Ultimate Guide on Factory Reset Galaxy S5

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Smartphones are no longer electrical devices. They have become part of us. As time passes the amount of processing time your Galaxy S5 will take also increases. Being a great phone these years, still it will reach to a stage where you should either throw away your phone or do factory reset to take it back in time when it worked well.

There are mainly two motivation involved when you want to factory reset your phone. The first one is for resolving the minor problems which will arise from time to time; the second one is when your phone is completely locked up. Read on and get to know how it works.

Part 1: How to Factory Reset Galaxy S5?

1. Use iMyFone Lock Wiper (Android)

iMyFone LockWiper (Android)  is a power packed tool with which one can completely remove phone locks without any prior knowledge of the password. This is the best savior ever for Android phone when you forgot screen password, enter the wrong password too many times, got a second-hand device with locked screen, or your device with a broken screen and finally when your fingerprint unlock is not working.



Key Features of iMyFone LockWiper (Android):

  • Capable of bypassing any formats of android lock screen including PIN, password, pattern, fingerprint and face ID.

  • Completely removing Android phone locks devoid of password.

  • Supports all types of android version from Android 2.3 to Android 9.

  • Compatible with Samsung, LG, Motorola, Google, Huawei, Honor, HTC, Sony, Lenovo, ZTE, Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi and more.

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Not being a techie, one can remove the screen locks which were set by Android device settings or even by the 3rd party security apps. It works as easy as 1-2-3, just take a try by following the simple 3 steps to factory reset Galaxy S5:

Step 1: Connect your mobile phone/tablet.

Download iMyFone LockWiper (Android) on your computer. Click on "Start" to initiate the process.

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Connect your device to the computer using a USB Cable. Your device information will get updated automatically.

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Step 2: Click on "Start Unlock" to continue after confirming "brand" and "device" information of your device.

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Wait for a couple of minutes as the data package is being prepared.

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Step 3: Keep your device in "recovery mode" and click "Next". It takes a few minutes to remove screen lock. Please wait for a while.

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After the process completes, screen lock is successfully removed from your device.

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2. Factory Reset via Setting Menu

This is the feature which every mobile phone company provides to their customers. Steps involved are as follows:

  • Open "setting menu".

  • Scroll down to see "User and Backup" and click it.

  • Tap on "Back and Reset".

  • Select "Factory Data Reset" to factory reset Galaxy S5.

  • Confirm "Factory Reset" to reset.

  • Enter an alternative password and wait for the process to finish.

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3. Factory Reset Using Hardware Keys

Learn the easy way to reset your Samsung Galaxy S5 after which will clear the cache stored by the system. This type of file generally won't be deleted from your phone so it's better to wipe the cache to have a better experience.

STEP 1"Turn off" your phone.

STEP 2Press and hold "Volume Up + Home + Power" buttons simultaneously.

STEP 3Release the "Power" button when the phone vibrates.

STEP 4"Android System Recovery" will pop on screen, release all the buttons.

STEP 5Select"Wipe cache partition" using the volume down button and press "power" button to select.

STEP 6"Reboot system now" will pop up, then press the "Power" button to reboot your phone.

Part 2:  What to Do First Before the Factory Reset?

1. What is Factory Reset?

A factory reset will totally and irreversibly destroy all the data present in your phone. After factory reset, we won’t be able to recover messages, photos, etc. from your mobile. Basically, it will be a new phone from the showroom. So do not forget to backup your data before factory reset Samsung Galaxy S5.

2. Backup Data

Here listed below are several ways on how to backup your data:

  • Back up your phone with "Samsung phone switch".

  • Do Titanium or Helium full backup.

  • "SMS backup and restore "will help you in backing your SMS and messages.

  • Manually backup photos, music, videos and wallpapers.

  • Connect your phone to PC via USB cable.

  • Click on the option "Media transfer".

  • Back up all your photos, videos, music and ringtones basically everything on your phone memory.

3. Encrypt Your Data

Today's technology is so advanced that information can never be truly deleted. According to tech magazine, it is possible to retrieve the data which you thought you have wiped from your phone memory.

In order to check these kinds, it is always suggested to encrypt the phone. To do this process goes to "Settings" and select the option "Security" given in the phone system section. Opt to option "Encrypt’’, a set of guidelines will pop up on the screen, proceed as per guidelines. It is suggested to put your phone on charge as it may take some time to finish the process. Once encryption process is finished your Samsung Galaxy S5 is ready to factory reset.

Your smartphone is something which is very private to you, so knowing in doubt of the function of the "reset option" or the "factory reset option" will ensure that you can use your phone for a longer time frame. But kindly don’t forget to back up the data before factory resetting Galaxy S5.


By  Rosalin Tacita , to Screen Unlock

Posted on Mar 28, 2019  ( Updated: Apr 02, 2019 )

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