how to hard reset your samsung galaxy S7

A guide on how to force restart your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge when frozen or unresponsive

Here are some situations in which you might be forced to hard reset your Samsung Galaxy S7:
-Samsung Galaxy S7 is unresponsive
-Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge screen is frozen
-Samsung Galaxy S7 won't power off
-Galaxy S7 Edge won't restart
-Experiencing software issues or bugs on Galaxy S7 Edge

Hard Reset using the hardware keys

At the moment there is no confirmed procedure on how to access the android recovery mode and perform a factory reset through the boot menu, however there is way to force restart your Galaxy S7 when it's unresponsive. Press and hold the Power key and the Volume down key simultaneously for 8 to 20 seconds to restart it:


Hard Reset using the device settings

Warning: Performing these steps will erase all data from your device. It is recommended to backup any data including photos, videos, or contacts you may want to save first.

If you can access the menu on your Galaxy S7, follow these steps to reset your device

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Select “Back up and reset“.
  3. Tap “Factory data reset“.
  4. A warning will appear warning you that your data will be erased. Tap “Reset device“.
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