How to factory reset Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Samsung’s new rockstars, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are all set to hit the market starting April 21, 2017. As soon as the phones come out, the Android power users will try their best to unleash the beast hidden inside their Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. While trying to break the boundaries on your device, you will get stuck many times. Many situations will get you trapped in a situation from where the only solution to get out will be to factory reset your Samsung Galaxy S8 or the S8 Plus.factory reset Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Factory resetting your new S8 will wipe off everything stored on it. It will erase all the data stored on your internal storage and also erase the applications with their data from your device. This option comes in handy when your device comes up with an intermittent error or it something simply just goes wrong. If your device’s performance has slowed down, factory resetting it would be a good choice as well.

It’s very important to learn these common functionalities of your Android smartphone. Accessing these options on Samsung Galaxy smartphones is relatively easy as compared to other manufacturers. Wiping factory data on your Galaxy S8 or the S8 Plus is similar to how you used to do it on your previous Samsung Galaxy device. If you need to learn it, then here is a detailed method explaining it in a few steps to factory reset Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

Factory reset Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Before factory resetting your Galaxy S8, make sure that you know what Google account you have used to login into your Galaxy S8. Upon factory resetting your device, it will ask you to login using the same account. In case you forget that account, you will be out of luck to get back into your smartphone again. Factory resetting will wipe all of your data. Be careful while using this option.

Method#1: Reset your Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus using settings

  1. Go to settings application on your new S8/S8 Plus
  2. In settings, tap “RESET” under “LOOKING FOR SOMETHING ELSE?”.
  3. Now in RESET, tap Factory data reset.
  4. Read the instructions carefully on the next page and tap “RESET DEVICE”.
  5. It will ask for your password/pin/fingerprint and after that it will wipe your device.

Method#2: Reset your Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus using recovery

  1. Turn off your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus completely.
  2. Now turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Up + Bixby + Power button. As soon as the screen turns on, release the Power button and keep the Volume Up key pressed.
  3. As soon as your phone boots up in recovery, you will find multiple options on screen.
  4. Use Volume Down key to navigate to “Wipe factory data” and then press the Power key to make selection. factory reset Samsung Galaxy S8
  5. In the next screen, navigate to the option “Yes” and press the Power key. factory reset Samsung Galaxy S8
  6. This will factory reset your Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Your phone will reboot after this. That’s all.
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