Factory Reset Galaxy S7: A factory reset or hard reset erases all data on a Samsung Galaxy S7 and restores the factory default settings. Factory resets normally solve software problems such as unresponsiveness, some battery drain issues, and other Galaxy S7 problems. Before you perform a Galaxy S7 hard reset, you may need to backup your Android contacts and device data.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Factory Reset
- From the home screen tap the apps icon in the lower right corner.
- Locate and tap the settings icon.
- In the upper corner of the screen tap the accounts tab.
- In the bottom of the next screen tap the Backup and reset button.
- Tap factory data reset.
- Read the information that appears on the Galaxy S7 screen and tap Reset device to proceed.
Your Galaxy S7 restarts during the process. When it starts, you have to set up the device again as if you had just received a brand new S7. This method assumes that you have access to your device. However, if you 're facing screen troubles (frozen screen) then you can use the next method to factory reset Galaxy S7 smartphones.
Factory Reset Galaxy S7 Using Recovery Mode
You can remove all data from your Samsung Galaxy S7 by resetting it to factory settings, or doing a "force reset." You can do so by either using the Settings menu to erase all your data or by using the Recovery menu. Important: By performing a factory data reset, all data — like your apps, photos, and music — will be wiped from the device. Any data stored in your Google Account will be restored when you sign in, but all apps and their data will be deleted and cannot be restored. Learn how to backup your data before performing a factory data reset.
This requires that you access the recovery mode menu. If you do not know how to do this, read our article on how to access recovery mode on Samsung Galaxy S7 devices. From the recovery menu, do the following:
- Navigate the recovery mode screen/menu using the volume up and volume down keys. Use the power button to select an option.
- Find wipe data/factory reset using the navigation keys
- Execute the operation using the power button
Your Galaxy S7 will restart and boot with the default settings. Complete the Galaxy S7 setup process and continue to use your device as you normally would. Thanks for reading how to Factory Reset Galaxy S7 devices how-to guide. Please share the tutorial so that others can learn how to hard reset their S7 devices as well. Note: If your Galaxy S7 becomes unresponsive at any point during these steps, you can restart it by holding down the Power button for several seconds. This guide also works for the Galaxy S7 Edge.