Doing a Factory Reset on your phone means that you are bringing it back to the way you bought it; in the way, it was shipped right out of the factory. Now there are many reasons why you might want to reset your phone. For example, it might be facing some software problem. Maybe the phone has become very slow and is not functioning properly. Sometimes you might even forget your passcode and resetting the phone is the only option. For any reason, you may have to factory reset your phone. Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are the perfect example of technological marvel, but sometimes, the devices may experience some technical glitch. In this case, you need to factory reset Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
Here we will be discussing the method to hard reset your Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus to factory settings. The process can also be applied to other Android phones, but there might be a slight variation in the process.
How to Factory Reset Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus
Doing Factory Reset from Inside the Android Interface
Performing a Factory Reset will delete all data installed on your phone and bring it back to the state in which you first opened it. So before taking such a drastic step, you need to consider some things. Firstly, have you inspected your system for any suspicious apps which might be causing the system slow down? Deleting the app should bring back the device’s performance. Also, have you contacted the Samsung tech support regarding any process to fix the issues? And finally, have you taken a backup of all your files?
If you have tried all these processes and none seemed to help you, then follow the steps mentioned below to reset your Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus.
Step #1. While on your home screen, swipe down on the notification shade.
Step #2. From there tap on the settings icon.
Step #3. You will have the settings page opened. Search for General Management by scrolling through the settings.
Step #4. Here you will find the Reset option. Tap it.
Step #5. Under Reset is the Factory Reset button. Tap it and another page will open warning you about all the apps that will be uninstalled.
Step #6. Scroll down through the list and at the bottom you will get the Reset button. You know what to do. Tap it!
Step #7. Finally the phone will ask you to enter your pin or pattern. Confirm the pin or pattern and your device will start the reset process.
Step #8. You will have to wait now till the process is completed.
Doing Factory Reset from Outside the Android Interface
Another instance where resetting becomes a necessary means for trouble shooting is when your phone won’t boot up. If you are having this problem on your Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, follow the steps mentioned below:
Step #1. As your phone lies turned off, hold down on the Volume up, Bixby, and Power buttons. Do this until the Samsung Logo shows up and then lift your fingers.
Step #2. An Android figure will pop up and display ‘No Command’ on display. Wait a few moments.
Step #3. A few seconds later, a black background with colored text will appear. You can use the volume up and volume down buttons to navigate through these texts.
Step #4. Scroll down to the text which says Wipe data/ Factory Reset.
Step #5. Now use the Power Button to select this option and use the Volume down button again to select YES.
Step #6. Now with YES selected, press the power button to confirm and your device will start to reset.
A Few Pointers on the Factory Reset Protection
Samsung Galaxy S8 uses a Google Based Feature called Factory Reset protection. This demands the user to log into the last Google Account which was used on the device. This is a handy method to stop thieves from using your phone and using it by doing a Factory Reset.
Now if you’re selling your phone to another person then remember to remove all your Google Accounts before resetting your device. This will stop the Factory Reset Protection from taking place.