Samsung unveiled latest lineup of flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and S8+, only a few weeks ago and they are already selling like hot cakes in pre-orders. It seems like people have already forgotten about the sordid Note 7 exploding incidents amidst all the hysteria surrounding the launch of the new Samsung phones. We will get a clearer picture of how well the new Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus can actually perform in the real-world scenarios only after both handsets become available for public purchase later this month and used in different conditions. Check out everything you need to know about the specs, prices and availability date of Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. After purchasing the Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, one thing that most users will be doing from time to time is to factory reset new Samsung smartphones to fix critical errors and bugs. There are two ways to perform factory reset on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus as described in the guide below.
Samsung phones are popular because of the endless customization possibilities they offer to their users. We are sure many will purchase new Galaxy flagships devices just to tinker with the device system to modify it, install Android MODs and customization tweaks, and other tools to unpack the true potential of the latest Samsung phones. However, interfering with the device system is not recommended by Samsung because it can compromise security when users try to install unofficial apps and power tools. This could also cause performance issues on your device and the only solution that can help you to restore your device back to working state is to factory reset it.
Factory reset is different from wiping cache partition in that it erases everything saved on your device since the initial purchase. It will wipe out data from internal storage, apps, files, folders, and settings. But Factory reset could be a solution of last resort when nothing else works to fix device error and performance issues. You can perform factory reset to fix slow running device, if your phone gets frozen or stuck, lags or apps crash frequently happen on it.
That’s why Samsung has made the process of performing factory reset simple so that anyone can easily perform it in the time of need. There are two ways to factory reset Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus devices.
2 Ways To Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus
There are a few things to consider before starting the factory reset process. First of all, it’s important that you remember the Google account login details which you used on your Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus. You will be asked to enter account details to start factory reset process. Also, don’t forget to backup data before factory resetting as it will wipe out everything from your device and restore it back to factory state.
Method 1 – Factory Reset Galaxy S8 / S8 Plus From Settings
1 – Open Settings app on your device.
2 – Tap Reset under Looking For SOMETHING ELSE?
3 – In Reset, tap Factory data reset.
4 – Read instructions if you like and tap RESET DEVICE.
5 – Here, you will be asked to enter account password or fingerprint to confirm the process.
6 – That’s it.
Method 2 – Factory Reset Galaxy S8 / S8 Plus Using Recovery
1 – Power off your Galaxy S8/S8 Plus phone.
2 – Boot it by press and holding Volume Up + Power keys at the same time. Release the Power key when the screen comes back on but keep pressing the Volume Up key.
3 – When you device enter the recovery mode, you will see various options on the screen.
4 – Use Volume Down key to navigate to Wipe factory data option and press the Power key to confirm your selection.
5 – Select Yes when prompted in the next screen by pressing the Power key.
6 -This will start that Factory reset process on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus after which your device will reboot.
7 – That’s it.
Now that you know how to factory reset Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+, check out our guide on how to wipe out cache partition of Galaxy S8/S8+, and enter download/recovery mode, and take screenshots on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.