How to reset Samsung Galaxy S5 without losing data or Hard Reset to Wipe Data

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Learn how to reset Samsung galaxy S5 (Soft Reset) to update your system performance without losing data or factory data reset (Hard Reset) to clear all user data.

Many users are sometimes facing the necessity to restore your device to factory settings, either because something is not working well and want to start over or because you have decided to sell and want to offer it as new for its next owner. And, of course, by the way we make sure that absolutely no personal information stored there. The Factory Reset option is a must if you will sell or give away your Galaxy S5 to someone else.
How to reset Samsung Galaxy S5 soft and hard reset In this post, we will show how to reset Samsung Galaxy S5 without losing data or return to its factory state through Hard Reset.

How to Reset Samsung Galaxy S5 (Soft Reset)?

The Soft reset will not erase personal data stored on your Galaxy S5. Soft reset means that clean files more frequently the cache stored by the system.

1. Turn off your mobile.
2. Press and hold “Volume Up”, “Home” and “Power” at the same time.
3. After the phone vibrates, release the “Power” button but continue holding “Volume Up” and “Home”.
4. Once the screen “Android System Recovery” appears, release all buttons.
5. With the “Volume Down” button, navigate and select “wipe cache partition”.
6. Press the “Power” button to select.
7. Once the cache partition has been wiped, select “reboot system now”.
8. Press the “Power” button to restart the device.

How to Master Reset or Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy S5?

The purpose of the hard reset is to delete everything from your phone to return to its primary stage as when you received your Galaxy S5 for the first time. But do not forget to backup data (photos, and other applications), at the risk of losing everything else!
Via Google – from Settings> Backup and reset your S5 offers a backup from Google. This option, if checked, will keep track of your Wi-Fi passwords, application data and many other useful things. You will get back all your data when you return to your Google account again in your S5, after the hard reset.
Via an application – there are many applications that provide backup your data. We can advise Carbon Backup or Titanium Backup for example.

There are two ways you can Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy S5 through setting menu or hardware keys. If the phone does not respond using the method of the keys on the phone.
Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy S5 through the settings menu:
1. In the main screen, press the icon indicating “Apps” and select the “Settings” option.
2. Within “User and backup” select “Backup and Restore”. In this step, you can deselect the box next to “Automatic Restoration” and “Back up my data”.
3. Press “Factory data reset”.
4. Confirm by pressing “Reset Device”.
5. Assuming that your screen lock option is on, enter your password or PIN and press “Continue”.
6. Press “Remove All” to confirm.
Your phone will reboot to its original state.
Format Galaxy S5 using hardware keys:
Note: Use this method to reset if you can not factory reset your Samsung Galaxy S5 using the settings menu.
1. Turn off your smartphone.
2. Then hold the buttons “volume up”, “Power” and “Home” at the same time.
3. After the phone vibrates once, release the “Power” button but keep holding the “Home” key and “Volume Up”.
4. When the screen “Android System Recovery” appears release the other two buttons.
5. Then press the button “Volume Down” until the “delete data or reset / factory” option is highlighted.
6. Press the “Power” button to select the option.
7. Go to “Yes – delete all user data” through “Volume Down” button
8. Press the “Power” button to confirm the master reset.
9. After the device has restarted, select “reboot system now”.
10. Finally, press the “Power” button to reset the Samsung Galaxy S5.
We hope that these procedures are useful to get your Samsung Galaxy S5, that jam or problem punctual operation.
Also read: How to Unlock Android Pattern Lock or Password.

  • Diablola

    Guys I spent around 15 hours trying to unlock my samsung galaxy s6, and found a solution. You’re wellcome because you need google acc+dont need a connection for this to work (worst case scenario)
    it didnt recongnize my fingerprints, and my backup password didnt work. I couldnt sign in to my google account since my wifi and mobile data was turned off before the device locked.
    This is the solution i found AFTER 15 hours of this madness, you need to be quick:
    1) enter wrong backup password 5 times
    2) wait 30 secounds countdown
    3) enter wrong backup password 5 times
    4) wait 30 secounds countdown
    5) select sign in with google account
    6) enter google account credentials (DONT SIGN IN YET)
    7) hold ‘wake up button’ (home button)
    8) press emergency mode and go thru with aggreeing to all it asks you to
    9) press TURN ON, and after that press ‘sign in’ with your google account (where step 6 left off)
    If you were quick enough, you will enter emergency mode and you will pass the lock screen, now quit the emergency mode the same way and change your backup password, and write it down this time so this doesnt happen again. You are wellcome.

    Where i found the method (Thank this guy. He’s a genious.) :http://forums.androidcentral.com/general-help-how/577218-s6-fingerprint-backup-password-reset-no-connectivity-screen-lock-solution-found-can-i-get-some-help.html