Hi guys this tutorial will help you to factory data reset your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus. You will find this tutorial a life saver when you are going through issues like bootloop, slow performance, corrupt system files etc.
However three different methods are available for factory data resetting your Galaxy S8/S8 Plus. If I list it out then it will be from recovery, from settings menu and remotely through android device manager from Google Play Store account.
These methods are compatible on all Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus variants like Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950F, Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950N, Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950U, Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950W, Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955F, Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955N, Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955U and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955W.
Please note that before proceeding make sure that you took complete backup of all your apps, contacts, notes etc on your phone before resetting your Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus as this process deletes all the data on your phone memory.
How to take backup of your Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus?
Follow this path: Settings->Backup and Reset
Alternately you can back up all your app data by installing this dedicated backup app; “App Backup & Restore” from play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.infolife.appbackup&hl=en
Once the data is backed up safely please proceed with the factory data reset.
Steps To Hard/Factory Data Reset Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus
1. Hard Resetting Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus From Recovery
First you have to enter your Galaxy S8/S8 Plus into the android recovery mode. For that when your phone is in the switched off state, please press and hold “Bixby” + “Volume Up”+”Power” buttons at the same time. Hold all the buttons until the phone vibrates, then you will see a screen with an android logo, now please release all buttons to enter into recovery mode.
If you need more help in entering into recovery mode please try the below tutorial.
If you got the below menu or a similar one then you are in the recovery mode. Now toggle through the options using the “Vol Up” and “Vol Up” buttons and the “Power” button to confim an action. To reset please select “Wipe data/Factory reset” and press the power button to confirm the action.
When the resetting is done your phone will reboot, if not then try the option “reboot system now” from recovery mode.
This is the most simplest way to reset your Galaxy S8/S8 Plus, for that please go to: Settings->Back up and Reset->Factory Data Reset->Reset Phone.
3. Hard Resetting Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus remotely using Android Device Manager
This one is a tricky process and can be done remotely even if you doesn’t have physical access to your phone. This can be done when your phone is stolen and you want to erase all your personal data on it. The only requirement is that the phone should be connected to the internet.
For that first open the Google Play Store and sign in using the same account which is there on your Galaxy S8/S8 Plus.
Now please check for the settings gear icon on the right top of the page and click it. Once clicked you will get a sub menu. Here click the “Android Device Manager” and a new page will be opened. On the right side you can see the current location of your phone.
Once clicked you will get the above page. Here please click the “Erase” button and you will be guided to the next page like the one given below.
When in the above page please click the “Erase” button again to factory data reset your Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus.
That’s it guys I have explained the three methods to hard/factory data reset your Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, now please select a method of your convenience.
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