How to Factory Reset Your Galaxy S6
If you are experiencing issues with your Samsung Galaxy S6, or you simply want to wipe all of the data from your device before selling it or giving it away, performing a factory reset is the best option. A factory reset will erase all of the data and settings on your device, restoring it to its original state. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to factory reset your Galaxy S6.
Step 1: Backup Your Data
Before you begin the factory reset process, it is important to backup all of your personal data, such as photos, videos, contacts, and messages. You can backup your data to your Google account or to an external storage device. You can also use Samsung’s Smart Switch app to backup your data.
Step 2: Turn off Your Galaxy S6
Press and hold the power button on your Galaxy S6 until the power menu appears. Tap on “Power off” and wait for your device to turn off completely.
Step 3: Boot into Recovery Mode
Press and hold the volume up button, home button, and power button at the same time until the Samsung logo appears. Release the power button when the logo appears, but continue to hold the volume up and home buttons until you see the Android system recovery menu.
Step 4: Navigate to Wipe Data/Factory Reset
Use the volume down button to navigate to the “Wipe data/factory reset” option and press the power button to select it.
Step 5: Confirm the Factory Reset
Use the volume down button to navigate to the “Yes — delete all user data” option and press the power button to select it. This will confirm the factory reset process.
Step 6: Wait for the Factory Reset to Complete
Wait for the factory reset process to complete, which may take a few minutes. Once the process is complete, the Android system recovery menu will reappear.
Step 7: Reboot Your Galaxy S6
Use the volume down button to navigate to the “Reboot system now” option and press the power button to select it. Your Galaxy S6 will now reboot and will be restored to its original state.
Performing a factory reset on your Galaxy S6 is a simple process that can help to resolve many software-related issues. However, it is important to backup all of your personal data before performing a factory reset, as this process will erase all of the data on your device.