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How to Reset Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge to Factory Settings

"Hi my Samsung Galaxy S6 won't update, and some features are corrupt, I want to reset, how to do it, Anyone?"

It is really annoying when phone works really slow, even after uninstalling apps, and deleting unnecessary files. Some issues just can't be fixed, they just plague the phone. In these cases, total wipe or erase becomes a viable option to restore the device's best of ability. Here we share different ways that will give you information on how to reset Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 edge.


Way 1. Reset Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge to Factory Settings through Settings Menu

This method works if you have access to phone's settings and it is the easiest option. Before resetting, you can use Android Data Recovery tool to selectively backup your wanted data quickly to your computer.

  • Go to 'Settings'.
  • Move down and find 'Backup and reset' option.
  • Touch 'Factory Data Reset' at the screen's bottom.
  • The phone will warn you about data loss, Confirm your action to wipe all data and click 'Reset Device'.
  • Click 'Delete All'.
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Way 2. Factory Reset (Frozen/Unresponsive Screen/Locked) Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge using Recovery Mode

This is useful when you have forgotten or lost your screen passcode and accessing settings panel is not possible. Follow the instructions below.

  • Switch your device off.
  • Press and hold Home, Volume up, and Power buttons together at a time until the phone boots and Android logo appears.
  • In the boot menu navigate and find 'Wipe Data/Factory Reset' using volume buttons.
  • Select it Scroll down choose 'Yes'->delete all user data and press power button.
  • A data delete script runs from top to bottom and when it reaches, the bottom the data wipe is complete.
  • Press the power button once again to erase and reboot the device.

Also, follow the above steps if you are looking to how to reset galaxy s6 when frozen.

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Way 3. Search and Factory Reset

You can use this method when you want to reset your phone because of different reasons other than lost password/pattern PIN

  • Go to 'Apps' and then 'Settings'.
  • Click 'Search', and then search the term 'reset' and select 'Reset'.
  • Select 'Factory data reset'.
  • Select 'Reset Device' after reviewing the information provided.
  • If your device has a security lock, enter the lock information when prompted.
  • Select 'Delete All'.
samsung reset search

After erasing your Samsung S6, you can have a new like phone that you can sell or pass on to your relatives or friends. Also, you can remotely hard reset Galaxy S6/S6 Edge Active using Android Device Manager.

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