Force Restart Frozen Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge – Android Tips & Tricks


In this guide we are going to find out a simple method of how to force restart frozen Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge phone.In the past when smartphone used to stop being responsive to user taps, commands or actions, it was possible to get it back on by removing and reinserting the battery, since most phones came with a removable battery. However, all that has changed in the recent past, where most smartphone now have non-removable device battery, practically taking the option of reinserting the battery to get the device back to working state out of the equation. Due to mobile firmware improvements, errors and suddenly system failure are rare on modern day device, but still they’re not completely safe from occasional errors, glitches and device failures resulting in unexpected device freeze. Running incompatible apps could freeze the screen or device, to get out of such situations your best course of action should be to force restart unresponsive Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge device. Many are new to Samsung Galaxy devices who are not familiar with methods of fixing unresponsive and frozen screens on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones, for all such users here we have a simple guide to fix frozen Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

How To Force Restart Frozen Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge

Like i mentioned above, in the not too distant past when your Samsung Galaxy device became unresponsive, a simply battery removing and reinserting it would bring the device back to normal. However, with the unibody design on most advanced Galaxy devices this option of removing battery is no longer available. In its place, Samsung has introduced a new force restart method using which you can fix frozen Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge device. Although Samsung has introduced a new intelligent reboot function in Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge that automatically reboots the device if it detects something’s not working properly, but this feature may not resolve the issues in all cases. This is where knowing how to force restart Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge manually comes in handy.

See the step to force restart S7 or S7 Edge phone to bring the frozen screen, unresponsive device back to normal.

1 – If you notice a frozen Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, wait around a minute to see if the device reboots automatically. If nothing happens, see the next step.

2 – Press and hold the Power + Volume Down buttons simultaneously until you see reboot screen on the display.

3 – Once the device reboots, it will vibrate and should be back to working condition.

Basically that’s all that is required to force restart your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, after which everything should be back to normal working state. If the reboot is critical, your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge may boot into recovery mode to prevent anything serious happening to your device. If such a case, press Volume keys to navigate the menu and Power key to make selection. Use Volume key to highlight Reboot Now option on the recovery/safe mode menu and then press the Power button to confirm your selection to reboot the device back into the normal mode.

The steps above only restart your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge which doesn’t result in any data loss. Force restart is not the same as Factory reset, when you hard reset your device it fixes the unresponsive device but also wipes out existing data on it as well, practically returning to back to the factory state of the device when you first purchased it out of the box. For critical errors, factory reset is a recommended option.

How did you like this Galaxy S7/S7 Edge tip? If you’re still having issues after force restart, share in comments below, we will do our best to come up with an appropriate solution.

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