Picture of the Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro Tracfone, right side view, showing Power-Wake-Sleep button highlighted.

Samsung J7 Force Restart Instructions

In this piece, we detail our Samsung J7 force restart instructions for the Galaxy J7 Sky Pro cell phone. You would force restart to correct faulty symptoms or to answer the weekly prompts to restart it to preserve solid operation.  The Sky Pro features no physical Restart button. So restarting this device is a little more involved than just tapping a button.  But not much more so. It’s easy actually, and  here’s how we reboot this mobile phone.

Samsung J7 Force Restart Instructions

1. Find the Sky Pro’s   Power / Wake   Button

Locate the   Power / Wake   button on the J7, as highlighted by the green arrow in the next picture. It’s on this Galaxy’s top right edge.

How to restart TracFone Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro Android phone. How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 Tracfone. Picture of the Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro smart phone, right side view, showing Power-Wake-Sleep button highlighted.
Our J7 Galaxy Sky Pro 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.

Picture of the phone's -Power Options- screen, with the -Restart- button highlighted. Samsung J7 Force Restart.
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.

Picture of the phone's -Restart Confirmation- screen, with the -Restart- button highlighted.
Showing the smart phone’s -Restart Confirmation- screen, with the -Restart- button highlighted.

4. Again, Tap the Onscreen  Restart   Button to Continue with Samsung J7 Force Restart

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

The phone 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 this TracFone's -Powering Down- screen.  Samsung J7 Force Restart.
The -Powering Down- screen on this TracFone.

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

Front view picture of the phone, powered off.
Front view of the phone, powered off.

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

Picture of the phone powering up, displaying its introduction screen.
The phone powering up, displaying its introduction screen.

Then, the Galaxy J7 displays the Samsung logo screen as its firmware is loaded.  Shown next.

Picture of the smart phone, displaying its logo screen while powering on.  Samsung J7 Force Restart..
The 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, showing its -Powering Down- screen.
The phone showing its -Powering Down- screen.

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

How tPicture of the Samsung J7 Sky Pro phone, showing its lock screen.
Samsung J7 Sky Pro phone, showing its lock screen.

5. Done with Samsung J7 Force Restart Instructions !

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

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References for Samsung J7 Force Restart

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

Revision History

  • 2019-04-09: Added tags.
  • 2019-01-01: First published.