When you just can’t get along with your Samsung Galaxy J7, J8, J9, J6, J5, J4, J3, J2, J1 and you notice it no longer functions properly or it is unresponsive most of the time, one of the best things you can try is a hard reset. This action will result into restoring all the device’s settings, bringing it to the factory default mode.
If you’re interested in detailed instructions, you should begin by reading this particular tutorial of how to factory reset Samsung Galaxy J7, J8, J9, J6, J5, J4, J3, J2, J1.
You will notice, from there, that the process will delete just about everything, from apps and data to settings. That’s why all the guides on this topic will draw the attention that a backup is the first step you should take. So, you might as well go to Settings right now. Access the Backup & Reset section, from where you will know what you have to do and what accounts to back up.
After you finish with protecting your personal data, you can remain under the Backup & Reset menu and simply use the Reset Device option. You will need to confirm the action with Erase Everything and just wait for it to wipe everything.
This was the first and the simplest way to do a factory reset. But there may be instances when your display is unresponsive and you cannot make it to this menu or, even worse, when you have forgotten the unlock code. For all those contexts, you have another method, a bit more complex, but just as effective:
- Power off the phone;
- Tap and hold the three hard keys of Volume Up, Home, Power;
- Release them when you see that the Samsung logo appeared on the screen;
- From the Volume buttons navigate to the Wipe Data / Factory Reset menu;
- Tap on the Power button to initiate the process;
- Confirm the action by selecting “Yes – delete all user data”;
- Start it with one more tap on Power;
- When it finishes, select Reboot System Now.
Now you can’t say you don’t know how to hard reset Samsung Galaxy J7, J8, J9, J6, J5, J4, J3, J2, J1!