How to hard reset Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

A hard reset or master reset is used when your Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus cannot boot up successfully. This kind of reset doesn’t require the phone to boot into normal mode. In fact, you need to run your device in a different mode to be able to do this procedure.

But just like the usual factory reset, your files and data will all be deleted especially ones that are saved in your phone’s internal storage. Also, all the settings of your device will be brought back to default and that you will have to set the device up after the reset to be able to use it again.

In this post, I will guide you on how to hard reset your Galaxy S10 Plus. It is imperative that you know how to do this procedure as it may save you from a lot of trouble should your device would start to act up. So, continue reading down below as this article may be able to help you.

Before we move on to our tutorial, if you happen to find this post while looking for a solution to a different problem, then visit our Galaxy S10 Plus Help Guides page for we have already addressed some of the most common issues with this device. We may have already published articles that could help you fix your problem. Find issues that are similar with yours and feel free to use our solutions.

Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

Before anything else, make sure that you know the Google account that is used in your phone because you will be using that after the reset. Failure to do so would result to the phone being locked up. So, if your device can actually boot up, it’s better to do the factory reset than this one. But if the device has some difficulty booting up, then you have no other choice but to do this procedure. You may lose your files if you didn’t have an opportunity to create a backup.

Here’s how the hard reset is done on Galaxy S10 Plus:

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Bixby key, then press and hold the Power key.
  3. When the green Android logo displays, release all keys (‘Installing system update’ will show for about 30 – 60 seconds before showing the Android system recovery menu options).
  4. Press the Volume down key several times to highlight ‘wipe data / factory reset”’.
  5. Press Power button to select.
  6. Press the Volume down key until ‘Yes — delete all user data’ is highlighted.
  7. Press Power button to select and start the master reset.
  8. When the master reset is complete, ‘Reboot system now’ is highlighted.
  9. Press the Power key to restart the device.

Again, setup your phone properly after this reset and make sure to use the same Google account. You may restore your data if you’ve saved them in the cloud or just set the phone up like new.

I hope that we’ve been able to help you fix the problem with your device. We would appreciate it if you helped us spread the word so please share this post if you found it helpful. Thank you so much for reading!


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