With the announcement of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple has kept the external design of the phone similar to its previous 2 predecessors. However there are some changes, such as the camera bump which is still there (unfortunately) but has been redesigned. Apple has also removed the physical home button in favor of a Force Touch button.
What this means is that instead of a button that actually clicks, it’s more of a capacitive button that has haptic feedback to simulate a click. Given that home buttons failing is one of the more common problems iPhone users have had over the years, this is actually good news. However there is one question that remains: how does one reset the iPhone if the home button does not click?
If you’ve ever had to reset your iPhone, you know the method is to press and hold down the home button and sleep/wake button until the phone shuts off and the Apple logo reappears. With the physical home button gone, fret not as you can still reset the iPhone as pointed out by the folks at iMore.
All users have to do is use a different combination of buttons instead. To reset your iPhone 7/7 Plus, just press and hold the sleep/wake button on the right side of the phone and hold the volume down button on the left side of the phone at the same time. Your phone will turn off and turn back on with the Apple logo display, indicating that it has been rebooted. Simple enough, right?