If you have ever noticed Samsung Galaxy A01 has started to have glitches it never had before or wish to sell it but erasing all the data by yourself can take too much time, then you might find a quick solution by trying the factory reset function.
Initiating factory reset the easy way by using the settings menu
Factory reset, also known as hard reset, is a built-in function to revert the phone to pristine factory settings by permanently erasing all the saved data, preferences, settings, and apps that were previously stored on your device.
To initiate it you must navigate through the setting menu and find the Factory Data Reset section.
To start the factory reset process you must reach the settings menu by pressing the settings menu icon visualized by gears on your Home Screen, or by accessing the apps screen by swiping up from the center of your Home Screen, you’ll need to select the General Management section.
Proceed by scrolling down in the General Management section until you find the Reset section, in case you don’t see it you might find it hidden in the Advanced section.
When you enter the Reset section you’ll see several reset settings that you may ignore, to initiate the factory reset process on your device select the Factory Data Reset option.
Before initiating the factory reset process there are some important precautions you must take into account:
- Your device’s battery should be fifty percent charged.
- Backup your data on an SD card, cloud service of choice, or PC.
- Verify your Google Account credentials.
Having a backup is a crucial part as the factory reset process means deleting everything on your device with no way of recovering it, only the SD card won’t be touched during the factory reset.
Once you followed through with every precaution, you may in good conscious press the Factory Data Reset option, there you’ll see a list of applications that will be irreversibly deleted from your device, and if you are willing to accept it then scroll down to findthe Reset button.
Your device might ask you to enter your PIN, screen lock pattern, or password to move forward with the process.
After that, your device will remind you that all the deleted content is not recoverable.
If you are confident you can finally initiate the Factory Data Reset process then press the Delete All button, after which your device will reboot to finish the factory reset process.
Factory reset Samsung Galaxy A01 with the use of Recovery Mode
If you find yourself unable to reach settings menu on your device you may consider an alternative method to factory reset your phone by using only hardware buttons.
Recovery Mode is another built-in function that bypasses navigating through the settings menu to perform a hard reset.
If you ever forget pattern lock, screen lock, password, or PIN, or if your phone doesn’t even boot up, accessing Recovery mode may help you.
To perform a hard reset using Recovery Mode you need to use the Hardware buttons of your phone following the below steps:
- Turn off your phone, you can do that by pressing the Power button and holding it until the screen shuts off
- To activate the Recovery Mode you must press and hold the combination of Volume Up with Power buttons until the Samsung logo appears on your screen indicating that you’ve entered Recovery mode.
- Proceed by using the Volume Down button to scroll down until Wipe Data (alternatively Factory Reset) is highlighted, then press the Power button to select it.
- Highlight the Yes optionand then press the Power button to wipe your device clean.
- Once wiped clean it will re-enter Recovery mode, and select Reboot System Now to cross the finish line.
Once rebooted it means that you’ve completed the hard reset process using Recovery Mode successfully, now you can set up your wiped-clean device by filling in the prompts.
Frequently asked questions
Here are answers to some FAQs regarding factory reset on Samsung Galaxy A01.
How to force my Samsung Galaxy A01 to factory reset?
In case you find yourself in need of forcing a hard reset because you are unable to reach the Factory Data Reset section through the settings menu, then you can simply use hardware buttons by following the instructions given above.
It’s a nifty built-in solution to perform a hard reset in case you forget pattern lock, screen lock, PIN, or password and you are unable to reach settings menu.
What is a Factory Reset Protection?
Factory Reset Protection is a security measure specifically with the factory reset in mind that first appeared in Lollipop 5.1.
Is there a reset button on Samsung Galaxy A01?
No, there’s no dedicated button for a reset.
Whether you wish to go through with a factory reset process to delete useless data, increase the phone’s performance, or sell it to your friend, the methods to do so are built into every modern phone and have been made easy to use.
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