How To Factory Reset Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge – Android Tips & Tricks


Factory Reset on Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge is an extremely useful function that fixes several issues. When no other solution works to solve the problem afflicting your device, factory reset on Android device comes as a solution of last resort. It is recommended that when no other solution works to fix the problem on your device, you perform a hard reset on Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge phone that almost guarantees to bring the device back to life. If the Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge factory reset option doesn’t work, then you can take your device to a professional support center to get the issue fixed. We regularly post helpful tips for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices. Today’s another post in a series of posts in which we are covering basic tasks that most Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge users will be using from time to time.

Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge factory reset should only be done after trying all other methods for fixing the problem, as it wipes out all existing data on device, which requires you to backup data and restore it after factory reset. Therefore, backup data on your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge before following the steps in the guide below.

How To Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge hard reset wipes out device data including videos, photos, text messages, apps, and any other item that you installed after purchasing the device, therefore, it’s essential that you backup device data before proceeding. Keep your device plugged in during the factory reset process or make sure it has at least 60% battery charge to prevent the device from accidentally shutting down, or else your device could face further issues.

Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge:

1 – Open the Settings app on your device.

2 – Head to Backup & Restore > Factory Data Reset.

3 – Next, select Reset Device > Erase Everything option.

4 – Select YES when prompted and wait for the process to complete.

5 – In the end, reboot your device.

Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge:

1 – Switch OFF you device and wait for it to shutdown.

2 – Now, press and hold Power + Volume UP + Home physical keys together to enter the device into the recovery mode.

3 – In the recovery mode, tap doesn’t work, use Volume keys to navigate and Power button to make selection.

4 – In the main recovery menu, use volume key to highlight Wipe data factory reset option and press Power key to confirm your selection.

5 – Next, you need to clear device cache, for that, select Wipe cache partition option to fix firmware related problems that your device may be facing.

6 – After wiping data and cache, return to the main menu and select Reboot system now to put the device back into the normal mode.

That’s all. Hope this guide proved helpful. For feedback, send comments below.

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