The new iPhone 7 is not too different from last years iPhone 6S when it comes to design. There are some changes of course and apart from the removal of the headphone jack, the redesign of the home button will affect how users interact with their new iPhone. The new home button is not clickable. Instead it has inherited the pressure sensitivity feature of Apple new MacBooks with a new Taptic Engine providing the necessary vibration feedback so that the key doesn’t feel like a touchpad.
It’s all good until when you need to reboot or reset your iphone. Initialy we just hold the Home button and the power button when we want to force reboot (during those times when jailbreaking doesn’t work like we hoped) and now hat the home button needs to be powered on to work it seems like all hope is lost.
Apple has provided a new key combination for rebooting your iPhone 7 and 7 Plus that doesn’t involve the home button this time.
How to reboot your iPhone 7
- Press and hold down the On/Off button on the right side.
- While continuing to hold the On/Off button, press and hold the volume down button on the left side of your iPhone.
- Hold both buttons as the screen turns off, and keep holding them until the screen turns back on and displays the Apple logo.
How to put your iPhone or iPad into DFU (Device Firmware Upgrade) mode
- Turn off your iPhone 7 and Plug in your iPhone 7 to your computer and make sure iTunes is running.
- Press and hold down the On/Off button on the right side of your device for 3 seconds.
- Press and hold down the volume down button on the left side of your iPhone 7 while still holding down the On/Off button.
- Keep holding both buttons down for 10 seconds. (If you see the Apple logo, you’ve held them too long and will need to start again.)
- Let go of the On/Off Button but keep holding the volume down button for about 5 seconds. (If you see the “Plug into iTunes” screen, then you’ve held it too long and will need to start again.) If the screen stays black, that’s it! Your iPhone 7 should now be in DFU mode.
- At this point, iTunes should show you an alert saying it’s detected your iPhone 7 will allow it to be restored.