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How To Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus: 7 Best Methods

How To Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Here, we are going to discover the best ways to hard reset Samsung Galaxy S8, if you have the Galaxy S8 Plus, all the methods written here will also work for you. So, you should take them seriously, and they will solve your problems.

Alright, before deciding if you should factory reset your Samsung Galaxy S8, or S8 Plus as the case may be, there are several issues that you may have gone through already and this is not limited to freezing, even if we were meant to believe that the flagship phone from Samsung cannot freeze.

Here is the deal, if you are stuck on the boot screen, or your Galaxy S8 won’t turn on, it’s advisable to carry on with the hard reset. However, know that you may not really need to hard reset your Samsung Galaxy S8 at every instance.

If you are experiencing freezing on your Galaxy S8 or some features are not responding the way it ought to be, there is a method called the Soft Reset, which you are advised to try out first before proceeding with the famous Hard reset or factory reset option.

One other reason you must consider carrying out the hard reset process on your phone is when you want to sell or gift out the phone, or you just got a used version of the S8 and you want to get back to the default settings. No doubt, you have to hard reset your Samsung Galaxy S8 so that you can have freedom to customize it to your preference.

Warning: A hard reset will erase all your data in your device. If you can make a backup of your files, you should not negotiate it. Make a backup. Then disable encryption, otherwise you won’t be able to view your encrypted files ever again after the process.

Let us get on with this;

Here is the practical step-by-step approach that will lead to an efficient and effective factory reset of your Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus.

Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy S8: What Works

Soft Reset Method

Here, if you have a casual freezing happening on your S8, you do not necessarily need to reset it back to factory settings. You just need to perform a factory reset.

To do so;

Press and hold the “Power” button of the Samsung Galaxy S8 for 15-20 seconds.

Your phone should turn off eventually, and you can simply turn it on to resume normal working conditions.

Hard Reset Method

Unlike the soft reset method which is just straight forward. You can actually hard reset your Samsung Galaxy S8 in two ways;

The first approach is from the startup and the second method is within the Settings in your Android OS.

The reason for these two methods is because it’s possible you may not be able to gain access to the hard reset options within the Settings area on your phone. So, you can easily bypass it on severe cases.

Here is what you can do;

Using Android OS Settings

  1. Tap “Settings”.
  2. Find “Backup and reset” and tap.
  3. Now, tap “Factory data reset” > “Reset”.
  4. Finally, tap “Delete all”.

This is basically how you get back to the original default settings on your Samsung Galaxy S8 from within the Settings options.

Using The Startup Option

Here we go buddy;

  1. Take the powered off Samsung Galaxy S8, press and hold the “Volume Down” and “Power”. Button simultaneously until you see the Recovery screen.
  2. Once in the Recovery screen, use the “Volume Down” button to toggle, you will use it to access the “Wipe data / factory reset”
  3. Now, use the “Power” button to select the option. The highlighted option is your current selection, so make no mistakes.

This is basically how you hard reset your Samsung Galaxy S8, and we have earlier said the methods will also work on the Galaxy S8 Plus.

If you have any issues, feel free to let us know in the comment area. We’d try to assist you in making the entire process work for you. Kindly supply your exact phone model if you are leaving a comment to that effect.

For the other guys who had any of these methods working out, we’d like to hear from you. What methods did you use and how effective has it been is solving your phone’s problem? Let us hear from you, we are eager to receive your experiences. Cheers!

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