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Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Hard Reset when it’s Not Responsive

There are some common problems often experienced by Samsung Galaxy SIII user that can be solving by doing factory reset. But, you should note that it will wipe all your data on the internal storage, due to this reason you should backup your data first to another external storage available before you do factory reset.

See also: How to Factory Reset on Samsung Galaxy SIII

In addition to factory reset, in Samsung Galaxy SIII you can also do hard reset when your phone becomes not responsive or does not perform as expected. Hard reset will delete your data, apps and settings, but it will not remove data from the memory card.


How to do hard reset?
When your phone becomes unresponsive and you want to do hard reset then you can following the steps below:
  1. Make sure your phone is off before you do hard reset. If the phone will not turn off, remove the battery then insert it again to your phone.
  2. If your phone still will not start, then follow the next steps listed below.
  3. Press and hold Home button, Volume up button and Power button at the same time until the Samsung logo appears on your screen.
  4. Scroll to wipe data/factory reset by pressing Volume down button then select this option by pressing Power button.
  5. Scroll to Yes--delete all user data by pressing Volume down button then select this option by pressing Power button.
  6. Now your phone will wipe all data.
  7. When the wipe data process is complete, then press Power button.
  8. Now your phone will reboot to the initial setup screen.

The step mentioned above is easy to do, but you should have good enough reason to do this. Only do it if you really need to do it. So, hope it helps :)

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