is frozen. However, it is possible to turn off your iPhone without losing any data or settings. You can do this by pressing and holding the Volume Down button.
If your iPhone 7 is frozen, the easiest way to get it to work again is to restart it. This is a good way to get rid of a software issue, but it can also cause the phone to be unresponsive, so it’s important to try this method only when other methods don’t work.
To restart your device, press and hold the side button until you see a screen that says “power off.” You’ll be asked to enter a passcode to unlock the phone, and then your device will start to boot up.
Once it does, you’ll be able to use the iPhone to make calls. You can also tap the Side or Home button to silence your ringer if you are on vibrate mode, and to reject calls or send them to voicemail.
There are also a number of ways to increase or decrease the volume on your iPhone 7, including by using the volume bar in the setting menu. This is a quick and easy way to adjust the volume, and it can be used in place of the physical volume buttons on your iPhone.
3. Press and hold the Power button
Depending on your iPhone model, the Power button is either located on the top or on the side of the device. It looks like the icon you see on an Apple Watch when it’s on its wrist, and is typically the first thing you see when you open up the Control Center.
This symbol is used to turn off and restart your phone, but what if you don’t have the button or it’s broken? There are several ways to turn off your iPhone without using the Power button.
The first way is to press and hold the Sleep/Wake or Side button until the screen turns off, and then wait for it to restart. This will usually force a restart of your phone and will give you access to a screen that lets you shut down the iPhone completely.
4. Wait for the Apple logo to appear
If you turn off your iPhone 7 or 8 Plus and the screen remains stuck on the Apple logo, there are a few things that you can do to fix the problem. First of all, you can try to restart the device.
This will force the iPhone to start again without erasing any of your personal data or settings. It is a quick solution that will help you save your device from further damage.