If you are facing any problem with your Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone performance or another issue then don’t worry. Because you can solve all smartphone-related issues by performing the factory reset.

Performing a factory reset can fix all issues of your smartphone that you are facing every day on your smartphone. Performing a 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 by using the recovery mode of the smartphone. Both of these methods are easy and simple. You can also use any one method to reset your Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone.

If you have a Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone, then this method will also work on your Galaxy S4. Follow, the below methods to reset your Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone.

Backup your smartphone data first

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

How to Factory Reset Galaxy S3

Do a Factory reset using “Settings”

To Factory reset your smartphone, Go to “Settings” of your smartphone then swipe to the “Accounts” section. Now Scroll down and choose the “Backup and Reset” option. Here you have to tap on the “Factory Data Reset” option and then wait until the process is completed.

Follow the below steps to Reset via “Settings.”

Step 1: Open “Settings” on your smartphone

Step 2: Now Swipe to the “Accounts” section

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

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

Now, wait until the process is completed.

Using the recovery Mode of the smartphone

This method is also easy but not like the above-mentioned method. In this method, you can factory reset by using the hardware keys such as the 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 by pressing the power button to start the wiping process.

Follow the 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 the Volume Up, Home button, and Power Buttons at the same time

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

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

Step 5: Then press the Power Button to confirm the action

Now wait until the process completed

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

Using the Factory Reset Code

If you don’t want to use the 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 automatically start the 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 automatically start the wiping process and reboot as normal after completing 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.

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Lucky Sharma
Lucky is Senior Editor at TheAndroidPortal & an expert in mobile technology with over 10 years of experience in the industry. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from MIT and a Master's degree in Mobile Application Development from Stanford University.