The Samsung Galaxy S6 is all set to be 2015’s most sold smartphone, so we know many of you will have to perform a factory reset on this phone at some point. In this quick tutorial we will show you how a factory reset is done.
It’s a good idea to wipe your device before handing it over to its next owner. A factory reset can also fix many software issues that arise with prolonged usage. So if your phone is feeling cranky, this procedure may just take care of things.
Remember performing a factory data reset will delete everything, so be sure to back up your important files before doing this. It will pretty much leave the phone’s software the same way it was when you first turned it on. And yes, you will have to set it up and everything. With all that said, let’s jump straight into the details.
How to soft reset Samsung Galaxy S6
- Turn your phone on and unlock it.
- Open the Settings app.
- Scroll down and select “Backup & reset”.
- Tap on “Reset device”.
- Select “Erase everything”.
- After this, the phone will do its thing for some minutes and then restart. You are done!
How to hard reset Samsung Galaxy S6
- Turn the Samsung Galaxy S6 off.
- Once it’s off, press & hold the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons simultaneously.
- When the Samsung logo appears, release the power button (keep holding the other buttons).
- The phone will enter recovery mode. You can release the buttons when this happens.
- You can now use the volume buttons to navigate and the power button to select.
- Select “wipe data/factory reset”.
- Select “Yes — delete all user data”.
- The phone will do its thing for a few minutes. When it’s done, select “Reboot system now”.