Samsung’s latest clamshell Galaxy Z Flip 5 is now available for users following its July 26 launch. The new Galaxy Z Flip 5 comes with various upgrades. If you own a Galaxy Z Flip5 and want to hard reset your phone, you’ve come to the right place. Here we will share some methods to hard reset Galaxy Z Flip 5.
There can be many reasons why you want to reset your Galaxy Flip 5. Some common reasons are either your phone is not working as expected, handing it over to someone or selling it, or if there is any software issue which you are not able to save even after trying all possible solutions.
If you are sending it to a service center for maintenance, you do not need to reset your phone as Samsung has a pretty nifty feature called Maintenance Mode which locks everything on the phone.
Now let’s jump into the guide.
Prepare for Hard Reset
In case you didn’t know, resetting your device will delete files, apps, contacts and everything from your phone. So unless you have some backup, you will lose all your data after reset.
Before going ahead with the reset process, make sure to backup complete data or at least data that is important. You can use the official Smart Switch app to take backup of your device locally or you can also use the Samsung Cloud to backup your data.
Also make sure your phone has enough juice left to perform all the tasks. It is recommended to keep the battery level more than 50% to avoid any issues.
How to Hard Reset Galaxy Z Flip 5 from Settings
Every OEM provides a direct option to reset phones. It is the easiest method to reset any phone. And from Settings, you can also reset your Galaxy Z Flip 5. Let’s start the process.
Step 1: Make sure you have taken backup of your phone. Open Settings on your phone.
Step 2: Find General Management option and open it.
Step 3: Here you will find a bunch of options including Reset. Tap on the Reset option.
Step 4: Next choose Factory data reset option.
Step 5: It will show what factory reset function will do. If you are OK with it, tap Reset > Delete All.
Step 6: Now all you have to do is wait for the process. Your Flip 5 will reboot multiple times in the process.
Step 7: Once your device opens in the Setup process, means the Reset process is completed.
Now you can set up your phone as per your requirement.
How to Hard Reset Galaxy Z Flip 5 from Stock Recovery
This is a bit more complicated process than the method mentioned above. But in case you don’t have access to Settings or the touch display is not working, this is the method you should try. For this method you don’t need to boot your device into the OS but in the stock recovery. Every phone comes with a default recovery which includes a set of operations used for service purpose. Here is how to reset your Galaxy Z Flip 5 using Recovery.
Step 1: Turn off your Galaxy Z Flip 5.
Step 2: Press Power and Volume Up buttons together and hold both buttons until you see the Recovery screen.
Step 3: After booting your phone into Recovery, navigate to the Wipe data/factory reset option using Volume buttons.
Step 4: Now press the Power button to select the option.
Step 5: In the next page, choose Factory Reset and then press Power button again.
Step 6: Now everything from your phone will be erased and your phone might reboot multiple times.
Step 7: After complete reset, your phone will boot into the system.
These are the two main methods to factory reset Galaxy Z Flip 5. Both methods can be used in different situations. And if you have access to Settings without any issue, the first method is recommended.
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