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How to reset the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE


In an ideal world, our devices should continue to perform without any issues, but this is never the case. There could be a myriad of reasons why our phones might start acting up. It could be due to a buggy app, buggy software, hardware issues, malware, and so on.

So, if you happen to find that your Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is behaving in ways that it shouldn’t, one of the ways to solve this problem is by booting it into Safe Mode. If that still doesn’t solve the problem, then it might be time to consider resetting the phone.

This is usually a last resort kind of method, but if you have no choice, or maybe you just want to reset the phone before sending it for repair or giving it away or selling it to someone else, then check out the guide below where we’ll show you a couple of different methods that you can use to reset your Samsung Galaxy S20 FE.

Before you begin

If you ever find yourself in the position where you have to factory reset your phone, it’s always a good idea to backup all the data and its contents first. This is because a factory reset basically wipes out all the data stored on your phone.

This includes photos, messages, contacts, saved passwords, saved system settings, apps, and more. It basically returns your phone back to its original factory settings. This is a good way to potentially eliminate any issues with your Galaxy S20 FE, but it also means you’ll lose all your data in the process, so make sure your device is backed up before proceeding.

Factory reset the Galaxy S20 FE (Easy)

Assuming your device’s display isn’t damaged and that you can still access the phone and its software, then the steps below will show you a quick and easy way to reset the Galaxy S20 FE.

  1. Unlock your Galaxy S20 FE
  2. Go to the Settings app on the phone
  3. Tap on “General management”
  4. Scroll down and tap on “Reset”
  5. Tap on “Factory data reset”
  6. Tap the blue “Reset” button
  7. Tap on the blue “Delete all” button to confirm
  8. Give it a few minutes and your phone should now be completely wiped and reset back to its original factory settings

Factory reset the Galaxy S20 FE (Hard)

In the event that your phone doesn’t boot up completely and you need to perform a reset, not to worry because you can actually do it via the Android Recovery screen. It is slightly more complicated than the steps above, but it still relatively easy, so just follow the steps below to complete the reset of your Galaxy S20 FE.

  1. Turn your phone off completely
  2. Connect the Galaxy S20 FE to your computer
  3. Press and hold the Power button and Volume Up button at the same time
  4. After a moment, you should see the Recovery screen on the Galaxy S20 FE
  5. Let go of the buttons
  6. Press the volume down button until “Wipe data/factory reset” is highlighted
  7. Press the power button to confirm
  8. Press the volume down button to select “Factory data reset” and press the power button to confirm
  9. Your phone will now be factory reset and this process could take a few minutes
  10. Once the reset is complete, the Android recovery screen will appear
  11. Make sure “Reboot system now” is selected and press the power button to confirm

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Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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