[2019] How to Factory Reset Samsung Phone with/without Password

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If you are encountering problems such as apps freezing or crashing, unable to receive/make calls, not syncing with other devices, etc. on your Samsung android phone, then it may be a good idea to back up your data and reset the device. Or if you forgot the password of your Samsung phone and try to factory reset it to gain access to it, there are several ways to factory reset Samsung phones. Read on to learn about them.

Part 1. Things to Do before Factory Reset Samsung

Apart from backing up your data, there are two things that you must do before factory reset Samsung in order to avoid locking your device with Factory Reset Protection.

The first thing you should do is remove all Google accounts from your device. You can do that by navigating to the Accounts section of the Settings app.

Another thing you should do is remove Samsung's Reactivation Lock. This can also be done via the Settings app. For this, you will need to navigate to the Security section of the Settings app. Disabling Find My Mobile feature is also recommended.

Part 2. How to Factory Reset Samsung Phone via Settings

The method to perform factory reset differs for different Samsung devices depending on the android version installed. However, all Samsung devices can be factory reset via the Settings app which is a straightforward process.

Follow these instructions to factory reset the latest Samsung devices:

  1. Launch Settings app on your device.

  2. Navigate to General Management > Reset and then select the Factory Data Reset option.

  3. Now tap on Reset or Reset Device option and then select the Delete All option.

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Note: This only helpful when you still have the password of your Samsung device. If you don’t have password at all and you need to use the phone, then you can try the following method to factory reset Samsung phone without password.

Part 3. How to Factory Reset Samsung Phone without Password

Performing a factory reset on a Samsung device usually requires you to provide the device password. If you have forgotten the password and cannot recover it for some reason, then you will need to find a way to reset the device without password. Fortunately, there are certain tools that can help you in this regard. iMyFone LockWiper (Android) is one such tool that can help you do exactly that. You can reset your Samsung device via this tool without providing any password.

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Follow these instructions to factory reset Samsung without password:

Step 1: Launch LockWiper (Android) on your computer and select Remove Screen Lock mode.

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Step 2: Next, click on ‘Remove without Data Loss’ and then click on Start to continue.

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Step 3: Provide the required details about your device and click on the Start button. After that, click on the Confirm button to confirm your device information.

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Step 4: Once the firmware package is downloaded, click Next. Now connect your Samsung device.

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Step 5: Simply follow the on-screen instructions to boot your device into Downloading mode and then click on the ‘Start to Unlock’ button to begin the firmware installation process.

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Note: With iMyFone LockWiper (Android), you can easily remove screen lock on your Samsung device without factory reset your Samsung phone, so you don’t need lose any data on it too.

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Part 4. How to Perform a Factory Reset for Most Samsung Devices

Just like factory reset Samsung phone via the Settings app, the method to hard reset differs for different Samsung android devices. However, most Samsung devices use the same method except some latest models.

Follow these instructions to factory reset Samsung phone:

  1. Turn off your device and then press and hold Power, Home, and Volume Up buttons simultaneously.

  2. Once you see the Android Recovery screen, release the buttons and navigate to the Wipe data/factory reset option via the volume buttons.

  3. Select that option via the Power button and then select Yes. The reset process will begin.

Note: using this mode can help you factory reset Samsung and help you remove the screen lock on it. However, it will also delete all the data on your phone.


There are several methods to factory reset Samsung device. Using the Settings app is the easiest method but if you cannot use that method, then another easy method is the hard reset via the Recovery Mode. And if for some reason you cannot use that method as well, then it is recommended that you use iMyFone LockWiper (Android)  to reset your Samsung device. LockWiper (Android) allows you to reset any Samsung device without providing any password.

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By  Alan Mendes , to Screen Unlock

Posted on Sep 18, 2019  ( Updated: Oct 15, 2019 )

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