Full resetting our Android equipment is a quite simple process without increased risks, since this is a process that already comes in the system root of Google’s operating system. Therefore, there is no problem whatsoever in performing this cleaning process on our equipment. But, if the task is that simple, why a tutorial?
Well, not everyone was born tinkering with an Android, and not everyone has an Android for a long time, so we ended up feeling “obliged” to help new users getting used to what they now have in their hands.
Specifically, in this tutorial we will help Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge users full resetting their equipment, so we will try to explain everything about this procedure.
If you came to this tutorial and plans to follow through, then it’s because you want to delete every data on your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. By executing this procedure, your Android internal memory will be deleted, that means that all of your personal data, information’s, accounts, applications (and their status), contacts, photographs etc. So in summary, at the end of this tutorial your Galaxy S6 Edge will be exactly as it was when it lefty the factory.
The question that may be asked to many users is: When should this procedure be applied to your Galaxy S6 Edge. Well, probably when you came to this tutorial you noticed that your Galaxy S6 is slow or shows some delay in responding to your requests. In fact, the Factory Reset (or Factory Reposition) allows us to resolve many other problems that are related with the Galaxy S6 Edge software, such as bugs, errors of “force close” (when the app closes itself and shows an error message), unexpected warnings, screen locks battery problems or overheating problems.
Another significant point in which the hard reset/factory reset is important is when we wish to sell our equipment. On the day you get bored of your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and wish to sell it, then it’s extremely advisable to grab this tutorial and apply it. Only this way will you ensure that no one else will have access to you data, such as messages, photographs, contacts, call registries etc. Of course that before, we advise to do a general backup to the equipment, using some existent applications on the Play Store for that effect.
It’s necessary to have the equipment charged before advancing to this tutorial. This because, if the equipment turns off in the middle of the procedure, it can turn into a paperweight (an expensive paperweight). To avoid problems, it’s recommended that the factory reposition be made with the equipment plugged into the current, or with a battery over 50%.
There are two ways to Hard Reset/Factory Reset the Samsung Galaxy S6. You only have to choose one of the methods and apply it.
Using the devices configurations
This is the simpler process, since it uses a tool that already exists inside the Android and it’s accessible through the menu of device configurations.
- Press Definitions
- Choose Menu -> User and Backup
- After being inside the above mentioned menu, choose the option Backup and Reset
- Finally, we choose the option ”Factory Data Reset”
- Agree with every warning that appears, insert the password and await for the Galaxy S6 Edge to reset automatically.
Using the Recovery Mode
This is another way that allows to make an hard reset / factory reset in the easier and safest way. However, that’s not made directly inside the Android system.
- The first thing to do it’s to turn off your smartphone.
- Turn on the msartphone and at the same time, press the volume up button and the home button (press the three buttons at the same time).
- Release the buttons when the recovery menu shows up on the display.
- Select the option “wipe data factory reset” (to select this option you should use the volume buttons (to go up and down) and the power button (to select the option).
- Follow the instructions that will appear on the screen.
- Optionally you can also clean the smartphone Caches, by choosing the options “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvik cache”.
- Now that we finished the cleaning of our smartphone, we go back to the main menu and choose the “rebbot system now” option.
Any of the processes above mentioned allows you to reset your Samsung Galaxy S6 to the origin state. Choose the method you wish to apply, and, if you have any doubt use the comments section below so we can help you.
Note: Tutorial made by João Mateus in android-emotions.pt and translated by João Paulo Carvalho.