How to force reset (soft reset) your Samsung Galaxy S8

Occasionally a powerful smartphone like the Samsung Galaxy S8 might get stuck on the boot screen due to minor firmware issues or a system crash. In the event your Samsung Galaxy S8 gets stuck or frozen on the boot screen you may be able to solve the problem with a soft reset (force reset) by following the next step.

  • Press and hold both the Volume Down and the Power buttons at the same time for 7 to 10 seconds until the display turns off. If your phone reboots normally then you can resume using your phone as normal.