Samsung Galaxy S6 was announced in March 2015 and the phone was available for sale from April 2015. Some of the strongest characteristics of the device are the following: face detection, Auto HDR, panorama features, geo-tagging, touch focus, check quality, ptical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash, 5.1 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with more than 16 million colors, Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A5; Exynos 7420 process, Exynos 7420 graphic processor.
The phone has internal memory of 32 GB or 64 GB or even 128 GB and 3 GB of RAM. The operating system is Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop), upgradable to 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. This is why it is advisable to perform a master reset to the factory settings of the phone.
You might think that this process is difficult and you have to go to a GSM store and pay a fortune for a hard resetting your phone, but you are able to do it by yourself if you follow a few steps. What is important to mention is the fact that if you decide to perform a hard reset on you Samsung Galaxy S6 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 software refresh process.
Here is the first method to software refresh your device:
- From the main screen, go to the Settings menu
- Touch on ‘Backup and reset’ and select the ‘Factory data reset’ option.
- Select ‘Reset device’ (remember that you will lose any personal data on your phone).
- Choose ‘Ok’ and the process will begin. Your phone will reboot with the factory settings.
- Your phone will restart and it will start up with the factory settings.
Here is the second method (using the device’s external buttons)
- Turn off your phone.
- Press and hold the Volume up 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 keys to 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.