How to hard reset the Samsung Galaxy S4
The Galaxy S4 was definitely a highly anticipated phone because of the S3′s popularity. Whenever you encounter issues with this device that cannot be resolved with less drastic measures, you may need to perform a hard reset. This will take your phone back to its original out-of-the-box settings and performance. A hard reset is also useful in the event that you want to sell your device as it will erase all of your personal information and files. If you ever forget your password, method #2 will allow you to use your device again. Following the steps in an exact manner will allow you to reset the phone without having to enter a password. Please remember to back up anything that you do not wish to lose before you continue. Method #1 Visit “Settings” on your Galaxy S3. Go to “Back Up and Reset”. Choose “Factory Data Reset”. Select “Reset Device” and then “Erase Everything”. The reset process will now begin, be sure to not touch your device until it is completed. Method #2 Turn your Galaxy S4 OFF. Simultaneously press and hold the Volume Up + Home + Power buttons on your device until the Galaxy S4 logo appears, then release. Once Android system recovery loads, use the volume buttons to navigate to ”Wipe data/Factory reset” and the power button to select it. Confirm your choice by selecting “Yes”. Select “Reboot System Now”. Make sure you do not touch any buttons until the process is complete.