Factory reset is one of the most important functions of any device. It is essential if you want to sell your phone or if it is not working properly. A factory reset deletes all data on your device as well as its settings and apps. If you’re selling your Samsung Galaxy Note 10 or switching to a new network, you may need to reset it back to its original factory settings.
Doing so will remove any personal information or third-party apps that you’ve installed while also getting rid of any virus that might have slipped into your phone unnoticed. Here are some guidelines to help you reset the Galaxy Note 10:
Before anything else, you need to back up your data. Factory data reset deletes everything on your phone, including apps, photos, videos, etc. It also restores the settings to factory defaults. That is why you need to create a backup first.
Method 1: Factory reset on Samsung Galaxy Note 10
Using this method, we will perform a factory reset on your Samsung Galaxy Note 10 using the options in Settings. As mentioned, we recommend backing up your data before resetting your phone. To factory reset your phone, follow the steps below:
- Go to Settings
- Scroll down and tap General management.
- Again, tap on the Reset option
- Then, tap on "Factory Data Reset."
- To proceed with the reset, the phone will ask you for a security pin, password or pattern.
- After entering your pin or password, tap on Delete all
Your phone will restart and start deleting all the files and folders and restoring the settings to factory defaults. This process will generally take 2-3 minutes, after which the phone will restart.
Method 2: Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy Note 10
This method is also known as a hard reset. This method is probably used when the first method of the factory data reset option doesn’t work because for this option, you are going to use the buttons. Hard reset generally wipes out all the data on your device. Follow the steps below:
- To reset your phone using this method, turn it off first.
- Then, press and hold the Bixby key, Power Key and Volume Up key simultaneously for at least 20 seconds.
- Wait until the screen shows the green Android logo, then release all three keys
- The screen will show Installing the System Update menu for 30 – 60 seconds and then the Android System Recovery menu option will appear.
- Navigate through the options in the Recovery menu using the Volume down key and then select the ’wipe data/factory reset option (The option which is selected gets highlighted)
- Press the Power button to tap on the "wipe data/factory reset" option
- Scroll down to the options using the Volume Down key until the ‘Yes — delete all user data’ – option gets highlighted.
- Press the Power button to start the hard reset or master reset
- This process will take about 5 minutes to complete and then the "Reboot system now" option is highlighted on the screen
- Tap on the option by pressing the Power key
- Your phone will restart.
Once your phone gets started, you can install your apps and data. You will have to set it up as a new device. If you have any issues regarding factory data reset or if the process doesn’t work, then you can visit one of the Samsung stores nearby.