Smartphone operating systems might not always be as easy to navigate as desktop OSs—finding files nested on the Android operating system can sometimes be a complex task in comparison to using File Explorer on the Windows operating system—but one thing that does work in their favor is problem-solving.

Rarely do you ever have to spend time trying to figure out the solution to a problem with the Samsung SM-G935F smartphone because most things can be fixed by simply taking a hard reset instead, a bit like utilizing a get out of jail free card.

Despite many people saying otherwise, a hard reset and a factory reset on the Samsung SM-G935F device will yield the same outcomes: the phone will be restored to its default, factory state on both occasions. In other words, the same state that it was in when it left the factory responsible for manufacturing it. This means you shouldn’t expect to find any applications that you installed yourself still on the device. Any settings that you changed will be returned to how they were when you first opened the Samsung SM-G935F out of the box too. And, of course, unless you took a backup, all the data that you accumulated—pictures, documents, music, so forth—will no longer be available once the hard reset is complete.

There are numerous similarities between computers and smartphones: they are made up of many of the same components, and all have the same heart, veins, and brain, so to speak. When it comes to resetting the software though, there are some differences. A modern-day computer operating system will offer three ways to reset: rebooting the OS, force-closing all open applications and forcing a reboot, and then a third way, which will return the device to its factory state, if desired. The mobile operating system offers the factory reset option, and the only alternative being the soft reset, which is the same as a straightforward reboot of the operating system.

You shouldn’t worry about a hard reset causing any harm to your Samsung SM-G935F smartphone; provided that you’ve backed up any data that you didn’t want to lose, very little else can go wrong.

How to Hard Reset SAMSUNG G935F Galaxy S7 Edge

1. Turn off the Samsung SM-G935F smartphone by holding in the Power button and then select the option for turning it off completely.

2. Next, reboot the Samsung SM-G935F smartphone by holding in the Volume Up + Home + Power buttons simultaneously.

3. Release all three buttons you were holding once you see the Samsung logo.

4. From the Recovery menu, choose the “wipe data/factory reset” option. (You can navigate with the Volume keys. Once highlighted, confirm your choice with the Power button.)

5. From the next screen you see, choose the “Yes — delete all user data” option.

6. Wait until the wiping is complete and then select the “reboot system now” option when you can see it on your device’s display.

That’s all you need to hard reset the Samsung SM-G935F smartphone by using the Recovery menu.

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