How to Reset Galaxy S5 without deleting data or Factory Reset to Wipe Data

Learn how to reset Samsung Galaxy S5 (Wipe cache partition) to refresh the system performance without deleting your data or factory reset (Hard Reset) to delete all user data on it.

How to normal Reset Galaxy S5 or factory reset samsung galaxy s5

Somehow if your Samsung Galaxy S5 phone is not working properly and you are thinking to reset it, then you should know that there are two type of reset available. You can either just do a normal reset which will not erase any data you have saved on the device or you can do a hard/factory reset to take the device as it were out of the box which will delete any data you have saved. Factory reset is a must do option if you are going hand over the S5 to someone else.

Normal reset (Wipe cache partition) Samsung Galaxy S5 :

This reset will not delete any personal data saved on your phone. Wipe cache partition means wiping the most commonly files from the cache stored by system.These files won’t be deleted from your phone in general so it’s SAFE to wipe the cache partition in order to a fresh start of your phone.

  1. Power off your smartphone
  2. Press and hold “Volume up”, “Home” and “Power” at the same time
  3. After the phone vibrates, release the “Power” button but continue to hold “Volume Up” and “home”
  4. Once the “Android System Recovery” screen appears, release all the hardware buttons
  5. Using the “Volume Down” button, navigate to and highlight “wipe cache partition”
  6. Press “Power” to select the option
  7. Once the cache partition has been wiped, “Reboot System Now” should be highlighted
  8. Press the “Power” key to reboot your device

Master reset or Factory reset Samsung Galaxy S5:

A master reset to your Galaxy S5 will restores the original factory settings and may delete everything you saved on the device including your personal data on the internal storage. So make sure to backup your data first before you even learn how to factory reset Samsung Galaxy S5.

There is two way you can Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy S5 via setting menu or with hardware keys. If your phone is unresponsive or frozen use the hardware key method.

Master Resetting Galaxy S5 via the Settings Menu:

  1. While on the home screen, tap the “Apps” icon
  2. Tap “Settings”
  3. Under “User and Backup”, tap “Backup and reset”
  4. If you wish, clear the check boxes next to “Automatic restore” and “Back up my data”
  5. Tap “Factory data reset” > “Reset device”
  6. Assuming that you have screen lock enabled, enter your password or PIN and tap “Continue”
  7. Tap “Delete all” to confirm

Master Resetting Galaxy S5 Using Hardware Keys:

NOTE: Use this method of resetting in case you are unable to factory reset your smartphone using the settings menu.

  1. Power off your smartphone
  2. Press and hold the “Volume Up”, “Home” and “Power” buttons at the same time
  3. After the phone vibrates once, release the “Power” button but keep pressing “Home” and “Volume Up”
  4. Once the “Android System Recovery” screen appears, release all the hardware buttons
  5. Press “Volume down” until you highlight “wipe data / factory reset”
  6. Press the “Power” button to select the option
  7. Navigate to “Yes — delete all user data” using the “Volume Down” button
  8. Press “Power” to confirm the master reset
  9. After the device has been reset, the “Reboot system now” option should be highlighted
  10. Finally, press the “Power” button to reboot your device.