How to Reset Samsung Galaxy S to Factory Settings

If you want to reset Samsung Galaxy S mobile to factory settings then follow the instructions given below.

Samsung Galaxy S factory reset
Note: before resetting Galaxy S mobile phone make sure you have backed-up your all mobile data to MicroSD card or on your computer. By performing reset, all contents stored on your mobile will be erased. So save your Emails, SMS, Contacts, Third-party Apps, etc. Data on your MicroSD card is safe and will NOT be erased.

Here you will find two ways to reset Galaxy S either from Android OS or using hardware buttons if you could not boot Galaxy S.

Reset Galaxy S from Android OS option

  1. Tap Menu on Home screen of Samsung Galaxy S
  2. Tap Settings > Privacy
  3. Tap “Factory Data reset” option
  4. Tap “Reset Phone” > “Erase Everthing” buttons (Type password of prompted)
  5. Your mobile will reboot and it takes time to reset phone to factory settings, so be patient.

Reset Galaxy S using mobile keys

  1. Remove the phone battery and place it again in the Samsung Galaxy S phone
  2. Hold the “Volume down” button, press and release the “Power” button
  3. Following system menu will display:
    – Fastbook
    – Recovery
    – Blear Storage
    – Simlock
  4. To navigate use “Volume Down” button and select “Clear Storage” option by pressing “Power” / “Home” button.
  5. Confirm by pressing Volume Up button (YES) or Volume Down (NO)
  6. Your Galaxy S phone will reboot and reset to factory settings.
4 comments… add one
dag1167 October 17, 2011, 6:26 am

If I do a factory reset on my Galaxy s2, will I still have all those programs such as ‘voice talk’ ‘maps’ and ‘internet’?

Barbie April 24, 2012, 6:11 pm

My samsung galaxy phone will not stay checked for 3g mobile connections I have to go into setting every time to check the box. What can I do to fix the problem? Help

Barbie April 24, 2012, 6:13 pm

Sorry notify me by email

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