Q:

How do you perform a factory reset on a Galaxy S3?

A:

Quick Answer

Press and hold the Volume Up and Home keys with the device turned off to access the factory reset options. Use this method to perform a factory reset on a Samsung Galaxy S3 no matter which carrier you use.

Continue Reading

Full Answer

  1. Turn off the Galaxy S3

    Press and hold the Power button to turn off the Galaxy S3. Alternatively, remove the battery to turn off the handset completely, and reinsert the battery into its slot.

  2. Access the factory reset settings

    With the device turned off, press and hold the Volume Up and Home keys. Next, press and hold the Power key until the Samsung logo appears on the screen.

  3. Locate the Wipe Data setting

    Wait for the Samsung logo to disappear and reveal the system recovery options. Press the Volume Down key to scroll to the Wipe Data/Factory Reset option.

  4. Delete user data

    Highlight the Wipe Data/Factory Reset option, and press the Power key. Next, press the Volume Down key to scroll to Yes -- Delete All User Data. Highlight this option, and press the Power key.

  5. Reboot the phone

    Once the factory reset completes, press the Power key to select Reboot System Now. Afterward, follow the on-screen prompts to set up your Samsung Galaxy S3.

Learn more about Mobile

Related Questions

Explore