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How To Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy J8

How To Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy J8

by TsarFebruary 27, 2024

The explained steps in this Guide will help you to Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy J8 smartphone, This Samsung smartphone has more than one model number:

  • Samsung SM-J810F for MENA countries, Russia, South Africa, Turkey…etc.
  • Samsung SM-J810G for India.
  • Samsung SM-J810M for Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Chile, Argentina…etc.
  • Samsung SM-J810Y for Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia , Thailand…etc.

There are two factory reset methods, The first one (Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy J8 from Settings Menu) you can use it when your Galaxy device is powered on, When the second one (Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy J8 from Recovery Menu) is used when your phone is Powered off.

There are two more things related to the Galaxy J8 reset process. The first is How To Wipe Cache Partition on the Samsung Galaxy J8. And the second is How To Soft Reset the Samsung Galaxy J8. By reading this guide you will solve a lot of the software problems and errors of the Galaxy J8.


Samsung Galaxy J8 Factory Reset Checklist:

1- This process restores the Android platform to its original state and wipe all your data, So backup all the wanted data (Contacts, SMS, Photos, Videos,… Etc). You can use Samsung Smart Switch software to backup all your important data.

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 J8.

6- Ensure your Samsung Galaxy device has enough charge level.


How To Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy J8 from Settings Menu:

1- Tap Settings icon from the home screen.

Samsung Settings

2- Tap General management.

General Management Option

3- Tap Reset.

Samsung Reset

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.

Samsung Factory Data Reset Details

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 the device will reboot.

9- Done, Now when your Galaxy J8 is fully on, Select your preferred device language, And follow the on-screen instructions to proceed the initial setup.


How To Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy J8 from Recovery Menu:

1 – Ensure your Samsung Galaxy J8 is powered off, If not, Then turn it off (Press and hold the Power key, and then tap Power off).

2 – Press and hold the Volume Up button first, Then the Power button too.

Reset Samsung Galaxy J8

3 – Keep the above two buttons pressed until the Android logo appears, Then release both of them.

Android Logo

4 – An exclamation mark and Android Logo will appears on your phone’s screen.

Enter Recovery Menu

5 – If the device stays on this screen, You can try to tap on the screen. Or press the Power button first, Then press the Volume Up button to enter into the Recovery Menu.

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

Android Recovery Menu

7 – Use the Volume Down button to select Wipe Data/Factory Reset option.

Wipe Data / Factory Reset

8 – Use the Power button to confirm your selection.

9 – Now use the Volume Down button again to select “Yes

10 – Confirm it by pressing the Power button.

11 – Wait for the Factory reset process to be completed.

12 – The Android Recovery menu will return and Reboot System Now option is highlighted.

Reboot System Now

13 – Press the Power button to reboot your Samsung Galaxy J8.

14 – Done, Congratulations. You have restored your Samsung Galaxy J8 to its original factory settings.


– How To Wipe Cache Partition on the Samsung Galaxy J8:

Clearing the cache partition of your Galaxy J8 will not delete your personal data (Contacts, SMS, Photos, Videos,… Etc). It will delete the temporary system data which is useful to make the system run more smoothly. It is recommended to wipe the cache partition after installing a new system update.

To wipe the cache partition follow the same steps like (Factory Reset the Samsung Galaxy J8 from Recovery Menu). But instead of selecting the Wipe Data/Factory Reset option, You should select the Wipe Cache Partition option.


– How To Soft Reset the Samsung Galaxy J8:

The Soft Reset means turning your device off and on again. Like Wipe Cache Partition, This operation will not delete your personal data.

If your Galaxy J8 screen is frozen or unresponsive, Then, This operation may fix it:

1- Ensure your device battery has more than 5% of power. If no, Then charge your device first.

2- Press and hold the Volume Down button + the Power button.

3- Keep holding the two buttons until the device vibrate and the Samsung logo appears on the screen. Then release the buttons.

4- Wait for the device to be fully on and check if your problem is fixed.

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