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How To Factory Reset / Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy S9 - All Methods

Saturday, 28 April 2018 08:09 TSAR3000

Galaxy S9 Factory Reset

Good To Know: You can use the explained steps in this Factory Reset Guide, To Hard Reset or Factory reset nearly all the Samsung Galaxy S9 variants and models:

SM-G960F (Europe, Global model with single SIM card).
SM-G960F/DS (Europe, Global model with dual SIM cards).
SM-G960U (USA Mobile operators like AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel Corporation, T-Mobile USA, MetroPCS, Boost Mobile US, Cricket...etc).
SM-G960XU (Canada, USA)
SM-G960W (Canada).
SM-G9600 (China).
SM-G9608 (China).
SM-G960J (Japan).
SM-G960D (Japan).
SM-G960N (South Korea).

This process restores the Android platform to its original state. When Factory resetting your device, The microSD card will not be affected, But it is better to remove it.

What is Samsung Factory Reset, Samsung Hard Reset, And Samsung Master Reset:

First of all, Keep in mind that Factory Reset = Hard Reset = Master Reset, They have the same definition, So if you were asking " What does Factory Reset do? " Then in simple words, the Samsung Factory Reset means" Erasing and Removing all the data, Applications, And settings added or stored by the user, And restore the device to Factory Settings".

Why it is important to learn how to Factory Reset / Hard Reset your Samsung Galaxy S9:

It is very useful to learn how you factory reset your Samsung Galaxy S9 because this operation can fix many software errors and problems, Below we listed some of them:

- Fix the phone freeze and hang on problem.
- Fix hang and stuck on Samsung logo problem.
- Fix the slow and incorrect responding of Samsung Galaxy S9.
- Fix force close error in Samsung phones.
- Remove the pattern lock.
- Remove user code.
- Remove phone code.
- Before you sell or donate your Samsung Galaxy S9, To Wipe all your data (Contacts, SMS, Photos, Applications, Videos,... Etc.)

What to do before Factory Reset / Hard Reset your Samsung Galaxy S9:

1- Backup all the wanted data (Contacts, SMS, Photos, Videos,... Etc).
2- Make sure that you know the Google account name and password.
3- Any other Email accounts info.
4- Samsung accounts info.
5- Any other log-in info and settings you used on your Samsung Galaxy S9.
6- Ensure your Samsung Galaxy S9 has enough charge level (50%) at least.

What are the best methods to Factory Reset / Hard Reset your Samsung Galaxy S9:

The First Method - Samsung Galaxy S9 Factory Reset from Settings Menu:

1- Tap Settings icon from the home screen.

Samsung Settings Icon

2- Scroll down and tap on General management option.

General Management

3- Tap Reset.

Reset Button

4- Tap Factory Data Reset:
At this point, The Android OS will tell you that all data will be erased from your phone. Including your Google account, System and app data, Settings, Downloaded app, Music, Pictures, And all other user data, So make sure to backup anything you need before moving to next steps.

Factory Data Reset

5- Tap Reset:
Once again the phone will remind you, That all your personal information and downloaded apps will be erased and can't be recovered.

6- If any password, PIN code, Or pattern is requested, Then enter it and tap Continue.

7- Tap Delete all.

Delete All Button

8- Wait for the Factory data reset process to be completed, And your Galaxy S9 will reboot.

9- Done.

The Second Method - Samsung Galaxy S9 Factory Reset from Recovery Menu:

Samsung Recovery Menu

1 - Ensure your Samsung Galaxy S9 is powered off, If not, Then turn it off.

2 - Press and hold the Volume Up and Bixby buttons.

3 - Keep the above two buttons pressed then press and hold the Power button too.

Galaxy S9 Reset Buttons

4 - Wait until the Android logo appears, Then release all buttons.

Android Logo

5 - An exclamation mark and Android Logo will appear on your phone's screen.

Enter Recovery Menu

6 - Now, to enter into the Recovery Menu, Just tap on the screen.

7 - After a few seconds, you will see an Android Recovery menu on the screen with many options.

Samsung Recovery Menu

8 - Use the Volume Down button to select Wipe Data/Factory Reset option.

Wipe Data / Factory Reset

9 - Use the Power button to confirm your selection.

10 - Now use the Volume Down button again to select "Yes"

11 - Confirm it by pressing the Power button.

12 - Wait for the Factory reset process to be completed.

13 - The Android Recovery menu will return and Reboot System Now option is highlighted.

Reboot System Now

14 - Press the Power button to reboot your Samsung Galaxy S9.

15 - Done, Congratulations, You have restored your Samsung Galaxy S9 to its original factory settings.

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 April 2018 08:32

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