This quick guide will explain how to reset a frozen Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Both phones are nearly two years old but are still very popular, even if they are slowing down. 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. With these phones starting to show signs of age, this is one trick all owners will want to know.
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 below. 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. Additionally, a similar process reboots new Samsung phones too. Good luck, and drop us a comment below with any other questions or concerns.
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