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How to Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+

With this tutorial, learn how to perform a hard reset on your Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9+. Also referred to as factory reset or master reset, a hard reset is performed to put an Android device to its original state when it left the factory, or when you first powered it on after unboxing it. With hard reset, all the applications that have been installed and the data that user has saved in the internal storage of the phone is wiped clean. After performing hard reset on Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus, when the device powers on the phone, it will take you through the complete setup wizard just like when you got it brand new.

Users usually perform hard reset on their phone when they feel certain issues on their Android device or, more often, when they want to sell it. For issues, they might include the device being slow and user can’t find the problem so one performs hard reset. Regardless, once you do a hard reset, all your Galaxy S9 / S9+ configurations are set to stock, making the phone fast and removing any sort of user induced software slowdowns and glitches. To factory reset / hard reset your Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus, keep reading ahead.

How to Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy S9

Android does accumulate a lot of junk over the course of daily usage hence the same applies to both Galaxy S9 and S9+. To get rid of this unnecessary data and re-setup your phone as brand new, you can go ahead with a hard reset. The procedure, itself, is not that difficult especially with the simple steps provided right ahead.

How To Do Hard Reset on Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9+

Samsung Galaxy S9

In order to perform a hard reset, go through the given steps carefully:

Step 1 – First turn off your Galaxy S9 / S9+. With the device turned off, press and hold the Volume Up key + Bixby button + Power button simultaneously.

Step 2 – When the Samsung logo appears, release the power button, but continue to hold the Volume Up and Home button. This will take you to the recovery mode menu screen. Having troubles? Read our guide: How to boot Samsung Galaxy S9 into Recovery Mode.

Step 3 – Once in it, use the volume down button to highlight the “wipe data/factory reset” option then press the power button to make the selection.

Step 4 – Toggle the Yes button with volume buttons and power key to wipe all data of the internal storage of the Galaxy S9/S9+.

Step 5 – Let the phone do its job of wiping all the user data. After the wiping is finished, the phone will redirect you to “Reboot system now”. Use the power key to do so.

Now you have finally learned to perform a hard reset on your Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9+. Drop a comment below if your are facing any issues.