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How To Factory Reset Galaxy S21 From Settings, Recovery & Code?

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This tutorial will help you to factory data reset your Galaxy S21, S21 Plus & S21 Ultra from settings menu, recovery menu and using a secret code.

However before proceeding with the steps let me give you a brief intro on it’s specs.

The trio comes in marvelous features with an enormous 6.8 inches Dynamic AMOLED 2X 120Hz, HDR10+ & 1500 nits bright touchscreen display having Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection on top of it, 108 MP camera having laser auto focus, One UI 3.1, 512GB storage, 16GB RAM etc.

If we continue with it’s specs any further we will lose our main objective, so lets go straight to the point.

However if you are interested in other Galaxy S21 Series tutorials please have a look at them below;

Please note that this tutorial for Factory Resetting the following models from settings, recovery & using the secret Code;

  • SM-G991B, SM-G991U, SM-G991U1, SM-G991W, SM-G991N and SM-G9910
  • SM-G996B, SM-G996U, SM-G996U1, SM-G996W, SM-G996N and SM-G9960
  • SM-G998B, SM-G998U, SM-G998U1, SM-G998W, SM-G998N and SM-G9980

As already said this tutorial will help you in factory data resetting/hard resetting your Galaxy S21 Smartphone from settings, recovery mode and by using secret code.

Before proceeding with the steps lets get an idea. Why do we need to hard/factory data reset your Galaxy S21? 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 of it?

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 S21.

There are three different methods are available for resetting your S21. So lets split the process based on different methods.

Steps to Hard/Factory Data Reset a Samsung Galaxy S21

1st Method:

1. Hard Resetting Galaxy S21 From Settings Menu

To reset your Galaxy S21 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 S21.

1. Tap on “Settings”.

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2. Tap on “General management”.

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3. Tap on “Reset”.

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4. Tap on “Factory data reset”.

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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.

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2nd Method:

2. Hard Resetting Samsung Galaxy S21 From The Recovery Menu

For this first you need to switch of your S21. 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.

3rd Method

3. Hard Resetting Samsung Galaxy S21 using the Secret Code

This is the 3rd and the final method to factory data reset/hard reset your Galaxy S21. This method uses a secret code for that.

And the code is: *2767*3855#

For some models like the bootloader locked versions this code will not work so don’t panic. If the code is not working for you, you can still try the other two methods.

Also this code may not ask for confirmation so be very cautious while entering this code.

Hope this tutorial helped you in factory data resetting your Galaxy s21.

If you have faced any issues while trying to factory data reset/hard reset your Galaxy S21, please feel free to post it in the comment section below, don’t worry I will help you as fast as I can.

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