A preface to the tutorial
Another addition to the Galaxy M Series, the powerful yet cost effective Galaxy M31s comes with a truck load of features like 6.5 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display, 64MP quad camera, 8GB RAM, 128GB internal storage, side mounted fingerprint sensor and a lot more.
Rather than beating around the bush with it’s specs lets proceed to our main objective now, Hard/Factory data resetting this beast;
There are situations were the unexpected has taken hold of things and a factory data reset may be the only solution. That maybe the only solution which may end up losing your data. However, if you have still control over your phone then you can take a complete backup and do the same other vice you will end up in losing your data. But in some cases the data lose can be justified by the functionality of your phone.
Now lets proceed with the steps of Factory Data resetting your Galaxy M31s.
Before proceeding with the steps lets get an idea. Why do we need to hard/factory data reset your Galaxy M31s? And what is the whole process.
What is a Factory Data Reset/Hard Reset?
A Factory data reset or hard reset will bring back your phone to the way it came from the factory. It will erase all your personal data and settings including but not limited to apps, contacts, messages, call logs, photos etc.
Why do we need to Factory Data Reset/Hard Reset and what are the benefits?
Factory Data Reset/Hard Reset will come in handy in situations were phone is lagging. sluggish in performance, facing app crashes frequently, getting error message that certain apps can’t be installed etc. The main and most disturbing condition can be a bootloop after a firmware upgrade or root installation.
A periodic factory data reset may improve your phones performance because it will remove unwanted data accumulated overtime. But always remember to take a backup of all your phone data before performing a Factory Data Reset/Hard Reset.
Now lets proceed to the steps.
Before proceeding make sure that you took complete backup of all your apps, contacts, notes etc of your Galaxy M31s.
There are three different methods are available for resetting your Samsung Galaxy M31s. So lets split the process based on different methods.
Steps to Hard/Factory Data Reset a Galaxy M31s
1. Hard Resetting Samsung M31s From Settings Menu
To reset your Galaxy M31s from the settings menu please follow the path, Settings->General Management->Reset->Factory Data Reset->Reset.
For some this maybe a little bit difficult to digest so we have all the screenshots which will give you a visual idea about resetting your M31s.
1. Tap on “Settings”.
2. Tap on “General management”.
3. Tap on “Reset”.
4. Tap on “Factory data reset”.
5. Now here tap on “reset” button at the bottom. Your will be asked to enter the phone’s unlock PIN. Just enter it to reset our device.
2. Hard Resetting Samsung Galaxy M31s From The Recovery Menu
For this first you need to switch of your Galaxy M31s. Then you need to press and hold the “Vol Up”+”Power” buttons at the same time and need to release the “Power” button once you see your phone’s model on your screen while holding to the “Vol Up” button. Now you will be entered into the android recovery which will be similar to the one shown below.
Now here select the option “wipe data/factory reset”. You can use the “Vol Up” and “Vol Down” buttons to toggle through the options and “Power” button to confirm a selection.
3. Hard Resetting Samsung Galaxy M31s using the Secret Code
This is the 3rd and the final method to factory data reset/hard reset your Galaxy M31s. This method uses a secret code for that.
And the code is: *2767*3855#
For some models this code does not work so don’t panic if the code is not working for you. You still have other two methods right.
Also this code may not ask for confirmation so be very cautious while entering this code.
Hope this tutorial helped you in resolving your issue.
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