Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy S3
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Hard reset is usually needed when your phone started to run slower because of full memory, or you accidentally installed some application that's causing your Samsung Galaxy S3 to freeze or crash. A hard reset is very useful because it will return your phone to it's default settings, but in the process, it will wipe out all the data on your phone. There are 3 ways to do a Hard Reset on your Samsung Galaxy S3
Performing a Hard Reset
*IMPORTANT* Back up all your data before you do a hard reset on your phone.
Easy Reset Method
This is the simplest method and designed for the normal user, but it only works if you have access to the dial pad.
- 1On your Samsung Galaxy S3 open the dial pad and enter *2767*3855.Advertisement
- 2Your Galaxy S3 will reboot and return to the original factory settings.Advertisement
Reset from the Settings Menu
- 1Go to your "Settings".
- 2Go and look for "Back up and Reset".
- 3Select "Factory Data Reset".
- 4Then Select "Reset Device".
Only use this method if the device is otherwise unresponsive.
- 1Turn off your device.
- 2Press and Hold "Volume Up" + "Home" + "Power Button" simultaneously while turning on the device.
- 3Select the option "Wipe Data / Factory Reset".
- Use the "Volume Up" and "Volume Down" to select - then use the power button to select it.
- 4All the data and settings on your device will be wiped out and your device will revert back to its original factory settings.
Reason for soft and Hard Reset
There are a lot of reasons why you need to perform a Hard Reset on your Samsung Galaxy S3 and set everything back to factory settings.
- 1Usually, it's because you've forgotten your password, pattern or lock to your phone, and because you can no longer access your phone, you have no choice but to perform Factory Reset in order to use the phone again.Advertisement
- 2Another reason is to clear the phone storage.This is to free up some additional space to enable you to install other applications, photos, documents, videos or any other data you want stored on your phone
- 3An additional reason to reset the Phone is to clear errors and to correct problems with the operating system.Advertisement
Upon performing Hard reset to a phone or any devices will delete all data on your Samsung Galaxy S3 phone. Resetting is equivalent for reformatting the phone storage. Files can only be retrieved if you saved them to your computer to restore once you've reset your phone.
Tips Tricks & Warnings
- All Data will be lost after the Factory Reset.
- It is important to do a back up first before doing a factory or Hard Reset.
- Make sure that your phone or device is fully charged before performing the Hard Reset. It could damage your phone irreparably if it stops in the middle of the process.
Questions and Answers
Trying to get into an old phone, forgot number to the phone pattern.
Tried too many times, don't know Google account, or the back up pin number. I have tried: Hard shut down. I think it was caused by: Me, I forgot the information.
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