How to Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus?

Owning a high-quality smartphone has become common in the recent times. There are situations that these smartphones have some or the other problems and nobody likes to have any problems with their phones. In these types of situations, people look for ways to find an effective solution to this. Similarly, when the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus is having difficulties in operation, and it is not working the way it should the best way is to do a hard reset of the phone. A hard reset will make the phone return to the initial condition when it was purchased. There are several reasons to perform a hard reset on the Samsung phone which are as mentioned below.

  • Google account is locked, ID and password is forgotten
  • Pattern lock was forgotten
  • To change the pin and password lock
  • To change the administrator of the smartphone
  • Phone becomes extremely slow
  • Phone infected by virus
  • Any other performance related issues

Since a hard reset of the phone takes it back to the condition when it was purchased some precautionary measures should be taken to prevent loss of data. Before finally going for a hard reset of the phone few points are to be always kept in mind. The points are as mentioned below.

  • First and foremost, it should be remembered that the phone will go back to its initial condition and so each and every data from the phone would be lost.
  • All contacts which are of extreme importance will be deleted.
  • A complete backup of all the pictures, videos, music, contacts, files and other relevant documents & files should be carefully taken before performing the hard reset on the phone.

The backing up of data is extremely easy. This can be done by going to the settings options available in the menu and then choosing the option of backup and reset the settings. Then one needs to hit the gear icon after going to the notification section, and after this, the backup & reset button needs to be clicked. This will take a few minutes, and then the phone is ready to be reset.

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Steps to Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Using the Hardware Keys to Reset

  • This way is used when the phone is not usable, and the steps are as follows.
  • Turn off the phone using the power button.
  • Now click the power, home, and volume up button simultaneously to see the Android icon pop up.
  • Then the data rest button should be found out using the volume down button and select it by using the power button.
  • Then choose the hit button in the same way as in the previous step.
  • The next time the phone starts up, the reset is complete.

Using the Menu Option

  • This way is used when the phone is usable. The steps are as follows.
  • The phone must be on.
  • Go to the menu button and then to settings.
  • In the settings find the backup and reset option and click on it.
  • Then select erase everything after the backup is taken.
  • The next time the phone starts up, the reset is complete.

We hope this helps you in hard resetting your Samsung Galaxy S8 phone. If you are stuck or need further help, please comment below. You can also read Galaxy S9 release date updates on our blog.

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