Samsung Galaxy S4 Hard Reset to Factory Settings

Samsung Galaxy S4 represents an elegant, as well as modern phone which started to grow in popularity due to its amazing features, including high speed Internet connectivity, Brilliant HD screen with Super Amoled capacitive touchscreen of 16 M colors, 130 g weight, as well as great performance in general. Of course, like the majority of smartphones today, this device can encounter several problems and get stuck in some applications. For an optimal performance and making sure it will not disappoint you again, you should try a master reset. This Samsung Galaxy S4 hard reset procedure will definitely enable your phone to respond better to all your commands and help you fulfill all your daily tasks. Make sure you read the full article in order to figure out how you can bring your device back to its factory settings.


It is worth noting that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is a great phone, running on Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v5.0 (Lollipop) and powered by 1.6GHz processor alongside 2GB RAM and microSD, up to 64 GB card slot. Many users highly appreciate this phone’s camera, which has many interesting features, including LED flash, check quality, dual shot, simultaneous HD video recording and image recording, HDR, smile/face detection, dual video call and so on. It also comes with Bluetooth connectivity (v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE, apt-X) and a GLONASS GPS.

Whenever your phone stops performing according to your wish, you can always give it a helping hand by performing a software refresh. This procedure will restore the device to its initial settings and remove all possible viruses.

Hard resetting the Galaxy S4

There are a few known methods of hard resetting your device. What is important to note is the fact that, irrespective of the procedure you are going with, it is essential to back everything up properly, either using an external drive or other methods. If you fail to do so, you must know that all you will end up having is a nice and optimal running phone with all the features it came out of the box with, minus your accumulated messages, photos, games or accounts.

The first method is by using the phone’s external keys. Here is what you have to do:

  1. Turn your device off.
  2. Press and hold the Power key, the Volume Up key and the Home button, all at the same time.
  3. Release the Power key when a ‘Recovery Booting’ message appears, but keep holding the other two until the previous message appears again.
  4. Use the Volume buttons to navigate through the Android recovery screen and select ‘wipe cache partition’ with the Power key.
  5. Scroll down using to select ‘wipe data/factory reset’ and press the Power button
  6. Scroll down to the ‘yes-delete all user data’ option and hit the Power key to confirm.
  7. Choose ‘reboot system now’ and wait for the phone to reboot.

The second method of soft resetting your device includes navigation through the Settings menu. Follow the next steps:

  1. Go to Settings and click on ‘Backup& Restore’.
  2. Tap on ‘Factory Data Reset’ and hit the ‘Reset Device’ option.
  3. Wait for the Galaxy S4 to reboot.