How to Factory Reset / Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy S6

Guide to do Factory Reset on Samsung Galaxy S6 – Smartphone and tablet have a very complicated system that should be able to work together in order to bring maximum performance.

But problem bound to happen with such a complicated system like this one either it because an app force close, broken apps, battery draining issue, problem with Wi-Fi connection and other issue that simply was not there before.

How to Factory Reset / Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy S6

What could be the cause of the whole problem? It could be anything from unfinished download process, incompatible app, problem with the system update, and so on.

When problem like this happen to your Samsung Galaxy S6, what are you going to do? There are many options to try such as trying to find out whether the 3rd party application is the culprit by using Safe Mode, wipe cache partition and other action that may solve the issue.

But when you have try everything and nothing works, perhaps this is the time to perform factory reset.

Perhaps you simply don’t want to perform factory reset because it means you have to set your phone back after you do it and it will take time and very inconvenience for you. But, whether you like it or not, that is the only thing that you can do and if you already back up the data you have in there, the process or restore it will be faster and easier for you.

Factory reset means that you bring the phone back to its original state, just like when you just bought it in the first place. There is no 3rd part app, no personal data and other things that you put in there.

You can perform it using two different methods, the first one using factory reset option from Setting application (soft factory reset) or use the second method where you have to boot your phone to recover mode first.

The first method that called soft factory reset is very easy. All you need to do is find factory reset option from Settings application menu. Just tap on it and confirm everything before the phone start to perform factory reset.

In the other hand, if you are having boot loop problem or you have problem to access Settings application, then you can go for method number 2 by using Recovery mode. Here is how to do the second method that also called as hard factory reset:

  1. Boot your device to Recovery Mode first.
  2. Since you can’t use touch screen in recovery mode, use Volume Up and Volume Down button instead. Use both buttons to move around and highlight the “Wipe Data / Factory Reset” option
  3. Press Power button to select this option.
  4. Confirm this action by choosing “Yes”, again by using Power button to select the option.
  5. The factory reset will start and you need to wait until it finished, which may take a couple of minutes or so.

Once it was done, reboot the phone back so the changes will work on your phone. Now, you have a clean state Samsung Galaxy S6 just like when it still fresh out of the box that is ready for you to use the way you like without any problem to deal with anymore.

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