Get your Samsung device ready for service
Is your device ready for service? Let's back up your data and secure your information before you send your device for repair. Following our recommended procedures will ensure your service goes quickly and smoothly. The first step is to select what type of service you'll be using. If your phone or tablet has been updated to the new One UI 5, you can also use Maintenance Mode to secure your data!
Getting ready for mail-in service
You should have already received instructions on how to package your device, but what should you do before you put it in the box? The following checklists will help make sure you include everything necessary for service and don't accidentally pack up anything you need to keep. Please contact us if you need any additional assistance.
Use Maintenance mode
Note: Currently, Maintenance mode is only available on phones and tablets that have been updated to One UI 5. As a precaution, we strongly recommend creating a backup of your data before using Maintenance mode.
Before sending in your device for service, you can use Maintenance mode on your One UI 5 device. With Maintenance mode, you can rest assured that your personal data will be concealed before handing your device off for repairs. Maintenance mode creates a brand new account for the person handling your phone, so no one will be able to access your personal Samsung account.
To begin using Maintenance mode, navigate to and open Settings, and then tap Battery and device care.
Now that you’ve prepared your device for mail-in or walk-in service, you can create a service request if you haven’t done so yet. Please visit our Support Center and select your desired service type.
For additional information about sending in your device for service, check out our instructional guide.
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