Rebooting a Samsung S7

My phone froze earlier today (black screen, no activity), and several of my default fixes didn’t do diddly-squat.

I googled it and found several options. Most of them didn’t do anything. Don’t know if that was due to some model differences (Verizon vs ATT, for instance), or something else.

Anyway, what finally worked was this simple combination:

  • Press and hold the Power button at the same time as the Volume Down button. You’ll hold them for around 10/12 seconds, so don’t give up too early.

That’s all it took. It booted fine and seems to be happy now.

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I’m Carl Setzer, a nearly life-long resident of greater Seattle. I'm a Realtor. A geek who loves things Star Trek and Star Wars, Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell. I’m a technophile who’s studied many different computing systems and ideologies. And as an alum of the US Navy’s Nuclear Power Program, I have a solid engineering skill-set and experience with complex project management process.