Picture of the Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro Tracfone, original packaging with the front flap open.

How to Force Restart Samsung J7

In this piece, we run though how to force restart the Samsung J7 Android mobile phone. You might do this to fix strange behaviors on this smart phone, or to answer the weekly prompts to restart it to maintain reliable operation.  There’s no physical Restart button on the J7. So restarting it is a bit more rigorous than simply pressing a button, but not much more so. It’s easy.  Here’s how to do it.

How to Force Restart Samsung J7

1. Find the Samsung J7’s   Power / Wake   Button

Locate the   Power / Wake   button on this phone, as highlighted by the green arrow in the next picture. It’s on the top right edge.

Picture of the Samsung J7 smart phone, right side view, showing Power-Wake-Sleep button highlighted.
Samsung J7 smart phone, right side view, showing Power-Wake-Sleep button highlighted.

2. Press and Hold   Power / Wake   Button Until the   Power Options   Screen Appears

This   Power Options   screen comes up as shown next.

Showing the phone's -Power Options- screen, with the -Restart- button highlighted.
Showing the phone’s -Power Options- screen, with the -Restart- button highlighted.

3. Touch the Onscreen   Restart  Button

Next, tap the    Restart   button on the screen, shown in the last picture.

Then, the   Restart Confirmation   screen comes up, as shown next.

Showing the Samsung J7 -Restart Confirmation- screen, with the -Restart- button highlighted.
showing the Samsung J7 -Restart Confirmation- screen, with the -Restart- button highlighted.

4. Again, Tap the Onscreen  Restart   Button

Finally, tap the large, green   Restart   button on the screen, as pointed at by the green arrow in the last picture.

The Samsung J7 then begins restarting, as shown next.  First, it appears to power down.  But when the screen finally goes dark, the phone turns itself back on again.

Picture of the Samsung J7, showing its -Powering Down- screen.
Samsung J7 phone, showing its -Powering Down- screen.

After several seconds, the J7 completely shuts down. It’s screen then goes totally dark, as shown next.

Showing the smart phone, front view, powered off.
Showing the smart phone, front view, powered off.

Then, the phone begins a new start-up, as shown next.

Picture of the Samsung J7 TracFone powering up, displaying its introduction screen.
Samsung J7 TracFone powering up, displaying its introduction screen.

Then, the phone displays the Samsung logo screen as its firmware is loaded.  Shown next.

Picture of the Samsung J7 smart phone, displaying its logo screen while powering on.
Samsung J7 smart phone, displaying its logo screen while powering on.

Then, the blue TracFone logo screen appears while the software related to the TracFone service loads.

Picture of the phone's -Powering Up- screen.
Showing the phone’s -Powering Up- screen.

Finally, the Samsung J7’s lock screen appears, as captured in the next screenshot.

Picture of the TracFone Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro phone, showing its lock screen.
TracFone Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro phone, showing its lock screen.

5. Done with How to Force Restart Samsung J7 !

If your Samsung phone’s lock or home screen appeared, as ours did in the last picture, then you successfully restarted your Samsung J7.

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References for How to Force Restart Samsung J7

  1. J7 Phone Official Product Page on Samsung.com
  2. Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro Mobile Phone on TracFone.com

Revision History

  • 2020-06-29: First published.