Many Android users wonder what life would be if there is a reset option. Below is a guide which will enable come close to that though it isn’t about life. The guide below is about how to factory reset your smartphone to make it just like the time it was purchased.

Android handsets strongest and most used point is the Google Play store. It has thousands of epic games and applications which you can easily download. The most awesome thing about the Google Play Store is that most applications are usually free.

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Unfortunately, there is time Android handsets are usually bogged down by some applications. You can use the apps killer for Android handsets but those may be hard to use for many Android owners, especially if your device has tons of applications to kill. Fortunately, Google is aware that when such a time occurs, you can wipe the slate clean.

Factory reset is the option of deleting everything from an Android handset and starting afresh. It is called that since the handset is returned to the form when it was freshly made in the factory.

When you purchase a handset there is absolutely nothing in it. The device has some bloatware from the manufacturer and some apps from Google. Before factory resting your handset, it is important to back up vital data. You can keep important files on the PC for better safekeeping and protection.

How to factory reset your Android device

  • Go to app drawer > setting icon
  • Tap on the icon
  • Click the ‘General tab’
  • Tap ‘Backup & Reset
  • Click the factory reset option

The handset will give you the info. of what will be deleted from your smartphone. Re-read all the data before starting the process. Tap the Reset Device button. The handset takes a short time to factory reset your Android handset. The handset reboots after the wipe.

Wipe the External MicroSD Card

In case you want to return to the general tab in settings and locate storage.

This helps you see what is in your handset and what is consuming all the space. Scroll down to look for the Format SD Card option. Click the option and everything will be wiped.

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What's my model number?

There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool