[Solved] How to Factory Reset Galaxy S10 & S10 Plus
- 1 How to Take Full Backup of Galaxy S10 & S10 Plus
- 1.1 Backup Media
- 1.2 Backup Contacts
- 1.3 Backup Docs, PDF’s and other Documents Files
- 1.4 Backup Other Files
- 2 How to Factory Reset Galaxy S10 & S10 Plus [Hard & Soft Reset]
- 2.1 How to Soft Reset Galaxy S10 & S10 Plus
- 2.2 How to Hard Reset Galaxy S10 & S10 Plus
The hard reset, also known as the master reset is used to reset all the settings of your phone to the factory settings. People want to reset their phones for various reasons. Some of them may be bugs in performance because of the load that an unknown process is taking out on the system, usual system cleanup, etc.
The main problem is that the data is cleared when you reset your system to default and there are no in built ways to preserve it. We have therefore created this article so that we can guide users such that they can retain all their data and factory reset Galaxy S10 & Galaxy S10 Plus. There are several methods which we will shed light to here. Before that, we will be going to look at how we can take full backup of the device such as photos, documents, videos and apps. So, let’s get started!
Samsung Galaxy S10 & S10 Plus Home Screen, Menu & Display Comparision – iDroidSpace
Photos and Videos are considered as one of the most important data, so first of all, take the backup of your media files somewhere on your PC or on cloud. Well, we recommend Google Photos in order to backup your media files.
- All you need to do is open up the Google Photos application and sign in to the application using your Gmail account.
- Click the three dotted menu icon on the top left side and turn on the backup and synchronization option.
Contact doesn’t occupied heavy storage on device but they are indeed important. There are two ways to backup your Contacts and get it back easily via restore.
- You can use the Google Account, which provides quite good syncing of Contacts. To do so: Go to Settings > Google Account > Tap on Account Sync > Toggle for Contacts, if it’s not enabled. This will immediately start syncing all your contacts to Google Cloud.
- Open Contacts app > Go to Settings > Find and Tap on Export > Choose which contacts you want to export > Tap on Export to .vcf file. You can store this exported contacts file on drive or on your PC and use it to restore once you revert S10 or S10 plus to factory settings.
Backup Docs, PDF’s and other Documents Files
All your important documents & other files can be uploaded to cloud which is more feasible than keeping on your PC. Here, the ‘Google Drive‘ is the best option comes with 15GB of free storage under your same Gmail account used for uploading media. This is quite easy because you will get all your files under one roof.
- Get the ‘Google Drive‘ from the Google Play Store, if it’s not installed and sign in to the application.
- Now, navigate to your documents folder using FileManager app.
- Once you find the document to upload, tap on hold the document > find and tap on Share button > Under the sharing intent you will find option “Save to Drive“, tap on it and it will ask for storage path.
- Once you finalized all the things, tap on “Save” and it will start uploading to the drive.
- You can use the multiple selection to upload multiple files at once.
Backup Other Files
Besides, you can also use Dropbox and Onedrive services in order to take a backup of your music and other files because they are basically free services which consist of a good amount of storage space.
If you are still not comfortable with any of the above methods or having storage issues, then use ‘Xender‘ app to transfer all the files to PC.
All the files and data will render unrecoverable if you factory reset your mobile device. If you want to reset the phone while preserving the data, follow the above steps.
After you are done with the data backup part and everything is ready, follow the below steps in order to successfully factory reset Galaxy S10 & S10 Plus. So, let’s jump right to the remaining guide…
Some of you might not aware about that, the Factory Reset can be done in two ways, i.e., Soft and Hard reset. Here, we will seeing guide for both of the ways and you can follow as per your device working condition.
How to Soft Reset Galaxy S10 & S10 Plus
To do soft reset on any Android device is very simple. You just need to tell the system that you want to clear all your data, then sit back and relax till you don’t see device language selection screen. So how to do it?
- Open Settings
- Navigate to General management
- Scroll down a little and tap on “Reset > Factory data reset > Reset > Delete all
- That’s it! Rest all the things will be taken care by system
This process takes 5 – 7 minutes and once its completed you will see welcome screen, which means you have successfully revert your S10 & S10 Plus to factory settings.
How to Hard Reset Galaxy S10 & S10 Plus
Hard reset is quite complicated, but there are many situations where soft reset is not at all accessible like you have forgotten your Galaxy S10 & S10 Plus password. So, at that time, hard reset comes to rescue.
Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus System Recovery Mode with various options – iDroidSpace
- Switch off the Galaxy smartphone
- Hold the Bixby and the Volume Key while holding the Power button together to enter into recovery mode.
- When you are at the logo screen, you can release those keys and wait for the system recovery menu to pop up. It usually takes around 1 minute to boot up.
- Once you see the system recovery menu, navigate to the wipe data/ factory reset option by pressing the volume down button
- Use the power button to select that option
- Highlight the option that says ‘Yes- delete all user data’ using the volume key and select it using the power key again
- This will factory reset your phone and when that is done, select the option to reboot your phone
- You can now restore all the data using the procedure mentioned above. All you need to do is sign in to your respective accounts
We have provided the most effective methods for any android user to revert their Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 plus to Factory settings. We assure you that your data will be safe if you follow our methods.