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Performing a Factory Data Reset on Your Galaxy S6 Active

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Factory Reset

Perform a Factory data reset to delete all of your personal information from your S6 Active. A Factory data reset ensures your data is removed before sending the device in for a replacement or repair, properly disposing of the device, or giving the device to a friend or family member to use. Learn how to Backup and Restore Data before performing a Factory data reset. 

Your personal information cannot be recovered after using this feature. Please save any information you need prior to using this feature.

The available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Perform a Factory Data Reset

When Factory resetting your device, the microSD card will not be affected.

  1.  Navigate to Apps > Settings.  

  2. Touch Search, and then search for and select Factory data reset.

  3. Review the information provided, and then swipe to and touch RESET DEVICE.  

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Factory Reset

    If you have a security lock set on the device, you will be prompted to enter the lock information before proceeding.

  4. To delete all information and downloaded apps, touch DELETE ALL.    

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Factory Reset

    The process may take a few minutes while your device removes your personal data and restores the Android platform to its original state.

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