There may come a time when you will need to reset your Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone. Here’s how both a soft and hard reset are done on the device.
If your Galaxy S6 has become frozen and will not respond to anything, try a soft reset. A soft reset will restart the device and will not erase any data.
- Press and hold the “Power” and “Volume Down” buttons for about 10 seconds until the device powers off.
If you’re having continuous technical troubles with your Galaxy S6 where it will not start, freezes constantly, or malfunctions, you may want to try a hard reset. A hard reset will erase all data from the memory of the device and set it back to factory defaults.
Option 1 – From Startup
- With the Galaxy S6 powered completely off, press and hold “Volume Up” + “Home” + “Power” buttons simultaneously.
- When the Samsung logo appears, release the “Power” button, but continue to hold “Volume Up” and “Home“.
- When the “Android system recovery” screen appears, release all buttons.
- Use the “Volume Down” button to toggle the selection to “wipe data/factory reset“, then press “Power” to choose that selection.
- Use the “Volume Down” button to toggle the selection to “Yes — delete all user data“, then press “Power” to choose that selection.
- Wait for the reset to finish. You will eventually be prompted to “Reboot system now“. Press “Power” to choose that selection.
Option 2 – From Settings Menu
- Select “Apps” > “Settings” > “Backup & reset” > “Reset device” > “Erase everything“.
This post applies to models SM-G920A, SM-G920F, SM-G920T, G920P, SM-G920V, SM-G9200, SM-G920FQ, SM-G920W8, SM-G920R4 and SM-920I.