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How to Reset Galaxy S7/S7 Edge

We can state beyond the shadow of a doubt that Samsung's S series has done an incredible job. One of the remarkable models among this series is Galaxy S7/S7 Edge which has certainly gained an immense love by the users. Now that you've also decided to buy the same model, you should have an idea about the new settings and especially resetting of the device since it's natural to get glitches and then resetting the device comes as rescuer at that moment. In this article, we are going to tell you several ways through which you can reset your Galaxy S7. When you'll know how to reset Samsung Galaxy S7 , you will be able to fix minor glitches on your own when that occasion happens. Let us now explore the resetting methods one by one.

Part 1: Soft Reset Galaxy S7/S7 Edge with Hardware Keys

When it comes to soft resetting Galaxy S7, it simply implies to restart your device. Unlike the above methods, this is not going to make you suffer from any data loss. The steps are –

  • All you need to long press the 'Power' button.
  • Hit 'Restart' now and confirm by tapping 'Restart' once again.
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Part 2. How to Hard Reset Galaxy S7/S7 Edge with Hardware Keys

In order to accomplish resetting Galaxy S7 to factory settings, you can also take help of the hardware keys. This method is mainly helpful when your device's menu fails to work properly or you can't operate your device due to some issue that made your device unresponsive. Again, as these are the steps for hard resetting, you can use the method in case of frozen device, touchscreen issues, unable to receive/make calls, and the like. Not to mention, it will erase everything from your Samsung Galaxy S7. Following are the moves needed to be followed.

  • Initiate the process with turning off the device. Post switching it off, hold down the 'Power', Volume Up' and 'Home' buttons simultaneously.
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  • Keep doing until Samsung logo becomes visible. Now, you'll notice the start-up screen and a list of menu will appear.
  • To choose the right option from the menu, you need to take assistance of 'Volume Down' button and reach to the 'wipe data/factory reset' option. To choose it, tap the 'Power' key.
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  • You'll be asked for confirmation. Go to 'Yes' option and choose 'Reboot system now'. Within a while, your device will be wiped and go to the factory state.
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Part 3: How to Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge

Factory reset takes your device to its original / factory condition which means your data will be wiped off. Please note that hard resetting erases all the data on your device. Text messages, photos, videos, settings, everything will be removed in the process. So, don't forget to create a backup of your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge before proceeding.

3.1 Reset from Setting Menu

To know how to reset Galaxy S7, you can make use of Settings in your device which is a convenient method for all. This method is used when your device is troubling you with issues like freezing or poor battery performances etc. moreover, please note that using this method will result in wiping out the entire data from your device. Your device will go to the factory state once again as it was earlier. Here are the steps you simply need to give attention to reset Galaxy S7 to the factory settings.

  • Tap on 'Apps' from Homescreen followed by 'Settings'.
  • Tap 'Backup and Reset' button after that.
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  • Now, look for 'Factory Data Reset'.
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  • Tap on 'RESET PHONE/DEVICE' option and enter the password, PIN or pattern to confirm the action.
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  • Lastly, hit on 'Delete All'.

If you manually operate the factory resetting , it may cause some unknow errors. I really recommend the way two to perform factory resetting, it can finish the process in few minites even your device was locked.

3.2 How to Factory Reset Locked Galaxy S7 without Passcode?

What if your Samsung Galaxy S7 gets locked and you need to reset it? How would you then reset the device sans password? Well! This is no more difficult ever since Tenorshare 4uKey for Android has launched. This tool holds the responsibility of removing any kind of Android locks be it passwords, PIN, Google account or pattern or even fingerprint lock. You'll experience unlocking the screen within seconds without any efforts. Let us understand how you can reset Galaxy S7 via 4uKey.

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Step 1: Download and run the program on your PC. Connect your Samsung with it via USB cable and select "Remove Screen Lock" function.

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Step 2: Next, hit on the 'Start' button to bypass the screen.

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Step 3: You could now see there is a pop-up window to ask you to confirm if you really want to start the process. Click on Yes, then the process will be started.

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Step 4: Wait for the software to complete the process.

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Part 4. How Reset Network Settings on Suamsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge

Network settings comprise Wi-Fi, cellular data and other network related settings. And resetting these settings result in wiping away the entire network settings like Wi-Fi or VPN passwords etc. You can go for this method when you're having connectivity issues going on with your device. Here is how to reset Samsung Galaxy S7's network settings.

  • Open 'Settings' and scroll down to 'Backup and Reset'.
  • Pick out 'Reset Network Settings' and select 'RESET SETTINGS'.
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  • Confirm by again tapping 'RESET SETTINGS'
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We gave you a comprehensive guide on how to reset Samsung Galaxy S7. After carefully reading this article, you will master the tricks and can use these methods as troubleshooting steps when stuck with issues. Furthermore, we made you aware with one of the most reliable tool i.e. 4uKey that can help you to reset Galaxy S7 or any other Android device without any password. This tool's performance is really commendable and you can simply rely on it when it comes to factory resetting an Android. Hope you learnt well and got what you needed.

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Updated on / Posted by Anna Sherry to Android Data Follow @Anna Sherry

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