Reset Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to factory defaults

Resetting a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to factory defaults is usually done when the device is sold or serviced. Unfortunately, however, even when serious problems arise. In this case, it depends on whether Android can still be loaded or whether serious errors occur when the operating system is booted.

For both versions, however, there is a way to reset the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to factory settings. We explain how:

At the beginning, we recommend that you make a backup of your data for variant 1, because they are completely deleted by the factory reset. With variant 2 this doesn't work anymore, because Android doesn't start anymore.

Variant 1: Reset the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to factory settings via Android

From the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 home screen, opens the menu and then Android's system settings.

  • Navigate to "General Administration" and then to "Reset".
  • Select "Reset to factory settings".
  • Follow the Android Assistant for resetting the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Variant 2: Reset the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with Hard-Reset and Recovery Menu

First of all, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has to be switched off.

Starts the device with the following key combination (press and hold simultaneously)

  • Power On/ OFF
  • volume louder
  • Bixby button

When the device is turned on and an Android male appears on the display, release the Power On/Off button, but keep the other two buttons from the key combination pressed.

After about 15 seconds the recovery menu of your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be displayed.

Use the Volume buttons to scroll down or up. Use the Power On/Off button to perform your actions. Now marks the entry "Wipe Data/ Factory Reset".

This is the same as resetting Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to factory defaults. All your data will be lost irretrievably! Confirm the process by selecting the appropriate entry.

You now know for your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 the possibility of factory reset and hard reset.


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