How to factory reset the Samsung Galaxy s4
The reasons for wanting to hard reset your Galaxy s4 back to it’s original settings can be many. Maybe you are selling your phone and want to make sure that all your data is erased.
Or maybe you are having some problems with your phone that you can’t resolve. In these cases a factory reset is the right way to go, as it will completely restore the settings that your phone came with.
One exception implies though. If you have updated your Galaxy s4s Android version, it won’t revert to the original version. It will simply clear all your data and all your settings.
How to reset Samsung Galaxy s4.
- From your home screen press the apps icon in the lower right corner.
- Find and press the settings icon.
- In the upper end of the screen press the accounts tab.
- in the bottom of the next screen press the Backup and reset button.
- Press the factory data reset.
- Read the info on your cell phone screen and hit Reset device.
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If your phone is completely locked up and you can’t even access the menus there is a second way of resetting the Galaxy s4.
- Press and hold the power button to turn the device of.
- If your device won’t turn of remove the battery for a second and put it back. ( Do not turn your phone back on )
- With your device of press and hold the volume up and the home button, then without releasing the two other buttons press and hold the power button as well.
- Hold these three buttons until you can read recovery mode in the upper left corner of the screen. As soon as you can see it release the button combination.
- To navigate the recovery mode screen use the volume up and down to go up and down. Use the power button to select an option.
Once you are done your phone should once again be just like it was the day you bought it.