One of the things that every smartphone owner should know is how to perform a factory data reset on its device. In many of our how-to articles, factory reset is often listed as the last resort when fixing a problem because it gives you the opportunity to start from scratch. It will delete everything on your device, from personal settings and applications to your data. In this article, we are going to show you how to factory reset Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. See also: How To Boot Samsung Galaxy S7 Into Safe Mode Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge A factory reset gives your device a fresh start without any apps or data. It will erase everything and will restore the phone's settings to factory defaults. It's useful not only when you are trying to fix a problem, but also if you are planning to sell your device. Before we show you two methods to factory reset Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, we need to point out you should backup your files first. Method 1 The first method to factory reset your Samsung S7 or S7 Edge is through settings. Backup your files first, and then follow these steps: Go to Settings Next, tap Backup & Restore Tap Factory data reset Select the option Reset device Tap Erase everything Confirm your action Once the process is completed your device will reboot. Method 2 The second method to perform a factory reset on your Samsung S7 or S7 Edge is using the recovery mode. This method comes as handy if your device won't turn on or if it is completely unresponsive and some other solutions you tried didn't work. Here is what you need to do: Turn off your device To get into recovery mode, press and hold the Home button, Power button, and the Volume up key all at the same time Release the buttons when Android screen displays Once you enter the recovery mode, use the Volume down key to highlight "wipe data/factory reset" Use the Power button to select that option When the process is completed, use the Volume down key to highlight "reboot system now" and Power button to select it. That's it! Your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge will now get a fresh start!