This quick guide will explain how to reset a frozen Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Both phones arrived in March of 2016 but are still very popular. The Galaxy S7 doesn’t have a removable battery, meaning you can’t pull out the battery if it’s frozen or unresponsive.
Learning how to reboot your phone will save you lots of trouble when facing other problems. Instead of going to a carrier store for help a reboot will fix almost all minor issues.
On older Samsung Galaxy phones you could pull out the battery if the phone was acting up, that’s no longer an option. Instead, you’ll need to do a hard reset by pushing a few buttons in a specific order.
How to Reset a Frozen Galaxy S7, S7 Edge
Those paying attention during setup may have actually seen the tip for how to reboot a frozen Galaxy S7, as Samsung mentions it. If not, here are the quick and easy steps to do it yourself. As a reminder, this will not erase any data or content on your phone.
“If your device is unresponsive, press and hold the Power key and the Volume down key simultaneously for more than 7 seconds to restart it.”
All owners need to do is press the power and volume-down buttons at the same time, and hold both down for 7-8 seconds. Push, hold, and wait. After 7-8 seconds the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge will vibrate, turn off, and reboot. This should resolve most problems.
For some, the Galaxy S7 may reboot into a maintenance mode like what’s shown in our image above. In this case, use the volume keys to navigate the on-screen menu and the power button to select reboot. Highlight restart and hit the power button to restart your phone.
That is all you need to know about doing a quick reboot or reset on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. These same steps work for the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. Good luck, and drop us a comment below with any other questions or concerns.
While you’re here take a look at some of the best Galaxy S7 Edge cases from our slideshow below.
Galaxy S7 Edge S-View Flip Cover (Clear)
Our first recommendation is the official Samsung S-View flip case. For the S7 Edge, Samsung has three different S-View Flip cover cases. There's the traditional flip cover with a window like previous years, a clear model, and a LED flip case. Our favorite is the clear case, as it will display all the information on the always-on display. This offers a full view of the entire screen, not just a small cutout like previous years.
The S-View case gives you quick access to information on the screen at any moment, even when the case is closed. You can answer a phone call, see the weather or answer phone calls without opening it. It also wraps around all four corners to protect the Galaxy S7 Edge without getting in the way of using Edge screen features.
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