If you have recently purchased a Galaxy S7, I totally get your frustration of noticing that the smartphone that you use has become unresponsive or that something seems wrong with it. Let me tell you from the start that the best solution is to perform a hard reset to return the smartphone back to the factory default settings.
Below you can find all the necessary instructions on how to get your Samsung Galaxy S7 back to factory settings (after all, this is what the procedure that I am telling you about really means), but don’t go straight to the operation without understanding something essential.
It’s important to note that before you go to hard reset any Android powered device, all your data will be wiped off. I am talking all your data including text messages, videos, images and more, so prevent anything important from being lost. I can assure you of the fact that it is impossible to recover your data after doing a hard reset, so online backup is once again really important. On that very matter, a backup should be done on an external device, hard drive, raid system or media and don’t forget to also take out SIM card before full reset. It’s true that this shouldn’t delete the data on your external SD card, but as a precaution, remove it as well.
Once you have created a backup of your Samsung Galaxy S7 and you also made sure that the device is properly charged, it’s time to proceed with the actual SGS7 factory reset.
How to Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy S7 (method 1):
- Turn on your Samsung Galaxy S7;
- Open the Settings app;
- Choose Backup & Restore > Factory Data Reset;
- Up next, select Reset Device > Erase Everything;
- Confirm the warnings;
- After that, just wait for the process to reach to an end;
- Once done, just reboot your Samsung phone.
How to Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy S7 (method 2):
- This time, you have to start the procedure by powering off your device;
- After that, you must wait for no more than a few seconds while your phone is actually shutting down;
- Then, you have to press and hold the Power, Volume Up and Home buttons simultaneously to get into Recovery mode;
- You can use the Volume keys to navigate and Power button to select an option in Recovery mode;
- Then, select wipe data factory reset with the help of the Power key;
- If you want to clear app data cache too, then you must choose wipe cache partition;
- When done, go back to main recovery menu;
- Select reboot system now and that was all for today!