How To Reset Samsung Galaxy S6

Whether you want to reset your Samsung Galaxy S6 to factory default settings or perform a soft reset that keeps your data, this article teaches you how to do either. A reset is useful if your Galaxy S6 locks or freezes and no longer responds. Here’s how to perform both a soft or hard reset.

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Soft Reset

A soft reset is useful for freezes or when your apps run amok. To soft reset a Samsung Galaxy S6, do the following:

  • Press and hold the “Power” button.
  • A screen appears. On the screen select Power Off and then tap OK.
  • Wait a few seconds for the Galaxy S6 to completely turn off.
  • Then, press and hold the “Power button until the logo appears.
  • You just successfully soft reset your Galaxy S6.

Factory Reset

To factory reset Samsung Galaxy S6 devices (hard reset) is to erase all data on the device. You ought to sync your contacts and other data before doing so. You may also want to save other data externally. Here's what to do:

  • Go to the Home screen.
  • Navigate to Settings via the menu.
  • Tap Backup & reset and then Reset device.
  • Next, choose Reset and select the option "Erase Everything".
  • A warning appears for you to confirm. Enter your passcode if prompted.
  • Wait for the Galaxy S6 to restart and go through the initial set up.


  • Turn off your Galaxy S6.
  • Press and hold the Volume Up + Home + Power key buttons for a couple of seconds.
  • Once the Samsung Logo appears, release the held keys.
  • The Recovery Mode menu appears.
  • Using the Volume buttons, go to "wipe data/factory reset".
  • Use the Power button to confirm.
  • Then, select "Yes -- delete all user data" to confirm the operation once more.
  • Wait for the Galaxy S6 to restart and go through the initial set up.