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How To Factory Reset The Samsung Galaxy J7 2018

by TsarMarch 20, 2019

This helpful step by step guide will teach you how to:

    • Prepare your Galaxy J7 2018 for the factory reset operation. How to save your phone’s data (Contacts, SMS, Photos, Videos,… Etc). The most important accounts information you want to save before formatting your device.
    • Factory Reset (Hard Reset) the Galaxy J7 2018 (Tow methods).
    • Put the Galaxy J7 2018 into Recovery Mode.
    • Wipe the cache partition on the Galaxy J7 2018.
    • Soft reset your Galaxy J7 2018.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 2018 is available by AT&T USA with the model number SM-J737A (Sim Locked on AT&T). And Unlocked with the model number SM-J737U (It comes with 32GB of internal storage).

You can use this helpful guide to solve a lot of problems (Forgotten pattern lock, Password reset, Frozen screen problem, Hang and unresponsive device). And you can use it to speed up your phone to make it run like its first use.

I divided this tutorial into several sections. You can read them all starting from the first one. Or just select the section you want to know more about it.

– Samsung Galaxy J7 2018 Factory Reset Checklist:

1- The Factory data reset process restores the Android platform (the phone Operating System) to its original state and wipe all your data, So backup all the wanted data (Contacts, SMS, Photos, Videos,… Etc). You can use the Samsung Smart Switch software to backup all your important data.

2- Make sure that you know the Google account name and password (the Google account you use on this device).

3- Any other Email accounts info.

4- Samsung accounts info.

5- Any other log-in info and settings you used on your Samsung Galaxy device.

6- Ensure your Samsung Galaxy device has enough charge level.

– How To Factory Reset the Samsung Galaxy J7 2018 from Settings Menu:

1- Tap Settings icon from the home screen.

Samsung Settings

2- Tap General management option.

General Management Option

3- Tap Reset.

Samsung Reset

4- Tap Factory Data Reset:
At this point, the Android OS will tell you that all data will be erased from your phone. Including your Google account, System and app data, Settings, Downloaded app, Music, Pictures, And all other user data, So make sure to back up anything you need before moving to the next steps.

Samsung Factory Data Reset Details

5- Tap Reset:
Once again the phone will remind you, That all your personal information and downloaded apps will be erased and can’t be recovered.

6- If the device asks for any password, PIN code, Or pattern, Then enter it and tap on Continue.

7- Tap Delete all.

Delete All Button

8- Wait for the Factory data reset process to be completed, And the device will reboot.

9- Done, Now when your phone is fully on, Select your preferred device language, And follow the on-screen instructions to proceed with the initial setup.

– How To Factory Reset the Samsung Galaxy J7 2018 from Recovery Menu:

1 – Ensure your Samsung phone is powered off, If not, Then turn it off (Press and hold the Power key, and then tap Power off).

2 – Press and hold the Volume Up + Home buttons, Then press and hold the Power button too.

Samsung Galaxy J7 2018 Hardware Buttons

3 – Wait until the Android logo appears, Then release all buttons.

Android Logo

4 – After that, An exclamation mark and Android Logo will appear on your phone’s screen.

Enter Recovery Menu

5 – If the device stays on this screen, You can try to tap on the screen. Or press the Power button first, Then press the Volume Up button to enter into the Recovery Menu.

6 – After a few seconds, you will see an Android Recovery menu on the screen with many options.

Android Recovery Menu

7 – Use the Volume Down button to select Wipe Data/Factory Reset option.

Wipe Data / Factory Reset

8 – Use the Power button to confirm your selection.

9 – Now use the Volume Down button again to select “Yes“.

10 – Confirm it by pressing the Power button.

11 – Wait for the Factory reset process to be completed.

12 – The Android Recovery menu will return and Reboot System Now option is highlighted.

Reboot System Now

13 – Press the Power button to reboot your Samsung Galaxy phone.

14 – Done, Congratulations, You have restored your Samsung Galaxy J7 2018 to its original factory settings.

15 – When your phone is fully on, Select your preferred device language, And follow the on-screen instructions to proceed with the initial setup.

– How To Wipe Cache Partition on the Samsung Galaxy J7 2018:

Clearing the cache partition of your Galaxy phone will not delete your personal data (Contacts, SMS, Photos, Videos,… Etc). It will delete the temporary system data which is useful to make the system run more smoothly. It is recommended to wipe the cache partition after installing a new system update.

To wipe the cache partition follow the same steps like (Factory Reset the Samsung Galaxy J7 2018 from Recovery Menu). But instead of selecting the Wipe Data/Factory Reset option, You should select the Wipe Cache Partition option.

– How To Soft Reset the Samsung Galaxy J7 2018:

The Soft Reset means turning your device off and on again. Like Wipe Cache Partition, This operation will not delete your personal data.

If your Galaxy J7 2018 screen is frozen or unresponsive, Then, This operation may fix it:

1- Ensure your device battery has more than 5% of power. If no, Then charge your device first.

2- Press and hold the Volume Down button + the Power button.

3- Keep holding the two buttons until the device vibrate and the Samsung logo appears on the screen. Then release the buttons.

4- Wait for the device to be fully on and check if your problem is fixed.

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