It is the restarting or rebooting of the device (known as a soft reboot). This operation closes all applications that are in usage and clears data in random access memory. Soft Reset is totally safe operation, you won’t lose any data storage, usually performed to fix the frozen device.
To smoothly accomplish Soft Reset operation, in most of the devices you need to select the Restart option. Soft Reset for smartphones with batteries can be performed by removing back cover (battery). You also can try to use a combination of keys that allows you to power off the device.