If you are looking to reset Android on your Samsung Galaxy S7, this is the tutorial for you. Maybe it’s behaving in a strange manner, or you just need to start over from factory settings to give it to someone else to use.
When you reset Android on your Samsung Galaxy S7, you’re making it return to it’s out of the box state, so if you forgot your lock pin, pattern or password, this is the way to go.
We will explain two methods to achieve this, depending on the state of your Samsung Galaxy S7.
Before starting with any of these two methods, make sure your battery is fully charged, to avoid any surprise shut downs. It is also a good idea to do a backup if you have access to yourSamsung Galaxy S7’s operative system.
So, let’s get to it!
Like we stated before, in this tutorial we will explain two methods on how to reset Android on a Samsung Galaxy S7. You will use the first one if you can access your Android OS, and simply want to return your phone to factory settings. The second one is used when you have lost access to your device for some reason.
How to reset android on Samsung Galaxy S7, through the Settings Menu
To reset Android using this method you have to be able to access the Settings on your Samsung Galaxy S7.
After opening your settings, go to Backup & Reset, and then select the option Factory data reset.
Tap the Reset Device button for the process to start, deleting everything from your phone, and then proceeding to shutting down the phone and restarting.
How to reset Android on Samsung Galaxy S7, using hardware buttons.
To hard reset android on your Samsung Galaxy S7 follow these easy steps:
- Completely power off your device
- Press the volume up, home and power buttons at the same time, and release them.
- You will see different messages for rebooting and updating and then a menu will show.
- Using the volume buttons navigate to the Wipe data /factory reset option and press the power button to confirm.
- Select Yes, stating that you are sure that you want to go through with the process, and confirm the process using the power button.
- After some processing, the menu will show up again, at which point using the volume buttons to navigate the options, you have to select the option Reset system now and press the power button to confirm.
Once your Samsung Galaxy S7 has rebooted, with either of the two methods, you will have reset Android on your device, having returned it to it’s factory settings, and leaving it as good as new waiting for configurations.
If you are the owner of a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, and you’re looking for information on how to reset Android on it, you have arrived to the tutorial you need.
We will show you two very simple and safe methods to reset Android. Both of these methods produce the same result, and will leave your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge at it’s out of the box state.
The main difference between the two methods lies within the steps you have to follow, and the method you will choose depends on the state of your device.
You will apply the first method if you have access to the Android Operative System, for instance, if you just want a fresh start for your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. If, however, you do not have access to the OS, for example if you forgot your lock pattern, you will have to use the second method.
Before starting with any of the procedures, please check that your battery is fully charged to avoid any unwanted shutdowns in the middle of the process. Remember that you will loose all your personal data when executing any of these methods, since your device will return to it’s factory settings.
Reset Android on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge through the Applications Menu
To reset Android through your devices Applications Menu, follow these steps and your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge will return to it’s factory settings:
- Go to Settings from the Applications Menu
- Choose the option Backup & Reset
- Tap on Reset device and select the option Erase Everything to confirm that you want to start the process.
- You might need to reboot your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge when the process finishes.
Reset Android on your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge using hard ware buttons.
You will use this method to reset Android if you have lost access to the OS of your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, for example if you forgot your lock pattern. Follow these steps and your device will return to it’s out of the box state in no time.
- Completely turn of your device, while pressing the Power button a few seconds.
- Once you’re sure your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is completely turned off, press the Volume Up, Power and Home buttons together, keeping them pressed until the Recovery Menu appears on the screen.
- Navigate through the options with the Volume buttons and select Wipe data / Factory reset, using the Power button to confirm the selection.
- Select the option “Yes delete al data” and confirm.
- Select the option “reboot system now” to start the process.
You have now reset Android and your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge should be back to it’s factory settings, but if you had any issues, leave a comment here below.
If you’re the owner of a Samsung Galaxy S5 you want to reset Android on, this is the tutorial for you.
We will show you a way to return your Samsung Galaxy S5 to it’s factory settings, which will come in very handy if, for example, you forget the lock pattern you set for it.
Before starting with any of the methods that we will explain to reset Android, pleas make sure the battery of your Samsung Galaxy S5 is charged to at least 80%, to avoid any complications.
Reset Android on Samsung Galaxy S5 through the Applications Menu
To use this method to reset Android you will need to be able to access the Android OS and the Applications menu of your Samsung Galaxy S5. Starting on the Main screen, follow these steps:
- Go to Settings -> Backup & reset
- Select the option Factory data reset
- Confirm to start the process.
Reset Android on Samsung Galaxy S5 using hardware buttons
If you got locked out of your Samsung Galaxy S5 by forgetting the lock pattern or for any other reason, this is the method you will use to reset Android
- Make sure your device is completely turned off. To be 100% sure, turn it off, remove the battery and wait 5 seconds before reinserting it.
- Press the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons all at the same time
- When you see the Android logo on the screen, let go of all the buttons and wait for a menu to show up.
- Navigate through the options using the volume buttons until you reach the Wipe data/Factory reset option and press the Power button to confirm the selection.
- Do the same process to select Yes – delete all user data and wait for the procedure to finish.
- Once the main menu shows up again, press the power button to reset the Samsung Galaxy S5
You have now successfully reset Android on your Samsung Galaxy S5 returning it to it’s out of the box state.