Samsung Galaxy S20, S10, S9 Hard Reset - Format

If you have problems with your Samsung Galaxy S20, S10, S9 that prevent you from accessing the Android system, you can also reset the smartphone to factory defaults via the Recovery menu.

We will show you how to perform a hard reset on the Samsung Galaxy S20, S10, S9 using the Recovery menu.


Note: "Hard Reset" means resetting to factory settings via the Recovery menu. This is applied when you can no longer access the Android system. If you have access to Android, this will also work faster.

Then simply scroll down to the factory reset method via Android.

Reset to factory settings using Hard Reset

To do this, the Samsung Galaxy S20, S10, S9 must first be switched off.

Key combination for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S10

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

  • Power On/ OFF
  • Volume Louder
  • Bixby Button

Keyboard shortcut for the Samsung Galaxy S20

  • Volume Louder

  • Power/Bixby key

When the device is started and an Android male appears on the display, release the keys. After about 15 seconds the recovery menu of your Samsung Galaxy S20, S10, S9 will be displayed.

You can scroll up and down using the volume buttons. With the Power On/ Off key you can perform actions.

Now mark the entry "Wipe data/ Factory Reset".

This corresponds to resetting the Samsung Galaxy S20, S10, S9 to factory settings. All your data will be irretrievably lost!

Confirm the action by pressing the power button once and then confirm the security prompt again with the power button. Your Samsung Galaxy S20, S10, S9 will now be reset to factory settings. The biggest problems should be solved with this.

Factory reset method via Android

The hard reset is only executed if you can no longer open the Android OS. For example, because you have completely forgotten your pin. If this is not the case and you can start Android normally, use this simple method to reset the smartphone to factory defaults:

1. Opens the settings.

2. navigates to "General Administration

3. go on to "Reset".

Select "Reset to factory settings".

Now you know how to do a hard reset on the Samsung Galaxy S20, S10, S9 if you can't get into the Android system because it doesn't boot or reset the system via Android.


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