How to Factory Reset Galaxy S3

If you are facing any problem with your Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone related performance or another issue then don’t worry. Because you can solve all smartphone related issues by performing the factory reset. Performing factory reset can fix all issue of your smartphone that you are facing every day on your smartphone. Performing factory reset on your smartphone will delete all user data and save settings on your smartphone. In this article, we have mentioned two different methods that you can use to reset your Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone in two different ways.

How to Factory Reset Galaxy S3

The first is that you can reset via settings of your phone and the second method is that by using recovery mode of the smartphone. Both these methods are easy and simple. You can also use any one method to reset your Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone. If you have Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone, then this method will also work on your Galaxy S4. Follow, below-mentioned methods to reset your Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone.

Backup your all smartphone data first

On the Google Play Store or other third party app store, you can find plenty of android based applications which allows you to backup your smartphone data. You can use Titanium Backup app to backup full smartphone data including Installed apps, saved settings, etc. Before performing the factory reset backup your all smartphone data like Music, Apps, videos, photos, saved settings, etc.

How to Factory Reset Galaxy S3

Do Factory reset using “Settings.”

You can use your smartphone “settings” to factory reset all smartphone data like Photos, installed apps, Music, Videos, etc., This is the very simple and easy factory reset method that you can use on your Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone. To Factory reset your smartphone, open “Settings” of your smartphone then swipe to the “Accounts” section. Now Scroll down and choose “Backup and Reset” option. Here you have to tap on “Factory Data Reset” option and then wait until the process completed.

Follow below-mentioned steps to Reset via “Settings.”

Step 1: Open “Settings” of your smartphone

Step 2: Now Swipe to the “Accounts” section

Step 3: Scroll down and choose “Backup and reset” option

Step 4: Here, tap on the “Factory data reset” option

Now, wait until the process completed.


Using the recovery Mode of smartphone

This method is also easy but not like above-mentioned method. In this method, you can factory reset by using the hardware keys such as Power button and Volume up/down key. To reset your Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone, only you have to boot your device into recovery mode. In the recovery mode, you will find the Wipe data, and factory data reset option to factory reset your device. Here, you have to choose the “Wipe Data/Factory reset” option via pressing the power button to start wiping process.

Follow below-mentioned steps to reset using Recovery mode

Step 1: First of all turn off your Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone

Step 2: Now, press and hold Volume up, Home button and Power Button at the same time

Step 3: Here, you have to use volume up/down key to navigate option, choose “Wipe data/Factory reset” option and press power button to select

Step 4: Now again use the volume down key to select “Yes” option

Step 5: Then press Power Button to confirm the action

Now wait until the process completed

Step 6: Now, press power button to select “Reboot System Now” option.


Using Factory Reset Code

If you don’t want to use above mentioned method, then you can also use this simple and easy method to factory reset your Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone. In this method only you have to type a reset code onto your smartphone dialer and your phone will automatic start wiping process.

Step 1: Press the Home button to go directly home screen

Step 2: Now open the Call dialer app on your smartphone

Step 3: Now type *2767*3855# code

Now your smartphone will automatic start wiping process and reboot as normal after complete the process.

We hope this guide on how to factory reset Galaxy s3 has helped you. Do let us know in the comments if you need any help in following those steps.

Last Updated On: July 19, 2017

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