Reset Android Settings Samsung Galaxy S8

Step-by-step instructions on how to perform a hard reset on Samsung Galaxy mobile phones and tablets: J3, J5, J6, J7, S8, A5, DUOS, Galaxy Tab.


Reset data, or hard reset. delete recorded data from the phone. All messages, contact phone numbers, photos, music, audio, mail settings are deleted. In this case, the tablet / phone “rolls back” to the factory (that is, the original) state.

Resetting the settings helps in case of problems that cannot be eliminated by other means, for example:

  • if applications are not installed,
  • the device does not work correctly
  • There are errors in the work of Android after the firmware.

Hard reset makes sense before selling or transferring to another user. So you are guaranteed to delete all confidential data.

Preparing to reset

Before resetting your Samsung Galaxy to the factory settings, make a backup copy of all the data that is important to you, because it will be erased.

Be sure to delete the Google user profile. otherwise, after hard reset, the device will request a login password. If you (or the new owner) cannot enter them, Android will not be able to download. How to do this, read the link:

In extreme cases, you can unlock the device in the Samsung branded service, but you need to have documents with you that confirm that you are its buyer.

Phased Hard Reset on Samsung Galaxy Phones

There are several ways to reset the settings on Samsung.

Reset to factory settings via menu

1. Open the Android menu, and select “Settings”. “General”.

Reset Android Settings Samsung Galaxy S8

2. You need the option “Archiving”, “Reset” or “Privacy”. the names are used differently, depending on the version of Android.

3. In the “Reset Data” section, click the “Reset” button to perform a Hard Reset.

4. The tablet / phone will reboot automatically.

That’s all, the settings are reset, the data is deleted.

Reset settings via the phone hardware keys

This method of “zeroing” will help if

  • Android OS does not start,
  • Samsung device’s screen is locked,
  • no access to settings.

So, in order to reset the settings without loading the Android OS,

  1. Turn on the mobile device by pressing the hardware button Power. Usually it is located on the side or top.
  2. Hold the buttons at the same time Nutrition, Home and Volume up. If there is no Home button, just hold the other two buttons. If there is a button Bixby, it must also be pressed.
  3. Release the button Power as soon as Samsung Galaxy appears on the screen of the device
  4. Hold the remaining buttons for another 15 seconds until the inscription Recovery.
  5. If Recovery is not displayed, repeat the previous steps, holding the buttons for a longer time.
  6. Use button Volume down to navigate the menu. Find the Reset (Factory reset)
  7. Click on Factory Reset by pressing the power button.
  8. Use the volume down key to confirm the deletion (Yes)
  9. By clicking Power, reboot the device.

After these steps, data will be reset to Samsung.

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Phone lock after Hard Reset: what to do

Starting with Android 5.1, anti-theft protection. Google FRP. works on Samsung mobile devices. It works as follows:. when performing a data reset, without first deleting the Google account, the device is blocked.

Suppose you rolled back the phone in the factory settings, forgot to delete your account data. and when you turn on the phone asks for the login information that was entered before the reset. In this case, two solutions:

  1. Enter the correct username / password to enter the account
  2. Contact the service with documents that confirm that you bought the device.

In the absence of a coupon, check, agreement to unlock you will be refused. Therefore, be careful and clearly follow the instructions when performing a hard reset.

No Russian language after reset

I deleted the account on the Samsung Galaxy A5 and the phone was reset to the factory settings. After that, languages, including Russian and Ukrainian, disappeared. How can I get them back? You can set Russian in the browser, but this is not in the settings of the phone itself, only English and a few more.

Answer. Go to Settings > Language and input (respectively in English. Language). If you did not find the Russian language, on look for the firmware for the Samsung Galaxy A5 and update the device manually. How to do this, again, check out the Galaxy A5 forum thread.

Android does not update after reset

I reset the Samsung Galaxy j6 phone to the factory settings, now I can’t update Android. He dropped to 7.0. Very uncomfortable. How to return 7.1.2 or at least 7.1.1?

Video: Reset Android Settings Samsung Galaxy S8

Answer. Try updating through the Samsung Smart Switch program. You can’t download directly on the Samsung website, however on you can find firmware files and update the device manually.

Google Authenticator Recovery After Reset

Reset the settings on the Samsung Galaxy S8. Android 7.0 After resetting, I restored my Google account, but realized that I had lost access to the Google Authenticator application. When I launch the application, it is only offered to create a new account, but I need one, because important data is saved there. What to do?

Answer. To restore Google Authenticator, see the article:

If the instructions do not help, please contact Google Support: Help > Contact Google.

After a hard reset, the battery runs out quickly

After an official update over the air, the phone became very discharged on Android 8, especially after a reboot. I noticed this immediately after the update. I want to return the old version of Android, I tried to do it through recovery, reset all settings to factory settings. Everything is reset, but the version of Android 6 that was when you purchased the phone is not returned. Phone SAMSUNG J5 PRIME 2016

Answer. Leaving the old version of Android is unsafe and pointless. the phone will be vulnerable to most current viruses.

  1. Pay attention to the information in the article, which lists the reasons for the rapid discharge of the battery.
  2. Through the Android settings, analyze what processes consume battery power: it may be a virus or a poorly optimized application.

Question answer

Changed the phone. On the former phone, I reset the settings and switched to a new one. When I entered my cloud at there were not a single photo or video. And there was a huge amount. Tell me how to restore them and how it happened that they also left after resetting the settings

  1. First of all, check the contents of the Trash in the cloud.
  2. Next, go to the synchronization settings and check if it is turned on.
  3. It is also possible that the photos are stored on a PC. try copying them to the cloud.
  4. If the photos were stored on a memory card, you can try to restore them through the Photorec program.

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