As it is sometimes necessary to undertake a clean reinstallation of its Windows PC, to remedy an increasing system instability or lower performance, it is useful to reset its Android smartphone.

The Samsung Galaxy smartphones are among the most popular models of Android, we decided to dedicate its user’s something imperative they should know.

So why do you want to reset your Galaxy?

Because it can solve possible dysfunctions or slowness, which sometimes occur in the long run. And this is especially necessary in the case of an assignment of the mobile to a third party, for example.

The idea is to re-establish the factory configuration, after which the Galaxy will be like the first day you took it out of its box, possible scratches and other marks of time.

Note that you can also simply reset the phone to the default settings (convenient when you and others have tweaked things without knowing what) or network settings, depending on the problems observed and their severity. In the latter two cases, there is no risk: your personal data will be preserved.

Before resetting, save!

Only the complete “all data” reset will overwrite the entire contents of the phone to make it blank: personal data (photos, contacts, emails, SMS), smartphone settings, installed applications and accounts filled in (Gmail, Outlook, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Dropbox, etc.).

If this is the procedure you intend to launch, you must first ensure that your personal data has been saved. The vast majority of this sensitive content can be synchronized with your Google Account.

  • Go to Apps> Settings> Accounts> Google and activate all sync fields,
  • Then tap More> Sync now (with active Wi-Fi connection).
  • Emails, contacts, calendars and application data will be saved.

The other solution is to use:

  • The Samsung Cloud backup tool (in Apps> Settings), which requires that you have a Samsung account.
  • The most prudent are to perform a manual check of the data to be backed up, especially for photos/videos and SMS.

1) For Photos And Videos:

  • Simply connect your Galaxy USB to a computer, set the USB connection mode to Transfer media files (from the notification pane) and copy/paste the files contained in the folder DCIM to a folder of user’s choice on the PC.
  • Caution, it is also necessary to think of recovering the images produced by other photo applications, such as SnapSeed or Instagram.
  • The advantage of this method, besides its simplicity, is that it guarantees you to recover your photos and videos in their native resolution.
  • While cloud synchronization tools can compress and reduce the size of files (and thus their quality) before loading them on remote servers. This is the case for Google photos by default.

2) For SMS and MMS:

  • You will have to go through an application of the type of SMS Backup & Restore since neither Google nor Samsung synchronizes them.
  • Install or open the application, tap Save, check Text Messages and include MMS Messages and opt for Local Backup and Upload with sending to your Google Drive, Dropbox or Email story to have a remote backup copy.
  • Make sure the.XML file has been created in the desired location (in the SMSBackupRestore directory of the default phone, or on the chosen cloud service.)
  • Save this file (on your PC) if you have not opted for a remote backup since all phone data will be overwritten.
  • After the reset, you will only have to do the reverse manipulation.
  • Install SMS Backup & Restore, copy the XML file into the eponymous Galaxy directory connected to a computer.
  • Start the application, choose to restore and choose the famous file.

Are you clear about Resetting?

Now, the process is simple:

  • Just go to Apply> Settings> Backup and Reset>
  • Reset all data and pass the warnings twice by committing.
  • Your Galaxy will restart as new, after formatting and reinstallation, fully automated.
  • You will only have to turn off the smartphone in case of resale, or to follow the steps of the restart to restart on healthy bases!

In the second case, to simplify the maneuver, you can restore the Galaxy from the last known configuration (if Google offers it) or use the Samsung restore (if you have a Samsung account and have made a backup via The House utility). This will at least find all the applications installed on your Galaxy.