A factory reset, also known as a hard reset or master reset, is a procedure that restores your device to its default factory settings, erasing all your apps, data and settings in the process.
In this guide, we’ll show you how to perform factory reset on your Samsung Galaxy F41. Read on.
How to factory reset Samsung Galaxy F41
The factory reset operation will delete all your existing data stored on the device so please make sure all of your important data and files are saved to a back up before proceeding with the operation. Also ensure your battery is at least 50% charged.
There are two ways to perform factory reset. We’ll explain both one by one.
Method 1: Factory reset using settings (also called Soft reset)
Soft reset can be performed by heading to the settings. Here’s how it is done.
- Go to Settings
- Tap on General Management
- Next tap Reset
- Then tap on Factory data reset
- Scroll down and tap on the Reset button
- Enter PIN, Password, or Pattern when prompted
- Tap the Delete all button to proceed with the reset
Method 2: Factory reset using keys (also called Hard reset)
Alternatively, you can use the combination of Power and Volume keys to perform the reset. This method can be used in case you are locked out of your device or have forgotten the access codes (password, PIN or pattern) to your device.
Here’s how it is done.
- Turn off your phone (Press and hold Power button and Volume down key together until the Power Menu appears, then tap the Power off to turn off the device)
- Now press and hold the Power and Volume Up keys for few seconds
- When the M51 logo is displayed, release the keys and wait until the Recovery menu appears
- Use the Volume Down key to highlight and select “Wipe data/factory reset“
- Press the Power key to select the option
- Use the Volume Down button and highlight Factory data reset option
- Press the Power key to proceed
- After the factory reset completes, you will see the recovery menu again.
- Select “Reboot System Now” and press Power to restart the device