There’s a new trick to restarting the iPhone 7

Jet Black iPhone 7 scratch test

What does it take to scratch the glossy back of the new Jet Black iPhone 7?

by Vanessa Hand Orellana

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The first step when troubleshooting any sort of electronic device is to restart it. Restarting, or performing a “soft” reset of an iOS device often fixes a keyboard that’s decided to stop working, a camera that won’t open and myriad other bugs and hiccups.

If you find yourself with an unresponsive iPhone 7 and attempt to restart it using the traditional method of holding in the wake and home buttons at the same time, you’re in for a surprise.

Due to the new home button requiring power to work, Apple has changed the buttons used to force a restart. You now need to hold the wake and volume down buttons at the same time. After a few seconds of holding in the buttons, the Apple logo will appear on your iPhone’s display, indicating it has restarted, and you should be back in business.

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