How to Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy S3


The South Korean firm ‘Samsung’ was not so successful before its Galaxy line-up. The real success story started from Samsung Galaxy S2 and then was continued by Galaxy S3. Now the Samsung Galaxy S4 has also been unveiled which is expected to take the success curve to a new height. Anyways, for those out of you who own Samsung Galaxy S3, and are looking for the procedure to factory reset it, this article is going to be very useful. The factory reset is also known as hard reset, and is done to clean up all the files, data from the device, and thus to take it to the state in which it was shipped by manufacturer.

The major reason why people perform factory reset on their device is the slow performance and other issues. Anyway, we are not here to discuss the reasons but to talk about the best ways to factory reset the Samsung Galaxy S3. We are here with three methods to factory reset Samsung Galaxy S3. Do check them out.

How To Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy S3
Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy S3

Note: Since Factory Reset will delete all of your files, contacts, settings and other content, so it’s good to take the backup of important files before performing it.

1st Method

The method to factory reset the Samsung Galaxy S3 is by using dial pad. This method is recommended for the normal users, who don’t have much knowledge about the Android. Here is what you need to do.

  • Open the dial pad on your Samsung Galaxy S3, and enter *2767*3855#

This is all you need to do. The factory reset of your Galaxy S3 will follow its reboot. This method is the simplest method to factory reset the Samsung Galaxy S3.

2nd Method

This method is also very simple.  Just follow the steps:

  • First of all, go to the ‘Settings’ section of your Galaxy S3.
  • In the settings section, look for the option that reads “Backup and reset”, and then select it.
  • After then, select the “Factory Data Reset”.
  • At the bottom of screen, look for the option “Reset Device”. Select it!

That’s it. Your Samsung Galaxy S3 will get factory reset.

3rd Method

  • Turn off your Samsung Galaxy S3. Now press and hold Volume Up+ Home + Power buttons simultaneously while turning the device On.
  • Just select the option that reads wipe data/ factory reset.
  • Now all the data and settings of your Galaxy S3 will be wiped out, and it will be taken to its original state. At the end of process, you will be asked to reboot your device.

That’s it. You have successfully factory reset your Samsung Galaxy S3 using the third method.

So this was the list of three methods to factory reset Samsung Galaxy S3. Of course, the choice is all yours. Use any of three mentioned methods to factory reset your Galaxy S3 and to take it to its original state.

Which method impressed you the most? Drop your views in the comment box.

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  1. I tried he second option but it’s asking for password.. I failed to understand what password? I entered my google account password/fb password/all passwords I know but it said “sorry try again”. What password was it asking for?

  2. Hi I tried the second option and the phone gt factory setup bt aftr tht m unble to use my ph. as its showing a welcome screen having accessability button and next button bt nothing is happening. Plz guide me what to do

  3. I liked the third method. However, it is not clear when to release the keys. In my case if you kept them all down the device continuously restarted.

    • 3rd Method Goes this way

      Turn the phone off.
      Press and hold VOLUME UP and Home(center) button
      Press Power until the phone vibrate
      Wait until you see the Android logo then release all the buttons.
      Select Wipe data/Factory reset with VOLUME DOWN, press Power (right hand-side)
      Select YES — delete all user data with VOLUME DOWN and then press Power
      After format, press Power again to reboot phone. (select reboot system now)

  4. My play store wont work ive seen this is a common problem.. i have rebooted the phone and cleared data and cache.. any other ideas


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