How to perform Factory Reset on Android smartphone?

Last Update date : 2016.11.14

Later Models

(Android version 5.0 or above)



1. Tap Apps


2. Tap Settings


3. Tap Backup and reset


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4. Tap Factory data reset


5. Tap Reset Device


6. Tap Erase Everything


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Previous Models
(Android version 5.0 or below)

1. Tap Settings


2. Tap General & Backup and reset


3. Tap Factory data reset


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4. Tap Reset device


5. Tap Delete all


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Recovery Mode


If you screen is frozen or you could not turn on your phone, we advise you to perform a factory reset using the 'Recovery Mode'.

Note: Please note that performing this procedure will erase all customer data. Please perform data backup in advance to preserve your data in device. 

1. Hold the Volume up + Home + Power key at the same time.



2. Once the Android recovery mode appears, select: wipe data / factory reset with the volume keys

3. Enter with the power key


* More handy tips for Samsung Smartphones are now available on Smart Simulator.


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