Performing a factory reset (also known as a hard reset) on your samsung phone restores it to its ‘factory settings.’ Every customization and setting gets reset to its default state and all your personal data is erased from the device.
In other words, a factory reset turns your phone back to what it was when you pulled it out of the box. Most users tend to utilize this option when they need to quickly erase all data from their devices.
If you’re selling your smartphone, a factory reset will remove all the pictures, files, login information, apps, and every other kind of personal data from your device. In this article, we show you how to perform a factory reset or a hard reset on a Samsung phone.
How to factory reset your Samsung phone from Settings
Before you perform a factory reset on your smartphone, make sure you back up all your data either on an external storage device or on an online data backup service. Once the factory reset is completed, all data will be erased from your phone.
- Go to Settings, scroll down and select General management
- Tap on ‘Reset’
- Select ‘Factory data reset’
- Scroll down and tap on ‘Reset’
How to factory reset your Samsung phone using “Find my Mobile“
Samsung’s very own ‘Find my Mobile’ service can also help you remotely erase all the data on your smartphone. Follow these steps to find out how.
- Go to https://findmymobile.samsung.com/ and sign in using your Samsung account.
- Select ‘Erase data’ from the menu on the right side of the screen.
- Enter the code sent to your smartphone to verify your identity. After you’ve entered the code, the factory reset process will begin.
How to factory reset your Samsung phone using “Find My Device”
Google’s ‘Find My Device’ service helps you find your smartphone in case you lose it or it gets stolen. One of the better features of ‘Find My Device’ is that it lets you remotely wipe out all the data from your device so it doesn’t fall into malicious hands.
- Go to the ‘Find My Device’ webpage and log in using your Google Account.
- Click on ‘Set up Secure and Erase.’
- Click on ‘Erase’ in the popup dialogue box.
- After the factory reset is complete, the lock screen will appear on your screen. Select ‘Use my Google Account instead’ to log in to your device.