The Samsung Galaxy S6 is a great device, but sometimes you need to get it back to the way it was when it arrived in the box. A factory reset might not get rid of any blemishes, but it will restore the phone to its default settings, and it won’t cause any kind of damage.
We have a large number of S6 tips and tricks articles on offer. From rooting your S6 Edge to customization of your Galaxy S6, we have a wide range of topics covered. If you’re having problems, we also have a troubleshooting guide for the Samsung S6 for the handset.
Warning: Restoring your S6 to factory settings will delete all data from the device. Make sure to back up any important files such as contacts and images.
Backing up your Data:
Method 1: Soft Reset
The simplest way to factory reset your device is through the settings. Again, be sure to back up your data before you start the process.
The reset can be done by:
1. Opening your Settings and navigating to Backup and Reset.
2. Tap Factory Data Reset.
3. You should now see a prompt appear onscreen asking you to confirm the reset.
4. Confirm, and press Reset Device.
Your phone should now be restored to factory settings.
Method 2: Hard Reset
If the first method isn’t working for you or you can’t access the Settings Menu, there’s another way to reset the device; using the Maintenance Boot Mode menu.
1. Turn off the device.
2. Once the S6 is switched off, hold the Volume up, Home, and Power buttons down simultaneously.
3. Kept the buttons pressed down until the phone loads into the boot menu.
4. From here, navigate to Wipe Data/Factory Reset using the volume keys to move up and down. The power button confirms your selection.
5. Go to Yes, delete all user data, and uses the power button to confirm once again.
6. The device will now start the factory reset.
7. Once complete, press the power button one final time to restart the device.
It’s not the hardest task, but it’s best to know what you’re doing if you want to factory reset your device. Just be sure to backup your files, and you should be good to go.
If you have any questions or you have a different problem with your Galaxy S6, let us know in the comments below and we’ll get back to you with a solution as soon as possible.