If you’re reading this article, your intentions are clear. We will get there soon enough, but we couldn’t put more emphasis on an essential aspect – you should always back up all your files before doing the factory reset on a Samsung Galaxy J5!
To do so, go to Settings >> Backup & Reset and you’re guaranteed to get the most of your important files. For anything else that you noticed has been left aside, use a third-party service or a backup app. If you know you have something truly important stored on that smartphone, take a few extra minutes to protect it before anything else!
Now, whether you want to get a fresh new start for it or you are encountering various problems, you can reset this kind of phone in two different ways. When it is fully responsive you have the menus at hand. And when you cannot access its menus you have the hard keys to combine. Here’s what we’re talking about:
The settings path to factory reset a Galaxy J5
- Access the Notification Panel with one swipe from the top of the screen;
- Tap on the gear icon from the upper-right corner of the Notification section;
- Once the Settings menu extended, navigate to the User & Backup section;
- Select the Backup & Reset option listed under that section;
- Choose the option labeled as Factory Data Reset;
- Tap the Reset Device option from the bottom of the display;
- Select the Delete All option from the window that will show up.
After you do all that, you just wait for the process to end and the phone to reboot. This simple method is ideal for resetting any working smartphone. In the event that you seem to have lost the access on the phone or it has become unresponsive, there’s another way of doing it…
The hardware keys simple command to factory reset a Galaxy J5
- Power off the unresponsive device from the Power button;
- When it has finally turned off, press and hold the Power button in combination with the Volume Up and the Home buttons;
- Release them only when the Android icon will be displayed on the screen;
- Make your way to the menu labeled as Wipe Data/Factory Reset, from the Volume Down key;
- Start it with the Power button;
- Before the device will initiate this factory reset, it will ask you to confirm the action;
- Use the Volume Down key to select Yes – Delete All User Data in the confirmation window;
- And officially start the reset with one more press on the Power button.
That’s all it takes to do the Galaxy J5 factory reset. Bear in mind that when it finishes you will still be in the Recovery Mode. To return to the normal running mode, you will have to use the same two keys of Volume Down and Power to select the menu labeled as Reboot System Now. That’s how you tackle an unresponsive device!
All these considered, you have all the information required for dealing with a more or less responsive Samsung Galaxy J5 and start it from scratch.