Well it isn't so, as the Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge comes with a safety feature as when the phone freezes and becomes unresponsive then it restarts automatically within few seconds. This feature can be found in almost every Samsung Mobile or tablet having a non-removable battery. This automatic reboot is present to save your phone's battery and from unwanted hardware damage.
However some situations may arise in which you fill find that the phone is completely frozen and the touchscreen becomes unresponsive and the Galaxy S7 isn't restarting itself besides having the safety feature. Then in this situation manual override comes in to play in which you will restart the Galaxy S7 on your own, however this is not Hard Reset which is done only when the phone doesn't perform well even after restart and fixing everything.
How To Restart A Frozen Galaxy S7 / Galaxy S7 Edge
- If your Galaxy S7/Galaxy S7 Edge is frozen and the touchscreen becomes unresponsive then wait for few seconds at least 40-50 seconds to see whether automatic restart is initiated or not.
- If your frozen Galaxy S7 doesn't restart within few seconds then its time that you have to do the manual override.
- Just press and hold the "Power Button" and "Volume Down" button simultaneously (at the same time) for more than 7 seconds to restart your Galaxy S7.
- After restarting, the phone will boot to home screen thereby fixing the frozen Galaxy S7.
How To Hard Reset Your Galaxy S7 / Galaxy S7 Edge
You should be aware that Hard Reset is only done to reset the phone to factory settings and is only done to reverse any software problems, cache problems, full storage problems and partition problems. Also be aware that in a Hard Reset the entire data stored on your Galaxy S7 will be wiped out and you can't recover anything from your phone's internal storage later. So its a wise decision to always have a backup of your data stored on your phone. To hard reset your Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge follow the steps below.
Warning: Doing a Hard-Reset will initiate factory reset protection on your phone. After this you can't use your phone for 3-days or 72 hours. Make sure that you should only perform hard reset after removing all the Google accounts from the phone. Read more about http://hibbydabby.blogspot.com /2015/12/what-is-factory-reset-protection-google-72-hour-lockout-android-lollipop.html" target="_blank">Google's 72-hour lockout. To be on a safe side go to 'Settings>Security>Factory Reset' if you don't want to initiate FRP.
- Turn off the cell phone.
- Press and hold "Power", "Home" and "Volume Up" button simultaneously for few seconds until you see a warning message on the screen.
- Press Volume Up button to enter recovery mode, if asked.
- In this Galaxy S7 recovery mode you can factory reset, wipe data, wipe Dalvik cache and wipe cache partition easily.
- Use volume up/down to navigate and press home button to select the option.
- After a factory reset the phone will take long time to boot to home screen.
You have successfully learnt to restart a frozen http://hibbydabby.blogspot.com /2016/03/how-to-install-flash-player-on-samsung-galaxy-s7.html">Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge and doing a Hard Reset on it.