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Reset Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, S4, Note2, Note3 Without Losing Data

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Do I lose my contacts if I make a soft reboot?

Hello! I'm having troubles with my FDN. I'm trying to switch mobile companies and I put a new SIM card on my mobile, but I cannot make outgoing calls (though I can receive calls)."

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A soft reboot is when you turn your phone off and back on again. Much like restarting your computer, your phone will not lose any of its data when you turn it off and back on again. To put it another way: no, you will not lose your contacts if you soft reboot your device.

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However, if a soft reboot doesn't fix the issue you're having with your device, you may want to go to your carrier's nearest store to see if there's anything wrong with your SIM card, or if you need to swap plans to get your phone to work on their network. Additionally, if you're switching from a CDMA network to a GSM network (e.g., from Sprint to AT&T in the USA), you may need to purchase a new phone since the new network and your phone's radios are not compatible with one another.

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A friend reset our phone as it was clogged. Now pictures are on Google drive?

Do we need to reset the phone or just put pictures back on the gallery. We had a 1000 pictures so the phone would not accept new apps (hence the reset). Now we can't show pictures unless we are coupled to someone's WiFi - most inconvenient. All we want to do is show friends pictures - we don't want to wait for the pictures to download from the Google drive or not if there is no WiFi. Maybe we need to increase the mobile phone memory. Any comments? Regards. Any comments

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It is advisable to buy a microSD card with the maximum allowed size for your smartphone. To see the maximum allowed size, either consult the manual of the smartphone or look for your smartphone at http://www.gsmarena.com. Open a browser on your smartphone, open https://drive.google.com, and open each picture that you want to keep and save it by tapping and holding it. Afterwards, move the pictures from the internal memory to the microSD card of the smartphone by using a file explorer like X-plore. You can also save time and download pictures by using a browser that has a default saving location set to the microSD card. You can see how it can be done in our tutorial (click here).

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After installing Lollipop, I was forced to do a reset, now I can't find all of my photos?

I can only find some old photos

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I think I'm just going to connect to my laptop and take info of the tablet then reset. Is there an easier way?

The Samsung tablet is asking for a password and I have never used one. I probably set it up but forgot. I just don't want to Hard Reset without having it backed up.

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Reset Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, S4, Note2, Note3 Without Losing Data

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How is it possible? kindly help me?

Windows is automatically closing.

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What application do I choose now?

After step 7 what application do I pick to reset phone

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How can I soft reset Galaxy S3?

When I try soft reset by pressing and holding the power bottom for 20 sec, I get a message power reset or unknown upload mode with Android logo

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Will my bill still be paid if I do a soft reset?

Phone bill, will my storage be cleared

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How do you delete malware without reset?

How do you delete malware without resetting the entire phone, not knowing your reset pin or Gmail password?

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I can't post any tweets on twitter. Do you know why that is? How do I fix that?

Every time I go to post a tweet it goes to a completely black screen and then just goes back to the home page of twitter.

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How to back up files and messages?

I'm having a trouble with the pin code on my phone. I tried resetting and getting a temporary password on device manager but it doesn't accept the temporary password. I guess the board of the screen is the problem. How could I back up the phone before a factory reset?. I have tried: Getting a temporary password on device manager. I think it was caused by: I think the board of the screen is the problem since it also says the temporary pin is wrong

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Is there a way to reset my phone apps back to factory version without losing my text messages? I have Samsung Galaxy 3?

Is there a way to reset my phone apps back to factory version without losing my text messages? I have Samsung Galaxy 3. I have tried: Nothing I don't know what to do. I think it was caused by: I might have deleted apps this phone needs and now a lot of people sometimes call and it doesn't go through, never had this problem till I started to force stop app and delete the one's I did not think I needed

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Home key, volume key, power key, I press but not reset instead details show?

Home key, volume key, power key, I press but not reset instead details show

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If I reset my phone will I lose my service. My phone plan is with Frawg through Netlos?

My phone has not been charging, every time I do plug it up it doesn't charge and the battery percentage just goes down. What should I do?

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Oh! You are such a life saver. Is there a way I can reset my device to go back to the way it was on the 6th of March, 2016 without losing my files, most especially my musics?

I installed 3 different auto power on/off apps on my Samsung Note3 and activated them all at once. All of a sudden the phone just went off and couldn't get past that Samsung page on the startup. I really want my phone to go back to the way my phone was yesterday morning. Thank you.

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