There is no such device that would be insured against various crashes and software problems. There may be several reasons for the need to carry out a full reset of the device to the factory settings, as well as, in fact, ways to carry out this operation.
The longer you use your smartphone, the more likely it is that in the near future there will be a need to reset the Samsung Galaxy S3 to factory settings. That time of use is the first cause of breakdowns of the software plan. How is this possible? The fact is that during use, a lot of different programs and games are installed on your device, as well as updates for them. Add here all received and sent messages, calls, contacts, captured photos and videos. Even if you regularly clean the device from “garbage” that remains after these programs work, and delete all files transferred to another device, some of this still remains in the device’s memory. Over time, the smartphone’s performance is noticeably reduced. It is impossible to remove everything superfluous independently and even programmatically.
Another reason for reduced productivity, frequent glitches, and even self-shutdown may be incompatibility between different versions of installed programs, as well as Samsung Galaxy S 3 files embedded in the system. Keep in mind that the Android system is constantly improving, improving and changing. Some applications are simply no longer able to function correctly together, and to resolve this conflict, a complete reset is needed.
Factory Reset (Wipe)
To perform a reset on galaxy s3, you must enter the recovery and run wipe. This is done according to the following algorithm:
Hold down the "Volume +", "Home" and "Power" buttons simultaneously
Release all the buttons as soon as you see the Samsung logo on the screen
Use the "Volume +" and "Volume -" buttons to select "wipe data / factory reset"
Confirm your selection with the power button.
Then select "Yes - delete all user data"
After performing a reset, select "reboot system now"
The phone will reboot with the default settings.
How to create a backup?
Attention! Resetting will erase all data on the Samsung Galaxy S3 Duos GT-I9300I. If you did not save a backup copy of contacts, images, videos, documents and everything else, then you must do this, otherwise you will lose all the personal information that was on the device.
In order not to lose your data, follow these recommendations.
- Drop photos, documents and videos onto your computer via the USB cable. You can also use Google Photos to backup images, and the Google Drive cloud service is suitable for documents and folders, but you can “upload” the number of files to it. To expand the storage will have to pay.
- In order not to lose contacts and applications, activate synchronization with the cloud in the settings. Go to the "System" - "Advanced" - "Backup" path. Turn on backup to your Google Account.
Once you're done, you can perform the Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy S3 Duos GT-I9300I.
Samsung Galaxy S7 (Samsung Experience Shell)
- Go to settings convenient for you.
- At the bottom, click on the “General Settings” tab.
- Select Reset (Archive and Reset).
- Tap on "Reset Data."
- Press the blue reset button.
- Enter the device PIN and click “Next”.
- Click “Delete All” (“Reset Device”).
Your phone will restart. It remains to configure it, as after the purchase.
Redmi Note 5 (MIUI firmware)
- Open Settings.
- Go to the "Advanced Settings" window.
- Click "Backup and Reset."
- Select "Reset Settings."
- To delete absolutely all applications and files, check the "Clear internal memory" box.
- It remains to click on "Reset Settings" and enter the password, if necessary.
Attention! As you can see, the main thing is to find the "Reset" section. In order not to “wander” in all parameters in the search for the right menu, it’s easier to enter the “Reset” query into the search window on the main page. Select the desired menu from the proposed list and you will immediately get into it. And then everything, as in the instructions.
How to execute Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy S3 Duos GT-I9300I through Recovery?
This is a relevant method if there is a malfunction on the phone that prevents it from loading. It is for such cases that you need a recovery mode through which Hard Reset will need to be performed.
- If your phone is on, turn it off.
- Hold the power and volume down buttons (if nothing happens, read our separate article on how to enter Recovery).
- Instead of loading normally, you will see a menu where navigation is performed using the volume keys (move the cursor) and power (select).
- Go down to the “Wipe data / factory reset” category and click on it with the power button.
- Highlight “Yes” to confirm the reset.
Upon completion of the reset, the device will go into reboot and will display a standard welcome and settings window. Again, the menu names may vary slightly depending on the model.
It should be understood that resetting the Samsung Galaxy S3 to the factory settings is a complete deletion of all smartphone information. After this operation, your device will become the one you took it from the store - empty. It is for this reason that it is simply necessary to carry out a series of procedures to move or copy all available contacts, photos, and other equally important files. Where to? There are several options:
By the way, do not forget to check the name of your Google account, as it will also be deleted. Remember that after the Samsung Galaxy S3 mini is reset, nothing will remain on the device and will not be subject to recovery (except that you will move it from the phone’s memory in advance).
The most basic option is to reset the Samsung Galaxy S3 to the factory settings through the settings. To do this, in the "Settings" you need to enter the section "Archiving and reset", where, in fact, carry out a reset, as seen in the image.
Depending on the system, the second item can be found in the "Options" or "General tabs". This simple method is suitable when the decision to reset was not caused by a strong malfunction, but as a preventative measure or elimination of minor system problems.
Reset through recovery
First you need to completely turn off the smartphone. Some devices, due to a powerful software malfunction, require drastic measures - holding the shutdown button for 10 seconds or completely removing the battery. The second is best avoided.
You can get into the recovery on the Samsung Galaxy S 3 by pressing three keys - turning on, increasing the volume and going home. When the Samsung logo appears, you only need to release the power button. The rest should remain clamped. As a result, a window appears with a number of inscriptions in English, and in order to reset to the factory settings of the Samsung Galaxy S3 to the end, you must first select the “wipe data and cache” volume keys. In order to select, you need to press the power key, with it to confirm your choice.
After some waiting, a new window will appear. In it, it is already necessary to select “reboot systems of science” and, as before, use the power button to confirm your choice.
As a result, the Samsung Galaxy S 3 smartphone will turn on as if you had just taken it from the store and now you just need to configure it. It will not have any passwords, SMS messages, your favorite applications, and so on.
No matter how complicated the methods described above may seem, the process of resetting your smartphone to the factory settings does not take so much time.
In some cases, after the reset button was used, the problem did not resolve. If such a fate befalls your smartphone, immediately bring it to a service center, where specialists with the help of special equipment and programs will start your device and make it a complete reset.
Moreover, a full reset does not always in principle solve the problems of the device. In more than half of cases, it is possible to ensure the normal operation of the device only by flashing the phone. For this, again, you need to contact the specialists. Remember that self-repair can only aggravate the situation, and your device will become nothing more than a heap of metal and plastic, the place of which is in the bin.