In this article we will provide you with a complete guide on how to reset your Samsung smartphone.
There always comes a time, sooner or later, when your Samsung smartphone starts to have some problems: maybe it's too full of applications and data, maybe it crashes easily, or it starts to run too slowly, so that even just sending a message takes forever. For those who find themselves in this situation, it may be useful to know how to reset the Samsung. First of all, it is good to know what it means to make a reset.
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What does it mean to reset a Samsung
This reset is an operation that completely erases all data saved, every application or document, and cancels the settings applied over time, returning everything to how it was when the phone left the factory. That's why it's called a factory reset. Resetting the Samsung is therefore a system that allows you to clean up the device, eliminating any malware or viruses that may have infected it, but also to resolve any software conflicts.
Resetting a Samsung phone: The preliminary operations
Before starting the operation to reset the Samsung phone, it will be important to make a job of saving the data on the memory: photos, documents, videos and animations, which you do not want to lose. You'll then have to connect the phone to a PC to save all the data to disk, or you can take advantage of Google's cloud services, present on Android devices, which allow you to save your things almost in real time. Finally, there are numerous applications that allow you to save your data: there is for example the well-known Google Photos, or Easy Backup & Restore, or even Titanium Backup. If instead you want to keep your Whatsapp chats you'll just have to transfer them to Google Drive. Don't forget to synchronize your contacts with your Gmail address book, so you can always recover them at any time.
Before resetting your Samsung phone
Another thing to do before resetting your Samsung phone is to check that the problems are not related to virus or malware problems. For this, it is good to do a test by downloading an Android antivirus and running a system scan. If that doesn't work either, then all that's left is the final solution: reset.
How to reset a Samsung
Now we need to understand how to reset a Samsung and what are the steps to do. You first need to go to the settings menu by clicking on the gear icon present on the home screen and select the "Backup" item. At this point you click on "Restore Factory Data", then click on "Restore Device" and finally on "Delete All". In this way the smarphone will reboot, starting an Android restore procedure, which will take about twenty minutes. At this point it will be necessary to reconfigure the phone. In this case the contents of any external memory card will not be touched, unless you choose to format it. If the procedure doesn't work or you need to understand how to reset a locked Samsung, there is also the hard reset of the device.
This is a procedure where you force the phone to shut down, and you use a software, called Recovery, to reset Android. You will first have to force the phone to shut down, by holding down the power button. Then turn on the device by holding down the "Volume +", "Power" and "Home" keys until the Recovery menu appears. At this point, moving with the "volume" key, you should move to the option wipe data / factory reset and select it by pressing the "power" key. At this point you must confirm and wait for the reset to be completed. Finally, you will have to reboot your phone by clicking on "reboot system now" from the Recovery menu.
Reset Samsung's external memory card
In addition to knowing how to reset a Samsung, you can also decide to format its expandable memory. First of all, you have to set it as the primary memory, then you have to go to the "Settings" menu and click on "Storage and USB" and then "Android SD Card". Then you have to click on the three dots that appear in the upper right corner and select "Format as portable memory". This will turn the memory card back into secondary storage and wipe it clean.