Samsung Galaxy Phone is stuck or slow, want to delete all junk files or give it to others, then you need to reset your Samsung Phone(even Locked).

[Solved]How to Hard Reset Samsung Phone including Galaxy, Note & C series

Last Updated on December 8, 2020 by Jason Ben

Samsung and Apple all but dominate the world of mobile phones in the United States. However, after being used for a couple of years, some of Samsung phones may be overloaded with apps and files and running slow. Or some users download the latest update OS but it causes functional problems. Besides, some may be going to sell their old Samsung phones and all of the data need to be erased. As a matter of fact, hard reset Samsung phones or factory reset would be an effective solution to the problems mentioned above.

After resetting Samsung phone, the data on it will be erased, which includes all of the apps, files and cache. When you switch on your Samsung phone later, it seems like you get a new phone which requires preliminary settings and logging-in. Therefore, before reset process, you’d better back up your data first. So in the following passage, we will provide you with some instructions on how to back up Samsung Phone, hard reset Samsung S5 S6 S7 S8 S9, and even reset a Samsung phone that is locked.


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Part 1: How to Backup Data before Hard Reset Samsung Phones

In the first place, in order to protect you against data loss, we highly recommend Android Data Backup & Restore, which can help you backup your files and restore them to your new devices.

Step 1 Download Android Data Backup & Restore and install it on your computer.

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Step 2 Start the software and find Android Data Backup & Restore button on the preface and click it to the next step.

Step 3 Read the instructions carefully and select the green button Device Data Backup on the left to move on.

Step 4 In this step, you may connect your Samsung phone to the computer via a USB cable to get ready for backup.

Step 5 Click the Start button and data backup will begin. You may wait for several minutes till it finishes.

Having backed-up your data, now you may start to hard reset your Samsung phone.

Part 2: How to Hard Reset Samsung (s5, s6, s7, s8, s9, etc.) through Setting Menu

Hard reset Samsung phone from setting is one of the easiest ways to solve some functional problems. What should be mentioned is that this process cannot be undone, so please think twice before making your decision. And make sure your Samsung phone has over 70% charge left because this process is going to take a while. Here are several steps for you to follow.

Step 1 Open Settings > General management > Reset and then tap on it.

Step 2 Find Factory data reset and tap on the option to enter, and there will be a warning. If you have backed-up your data already then tap on Reset. If not, you may download Android Data Backup & Restore and backup your data. And the reset process will last for some time. Please wait patiently.

Part 3: How to Reset a Samsung Phone that is Locked

What if you cannot enter the Setting menu because your Samsung Phone is Locked? Here is the method for the occasion when your Samsung gets locked out and the Setting menu is not accessible.

Step 1 Firstly please switch off your Samsung phone to get ready.

Step 2 Press Volume-up, Power and Home buttons at the same time and hold them for seconds until your Samsung phone enters recovery mode.

Step 3 In recovery mode, the touch screen doesn’t work anymore. You may use Volume-up, Volume-down and Power button to operate. Look for Wipe Data/Factory Reset in the list and click the Power button to choose this option.

Step 4 In this step, you need to confirm your selection. Click Volume button and choose Yes—delete all user data to start the process.

Step 5 Finally, tap on Reboot system now to welcome a factory restored and fresh Samsung phone.

Congratulations! You just reset your Samsung phone!


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