On the surface iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus almost don’t differ from their ancestors. Nevertheless the Home button in fact is no longer a button even though it looks like it. Now it can rather be called a touch-sensitive surface which creates a feeling of pressing thanks to the Taptic Engine. Well, there is nothing wrong with that, but how to perform a forced reboot of iPhone 7 now?

How to reboot iPhone 7 without the Home button

Sometimes iPhone stops responding or for some other reasons needs a forced reboot. Experienced users of iOS-devices are well aware that in any strange situation you should press and hold the power button and the Home button. But what shall we do if the Home button is no longer a button? Pressing of a Home button in iPhone 7 is processed by the software and it will not help if the smartphone stopped responding.

Apple came up with a new combination of buttons pressing of which shall reboot iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus:

  • Press and hold down the power button and the lock button on the right side of the phone.
  • While still holding them down, push and hold down the volume down button on the left side of the phone.
  • Hold down the buttons until the smartphone’s screen goes dark and then appears the Apple logo.