Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Reset Guide: Different types of reset you can do

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 can be the most powerful smartphone in the market today but it’s not perfect. Sooner or later problems will occur and what will become your best friend is the reset. When things go wrong and you don’t know where to look or what to do, you can always do any of the reset depending on the problem you’re experiencing. 

In this post, I will show you different types of reset you can do on your Galaxy Note 10. Each of these reset has their own function or purpose and should be done depending on the kind of problem you’re experiencing. So, if you’re one of the owners of this device and want to know how to do different types of reset, continue reading, as this post may be able to help you one way or the other. 

Before we move on to our troubleshooting, if you happen to find this post while looking for a solution to a different problem, then visit our Galaxy Note 10 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 to yours and feel free to use our solutions.

How to Soft Reset or Force Restart your Galaxy Note 10

A soft reset, also known as the Forced Restart, can be very useful when your phone freezes or not responding. If you’ve heard of the issue called ‘black screen of death,’ this procedure is the ultimate solution to that. But you can actually do this whenever you like. If you think your phone’s performance isn’t as good as it should, you can do this procedure to release some RAM, refresh the memory and reload apps and services. Here’s how it’s done on your Note 10: 


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  1. Press and hold the Volume Down button and don’t release it yet. 
  2. While holding down the volume button, press and hold the Power key as well. 
  3. Keep both keys held down together for 15 seconds or until the Galaxy Note 10 logo shows on the screen.

Most of the time, this procedure will be enough to fix minor firmware issues you may be experiencing. At least now you know how to do it. 

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How to Reset All Settings of your Galaxy Note 10

If you have an issue with your device and you think it’s because you changed some settings and you can’t remember which setting it is, then this procedure is definitely the answer. It will bring your phone’s settings and configuration back to their default values. In other words, you will have the benefits of a factory reset only that you don’t need to backup your files and data as they will not be deleted. It is also a very effective procedure against minor firmware issues. Here’s how you do it: 

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to pull the notification panel down. 
  2. Tap the Settings icon on the upper-right corner. 
  3. Scroll to and tap General management. 
  4. Touch Reset. 
  5. Tap Reset settings
  6. Tap the Reset settings button. 
  7. If prompted, enter your PIN, Password or Pattern. 
  8. Finally, tap Reset.

After doing this, your phone may restart but you don’t have to set it up again as your Google account won’t be removed. 

How to Reset Network Settings on your phone

This procedure will be very helpful if you have a network-related issue. For instance, your WiFi connection keeps dropping but only on your Note 10 and not with your other devices. The problem could only be with your phone and not your network. While it is recommended to check your network devices, it’s best that you do this procedure as it will refresh the connection between your phone and your network. This also covers issues with cellular data, Bluetooth and other network services. Here’s how it’s done: 

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to pull the notification panel down. 
  2. Tap the Settings icon on the upper-right corner. 
  3. Scroll to and tap General management. 
  4. Touch Reset. 
  5. Tap Reset network settings
  6. Tap Reset settings
  7. If prompted, enter your PIN, Password or Pattern. 
  8. Finally, tap Reset.

After doing this, only the cellular data is enabled, so if you want to reconnect to your WiFi network, you have to re-enable WiFi and allow your phone to connect. 

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How to Factory Reset your Galaxy Note 10

A factory reset can be very useful if your phone has an issue with its apps, services, features or even the firmware. In doing this, you’re bringing the phone back to its out-of-the-box configuration. Aside from that, all your files and data that are stored in your phone’s internal will be deleted to the last one, therefore you would need to create a backup or copy of the files you don’t want to lose. 

After the backup, remove your Google and Samsung accounts so that you won’t be locked out. When ready, follow these steps to reset your phone: 

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen and then tap the Settings icon. 
  2. Scroll to and tap General management. 
  3. Touch Reset. 
  4. Tap Factory data reset
  5. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and tap Reset.  
  6. If prompted, enter your PIN, Password or Pattern. 
  7. Finally, tap Delete all.

After doing this, you will have to set up your phone as a new device, or simply retrieve your data by using the Google account you used prior to the reset. 

How to Master Reset your Galaxy Note 10

A master reset is basically the same as the factory reset only that it’s done using your phone’s physical buttons. It will bring the device back to the factory defaults as well as delete all personal files and data on internal storage. When it comes to firmware issues, as long as the firmware hasn’t been modified, you should be able to fix them using this procedure. Here’s how it’s done: 

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up and Power keys.
  3. When the Galaxy Note 10 logo shows, release all three keys.
  4. Your Galaxy Note 10 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. 
  5. Press the Volume down key several times to highlight ‘wipe data / factory reset”’.
  6. Press Power button to select.
  7. Press the Volume down key until ‘Yes’ is highlighted.
  8. Press Power button to select and start the master reset.
  9. When the master reset is complete, ‘Reboot system now’ is highlighted.
  10. Press the Power key to restart the device.

After the master reset, you also need to set up your phone and if you haven’t removed your Google account prior to the reset, then you will have to use that account to set up your device. 

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