How to Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy S23 [Factory Reset]

It’s been a few months since the launch of the Galaxy S23 series which is the latest flagship series from Samsung. If you own a Galaxy S23 phone and for some reason, you want to wipe your device data, you will need to perform a factory reset. How to do that? We’ve got you covered. Here you will learn how to factory reset Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, or Galaxy S23 Ultra.

When it comes to performance, One UI boosts Samsung devices with a host of features. Samsung has optimized the UI very well which makes the device smooth. But after some point, any UI slows down and hangs in the middle of tasks. So this could be one of the reasons why you choose to factory reset your Galaxy S23.

Another reason could be you want to hard reset your phone because you are giving the phone to someone else in your family or selling the phone to someone. Performing a hard reset is highly recommended in these cases for privacy reasons.

Before you start the reset process, there are some important points you should consider. Here are those points:

Back-Up Data: Since you are doing a reset that wipes all the data. So if you want to recover the required data you need to take a backup of data. You can either use cloud storage for Backup or you can also use Smart Switch for offline backup if you own a PC.

How to Hard Reset Galaxy S23

Log out from Device: If you have logged in with a different Google ID or Samsung ID, you need to remove all accounts if you are giving your phone to someone. When you reset a Samsung phone and reboot the system for the first time it will ask for the password of the ID logged in. So it’s best to remove accounts from Settings before the reset process.

How to Hard Reset Galaxy S23

Remove PIN or Password: It’s a good practice to remove patterns or any type of password from the device if you want to perform Factory Reset.

Once you have completed all the necessary requirements, you can proceed with resetting your device. Here in this guide, we will explain two methods, you can follow any of the two methods as per your preference.

How to Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy S23

  1. Make sure you have taken a backup of the required data.
  2. Power off your Samsung Galaxy S23.
    How to Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy S23
  3. Once the device is switched off, press and hold Power and Volume Up buttons together.
    How to Factory Reset Galaxy S23
  4. When you see the Samsung logo, release both buttons.
  5. Galaxy S23 will now boot into the Stock Recovery.
  6. Using your Volume down, go to Wipe data/factory reset option.
  7. Press the Power button to select the Factory Reset option.
  8. Select Factory Data Reset on the confirmation page using the Power button.
  9. Once the hard reset is complete, you can reboot your Galaxy S23 into the System.

Set up your device or skip the setup. The device software will be like a brand new phone.

How to Factory Reset Galaxy S23

If you find the first method tough or are unable to boot into stock recovery for some reason, you can follow this method. I assume you have removed accounts, removed passwords, and created backup. Let’s start the process.

  1. On your Galaxy S23, open Settings.
  2. Now go to General Management > Reset > Factory data reset.
    How to Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy S23
  3. It will show details like apps where you are signed in and a list of data that will be erased in the Reset process.
  4. Scroll down to the last and tap the Reset button.
    How to Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy S23
  5. Confirm to reset in a pop-up and the device Reset will begin.
  6. Once it’s done you can set up your device or skip it if want to hand it over to someone.

Samsung phones have the option to Reset Settings, Accessibility Settings, or Network Settings separately. So whenever you want to reset just part of Settings, you can consider using these options.

So that is all on how to hard reset Galaxy S23 in two different methods. In case you have any queries, feel free to ask in the comment section.

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Ashutosh singh

Computer Science graduate and tech enthusiast. Love testing new tech gadgets ever since my first windows phone from Samsung. Working as a technical writer for more than five years, and I believe I have also developed good SEO skills. In my spare time, I like watching movies, and playing games.

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