How to Force Restart an Unresponsive Galaxy S7 or S7 edge – Android Tips

Rafia Shaikh
Posted Mar 26, 2016
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Samsung no longer offers removable batteries with its Galaxy S flagship smartphone. While the company has improved its software, there are still a lot of issues and glitches that are yet to be ironed out. If you are annoyed by screen freezes and unresponsive apps, the easiest way out often is to force restart your unresponsive Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge. For those of you who are new to the unibody design, here is how you can force restart Galaxy S7 or S7 edge. Remember, frozen or unresponsive screens are often nothing but an app gone haywire. So before you start feeling heartbroken, here is how you can easily force restart Galaxy S7 duo to get it back to life.

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How to force restart Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge

In the past if your Samsung Galaxy froze or was acting funny, pulling out the battery would fix it. Samsung’s now included a new feature that initiates force restart automatically when it detects a software related problem. Your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge should also reboot automatically when things don’t perform as they should. However, the feature doesn’t always work perfectly. When you need to manually force restart Galaxy S7 or S7 edge, following steps will help you out.

If your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge gets unresponsive or is stuck when you are trying to update an app or use some features of the device, here is how to manually restart Galaxy S7 or S7 edge.

  1. Wait for 40 seconds or more to see if your Galaxy S7 initiates auto-reboot.
  2. If it doesn’t happen, simply press and hold the Power button and the Volume Down key at the same time for about 7-8 seconds.
  3. Your Galaxy S7 will vibrate, turn off and then reboot.
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Everything should work as it normally does. In some cases, if the reboot was severe, your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge might boot into maintenance or safe mode. If that happens, you can use Volume keys to navigate the menu and Power button to select “Power” or “Reboot now” to restart your device in normal mode.

Remember, the above steps help you to force restart or reset Galaxy S7 or S7 edge. It doesn’t factory reset your device or affect the content of your device. For more severe issues and software lags, you can always factory reset your Galaxy S7 or S7 edge before going for professional help.

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