How to hard reset Samsung Galaxy S9

Hard reset is a term used to describe the process of factory resetting your device using your hardware keys to it’s default settings. We will show you how to perform a hard reset on a Samsung Galaxy S9.

Here are some situations in which you might need to perform a hard reset with your Samsung Galaxy S9:
-Samsung Galaxy S9 is unresponsive, unable to access settings
-Samsung Galaxy S9 screen is frozen
-Samsung Galaxy S9 won’t power on past boot screen
-Galaxy S9 won’t restart
-Experiencing software issues or bugs on Galaxy S9
-Forgot PIN or password for Galaxy S9

  • If you have access to your settings on your Samsung Galaxy S9, then you can perform a factory restore by following these steps:
    • Tap Settings.
    • Tap General Management.
    • Tap Reset
    • If your phone is password protected, you’ll be prompted to enter your Pattern, PIN, or Password.
    • Tap Factory data reset

  • If you can’t access the settings on your Galaxy S9 because of a software issue, forgotten password, bootloop issue or other, then you can perform a hard reset using the hardware keys by following these steps:
    • Turn your Samsung Galaxy S8 OFF by holding the Power Button

    • Press and hold the Volume Up and the Bixby and Power buttons at the same time for a few seconds.
    • Release the buttons once the Samsung logo appears.
    • The Installing System Update and No Command screen should pop up. Wait a few seconds until the blue screen disappears and the android boot menu shows up.
    • Use the Volume keys to scroll to wipe data/factory reset and press the Power key to confirm.
    • Scroll down and select Yes – Delete All User Data.
    • Select Reboot System Now. The phone will then reboot to its factory settings.
    • The Samsung Galaxy S9 will restart.
    • You will now have to go through the initial setup and configuration

By following the steps above you are able to factory reset your smartphone using simply the hardware keys, without needing to access your settings. This is especially useful for situations where you have forgotten your pin or password and are locked out of your Galaxy S9. We hope this guide was helpful to you!

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