How to reset Samsung Galaxy S7 [Soft, Hard and Factory]

Here’s the complete guide to Soft reset, Hard reset, and Factory reset the Samsung Galaxy S7.

Reset Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7 was launched back in 2016 at a price tag of Rs. 22,999. The device was one of the best smartphones from the company. It’s almost Q2 of 2020, and still, many of them are using the device without any problems. Using a device even after four (4) years of its launch is a very great thing. However, the device might become slow, and it may also lag frequently. This article will preview the possible ways to increase the device performance by doing different types of resets.

Before going ahead into the article, at first, let’s look at the prerequisites needed compulsorily before resetting a device. Make sure to follow all the points that are mentioned below.


  • Make sure to maintain at least 60% of charging
  • Backup all your data if needed
  • Don’t try to break the operation in the middle; sometimes, it may brick your smartphone
  • Save the necessary Settings that you have changed (only for beginners)

In general, there are three types of ways to increase the speed and stability of the smartphone. The methods include soft reset, hard reset, and factory reset. We will have a look at all of these below directly in the guide itself.

How to Soft Reset Samsung Galaxy S7

In simple words, soft reset means fixing some of the minor issues without losing any data on your mobile. A soft reset is only used to fix any minor issues; it won’t help you fix any vast problems. The Galaxy S7 soft reset guide is as follows.

  • At first, you turn off your device. To do that, long-press the power key and tap on turn off. Otherwise, press and hold the power button for a couple of seconds until the device gets off automatically.
  • Now, press and hold both powers off and volume up buttons for a few moments until you see the Samsung logo.
  • It generally takes some time to open your device.

Hola! You have successfully soft reset your Samsung Galaxy S7. As we told year that only minor issues would be fixed, check the old issues’ device. In case if they have got fixed, then we are happy. Otherwise, follow below to go ahead with the depth process.

How to Factory reset Samsung Galaxy S7

A factory reset is done to restore all the default settings of the smartphone. The other main reason behind doing this operation is to experience the newly installed update. Some people do this to clean the old software files from the device after updating to enjoy the recent update thoroughly. You can also try in on your Samsung Galaxy S7 by following the below-mentioned steps.

  • The very first thing you need to do is – open the Settings menu on your Galaxy S7.
  • Navigate to the Backup & Reset option (in case if you want to back up the data on your mobile, then follow this step. Otherwise, ignore it.
  • Now, head to the Factory data reset option from the backup & reset menu.
  • Tap on Erase All Content & Settings to clean up your device by resetting all the settings to default.
  • Your device will be turned off automatically, and it will do the necessary operations.
  • Be patient and wait for a few moments until the device starts.

We hope that you have successfully Factory reset your mobile without facing any issue. If the problem still arrives, you need to hard reset your device by following the below steps.

Related: How to Hard Reset OnePlus Nord.

How to hard reset Samsung Galaxy S7?

Generally, a hard reset means an operation done to clean the entire smartphone memory and re-install all the hardware components. To do this process on your Galaxy S7, then follow the below-mentioned steps very carefully.

  • Turn off your mobile and wait for a couple of seconds.
  • HVolumelume Up + Power buttons button until the Samsung logo appears.
  • A few options will be shown on the screen; select the recovery mode option by touching the screenVolumelume up and down buttons.
  • At the moment, select tap on wipe data option, and after doing this process, also do the wipe cache operation by selecting it.
  • If the alert message appears while doing any of these processes, select yes and confirm them.
  • This entire process usually takes a few minutes to complete. So, kindly be patient.
  • After successful completion, navigate back to the main menu and reboot your smartphone.

Heyaaaa! You have successfully done the hard reset operation on your Samsung Galaxy S7. We hope everything goes correctly on your smartphone as per the process. If anything wrong happens to your device, please do let us know your issue in the comment section below.

These are three steps to be followed to boost the performance of your device. If you are still facing any issues, then we suggest you take your Galaxy S7 to the nearest service center and describe your problem there.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Specifications

The four-year-old Galaxy S7 features a 5.1-inch display (1440 x 2560 pixels) with 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm dimensions, and the device weighs around 152 grams. The display features include a 16:9 aspect ratio, 577 PPI density, and a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. Galaxy S7 houses an Exynos 8890 Octa (14 nm) Chipset packed with Octa-core CPU and Mali-T880 MP12 GPU. The smartphone is available in two variants – 4GB RAM with 32GB storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB storage.

In terms of camera, the phone assembles with a 12-MP single rear camera with f/1.7 aperture and a 5-MP front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. It runs on Android v6.0 Marshmallow and packs a 3,000 mAh battery with 15W fast charging and Quick Charge 2.0 support. However, it is updated to 2-3 operating systems from the past four (4) years. The connectivity options of the smartphone include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, NFC, 3.5mm audio jack, micro USB 2.0 port etc.

In price, it costs around Rs. 22,22 for the starting model. Galaxy S7 is available in Black, Pink Gold, White, Silver, and Gold options.

Related: How to Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy A31.

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