The procedure for factory reset on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is just the same as in other smartphones. Ideally, the process entails erasing all the other data from the phone and logging out from the other accounts that makes you lose some configurations. Eventually, the phone will look as good as a brand new one.
Circumstances When Factory Reset is Important
- After using the smartphone for a while, you now want to have a fresh new look on it
- The Smartphone is no longer working as it should and you need to reset it to solve the issue
- You have changed the smartphone ownership and you want to clean it up since some apps aren’t useful to you.
No matter the reason as to why you wish to perform the reset, the options remain relatively similar. In this article we will show you how a factory reset on Samsung Galaxy S8 is done depending on the status of the phone. You could be having a fully functional and operational phone or a damaged and unresponsive touch screen.
Approach #1: Factory Reset on a Galaxy Device that Works Normally
If the phone works normally, you can make use of the display to reach the factory reset options/menu and then initiate the procedure.
- Open the phones notification section
- Open the settings icon
- Open the User and Backup option
- Tap on the Backup and Reset
- Open the Factory data Reset option
- Click on reset device
- Select Delete All Action
- Device reboots after the procedure is complete
That is the final step of the factory reset action. Ensure you have a backup of your phone before attempting the factory reset.
Approach#2: Factory Reset on Galaxy S8 with Unresponsive Screen
If the Galaxy S8 or S8 plus touch screen or what is commonly referred to as the display is unresponsive, you will not be able to achieve the factory reset through the above procedure. However, there is an alternative approach that involves the use of hardware keys alone.
- Switch off the phone
- Press and hold the Volume up, Home and Power buttons simultaneously to the point where you will see the Android icon coming up.
- The volume button will help you move to the option that allows you to Wipe Data or complete a factory reset.
- Use the power button to confirm the action
- The volume down button will also let you confirm the action by selecting the “yes-Delete all the User Data” option.
- The device reboots
- Select the reboot action and confirm by pressing the power button
- Your Device will Restart
With the above procedure, the device now should take you to the menu where you will find everything wiped out and so you have to set up the Samsung device again.
Similar steps can be used when you have the display working normally though you have difficulties accessing the menu. This might be when you have a malfunctioning device or might be the phones pattern forgotten.