There are a variety of reasons why you may need to factory and hard reset your Samsung Galaxy Note 7. You installed too many apps and just need to start clean. You may also be selling your smartphone or fixing some other problem. Here’s how to factory reset your Galaxy Note 7.
The Samsung Note 7 features a 5.7 Inch Super Amoled with 1440 x 2560 pixels screen resolution and a density of 506 PPI, which provides an enticing visual.
The phone is based on an Exynos 8 Octa 8890 2.3 chipset and powered Octa-Core processors with a clock speed of 2.3 GHz. The processor is accompanied by a massive 4GB ram which helps in multitasking. To handle the graphics, there is an ARM Mali-T880 Mp12 GPU. The handset runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
If your Galaxy Note 7 is behaving very slowly or is unresponsive or perhaps you would like to set it up afresh, resetting or restoring your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will do the trick. There is a simple method of resetting your Samsung Galaxy Note 7, we have listed some helpful tips to help guide you through the process.
[box type=”info” align=”” class=”” width=””]Before performing a reset, please remove your Google Account and your screen lock. If the Google Account is not removed, the phone will enter the Google Reactivation Lock. Do not forget to backup your phone’s data before doing a factory data reset.[/box]
Unlock Screen Pin / Pattern / Password Samsung Note 7
If you’ve forgotten or lost your screen lock fingerprint, pin, pattern and password, you have up to 5 attempts to try and unlock your Samsung Note 7. If you’re still unsuccessful after several attempts, the only way to unlock your device is to reset via Samsung or Google find my device.
You’ll need your Google or Samsung Account credentials and the phone will need to be turned on and connected to the internet.
Reset Lock Screen with Google Find My Device
- Go to https://www.google.com/android/find and then log in with your Google email and password.
- Choose the Galaxy Note 7 from the top left hand corner of the menu.
- Choose the “Erase Data” option from the action menu.
- Select “Erase Device” to confirm.
- Enter your Google Account password to reset the phone.
Unlock Screen use Samsung Find My Mobile
- Go to https://findmymobile.samsung.com and then log in with your Samsung Account ID and password.
- Select the Galaxy Note 7 from the menu on the left.
- Select the ‘Erase Deviceʼ option from below the device information.
- Choose the ˊEraseˋ button on the popup.
- Enter your Samsung Account password to confirm and send the task to your phone.
Hard Reset Samsung Note 7 via Recovery
- Turn off your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and wait a few seconds.
- Press and hold the Home,Volume Up and Power buttons until you see the Galaxy Note 7 logo.
- Wait a few seconds.
- Navigate with the volume buttons to Wipe data / factory reset and confirm with the Power button.
- Navigate to Yes and confirm with the Power button.
- Allow several seconds for the factory data reset to complete.
- Your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will now reset.
Factory Reset Samsung Note 7
- Go into the “Settings”.
- Tap ‘Backup and resetʼ.
- Tap on “Factory data reset”.
- Tap on “Reset Device”.
- Enter in your lock screen credentials and then tap on ‘Continueʼ.
- Confirm you understand that all data will be erased by tapping on ˊErase Everythingˋ.
- Your device will restart and begin the Factory Data Reset.
- Swipe up or down to view the ˊAppsˋ.
- Touch “Settings”.
- Scroll to and touch ˊGeneral managementˋ.
- Touch “Reset”.
- Touch ‘Factory data resetʼ.
- Read the warning, then scroll to and touch “RESET”.
- If you’re prompted for screen lock credentials, enter your PIN/password/pattern and touch ˊNEXTˋ.
- Touch ‘DELETE ALLʼ.
- After the reset, the Galaxy Note 7 will reboot to the initial setup screen.
The final word
The Samsung Note 7 is a great mid-range phone from the manufacturer Samsung. It has a good battery backup and decent processing with a nice set of cameras. The internal storage could have been better but considering the budget, it is a good option to go for.
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