How To Hard Factory Reset the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro
A factory reset is quite useful if you are no longer using your old smartphone and wish to give it away or sell it. The reset wipes your device clean of all the information, images, and data. As the name suggests, a factory reset restores the smartphone back to the same settings as when you purchased the device.
But you should note that there is no way to revert a factory reset. It gets rid of all the data and files you have on the smartphone, as well as the login info for your Google account. Still, a factory reset might be your only option when dealing with viruses or software problems.
Let’s take a look at the steps you need to take to factory reset your J7 Pro.
Do a Backup
To keep the data you want to save before the reset, you need to first backup your Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro. There are two ways to do it: using your preferred cloud client or by connecting the device to a computer via USB.
No matter which option you choose, it is best to check all the data to ensure nothing gets lost.
Remove Your Accounts
Removing Google or other Cloud accounts is very important to prevent the smartphone from asking permissions after the factory reset. This feature is called Factory Reset Protection and is designed to safeguard your phone in case of theft.
To remove the accounts, you have to do the following:
1. Enter Settings and Swipe to Clouds and Accounts
2. Go to Accounts and Select Google
3. Tap on the 3 Dots in the Upper Right-Hand Corner
This opens the More menu for your Google account. You should select Remove Account and repeat the process for each account you have.
Do a Factory Reset
Doing a factory reset on Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is quite easy and straightforward. The factory reset we’ll explain is the so-called hard reset that doesn’t require you to go into the Settings app of your phone or use a computer.
1. Switch Off the Device
Press down on the power button until the J7 Pro turns off.
2. Hold Home, Power, and Volume Buttons
Press and hold these buttons for a few seconds until the Samsung logo appears on your phone. This will bring you to the Recovery Mode on your phone and disable the touchscreen.
3. Choose Wipe Data/Factory Reset
Navigate up and down using the Volume buttons and the Power button to confirm your choice.
4. Confirm the Factory Reset
When you get inside the Wipe Data/Factory Reset menu, select the “Yes – delete all user data” option. Remember to navigate using the volume rockers and confirm by pressing the Power button. After you confirm the reset, your phone will start the formatting process that might take some time.
5. Choose Reboot System Now
After all the formatting has been completed, the Recovery Mode menu shows back up on your screen. Navigate to select Reboot System Now, which will load the software without your data. You have now successfully completed the factory reset.
Even though there are other ways to do a factory reset on your Galaxy J7 Pro, this might be the most convenient. Of course, there are also ways to get the same results using the Settings app or your PC.
On the other hand, if you cannot turn off your phone for a factory reset or the Settings app is not responsive, it might be best to take your J7 Pro to a repair shop.