Making a hard reset on your Galaxy S6 Edge is extremely easy. The process is featured by default on the Android system that runs on your phone so you will have no problem in completing the wipe process. However, if you are a newbie or if you are using the Android system for the first time, then you might want to read the guidelines from below, as during the present tutorial I will teach you everything that’s related to the hard reset / factory reset process and how to apply this operation on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.

As mentioned during the introduction from above, if you are planning in completing this step by step guide, then you are also planning in erasing the data from your Galaxy S6 Edge. With the hard reset operation you should understand a process that wipes the internal storage memory of your Android device. I am talking about your personal data, info and accounts and also about market apps and other programs that you have installed on your phone. So, in the end, your handset will be restored back to its initial state.

So, when should you apply the hard reset on your Galaxy S6 Edge? Since the system will be wiped out, you might have to complete this guide when you will notice that your S6 Edge is running slowly or with lags. In fact the hard reset procedure might just resolve many other software related issues such as bugs, force close errors, alerts, screen freeze, total blackouts, battery drain or heating problems. Basically, you can now manual troubleshoot your Android smartphone without using third party apps or complex programs and without downgrading your handset back to stock Android Lollipop OS.

Moreover, the factory reset / hard reset operation will become a must if you will want to sell your Galaxy S6 Edge to a friend or to a strange person. In those situations you must protect your personal data, info and accounts and what better way to do so unless wiping everything out? Of course, before erasing the data, you should back it up – temporarily save everything you might use afterwards by managing backup and restore apps, cloud storage platforms, or other similar tools (save stuffs like contacts, call logs, text messages, internet settings, EFS folder, market apps, images, videos or audio files).

You have to charge your smartphone before going any further. You see, if your phone gets turned off in the middle of the hard reset process, your Galaxy S6 Edge might get bricked. So, avoid unpleasant situations from taking place by plugging in the USB charger – do that especially if the battery status currently shows less than 50% power left.

How to Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Use in built settings

  1. You can easily make a factory reset by using an in built feature from your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.
  2. So, take your phone and tap on Settings.
  3. Then, choose Menu and select User and Backup.
  4. From there you need to tap on Backup and Reset.
  5. Finally, select the Factory date reset option.
  6. Agree with the alerts, insert the alternate password and wait while your S6 Edge is being wiped out automatically.
  7. Reboot your device in the end.

Use Recovery Mode Menu

  1. Another way in which you can easily and safely perform the hard reset is by using the recovery mode menu.
  2. So, the first thing to do will be to turn off your phone.
  3. Then, you have to enter recovery mode on your Galaxy S6 Edge.
  4. Good; now from recovery select “wipe data factory reset”.
  5. Follow on screen prompts and complete the hard reset operation.
  6. Optional, if you want you can also clear cache by selecting “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvik cache”.
  7. When done, return to main menu of recovery and pick “reboot system now”.

That was all you have to do for making a hard reset on your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Choose the method that you prefer the most and in the end, don’t hesitate and share your experience with us and with other Android users who might want to use this dedicated step by step guide.

David de Vries ยท 3 years ago

Don't want to be an annoying but you don't understand what a "hard reset" means. It's differs from a factory reset. No biggie,

"A hardware reset or hard reset of a computer system is a hardware operation that re-initializes the core hardware components of the system, thus ending all current software operations in the system. This is typically, but not always, followed by booting of the system into firmware that re-initializes the rest of the system, and restarts the operating system." Wikipedia

It can be done by removing the powersource. And is done when a software process freezes the entire system. Rendering the entire system unapproachable, buttons, etc.. Basically the user is out of control.

Hard reset does not wipe the machine, only unsaved files are lost.

The article should be about "the s6 and s6 edge and how to do a hard reset" because with sealed batteries there might be an actual problem. haven't looked into that but it would be something I would actually like to know. ;)

The probably solved it using a pushpin that disconnects a switch connected to the battery.

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