Want to factory reset the Galaxy S4 device? Don’t panic; we are here to guide you in this matter. But before we proceed towards the main content, we will start by explaining to you the reasons why you need to factory reset the Galaxy S4.

Well, there are many reasons like you want to sell your phone and want to make sure that all your data is deleted or removed or maybe your phone is having some software problems that you can’t resolve. Overall, no matter whatever the case is, the factory reset is the best option to solve all the hard to address issues on your device. It’s as easy as performing factory reset on Galaxy S3, or any other Android smartphone

And, thanks to a factory reset, your phone will be back to its normal position and start working smoothly. Also, if you update your Samsung Galaxy S4 Android version, it won’t revert to the original version. So, it’s completely okay and safe to factory reset the Galaxy S4.

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Without too much ado, let’s take a look at some of the easy-to-follow methods and steps now. 

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Guide To Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy S4

From Settings

Before factory reset, remember to back up your all essential data; otherwise, you will lose all your saved data. Also, you can take your SD cards and SIM cards out before you do a factory reset. Let’s take a look towards the steps.

Step 1: Tap the “App Icon” in the lower right corner and open your home screen.

Step 2: Search for the “Settings” app icon on your App home screen and get into it.

Step 3: Tap the “Accounts” menu located there on the page on your screen.

Step 4: Look for the “Backup and Reset” option on the page and tap on that.

Step 5. Click the Factory “Reset Data” option.

Step 6. A popup window will open, read the information, and hit the “reset device”.

By following the above steps, you will successfully reset your Samsung Galaxy S4.

Hard Reset Galaxy S4

However, if your phone is completely locked up and you are not able to access menus, there is a second way you must try to hard reset your Galaxy S4. Follow the guide below to hard reset your Samsung S4 mobile phone.

Step 1: Hold the “Power button” to turn off the device.

Step 2: If your device does not support this action or does not turn off, then “Remove the battery” for a second and “Put it back”. But remember that you don’t need to turn your phone back on after inserting the battery.

Step 3: Press and hold the “Volume + home button”, and then press and hold the “power button” but without releasing the other two buttons.

Step 4: Hold these buttons until you can see the “Safe mode option” on your screen in the upper left corner.

Step 5: Release the button combination right after you see the option mentioned above.

Step 6: Use the “Volume up and down” button to reach up to the recovery mode. And, use the “Power button” to select an option.

Once you have done all the steps successfully your phone should once again be like you just bought it. However, if it doesn’t work for you, probably you should visit your nearest Samsung Care Centre and ask the support team to fix the issue for you.

USSD Code to Factory Reset

This method is very simple and easy to perform. So if you want the factory to reset your smartphone easily then follow the below-mentioned steps. In this method, you can do a factory data reset by using the dialer app of your smartphone. In the dialer app, only you have to type a factory data reset code, and your Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone will automatically start the reset process.

Follow the below-mentioned steps to reset your Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone

Step 1:  First of all, Press the Home button to go directly home screen

Step 2: Now open the Phone Dialer app on your Galaxy S4 smartphone

Step 3: Here you have to type *2767*3855# code

Now your smartphone will automatically start the wiping process and reboot as normal after completing the process.


So, that is the full guide on how to factory reset Samsung Galaxy S4. Well, you noticed how easy it is to factory reset your device without losing your data.

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