How To Restart A Frozen Galaxy S6 / Galaxy S6 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S6 is the upcoming flagship android smartphone from Samsung which is the first android cell phone in galaxy series to be launched in two flagships the one having a dual edge display while all the specifications remaining the same. The Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge both comes with a non-removable 2550 mAh battery with fast charging technology. The battery is non-removable which means that if the phone is frozen or hangs occasionally then there is no way to reset the phone. Well it isn't so, as the Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge comes with a safety feature as when the phone freezes and becomes unresponsive then it restarts automatically within few seconds. This feature can be found in almost every Samsung Mobile or tablet having a non-removable battery. This automatic reboot is present to save your Galaxy S6's battery and from unwanted hardware damage.

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However some situations may arise in which you fill find that the phone is completely frozen and the touchscreen becomes unresponsive and the Galaxy S6 isn't restarting itself besides having the safety feature. Then in this situation manual override comes in to play in which you will restart the Galaxy S6 on your own, however this is not Hard Reset which is done only when the phone doesn't perform well even after restart and fixing everything.

How To Restart A Frozen Galaxy S6 / Galaxy S6 Edge

  • If your Galaxy S6/Galaxy S6 Edge is frozen and the touchscreen becomes unresponsive then wait for few seconds at least 40-50 seconds to see whether automatic restart comes into play or not.
  • If your frozen Galaxy S6 doesn't restart in due course of time then its time that you have to do the manual override.
  • Just press and hold the "Power Button" and "Volume Down" button simultaneously (at the same time) for more than 7 seconds to restart your Galaxy S6.
  • After restarting the phone will boot to home screen thereby fixing the frozen Galaxy S6.
When And How To Hard Reset Your Galaxy S6 / Galaxy S6 Edge

You should be aware that Hard Reset is only done to reset the phone to factory settings and is only done to reverse any software problems, cache problems, full storage problems and partition problems. Also be aware that in a Hard Reset the entire data stored on your android Galaxy S6 will be wiped out and you can't recover anything from your Galaxy S6's internal storage later. So its a wise decision to always have a backup of your data stored on your Galaxy S6. To hard reset your Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge follow the steps below.

  • Turn off the cell phone.
  • Press and hold "Power", "Home" and "Volume Up" button simultaneously for few seconds until you see a warning message on the screen.
  • Press Volume Up button to enter recovery mode, if asked.
  • In this Galaxy S6 recovery mode you can factory reset, wipe data, wipe Dalvik cache and wipe cache partition easily.
  • Use volume up/down to navigate and press home button to select the option.
  • After a factory reset the phone will take long time to boot to home screen.
You have successfully learnt to restart a frozen Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge and doing a Hard Reset on it.

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