How to Soft Reset and Hard Reset Galaxy S23: The Complete Guide

If your Samsung S23 gets slow or doesn’t work as it usually does, it may help to restore the factory default settings. All settings and configurations you’ve made on your phone are deleted. If you need to wipe your phone’s data for any reason, here’s how to reset Galaxy S23 completly.

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Steps to Reset Samsung Galaxy S23

If we talk about resetting your Galaxy S23, it is important to know that there are two types of reset. First, it is a soft reset. Second, it is a factory reset. The first option is an easy and quick solution that can solve the issue. But the second method is that you need to wipe all data. Before you perform a factory reset, be sure to back up your personal data, so you don’t lose it all.

How to Soft Reset Samsung S23

If your Samsung Galaxy S23 doesn’t appear to be working completely as it should, you can solve this in many cases by turning your device off and then on again, or giving it a so-called ‘soft reset’. With a soft reset, the operating system is rebooted and all services reloaded. If you use this method of resetting, all your personal data, files and apps on the device will remain unchanged. Here is the tutorial on how to soft reset your Galaxy S23:

  • If your device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold the Power button and the Volume down button down simultaneously for more than 7 seconds to restart it.

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  • Your device will be reloaded and will turn back on as before.
  • If a soft reset does not fix the problem, you can perform a factory reset.

How to Factory Reset/Hard Reset

Like what we stated , the hard or the factory reset will wipes all your phone data, and it will bring your device back just like the first time you bought it. This is helpful if the issue persists and you cannot help your device by using a soft reset method.

Factory reset is also an effective method if you want to sell your device or give it to a family member. It’s helps you to make sure that there is no personal data left behind.

Before you start, it is always good to make sure that you have backed up your data to the cloud or to the external storage. If something goes wrong, such as your photos or your videos, your device can store it safely and would not lose it even though you are not saving the data to the cloud.

Here is the tutorial on how to factory reset your Samsung Galaxy S23:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Scroll down. Find General Management, select it.

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  • Select Reset.
  • Select Factory data settings.
  • Tap on the Reset button.
  • Tap Delete all.

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  • Wait for a few minutes. Your device still works for the factory data reset performance to wipe clean your data.

Hard Reset/Wipe Data using Android Recovery

Now, in case that your device cannot boot up properly, you still need to wipe its data and try a hard reset. Here is how to reset Galaxy S23 through Android Recovery Menu:

  • Be sure that your Samsung Galaxy S23 is turned down.
  • Press the volume up and power buttons, don’t release. Do it at the same time. Wait, and you should see the Samsung logo on your device’s screen.

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  • If it appears, hold the volume up button, just release the power button.
  • Now, you are entering the Android Recovery screen.
  • Use the volume buttons on your Samsung Galaxy S23 to navigate.
  • Scroll down until you see Wipe data/Factory Reset.

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  • Use the power button if you want to confirm your choice.
  • Select yes to confirm.
  • Wait for a few minutes. Your device is still running to reset and wipe data.
  • Once the process is complete, Samsung Galaxy S23 will display the Android Recovery Page.
  • Choose Reboot system now. To continue, press the power button on your Galaxy S23.

Your phone will reset; when it turns back on, it will start from the initial setup screen. This is the complete tutorial to reset your Samsung Galaxy S23 series.

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