How to hard reset your Samsung Galaxy Note 2

User guides Basil Kronfli 13:38, 17 Dec 2012

Samsung hard resets are a piece of cake to perform but vary across phones - here’s a guide to hard resetting your Samsung Galaxy Note 2

What is a hard reset?

A hard reset is also known as a full reset of factory reset. This wipes your phone, leaving behind no personal information and reverting all your settings to how they were when you first switched on your Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

Why hard reset your Samsung Galaxy Note 2?

There are many reasons you might want to hard reset your phone. It may have someone else’s account details on it, it could be glitchy, you may have changed a setting you’re not sure how to change back or just want a new shiny phone set-up experience all over again.

How to hard reset your Samsung Galaxy Note 2:

Fortunately, hard resetting your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 couldn’t be simpler. All you have to do is jump into the settings. These can be accessed by pulling down your notifications bar and tapping the cog icon in the top right.

Once in the settings, scroll down to the option ‘Back up and reset’. At the bottom of the list underneath the ‘Personal’ sub heading is a ‘Factory data reset option’.  Select this to get the hard reset in motion.

On the next screen, Samsung will present you with a warning - this process will delete all your music, photos and other user data. In addition, any accounts you’re signed into will have to be logged into again once the reset is done.

Still sure you want to wipe your phone? Great, press the reset option and consider your Note 2 wiped.

If you found this useful, you can find more Note 2 user guides on Know Your Mobile.

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