How to Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy S10 via Settings Menu

While the new Samsung Galaxy S10 is a very powerful smartphone, you may still be able to encounter problems every now and then. There would even be times wherein you don’t know why it’s acting up or what the problem really is. When that happens, there’s always one thing you can do that will fix the problem and make your phone work perfectly again and that’s to reset it.

There are different methods of resetting your Galaxy S10 and the most common is the factory reset. Majority of the users would use this method because it’s pretty easy to do and you only need to access the Settings app for it. When performed, all the files, apps and data that are stored in your phone’s internal storage will be deleted. The settings and other configurations will also be brought back to factory defaults and you will have to set up the phone like it’s new, although you may restore your data and apps if you made a backup prior to the reset.

In this post, I will guide you on how to do the factory reset on your new Galaxy S10 to address any problems. If you’re one of the users who still don’t know how to perform this method, continue reading as this guide may be able to help you one way or another.

Before we move on, if you found this post while looking for a solution to a different problem, then drop in on our Galaxy S10 Help Guides pages for we have already addressed some of the most common problems with this phone. We may have already published articles that could help you with your problem.

Step-by-step Tutorial to Factory Reset Galaxy S10 via Settings

This is the most common and safest way to reset your phone. Safest in a sense that you won’t be locked out of your phone even if you didn’t remove your Google account from it prior to the reset, unlike the hard reset or master reset. However, take time copying your important files to your SD card or computer as they will surely be deleted from your device during the reset. Now, here’s how to factory reset your Samsung Galaxy S10:

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > Accounts and backup > Backup and restore.
  3. Tap the following sliders to desired setting:
    • Back up my data
    • Automatic restore
  4. Tap the Back key (bottom right) until you reach the main Settings menu.
  5. Tap General Management > Reset > Factory data reset.
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the screen, then tap RESET > DELETE ALL.
  7. If you have screen lock turned on, enter your credentials.
  8. If prompted to verify your Samsung account, enter the password, then tap CONFIRM.
  9. Wait for the device to reset.

After this, you will have to set up your phone again like it’s a new device. It is recommended to use the same account you used before the reset. You may restore your files, settings and apps but if you’re dealing with some app-related issues, it’s better to just install your apps one by one.

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