What to do before resetting your phone?
Factory resetting your phone will restore your phone to its original factory settings, erasing all your data in the process. Resetting the phone also unlinks your phone from signed-in accounts. It also deletes all your apps and data and puts them back in the same state as when you first purchased them. As such, it’s important to back up the information before you do a factory reset.
If you are looking to back-up data, there are a few ways to go about it. One of them is to back up the data onto a memory card. So, if you use a microSD card on your Galaxy device, you have the option of not erasing its content during the factory reset and just simply transferring it onto the card. Alternatively, this data can be backed up to the cloud.
Also, if you don’t wish to remove the data completely you do not have to do a full factory data reset as there is an option to reset all settings, network settings, or accessibility settings of your device, but leaving the data in place on the device.
Once again, a factory reset removes all data from the device permanently and ensures you’re not able to recover data that is deleted, so double-check even your backups before you start the factory reset.
Another important thing to note is that factory reset of a phone is a battery-consuming process. So before you initiate the process, make sure your phone has at least a 50 per cent battery.
How to reset a Samsung Galaxy smartphone?
Once you’ve ensured your backups are in place, it is a very straightforward process.
Open your phone’s Settings app
Scroll down and tap the General Management button
Next, tap the Reset button
From the menu, tap Factory Data Reset
A summary of all the data that will be erased and the accounts that will be unlinked from your Galaxy device will be shown here. So please read this page carefully
Scroll to the bottom of the page and tap Reset to restore your phone to its factory settings
Before the process begins, you will have to enter your device unlock pattern or password followed by your Samsung account password.
Next, tap the Delete all button.