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How to reset the Samsung Galaxy S5 back to factory settings

There are various reasons as to why you might want to reset your Samsung Galaxy S5. One of the most common ones is when the phone becomes almost unusable, with random crashes and lockups! Others might decide to reset their S5 when they want to sell it, as removing any personal information is very important.

You need to remember that performing a reset, also known as a factory data reset will wipe all of the data from your phone. This includes pictures, videos, downloaded applications, emails, and everything else! So if you plan on keeping anything important on it make sure you back it up first.

Also ensure that you have your phone plugged in while doing the reset unless you have a good chunk of battery life left. Having a phone crash while doing a reset might result in an unrecoverable error. Anyways lets get your Samsung Galaxy S5 reset going!

How to factory reset the Samsung Galaxy S5

This is the most common method of resetting the Galaxy S5. Though if you can’t access the screen options below check out the alternative method further down.

  • First navigate to your home screen by pressing the home button.
  • Next tap the Settings icon.
  • Now scroll down until you can see the Backup and reset icon and press it.
  • Now locate the option for Factory data reset and press it as well.
  • Tap Reset device at the bottom of your screen.

That’s it, give it a few minutes to complete and your phone will be as good as new!

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Reset Settings Factory Data Reset
Locate the Backup and reset button followed by selecting the Factory data reset option.

Alternative method to factory reset the Samsung Galaxy S5

If you can’t access the screen options below like I said earlier this is your only other option to reset your S5.

  • First press and hold the power button to turn your phone off.
  • Next press and hold the volume up, home, and power button at the exact same time.
  • Continue holding these 3 buttons until your phone boots up.
  • Once the Android System Recovery screen appears you can release the buttons.
  • Press the volume down button until you reach the wipe data/factory reset option, once you do, select and confirm it by pressing the power button.

Your device will now reboot and begin the restore process!

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Reset
Press and hold the volume up, home, and power button at the same time to begin the android system recovery mode.

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