How to reset Samsung Galaxy S5 without losing data or Hard Reset to Wipe Data

LAST UPDATED: Friday, August 4, 2017

Learn how to reset Samsung Galaxy S5 (Soft Reset) to update your system performance without losing data or factory data reset (Hard Reset) to clear all user data.

Many users are sometimes facing the necessity to restore your device to factory settings, either because something is not working well and want to start over or because you have decided to sell and want to offer it as new for its next owner. And, of course, by the way, we make sure that absolutely no personal information stored there. The Factory Reset option is a must if you will sell or give away your Galaxy S5 to someone else.
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In this post, we will show you how to reset Samsung Galaxy S5 without losing data or return to its factory state through Hard Reset.

How to Reset Samsung Galaxy S5 (Soft Reset)?

The Soft reset will not erase personal data stored on your Galaxy S5. Soft reset means that clean files more frequently the cache stored by the system.

  • 1. Turn off your mobile.
  • 2. Press and hold “Volume Up”, “Home” and “Power” at the same time.
  • 3. After the phone vibrates, release the “Power” button but continue holding “Volume Up” and “Home”.
  • 4. Once the screen “Android System Recovery” appears, release all buttons.
  • 5. With the “Volume Down” button, navigate and select “wipe cache partition”.
  • 6. Press the “Power” button to select.
  • 7. Once the cache partition has been wiped, select “reboot system now”.
  • 8. Press the “Power” button to restart the device.

How to Master Reset or Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy S5?

The purpose of the hard reset is to delete everything from your phone to return to its primary stage as when you received your Galaxy S5 for the first time. But do not forget to backup data (photos, and other applications), at the risk of losing everything else!

Via Google – from Settings> Backup and reset your S5 offers a backup from Google. This option, if checked, will keep track of your Wi-Fi passwords, application data, and many other useful things. You will get back all your data when you return to your Google account again in your S5, after the hard reset.
Via an application – there are many applications that provide backup your data. We can advise Carbon Backup or Titanium Backup for example.

There are two ways you can Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy S5 through setting menu or hardware keys. If the phone does not respond using the method of the keys on the phone.

Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy S5 through the settings menu:

  • 1. In the main screen, press the icon indicating “Apps” and select the “Settings” option.
  • 2. Within “User and backup” select “Backup and Restore”. In this step, you can deselect the box next to “Automatic Restoration” and “Back up my data”.
  • 3. Press “Factory data reset”.
  • 4. Confirm by pressing “Reset Device”.
  • 5. Assuming that your screen lock option is on, enter your password or PIN and press “Continue”.
  • 6. Press “Remove All” to confirm.

Your phone will reboot to its original state.

Format Galaxy S5 using hardware keys:

Note: Use this method to reset if you can not factory reset your Samsung Galaxy S5 using the settings menu.

  • 1. Turn off your smartphone.
  • 2. Then hold the buttons “volume up”, “Power” and “Home” at the same time.
  • 3. After the phone vibrates once, release the “Power” button but keep holding the “Home” key and “Volume Up”
  • 4. When the screen “Android System Recovery” appears to release the other two buttons.
  • 5. Then press the button “Volume Down” until the “delete data or reset / factory” option is highlighted.
  • 6. Press the “Power” button to select the option.
  • 7. Go to “Yes – delete all user data” through “Volume Down” button
  • 8. Press the “Power” button to confirm the master reset.
  • 9. After the device has restarted, select “reboot system now”.
  • 10. Finally, press the “Power” button to reset the Samsung Galaxy S5.

We hope that these procedures will come handy to get your Samsung Galaxy S5, that jam or problem punctual operation.