When you find your Galaxy S6 performing with a lesser efficiency than usual, or it suddenly becomes unresponsive or you forget you device’s password and it gets locked, you could try factory resetting the device.
Factory resetting any smartphone implies you are willing to allow the process erase any user data and reset the device back to its factory state. So it is always a safe and best practice to backup our data like contacts, photos, music, videos and other user saved information periodically. Luckily if you find your phone responding well before you start performing a hard reset, you could take a backup of all the user data at the time. But the problem arises when you find the phone unresponsive, and also you realise your data hasn’t been backed up.
As for resetting Samsung Galaxy S6 to factory settings, one way to do so is by Settings menu. Go to Settings – > backup and Reset -> Factory Reset. When prompted to confirm factory reset, do so and the reset process starts right away.
Other way is to go by the hardware buttons, and before you do this it is necessary to ensure your device is charged minimum to 75%.
- Turn off the device.
- Once the phone is off, hold the volume up, home, and power buttons down simultaneously. Continue to hold this combination while the phone boots, until the screen shows the Android Robot.
- Using the volume up/down buttons to navigate, and the power button to make selections, find and select the Wipe Data/Factory Reset option.
- Scroll down to Yes, delete all user data, and press the power button once again. You will notice script scrolling along the bottom of the screen, which will end in Data Wipe Complete.
- Once the operation is complete, press the power button once more to reset the device.
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