Hard resetting your device fixes almost all of the issues and is a recommended as an easy fix before taking your phone to a support center for professional technical assistance. This quick guide will explain how to reset a frozen Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
Note: Factory reset takes your device to its original / factory condition which means your data will be wiped off. Once you have created a backup of your Galaxy S7, it’s time to proceed with the Galaxy S7 factory reset.
Steps to factory reset Galaxy S7 or S7 edge
- Open the Settings app.
- Choose Backup & Restore > Factory Data Reset.
- Now select Reset Device > Erase Everything.
- Confirm the warnings and wait for the process to finish.
- Once done, reboot your phone.
Steps to hard reset Galaxy S7 or S7 edge using recovery mode
- Power off your device.
- Wait for a few seconds while your phone is shutting down.
- Press and hold the Power, Volume Up and Home buttons simultaneously to get into Recovery mode.
- Use Volume keys to navigate and Power button to select an option in Recovery mode.
- Once in, from the main menu, using Power key, select wipe data factory reset.
- If you want to clear app data cache too, choose wipe cache partition. Clearing cache often fixes various software related issues.
- When done, go back to main recovery menu.
- Select reboot system now and that’s about it.
That is all users need to do in order to do reset the Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, and the same steps work for the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus as well. Good luck, and drop us a comment below with any other questions or concerns.