How to Hard Reset / Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Learn how to do a factory reset on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 as part of troubleshooting action to deal with an unsolved issue on the phone or as an attempt to clear personal data stored on the phone before selling it to the market.

Factory reset is a popular troubleshooting action to clear unsolved issue. Factory reset usually chosen as the final step after trying other troubleshooting action. Why? Because factory reset will bring the phone back to its factory default setting and in the process, it will erase everything including data, file, music, document and 3rd party app on the phone.

For that reason, anyone who wishes to perform factory reset must back up their data first or risk losing everything. Factory reset can be done to all smartphone including Samsung Galaxy Note 8. To perform this action, there are two methods to choose, such as explained below.

Soft Factory Reset Galaxy Note 8

The first method is the easiest road to take. If the phone is responsive, opt for this method.

  1. Go to your phone “Settings > General Management”.
  2. Find the “Reset” option among the available menu and tap on it.
  3. You will find more option, and you need to find “Factory Data Reset” and then tap on it.
  4. At the bottom, you will see the option of “Reset”, tap on this option as well.
  5. One more thing, tap on the “Delete All” option and now the factory reset will begin.
  6. Once the factory reset process is complete, the device will turn back on automatically.

Hard Factory Reset Galaxy Note 8

When the phone didn’t respond or it was frozen or the Settings app is not accessible, opt for this method. To do a factory reset on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 using hard reset method, follow the guide below:

  1. Boot the phone into Recovery Mode. In Recovery Mode, you have the access to perform hard factory reset action.
  2. In Recovery Mode, the touchscreen is not working. Navigate your way through the menu by using Volume button.
  3. Use Volume button to move between the menu and highlight “Wipe Data / Factory Reset” option. Press Power button to select this option.
  4. Choose “Yes” to confirm the whole operation and wait for the process to complete.
  5. When it’s done, find the “Reboot System Now” option and use Power button to choose it. It should bring the phone back to standard operating mode.

The phone has gone back to its factory default setting. No 3rd party app, no file and document stored in its internal memory and the entire setting has set to default. Now the phone should be free from any problem and ready to use (or sell) once more.