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Samsung Galaxy S6 - Android M Device maintenance Soft reset (forced reboot)

Samsung Galaxy S6 - Android M
Samsung Galaxy S6 - Android M - Device maintenance - Soft reset (forced reboot) - Step 1
  • If your Samsung Galaxy S6 doesn’t appear to be working completely as it should, you can solve this in many cases by turning your device off and then on again, or giving it a so-called ‘soft reset’.
  • With a soft reset, the operating system is rebooted and all services reloaded.
  • If you use this method of resetting, all your personal data, files and apps on the device will remain unchanged.
  • Choose Next for step-by-step instructions.
Samsung Galaxy S6 - Android M - Device maintenance - Soft reset (forced reboot) - Step 2
  • To reboot the Samsung Galaxy S6, press and hold the power button and the volume down button on the side of the Samsung Galaxy S6 until the screen turns off.
Samsung Galaxy S6 - Android M - Device maintenance - Soft reset (forced reboot) - Step 3
  • The Samsung Galaxy S6 will automatically reboot.
Samsung Galaxy S6 - Android M - Device maintenance - Soft reset (forced reboot) - Step 4
  • If this screen appears, enter the pincode and choose OK.
  • If this screen does not appear, go to the next step.
Samsung Galaxy S6 - Android M - Device maintenance - Soft reset (forced reboot) - Step 5
  • The Samsung Galaxy S6 has been rebooted.
Samsung Galaxy S6 - Android M - Device maintenance - Soft reset (forced reboot) - Step 6
  • If the problem persists, try using a so-called ‘hard reset’ to solve the problem.
  • With a hard reset, the device is reset to the factory settings.
  • Note: In contrast to a soft reset, with the hard reset all your personal data, files and apps on the device will be lost.
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