How to reset Samsung Galaxy phone

If your Samsung Galaxy phone is slow or is running out of space, it may be a good idea to do a reset and/or format. That is, restore it to factory default settings. By doing this, all the content (photos, apps, photos…) on the phone will be erased and it looks as if it has just arrived from the store, with few apps installed and plenty of space to use.

Bear in mind that it may not be such an effective method if you just want to free up space.

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What you need to know before you reset or format

If you restore your phone to factory defaults , all data on your phone will be erased, including downloaded applications and your data ( music, photos, WhatsApp conversations…), SD card decryption key…

Follow the steps below to proceed :

  • Enter Settings.
  • Scroll down the screen and click on the General Management menu item

Samsung Galaxy reset

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  • Click on the Reset option.
  • Choose Factory data reset.

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  • To confirm, click on Reset
  • Enter your cell phone password
  • Confirm again by clicking on Delete all
  • The phone will restart and your data will be erased.

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Nikolaus Oosterhof

Nikolaus holds a degree in software development and has a strong passion for all things tech-related, especially gadgets with screens. Though he is nostalgic for older phone models, he's a retired gamer and continues to enjoy programming in open-source environments. Additionally, Nikolaus enjoys writing about Linux, macOS and Windows and has experience designing web pages.

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