Is your Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge frozen or unresponsive? In very rare circumstances, these devices can become completely unresponsive, refusing to even power on/off. This can be a very problematic situation and although it may seem impossible, there are ways to fix the device and get it working normally again.
Of all solutions to this problem you can find online, the most effective is to reset the device. There are two ways to reset the device; a soft reset and a hard reset. As the names suggest, a hard reset is useful when all other solutions fail and should be attempted only as a last resort. In this article, we take a look at these two ways to reset a Samsung phone and how to use them. We will also share with you a better way to reset the device.
A soft reset should be the first solution you attempt when your device is unresponsive or not working as it should. Before we share with you the precise process to do a soft reset, it is important to share with you a few things first:
A Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge has a non-removable battery and this process is meant to simulate a battery removal when a device is unresponsive.
In many cases, a soft reset will not affect the data on the device.
The device should, however, be charged to a minimum of 5 % before attempting a soft reset. If the battery is lower than 5% the device may fail to power on after the reboot. A low battery could also cause you to lose some data after the process.
With that in mind, follow these simple steps to soft reset the device:
Step 1: Press and hold both the Power and the Volume Down buttons for at least 10 seconds. This will open the Maintenance Boot Mode Screen.
Step 2: Using the Volume Downbutton, highlight the " Power Down" option from the different solutions on the screen. Press the Homebutton to select it.
Your device will reboot and should hopefully be working normally again.
If a soft reset doesn't work, you should consider performing a hard reset. A hard reset is often known as a factory data reset and can be useful in repairing unresponsive devices as well as the most common app and feature problem. There are several things we think you should know before performing a hard reset. These include the following;
It is therefore important to backupall your data before attempting a hard reset.
You should also ensure that you keep your Google Account credentials handy since you will need to sign in to the device after it reboots.
Performing a hard reset will result in total data lossincluding all your contacts, email accounts, system and app data, downloaded apps and all media.
The following simple steps will help you hard reset a Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge：
Step 1: Press and hold the Power button until the phone switches off completely.
Step 2: Now press and hold the Volume Up and the Home buttons. While holding these two buttons, press and hold the Powerbutton until the Recovery screen appears. Release all buttons.
Step 4: Using the Volume Down button to scroll through the options on the screen, highlight the " Wipe data/factory reset" option and then use the Power button to select it.
Step 5: Select " Yes" to confirm the process. The reset will take several seconds.
Step 6: Select "Reboot System Now" and once the device reboots, set it up again and restore your data from the backup you created.
While a soft reset may only be useful in some circumstances, a hard reset, which is a better alternative, will cause total data loss. Moreover, sometimes a hard reset can not be performed successfully if your device is can not be responsive at all. If you want to reset the device in a more quick and safe method, you should consider using iMyFone Fixppo for Android. Not only will Fixppo for Android reset the device, but it will also eliminate the software bugs that could be causing the problem in the first place.
Fixppo for Android has numerous useful features that make it the ideal solution. Some of them include the following:
It supports thousands of Android devices and all versions of the Android OS including Android 10.0 pie
It is very easy to use and can be effective even to beginners with little or no knowledge of how the system works.
It uses the most advanced technology to help repair the device and almost all the Android OS issues can be fixed.
It repairs an Android device under various circumstances including a device that is touch screen not working, the device is frozen, stuck on logo screen, white and black screen, the device won't update, etc.
Step 1: Launch the program and click "Start" to begin the process. In the next interface, provide all the necessary details about your device. Make sure that all details provided are correct before clicking "Download Firmware".
Step 2: Once the download is complete, double-check the device's details again before clicking "Start" and then connect the Android device to the computer using USB cables. Follow the on-screen prompts to put the device in "Download Mode".
Step 3: When the device is successfully in download mode, the program will begin fixing the device automatically. Keep the device connected to the computer until the process is complete.
Keep in mind that Fixppo for Android can be very useful for most Android OS related issues. It is, therefore, a must-have tool for all Android device owners since it will help you get back to using the device as soon as possible regardless of the problem you are experiencing and it will not affect the data on the device.
By Miller Walton , to Android Issues
Posted on Nov 01, 2019 ( Updated: Nov 13, 2019 )