As one the best new Android devices on the market, the Samsung Galaxy S7 has got a lot of attention in recent months. A number of new users have made the move over from different devices, so here’s a guide with everything you need to know about factory resetting in a few easy steps.
Warning: Restoring your S7 to factory settings will delete all data from the device. Make sure to back up any important files such as contacts and images before you get started.
1. Soft Reset
The quickest and easiest way to reset the S7 is through the settings menu on the handset.
Open your Settings and navigating to Backup and Reset.
Tap Factory Data Reset.
You should now see a prompt appear onscreen asking you to confirm the reset.
Confirm, and press Reset Device. Your phone will now be restored to factory settings.
After a short wait the reset will be complete.
2. Hard Reset
If you’re having trouble with freezing, this method could be useful for you.
Turn off the device.
Once the S7 is switched off, hold the Volume up, Home, and Power buttons down simultaneously. Keep the buttons pressed down until the phone loads into the boot menu.
From here, navigate to Wipe Data/Factory Reset using the volume keys to move up and down. (The power button confirms your selection.)
Go to Yes, delete all user data, and use the power button to confirm again.
The device will now start the factory reset.
Once complete, press the power button one final time to restart the device.
A factory reset can solve a wide range of issues, and it’s perfectly safe as long as you back up any files you need before you get started. You should now have a better idea of exactly what you have to do to to reset your device.
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