There are two types of reset that will bring the phone back to its factory default settings; the usual factory reset that’s performed via Settings and the master reset that’s done by rebooting the phone into the Recovery Mode. Basically, both have the same benefits but their applications may differ depending on the state of the phone.
For instance, if you simply want to give your phone a fresh start or just want it run smoothly again after you noticed that it started to lag, then you can do the factory reset, which is via settings. However, if your phone cannot boot up properly, then the master reset will be very helpful as it doesn’t require the phone to boot into the usual interface. Instead, you just have to start it up into recovery mode. Continue reading to learn how to do these things.
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How to Factory Reset your Samsung Galaxy A50
When doing a Factory reset, you have to create a backup of your important files and data, especially the ones that are saved in your phone’s internal storage as they will be deleted. This is the safest way to reset your phone so if your phone is working fine, you should do this instead of the other reset. Here’s how it’s done:
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- Swipe down from the top of the screen and then tap the Settings icon.
- Scroll to and tap General management.
- Touch Reset.
- Tap Factory data reset.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and tap Reset.
- If prompted, enter your PIN, Password or Pattern.
- Finally, tap Delete all.
After doing this, you have the option to restore your data or simply set up your phone as a new device. So, it’s all up to you. One thing is for sure though, your phone can now work properly as it should be.
How to Perform the Master Reset on Samsung Galaxy A50
As I mentioned earlier, this kind of reset will come into play if your phone isn’t working properly, like when it cannot boot up into the Home screen or lock screen. You can also use this if your Galaxy A50 has an issue with its firmware. Just like the other reset, all your files and data will be deleted during the process and if you’re using this, you’re most likely to lose some files as it seldom happens that you’d be able to create a backup of your files. But if possible, create a copy of your files just before the reset. Also, it’s best to remove your Google account if possible because you might get locked out. Here’s how to remove your account:
- From a Home screen, swipe up or down from the center of the display to access the apps screen.
- Open Settings app.
- Tap Accounts and backup.
- Tap Accounts.
- Select the appropriate Gmail address. If there are multiple accounts, make sure to pick the one you want to remove from the device.
- Tap Remove account.
- To confirm, review the notification then tap Remove account.
- Restart your phone to refresh the memory.
And now, here’s how to do a Master Reset on your Galaxy A50…
- Turn off the device.
- Press and hold the Volume Up and Power keys.
- When the Galaxy A50 logo shows, release all three keys.
- Your Galaxy A50 will continue to boot up into the Recovery Mode. Once you see a black screen with blue and yellow texts, proceed to the next step.
- Press the Volume down key several times to highlight ‘wipe data / factory reset’.
- Press Power button to select.
- Press the Volume down key until ‘Yes’ is highlighted.
- Press Power button to select and start the master reset.
- When the master reset is complete, ‘Reboot system now’ is highlighted.
- Press the Power key to restart the device.
If you’ve been able to successfully reset your Galaxy A50 using this method, then you also have to setup your phone to be able to use it properly.
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