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Do You Want To Format Samsung Galaxy S4?

Format Samsung Galaxy S4?
Written by Hassan Abbas

Are you looking to format Samsung Galaxy S4? Samsung Galaxy S4, launched in 2013, is very old in the world of smartphones. But still, it’s very powerful smartphone. However, every machine wants to be tuned up to work faster or even better. Similarly, while using Samsung Galaxy S4 then time come when you want to format it. After formatting the Galaxy S4, you will check that your old mobile is working much better and faster than before. So, whether you like to make Samsung Galaxy S4 faster or you like to sell it, this article will help you to format Samsung Galaxy S4.

Before initiating following the article, remember that you make a proper backup of all your confidential data like contacts, personal data, media, and confidential information that you don’t need to lose. After you format Samsung Galaxy S4, all the data will be permanently erased. So it’s the best option to make a backup first.

There are two procedures to format Samsung Galaxy S4. You can just follow any one of the following procedures.

First Procedure

In this procedure, you can simply format Galaxy S4 from your device settings. Follow the steps that are mentioned below.

Step 1:

Initially, plug in your Samsung Galaxy S4 to the charger.

Step 2:

Then open the app drawer and head over to ‘Settings‘.

Step 3:

Click on ‘Accounts’ and move to ‘Backup and Reset’. Also, It is always good to take back up your data for the future.

Step 4:

If you want to back up your data, simply check both the boxes ‘Back up my data’ and ‘Automatic Restore’.

Step 5:

Now, click on ‘Factory Data Reset’.

Step 6:

Here, at the end of the window, you’ll then view the ‘Reset device’ option. Now, the device will clear out all the data and will recover to its factory settings.

Alternative Method

In this technique, we’ll explain to you to format Samsung Galaxy S4 with a hard reset. For that, simply follow the steps mentioned below.

Step 1:

To disable the smartphone, hit and hold the power button. Then release the button when a window appears. Click on ‘Power off’. The device will switch off.

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Now, simply boot your mobile in recovery mode. For that, hit and hold these 3 buttons together i.e Power button, Volume Up button, and Home button. Keep the three buttons pressed until you view the Samsung logo.

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At that point, simply release only the ‘Power button’ and keep holding the other two buttons until you view the ‘Recovery Booting’ message. Now, release all the buttons.

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For navigation, simply use ‘Volume Up and Volume Down’ buttons. Then move to ‘Wipe cache partition’ and then hit the ‘Power’ button to choose the option. (Clearing cache partition is not optional)

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Now, move to ‘Wipe data/factory reset’ and choose this choice by hitting the ‘Power’ button.

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Choose ‘Yes’ by moving down the screen to confirm the action.

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When the process completed successfully, simply move to the ‘Reboot system now’ and choose it. Now, your device will reboot.

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At this point, you’ll have a choice to backup data or to register as a new user.


So that’s all about the “Format Samsung Galaxy S4”. If you think that it is helpful then do let us know your suggestions in the comment section below. Have you found any other alternative that we can’t cover in this article? Comment us below!

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About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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