In this article, we’ll show you how to perform a hard reset Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, also called reset to factory mode, in two ways.
If you have any problems with your Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge as a drop in performance, constant errors or your device has been infected with a virus or malware, one of the options to solve it is doing formatting and restore to factory mode. This will be like when you get him out of the box for the first time and made the first steps of configuration. Formatting Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge is also the best option if you’re going to sell your smartphone since it will delete all your files, music, videos, pictures and applications.
As you know, these devices do not have SD-card slot, so after reset, you will lose all data stored on the smartphone. Therefore, it is important to make a backup of your important files, data, contacts and other necessary programs before doing a hard reset Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge or S6. We recommend performing a prior backup on your computer. You can also use an Android app to backup and restore data.
See our top picks on the best Android apps to backup and restore data.
Hope, you have made a backup of your important files. Now, let’s see all the steps to make a hard reset your Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge in our step by step guide below. Let’s start.
Reset / format the Samsung Galaxy S6
There are two different methods available to completely clean the device forms, one using the settings menu and another via the recovery menu. Here, we will discuss both methods.
From the device settings
For starters, we headed to the device settings. Once there, you go to Backup and Restore and tap on Factory data reset. On the next screen, you will be reported on the data to be deleted, and if you press the button again it will warn you that you can not retrieve that information.
Press on Delete all to start the restoration process. Your phone has now been restored to factory settings.
From the recovery menu
If for some reason (the screen does not respond correctly or the settings app does not work) you can not perform the reset from settings, you can do it from the recovery menu using the hardware buttons.
To access this hidden menu, you must first have the device off. Once off, you have to make the following combination of buttons: Volume Up + Home + Power / End. You have to press all the three at the same time and hold until the display turns on and shows the Android Robot. Release all the buttons.
You will get a turquoise screen for about 30 seconds and you’ll be in the recovery menu.
Here, you can move by pressing the volume up or down and use the power button to make selections. Find the option “Wipe data / factory reset” and confirm it by pressing the power button. On the next screen, you have to confirm the factory reset. Scroll down to Yes, delete all user data, and confirm by pressing the on / off once again. You will notice script scrolling along the bottom of the screen, which will end in Data Wipe Complete. Once the operation is complete, press the power button once more to reset the device. The mobile should work fine.
We hope you find this tutorial helpful and help you solve those problems that you have with the powerful Samsung Galaxy S6 or its big brother S6 EDGE. If you have any other question or problems, please do share them through the comment section below. We will try to help you as soon as we can. Thank you for being stay with us.
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