How to perform Factory Data Reset on a Samsung Mobile Device?

Last Update date : Nov 20. 2020

 If you need to wipe your phone's data, you can perform a factory reset. This feature will completely erase your personal information and data to make your phone a clean slate.

Factory reset

The easiest way to factory reset your phone is through the settings menu. The location of the factory reset option might vary slightly based on the phone you're using, Performing a Factory Data Reset will erase all personal data and downloaded apps.

 

Please save any information you need prior to the factory reset because otherwise your personal information may not be recovered. If you have encrypted the microSD card, you must decrypt it before resetting the phone. Otherwise, your phone will not be able to read the data on the card  Please ensure that you have backed up all your data.

For Android OS Version 9.0 (Pie)
1 Navigate to Settings and select General Management
2 Tap on Reset
3 Select Factory data reset
4 Scroll down to the bottom and tap on Reset
5 Confirm that you understand about all data being lost and cannot be recovered. Tap on Delete All
Enter your Samsung Account Password and tap on Confirm.

Please note: It will only ask for your Samsung Account Password if a Samsung Account was set up on the device.  Check out our guide on How to set up and use the Samsung Accounts

For Android OS Version 7.0 (Nougat) & 8.0 (Oreo)
1 Tap on Settings.
2 Scroll down and then tap on General management.
3 Tap on Reset.
4 Tap on Factory data reset.
5 Scroll down to the bottom and tap on Reset.
6 Confirm that you understand about all data being lost and cannot be recovered. Tap on Delete All.
For Android OS Version 6.0+ (Marshmallow) & OS Version 5.0+ (Lollipop)
1 Go into the Settings > Backup and reset.
2 Tap on Factory data reset.
3 Tap on Reset Device.
4 Enter in your lock screen credentials and then tap on Continue.
5 Confirm you understand that all data will be erased by tapping on Erase Everything.

Your device will restart and begin the Factory Data Reset.

For Android OS Version 4.4+ (Kit Kat)
1 Tap on Apps > Settings.
2 Navigate to the General tab.
3 Tap on Backup and reset.
4 Tap on Factory data reset.
5 Tap on Factory data reset.

 

 

 

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