How to Factory Reset Galaxy S21 and Back to Factory Default Settings

Why do you need to know the proper ways to do factory reset on your Galaxy S21? Well, there is nothing wrong about learning how to reset a phone, especially if you can do it properly. After all, knowing how to do the reset is quite important in the event you encounter issues with your phone.

Why Doing Factory Reset on the Samsung Galaxy S21?

Galaxy S21 is Samsung’s latest production. The product is said to be special and advanced when compared to the previous product. Galaxy S21 series (Ultra, Plus, and regular S21) are even considered the best phones (of the year).

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However, even the best phones can run across internal and system issues, which may lead to restarting the phone and resetting it. The action may be required to make your phone working normally again.

How to restart your Samsung Galaxy S21

Restarting the phone would be just the perfect way to make the phone work just fine without harming the phone itself. This is basically a power cycle for the device, eliminating some of the tangled (and messy) internal issues.

  • power off galaxy s21You only need to swipe down (use two fingers) so you can access the Notification Shade.
  • Tap the icon Power that is located on the top right side corner of the screen.
  • Tap the Power off button.

This would deactivate your Galaxy S21. After the phone is turned off, wait for several seconds. Or wait for around a minute and then hold Power button. Do it for around 3 seconds to activate it again.

How to do Hard Reset

Do this when you still have system error or problems, even after doing the facttory reset. The steps are:

  • Press the Power button and Volume down button together, and hold them off for a while.
  • Don’t stop holding those two buttons until you see Samsung logo on the display.
  • After you see the logo, then release those buttons.
  • Just wait until the process completes by itself.

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No need to worry about losing your data even with the hard reset. You won’t delete or apps during the process either

How to Factory Data Reset

Be advised that you don’t do this, unless this is your last resort. Consider this as the ‘nuclear’ method. With this system, it means that you will return your phone to the factory defaults. That’s why you must back up your data and information because they are going to be wiped out. Save them in the cloud so you can recover them after you have completed the reset process.

How do you manage it?

  • Open Settings.
  • Scroll down. Find the section Accounts (and backup).
  • You have the options to back the data up, either with Google Drive or Samsung Cloud.
  • Choose the account in which you are going to use for the back up.
  • Choose the button ‘Back Up Now’.
  • Just wait until the process completes. You will see a progress bar on the screen (it’s on the top side of the screen). When the backup process completes, the bar will be gone.
  • Now, this is time to do the reset. Again, if you want to save your data, make sure to back it up. Any unsaved data would be wiped out during the reset time.
  • Go to Settings again.
  • Scroll down again. Find General Management.
  • Go with Reset option.

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  • Choose Factory Data Reset option.
  • Click the button ‘Reset’ on the bottom side of the screen.
  • Just like backing up data, this process will take a while.
  • After it is done, you will see that your phone’s menu would be back to the default configuration (when you first use it).


These various reset methods work well with all types of Galaxy S21. Remember, do factory reset Galaxy S21 only as the last resort to your phone’s issue.

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