Galaxy is the most popular series of mobile phones released by Samsung. They have excellent performance and high-end specifications. However, after you have used your Samsung Galaxy phone for an extended period, you will also face many problems, such as freezing, hanging, low response screens, etc., and you also find it runs much slower than when you buy it. In order to overcome these situations, it is necessary to factory reset your Samsung Galaxy phone. In this article, we will introduce you to two ways to reset your Samsung Galaxy device, such as Galaxy S9/S9 Edge/S8/S7/S6/S5.
Restoring your Samsung Galaxy device to factory settings can solve many problems in your device, for example:
- If you frequently encounter software crashes error and can't find a way to resolve it, restoring factory settings can solve this problem.
- If you want to sell your phone, factory reset your device can clear all your phone data in order to protect your privacy.
- If there are viruses and malware on your device, restoring the device to factory settings can help you clean them up.
- Errors and faults can be deleted.
- Factory reset your Samsung Galaxy phone will restore all settings in the phone to the factory state. If you do some unneeded settings that you have unwittingly done, you can use this method to undo it.
- Reset your Samsung phone can remove unwanted applications and some junk/cache files produced from these programs.
- Factory reset Samsung Galaxy can improve the performance of the phone and solve the problem of slow operation.
Factory resetting your Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Edge/S8/S7/S6 will erase everything on the device. Therefore, you'd better back up your phone beforehand. Coolmuster Android Assistant is the right tool to help you back up Android phone before factory reset. It supports to back up contacts, SMS, call logs, photos, videos or other important content from your Samsung phones to computer effortlessly with one click, and even allows you to restore the backup file from computer to the same or different Android phone.
Android Assistant supports 8000+ Android devices, including Huawei, Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, ZTE, Motorola, etc. Follow the steps below to see how to use it to back up a Samsung Android phone before factory resetting it. First of all, download and install the Android Assistant for free via the links below:
Step 1: Connect Samsung Galaxy phone to computer
Launch Android Assistant software on the computer and connect your Samsung phone to the computer using USB cable. Once being connected, it will be detected by the software soon. You may need to enable USB debugging on your Samsung phone first.
Step 2: Enter 1-click backup window
Click on the "Super Toolkit" tab from the top menu to enter the 1-click backup & restore window provided by Android Assistant. Then, you will see its window like below. Just choose the "Backup" option to continue.
Step 3: Start to back up Samsung Galaxy
Select the files you want to backup and click on the Back Up button. You can also click "Browse" button to choose an output location on your computer to save the backup Huawei data.
Backing up your Samsung Galaxy device using Coolmuster Android Assistant will take a few minutes so be sure not to disconnect your phone from your computer or use your device until the backup is complete.
Step 1 - Turn on your Samsung phone and open Settings menu.
Step 2 - Scroll down the options to find the "Backup and Reset" option. Tap on it.
Step 3 - Now, you should see the option of "Factory data reset". Just click on it and then choose "RESET DEVICE" option.
Step 4 - There will be a pop up dialog saying "erase everything" appears on your phone screen. Tap on it and your Samsung phone will be restored to factory settings immediately.
Step 1 - Turn off your Samsung phone. Press and hold the "Power", "Home" and "Volume Up" buttons together until the phone comes on. Then, turn off the device once again.
Step 2 - Press and hold the "Home" and "Volume up" button at the same time to enter the recovery mode. You should choose "reboot system now" option from the list appearing on the phone screen.
Step 3 - Press and hold the "Power" button until your phone vibrates. When the Android icon showing on the phone screen, you can release all the buttons now.
Step 4 - Press and hold the "Volume Down" button and choose the option of "Wipe Data/Factory Reset".
Step 5 - Finally, you can press the "Power" button from the right side of the phone screen and choose "Yes" > "Delete all user data".