How to Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge – Android Tips


After sharing solutions to various problems, we always ask our readers to factory or hard reset as a last resort. Hard resetting your device fixes almost all of the issues and is a recommended and easy fix before taking your phone to a support center for professional technical assistance. We have already shared several guides focusing on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. Today's Android Tips and Tricks series will help you learn how to hard reset the Galaxy S7 or S7 edge.

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Important: Factory reset takes your device to its original / factory condition which means your data will be wiped off. Once you have created a backup of your Galaxy S7, it's time to proceed with the Galaxy S7 factory reset.

How to hard reset Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

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.

Also, make sure to juice up your smartphone to at least 60% or keep it plugged in during the process. You don't want to have your device turn off when you hard reset a Galaxy S7 or S7 edge, or it will create further issues.

Factory reset Galaxy S7 or S7 edge the easy way

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Choose Backup & Restore > Factory Data Reset.
  • Now select Reset Device > Erase Everything.
  • Confirm the warnings and wait for the process to finish.
  • Once done, reboot your phone.

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Hard reset Galaxy S7 or S7 edge using recovery mode

  • Power off your device.
  • Wait for a few seconds while your phone is shutting down.
  • Press and hold the Power, Volume Up and Home buttons simultaneously to get into Recovery mode. (read: how to get into Galaxy S7 or S7 edge recovery mode)
  • Use Volume keys to navigate and Power button to select an option in Recovery mode.
  • Once in, from the main menu, using Power key, select wipe data factory reset.
  • If you want to clear app data cache too, choose wipe cache partition. Clearing cache often fixes various software related issues.
  • When done, go back to main recovery menu.
  • Select reboot system now and that's about it.

Hope the above tips help you fix Galaxy S7 issues and bugs.

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