Having a futuristic vibe and an elegant design, the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge plus was announced in August 2015 and the phone was available for sale from that same moment. It features a 5.7 inches captive touchscreen with more than 16 million colors and comes with other great features. Yet, as any tech product on the market, it starts to work slower than usual after a period of time and even to freeze whenever you open some applications. For this reason, it is highly recommended to perform a master reset.
The phone has an internal memory of 32 GB or 64 GB and 4 GB of RAM. The operating system is Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop). As any smartphone, this phone works nice and smooth when you buy it but after a period of time, it starts to crash and freeze when you open some applications. Nevertheless, you should not worry, as an ingenious process called a master reset procedure will restore all settings to original and remove the user data stored on the phone. This will prevent any infected files from damaging the rest of the smartphone, and all possible viruses to be removed. When the procedure is complete, you will have a brand new phone – just like the ones you buy in the shop – so you will need to start reinstalling all apps and transferring files on it in order to use it as before.
What is important to mention is the fact that if you decide to perform a hard reset on you Samsung Galaxy S6 edge plus you will lose any personal data on the phone, including your accounts, your passwords, your pictures, your music and your contacts. This is the reason why it is strongly recommended to perform a backup on your phone before you start the hard reset process.
There are the two methods to perform a hard reset. The first is considered to be the easy one:
- From the main screen, you have to select Settings.
- From the Settings menu, choose Back up & Reset.
- Click on the ‘Reset device’ option.
- Select ‘Erase everything’ and then tap on ‘OK’.
Here are the steps that you need to take for the second method:
- Turn off your device.
- Press and hold the Volume Up button, the Home key and the Power button.
- Your phone will reboot in Recovery mode. Use the Volume buttons to navigate in the menu and the Power button to select an option.
- Using the Volume buttons, navigate to the ‘Wipe data/factory reset’ option and select it using the power button.
- The process will end with the message Data Wipe Complete
- Your phone will reboot with the factory settings.