How to Force Restart &Hard Reset a Stuck Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are the remarkable smartphones Samsung has made ever before. There are a lot of breakthroughs to talk about, unavoidably, in the meanwhile, there are bound to be some mishaps along the way. Sometimes you find yourself in a situation where your Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge stops responding to touches, the screen gets stuck when you rotate between portrait and landscape; or the device is hung completely or stuck in Download mode. Usually we can pull out of battery and reinsert it to fix the frozen issues, but with S6 and S6 Edge, you cannot do that because the battery is now non-removable. Read continue to know how to fix Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge frozen issues.

How to Force Restart an Unresponsive S6 or S6 Edge

Whenever your S6 becomes froze and will not respond to any touches, try a soft reset. It will force restart the device and no data will be erased by doing this.

What you need to do is just press and hold the Power and Volume Down buttons simultaneously or 7-10 seconds, until the device powers off. It will then restarts and the welcome screen appears as below:

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Guide to Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

If you still run into stuck and freeze constantly after a force restart, you may have to perform a hard reset.

Note: All of your data in the memory card will be removed and the device is reset to factory settings. If you want to retrieve your lost Photos, Messages, Contacts, App data and other documents after reset, you can use this Samsung Data Recovery software.
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There are two methods to perform a hard reset.

1ST Method:
Go to Menu from home screen>Settings>Backup&reset>Reset device>Erase everything

2nd Method:

press home and power volume up bottom

  • Turn off your Samsung S6/S6 Edge; Press and hold Volume Up + Home + Power button at the same time until the Samsung logo appears.
  • Release Power button, but keep holding Volume Up and Home buttons.
  • Release all buttons when the Android system recovery screen appears.
  • Use Volume Down button to scroll down and select “wipe data/factory reset” option. Press Power button to confirm your choice.

    wipe data

  • Use Volume Down button to scroll down and select “Yes--delete all user data” option. Press Power button to confirm your choice.

    delete all user data s6

  • Wait for the reset process to complete.
  • Select “reboot system now” to restart the device.

    reboot s6

That’s all. You have reset your device successfully.

Here we give all the feasible solutions to fix various kinds of freeze and stuck problems Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge might have. Most cases you can get the device back to work by a force restart.