How to Factory Reset or Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy S7

Smartphone and smart devices has become part of people live in this modern day. These smart gadgets are able to function well thanks to a complicated design, lots and lots of component and also different kind of software.

Since the user always demand for a much better gadget, then a new update is released from time to time by the OS developer. The thing is there are times when this new update is not entirely fit with the rest of the component of a smartphone.

How to Factory Reset or Hard Reset Galaxy S7

When this kind of thing happen, then some issue will come up to the surface such as slow connection, broken apps, and other issue that was never happen before the update. If that is the problem that you are dealing right now with your Samsung Galaxy S7, then there are a couple of things that you can try.

You can try to wipe cache partition, boot it into safe mode to find any app that cause the problem in the first place or you can do factory reset. Factory reset is the last thing that you can do if other solutions don’t solve any of your problems. Why? Because factory reset will clean up the state of the phone and bring it back to factory setting.

It mean that every new app, every data and everything else that was added to your phone after you bought it will be wipe out and nothing left behind. You need to set the whole thing again once the factory reset process is complete and it may take some time to do just that, which is a source of inconvenience for some people.

But, if factory reset is the only option that you have, then you need to do it after you create a backup for the entire data in your phone, which you can restore it back later. In most cases, factory reset will help you to solve any problem or any issue that you have to deal with your Samsung Galaxy S7

There are two methods of doing factory reset that you can do, and they are:

Soft Factory Reset for Galaxy S7

Soft factory reset is the easiest way to perform factory reset because you can do it within the setting of Samsung Galaxy S7. Here is a step by step guide on how to do soft factory reset on your gadget:

  • Go to Settings on your Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Scroll down until you come up with “Backup and Reset” option. Tap on this option
  • A new menu will appear and among the list of options in it, tap on the “Factory Data Reset” option
  • Scroll down once more until you find the “Reset Device” option, and tap on it
  • Your device will ask for confirmation and you can confirm it by tap on “ERASE EVERYTHING” button
  • The factory reset process will now take place and it will take a while before it complete. Once the process is complete, the device will turn back on automatically
  • When the device has turn back on, you need to activate and set it up once again, just like the time when you just bought your Samsung Galaxy S7.

Hard Factory Reset for Galaxy S7

The second method is to do hard factory reset. This is the method that you can try if for some reasons, you are unable to boot into the normal mode of your device. In this method, you won’t be able to use your touch screen and you have to use the Power button and also Volume Up and Volume Down button to navigate through the available options.

Here is step by step guide on how to do hard factory reset for Samsung Galaxy S7:

  • You need to boot Samsung Galaxy S7 to Recovery Mode first, where you can do hard reset safely
  • In the Recovery Mode, use Volume Up and Down button to navigate through the available options until you come up to “Wipe Data / Factory Reset” options and highlight it
  • To select this option, press Power button
  • A new menu will show up and once again use Volume Up and Down button to highlight “Yes” option and then press Power button to choose it
  • The factory reset process will start and it may take a while before it fully complete, so you need to be patient
  • Once the process is done, it will reboot back and you can set it up again, just like a new device

Now the factory reset process is complete, you can set your device back again according to your personal preference. You also can check whether the problem is still persisting or not. Hopefully your problem is already solved and you can use your smartphone back it to its full capacity.

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