Wiping the system of your Note 5 is not exactly what you might want to happen for your personal data, info and accounts, but in some situations doing exactly the opposite of what you prefer is the best solution for your problems. Well, that’s why we will discuss about the hard reset (also known as factory reset) operation. In fact, during the following guidelines I will explain you why, when and how to perform the hard reset on your Samsung Galaxy Note 5, so stay close and read all the guidelines from below.

The hard reset / factory reset is exactly what the name suggests: a reset that is applied to your Samsung galaxy Note 5. Well, is not a full reset, but only one that is applied on the internal storage memory of your Android device. So, bottom line, by applying this Android default operation you will manage to remove personal data, info and accounts and restore your Note 5 back to its initial state – everything will be removed beside in built apps, programs, features and bloatware.

Thus, the first thing to note is that the hard reset operation is featured by default on your Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Therefore, you can anything complete this process without taking any risks (besides from the ones that are implying the actual wipe). In that respect, this operation is official and you won’t lose the warranty of your phone by initiating the same. Also, the steps from this tutorial will smoothly work even if you will root your device, install a custom recovery image into its system or if you will flash a custom ROM firmware.

Knowing how to hard reset your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is quite important. This process is the first solution that should be applied when you experience lags, bugs or a “slowed down” Android device. Also, making a factory reset might also resolve other Android related problems such as boot loops, screen freeze, total blackouts, heating problems, battery drain and so on. In fact, the hard reset is the first manual troubleshoot solution to take in consideration – because the internal system will be restored back to its initial state; the malware and malicious programs will also be removed. Therefore, if you want to speed up your Note 5 or fix software related issues don’t hesitate and use this guide.

In addition, making a hard reset will become a must if you will want to sell your Galaxy Note 5. You don’t want to share your personal info with strange persons, so the best is just to erase everything.

Of course, before completing the steps from below you have to temporarily save your data in order to store everything that you might use afterwards. In that respect you need to take care of a dedicated backup operation. In that matter, you can use backup and restore apps from Google Play, cloud storage platforms or even a computer – through the backup process you should be able to save stuffs like contacts, call logs, text messages, EFS folder, internet settings, market apps, images, videos, audio files, saved passwords, calendar info, IMEI / NVRAM data, the current ROM and so on.

Charge your phablet before heading towards the steps from below – your phone shouldn’t get turned off in the middle of the hard reset process as if that occurs it might get bricked. So, plug in the charger if the battery level is showing less than 50% power left.

How to Easily Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Make it through recovery mode

As the title suggests, the first way in which you can hard reset your Note 5 is by accessing and using recovery mode. Here is what you need to follow:

  1. Turn off your Android device: press power key and choose “power off” or press and hold the power button for a few seconds.
  2. Then, learn how to enter recovery mode on Galaxy Note 5.
  3. From recovery select “wipe data factory reset” and apply the same option.
  4. If you also want to clear app data cache, from main menu of recovery pick “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvick cache”.
  5. When done, from main menu of recovery choose “reboot system now” and you are done.

Use in built settings

  1. On your Note 5 tap on Menu.
  2. Then press on Settings.
  3. Choose User and Backup.
  4. Select Backup and Reset in order to resume the hard reset operation.
  5. Pick up the Reset option and agree with the on screen prompts and alerts.
  6. Wait while the factory reset is automatically completed.


Well, you should now know when, why and how to make a hard reset on your own Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Do remember to backup your data first or else you might lose important info. Also, check out our previous Galaxy Note 5 related tutorials for learning other similar procedures such as: entering download mode, installing TWRP recovery or ensuring root access. Enjoy.

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