Since the iPhone 7 doesn’t feature a mechanical home button anymore, it is replaced by a multifunctional all command button controlled by the software, therefore it isn’t a surprising fact that hard resets, accessing recovery, and gaining access into DFU mode no longer works the similar way on the new iPhone 7.

Don’t be light hearted hearing this new feature. There’s always a positive side. You will only have to use a combination of buttons to perform each of these tasks.

How to Hard reset iPhone 7

To hard reset (force restart) the iPhone 7, you have to press and hold the Wake/Sleep button and Down Volume button for about 10 seconds. Since the home button is changed in the iPhone 7, the Down Volume button has taken its position during the process.

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The only defect to this feature is that, every time you try o force restart the iPhone 7 the volume HUD will appear on the screen. It’s not a big deal, though, but not as clean as the previous versions.

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How to gain access into Recovery Mode on iPhone 7

Step 1: Connect your iPhone 7 to Macbook or PC with the aid of a Lighting USB cable.

Step 2: Press and hold the Wake/Sleep button + the Down Volume button till it shuts down the screen. Keep holding the Wake/Sleep Button and Down Volume button, even after the Apple logo shows up.

Step 3: Let go of the Wake/Sleep button + Down Volume button once you notice the message “Connect to iTunes” on the iPhone 7 screen.

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Step 4: Now Launch the iTunes, and a message will appear stating that “There is a problem with the iPhone that it requires to be restored or updated.”

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How to enter DFU mode in iPhone 7

Step 1: Connect your iPhone 7 to Macbook or PC with the aid of a Lighting USB cable.

Step 2: Press and hold the Wake/Sleep button + the Down Volume button for about 10 seconds.

Step 3: Let go of the Wake/Sleep button, but keep holding the Down Volume button for an additional 10 seconds. It’s different than the Recovery mode, which shows up a Connect to iTunes message on the screen; here the screen will stay completely blank while in DFU mode.

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Step 4: Now launch the iTunes, and you will notice a message quoting that “iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode.” Make sure you restore the iPhone 7 before it is used with iTunes.

How to exit DFU mode or Recovery mode on iPhone 7

Exiting DFU mode or Recovery mode is simple as long as there are no issues with your iPhone 7.

Step 1: Press and hold the Wake/Sleep button + Volume button continuously till the Apple logo shows up on screen to till the message “Connect to iTunes” disappear while in Recovery mode. In some time, iPhone 7 will boot back to the Lock screen.

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Even though there is no mechanical Home button on the new iPhone 7, it’s still simple to Hard Reset iPhone 7, Access Recovery and DFU Modes.

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