How to Backup and Factory Reset your Samsung S6

You can factory reset Samsung S6 from your phone’s settings menu. But before doing so, make sure that you’ve already made a backup for your photos, videos, contacts, and other important files. Read more to see the detailed procedure on how backup and factory reset are done.

Backup and Factory Reset Samsung S6

Here are the steps to manually backup all your data to your Google Account so you can restore your Samsung Galaxy S6 without losing any of your photos, contacts or apps. If you wish to backup your Samsung Galaxy S6 using Samsung Smart Switch click here, if not continue below:

Backup Photos and Videos:

This will backup your photos to your Google account. You can access them through the Google Photos app on any device or through Google Photos on the web:

  • Open the Google Photos app img 5f1af15017628
    ( If you don’t have it installed, you can download Google Photos through the Play Store )
  • At the top left, touch the Menu icon img 5f1af151dec2a
  • Select Settings
  • Touch Back up & sync
  • Make sure Backup is toggled ON and Tap on Backup All to backup all your photos and videos.

Backup Contacts:

  • From the Home screen, tap Contacts.
  • Tap the More key.
  • Tap Move device contacts to
  • Choose Google 
  • If necessary, log in to your Google account.
  • Your contacts will be saved to your Google account

Backup app data, WiFi passwords and other settings:

  • Go to Settings > Backup & Reset
  • Make sure Back up my data is toggled ON

Once you’ve performed all these steps, you’re now ready to factory reset samsung S6! 

  • Go to Settings > Backup & Reset
  • Tap on Factory data reset
  • Tap on Reset Phone
  • Your Samsung Galaxy S6 will reboot and you will be greeted with the initial setup
  • Make sure to input your Google account when prompted
  • Your contacts and apps will be restored automatically
  • You can access your Photos through the Google Photos app or through Google Photos on the web

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