There are a few reasons why you may choose to reset your Samsung phone to the default or factory settings. The reset option depends on your choice and why you are resetting it. You may choose to do a soft reset or hard reset to erase all personal data on your phone or reset the phone to the default settings erasing all data on the phone and microSD.
Whatever reason you may have that prompts you to want to reset your Samsung Galaxy phone; here in this article, you will learn how to factory reset Samsung phone to the default settings. This guide works for all SAMSUNG GALAXY PHONES and all SAMSUNG SERIES.
Meanwhile, before you hit the erase button when you choose to format your Samsung phone it is advisable to back up the device to an external drive or cloud such as Google Drive or Samsung Cloud and you can also choose to back up your Samsung phone to a MicroSD/SD Card.
Aside from that, you may also choose to remove all linked accounts to your Samsung phone such as your Google account. This isn’t important though but it’s the part of the security measure you should consider taking whenever you want to reset a smartphone.
How to Factory Reset Samsung Phone
You can reset your Samsung phone using the Samsung phone settings app under the “General Management” feature and you can also reset your “Samsung device” using a “shortcode” or “Samsung Samrtthings Find.” So, here we will consider how you can reset your Samsung Galaxy phone using the phone reset app and code.
How to Factory Reset Samsung Phone without Password
The quickest way to reset your Samsung phone without a password is using the “Samsung Find My Phone” feature. When using this service to erase your Galaxy phone, Samsung will send a verification code to you to confirm the authenticity of the move.
Therefore, with the steps below you will be able to reset your Samsung phone without a password.
Note: Please remove your SD Card or microSD card before you proceed to use this method to reset your Samsung phone. You will lose your data completely if they are not removed.
- Go to “SmartthingsFind” on a browser [phone or PC].
- Sign in to your “Samsung Account” with your username and password.
- Tap “Yes” on your “Samsung Phone” to confirm that you are signed into your account on another device.
- Tap “Erase Data” from the popup that appears at the top right or choose the “Settings” option at the bottom left.
- Verify your “Samsung Account” password from the popup and click “OK.”
- Tap “Erase” to do a “Factory Data Erase” on your Samsung phone.
Your Samsung phone will be reset or formatted with no information left for you. Meanwhile, you will be asked to confirm your Google account to be able to access the Samsung phone again.
How to Factory Reset Samsung Phone with Buttons
You can also use a combination of buttons to factory reset your Samsung phone. With your Samsung phone turned off you can wipe off your Samsung phone and reset it to the default.
- Press your “Samsung” phone “Power” button and tap “Power Off >> Power Off.”
- Press and hold the “Power button and the volume up” button together. Release the buttons once the Samsung logo appears.
- Use the “Volume Down” button to highlight “Wipe Data/Factory Reset.”
- Press the “Power Button” to select the choice.
- Press the “Volume Down” button to select “Factory Data Reset.”
- Press the “Power Button” to select it.
- Your Samsung phone reset will begin and it may take a few seconds. Once the reset process is completed the Samsung menu items will reappear.
- Highlight the “Reboot System” option and press the “Power Button” to reboot.
Your Samsung phone data will be erased. You will then need to set up your phone again.
How to Factory Reset Samsung Phone without Samsung Account Password
Another way to factory reset your Samsung phone data without a password is by using your phone data factory reset app via your phone settings. With the steps below, you will have options to reset your Samsung network settings, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings, All settings, accessibility settings and factory data reset option.
- Go to your “Samsung Phone Settings.”
- Scroll down and choose “General Management.”
- Scroll down and tap “Reset.”
- Scroll down and choose “Factory Data Reset.”
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and tap “Reset.”
- Unlock your “Samsung Phone” with your “PIN.”
- Tap “Delete” to erase all your personal information and downloaded apps.
All data that is backed up on your microSD or SD card won’t be erased.
How to Factory Reset Samsung Phone with Broken Screen
If your Samsung phone screen is broken you can use a shortcode to factory reset your Samsung phone with a broken screen. Meanwhile, this process will hard reset your Samsung phone.
- Tap on your “Samsung Phone Dialer.”
- Type *2767*3855#
- Hit the “Dial” button.
Wait for the reset response to erase and reset your Samsung phone to the default settings.