The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (6GB, 128GB) phone is an amazing device with a host of features that you can enjoy. If however, something goes wrong due to human error, software or hardware problems, or other issues, you may need to initiate a hard reset on the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. It’s easy to do and should be done as the first line of trouble shooting any issue.
Why You Should Hard Reset the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
- A hard reset will erase any data you have stored on the device
- Whether you’re selling it or just giving it to someone else, a hard reset will make sure your data isn’t easily found
- It can help resolve lagging and freezing problems — if the device is running terribly slow, a hard reset can help
- If your phone has any malware or viruses, a hard reset will get rid of them
- It can fix certain app and software problems that can arise
- It can free up much needed storage space if you accidentally let some of your movies and music take up all your storage space
How to Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
RESET VIA SETTINGS MENU:
- Go to the Settings menu on your Galaxy S8 Plus.
- Select “General Management” and then “Reset.”
- Select “Factory data reset.”
- Click the “Reset” button to begin the process
- A confirmation window will pop up. Click “Delete All.”
RESET USING RECOVERY MODE:
- Turn off your Galaxy S8 Plus
- Press and hold the Volume Up, Bixby, and Power keys.
- On the blue screen, select “Recovery mode.”
- You’ll see an Android logo and a red “exclamation mark.”
- Press and hold the Power and Volume Up buttons until the Android screen shows up.
- On the Android recovery menu, select “Wipe data/Factory Reset.”
- Select “Yes” from the next menu.
- You’ll see another confirmation window. Choose “Yes — delete all user data.”
- The phone will take a few minutes to reset the device, which can’t be interrupted.
Once the hard reset is done, your phone will look like the day you first unboxed and booted it up. It will be clean and running like new! Keep in mind that all data will be wiped and removed from the device, so you’ll need to back up any important information you want to keep before initiating the hard reset. Happy resetting!