Updated: April 13, 2023
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by Oleksandr Kamennyi
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My wife’s iPhone has a software update sign that will not go away.

It disables the phone in that it cannot be rebooted and prevents answering calls

Hello, thank you for contacting Howly! I am here to help you today! May I know your first name, please?

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Nice to meet you, *****!
Could you please take a photo of your wife's iPhone and send the photo to me in this chat?

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Not sure how to send the photo. Are we on messanger?

To attach your screenshot to our chat, you need to press the paper clip button in the lower right corner of the chat window. Then you have to choose an image and confirm sending.

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Let me check
So after you click on OK, it does not react, right?

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Got it
Could you specify the iPhone model?

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i will need to check my phone details. Please wait

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iPhone 7. Model matches the number on the sign- 15.6.1


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Thanks a lot!
Please follow these instructions:

  1. Hold down the Volume Down button on the left side of the device and the Sleep/Wake button on the right side of the device at the same time.
  2. Now, hold the buttons for approximately 10 seconds until the screen goes dark and an Apple logo appears on the screen.
  3. Release the buttons and wait while your iPhone restarts.
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Thank you. That has worked.

Awesome! :)
I’m glad I was able to get that sorted out for you! Is there anything else I can assist you with today?

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no that is all

Thank you for reaching out. Please let me know if you have any other questions and I'll be happy to clarify them for you :)

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thanks again

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Of course, happy to help :)

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