Learn how to perform a factoy hard reset on the Samsung Galaxy J7 smartphone using these steps.
1. Back It Up
Obviously, the first thing you need to do BEFORE resetting your phone is to back everything up. It does not matter what type of phone or operating system you have: there is a backup option available in your ”Settings” menu. You do not want to lose your contacts, photos and files, do you? To be fair, you should always have your device set to automatically back up your data periodically so that nothing is ever lost.
2. Turn off Lock Screen Protection
The first thing you have to do is to turn off any lock screen protection you have enabled, such as a pin number, pattern or facial recognition. Head into your settings and turn it off so that when the next person goes to set up the device, they will not be prompted to enter the Google account (for Android devices) used on the device. If they do not have that information – which they obviously will not – the phone will be rendered useless.
3. Get Rid of All Google Accounts
On my Galaxy J7 Refine, I would need to head into “Settings” and then choose “Cloud and Accounts” and then tap on “Accounts.” As you can see in the below screenshot, I have a couple of Google accounts, my Samsung account and Facebook-related information. If I were planning to get rid of my new device (NOT HAPPENING!!) I would get rid of each of these by simply tapping on one and then clicking “Remove Account.”
4. Wipe Your Data With Factory Reset
It is finally time to perform that factory reset. You will find this option in your ”Settings” menu. Navigate to ”Settings,” then ”General Management” and choose ”Reset.” and finally tapping ”Factory Data Reset.” You will see a screen that informs you exactly what will be removed and reset. Scroll down and tap that big ”Reset” button now! This process may take a bit of time… it all depends how much information is still on your phone.
Now that you have wiped all of your data and reset your Samsung Galaxy J7, it is ready to be sold, given away, or donated.