Your Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge may be slowly showing its age. The S6 lineup, released in 2015, now works with outdated hardware that can quickly come to a halt by adding too many apps.
If you want to reboot your Galaxy smartphone, reset the device to its original factory settings. Simply follow these steps to back up your device and delete any data that slows it down.
Remember that when you sell your smartphone for this reason, if you clear all the data, you need to disable the Factory Reset Protection or "FRP". If you do not do so before deleting your data, you will be asked to sign in to the device after you have reset your account using a previously synced Google Account.
- Go to Settings, select Screen and Lock Security, and remove all passwords, pens and patterns.
- Go to Settings, Select Accounts and remove all Google Accounts.
You can start working after compulsory data deletion and FRP warnings are no longer possible.
The first option is to perform a factory reset. This is the easiest way to perform a reset for those who can access their SMA phone settings. If you have already backed up your files, you can use the Settings menu to reset your phone to the factory defaults.
Step 2: The displayed prompts warn you that all data is lost and your phone returns to its default settings. Confirm that you want to reset, and then press Reset Device .
Step 3: A final warning is displayed. Touch Clear all to continue. Your phone is now reset to factory settings.
Recovery Mode – Factory Reset
There is a second option – also known as Factory Reset via the Recovery Mode – for those who have lost their password settings and can not access the Access control panel. Follow the instructions below to get a closer look at the reset.
Step 1: Turn off the device.
Step 2: Hold up the volume at home and simultaneously press the power button. Hold down this combination while your phone is starting, or until the legendary Android logo appears on the screen.
Step 3: After a few moments you will have access to the start menu of your phone. Search and use the volume keys to navigate and the on / off key to make your selection Clear Data / Factory Reset .
Step 4: Scroll down to Yes, erase all user data and press the power button again. You will then notice that the script rolls over the bottom of the screen and ends with Data Destruction Complete .
Step 5: When the process is complete, press the power key until Reset your device.
The phone has now been reset to factory settings and you can share, sell or reuse it.