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How to Restart a Frozen Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is the upcoming flagship phablet in the Galaxy note series. It would be not wrong to call it the king of phablets. The Galaxy Note 7 is expected to release on September 2, 2016. The Galaxy Note 7 comes with the much-awaited iris scanner which would be best security feature ever given to an android smartphone. Apart from this, it will feature Exynos 8890 Octa chipset with 4 GB RAM. The battery has improved to 3500 mAh and supports fast charging and wireless charging. Though the battery is non-removable.

A non-removable battery can now be found in most android smartphones. Since it is necessary if the phone is dust-proof and water resistant. Having a non-removable battery has an only disadvantage of not being pulled out to soft reset the phone. And it may bother you if your Galaxy Note 7 has become unresponsive. If your Galaxy Note 7 has frozen and doesn't respond then it may reboot automatically after few seconds. Your phone may hang or the screen may become unresponsive due to several unknown reasons.

Restart a Frozen Galaxy Note 7

However, if your Galaxy Note 7 doesn't reboot on its own then you have to trigger the manual override. A manual override is done by pressing combinations of buttons to prevent battery drainage and bringing the phone back to its normal state after a reboot.

How to Restart a Frozen Galaxy Note 7

The steps below only apply when your phone becomes unresponsive and you can see the home screen.
  • If your Galaxy Note 7 is not responding to your inputs then just wait for 30-40 seconds. The automatic reboot should come into play.
  • If nothing happens then just press and hold "Power Button" and "Volume Down" button at the same time for at least 10 seconds.
  • The phone will boot to home screen thereby fixing the problem.

If The Display Shows Nothing (Blank Screen)

If the display shows nothing and you only see a blank screen. It is possible that your Galaxy Note 7 has been switched off. So to confirm it just press any button like the home button or the power button just once. If the screen doesn't wake up then the phone is switched off. Press the "Power" button to switch it ON. If power button doesn't work then follow the steps below.
  • Press and hold the "Power" and "Volume Down" button unless the phone vibrates. Release the buttons when the device vibrates.
  • You have entered the "Safe Maintenance Mode".
  • Here you will see multiple options. Possibly "Normal Mode" would be on top. If it is not selected then use volume up or down to navigate to this option.
  • When the "Normal Mode" is selected then press the "Power Button" to reboot the phone to home screen.
  • After this, everything will work fine on your Galaxy Note 7.

Warning: In the maintenance mode do not accidently select "Factory Reset" otherwise, it will delete the entire data stored on the phone. Also, it will initiate factory reset protection on your Galaxy Note 7 after that you will be unable to use your device for 24 hours. Know more about factory reset protection.

You have successfully learned to restart a frozen Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

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