If you want to perform factory reset, hard reset, wipe all data, erase all data, bypass screen lock or want to restore to it to default settings on your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5, then this article is for you.
In this guide, you will learn four different methods to factory reset Galaxy Z Flip 5.
So, without wasting any time, let’s start!
Method #1: Factory Reset Your Galaxy Z Flip5 Using Settings
This is the normal method to delete all data and restore Galaxy Z Flip 5 to its default settings.
Note: Back up your device as it will delete all personal data from the device.
Step 1: On your Galaxy Z Flip 5, go to Settings > General management > Reset.
Step 2: Tap Factory data reset > Reset > Delete All.
Now, just wait for several minutes until your device wipes all data and restores it to default settings.
Method #2: Factory Reset Galaxy Z Flip 5 Via Recovery Mode
You can use this method when you are not able to access device settings for any reason.
For example, if you have forgotten your phone password, PIN, pattern or if fingerprint lock is not working on your Samsung Z Flip 5.
Or if your Galaxy Z Flip 5 is not responding to touch, hang or frozen, then this method comes in handy to fix the issue.
This is also called a hard reset.
So, here follow the steps.
Step 1: Power off your phone. Press the Power key until the Power OFF menu appears. Tap on “Power Off” option.
Step 2: While your Galaxy Z Flip is off. Connect the phone to the computer using a USB cable. Now, hold Power and volume up buttons together and keep holding them until your device boot into recovery mode. Now release all the buttons.
Step 3: Now, with the use of the Volume down button navigate and select “wipe data/factory reset” and press the Power button to confirm.
Step 4: Select “Factory data reset” and press the Power key to confirm. Allow several seconds for the factory data reset process to complete.
Step 5: After that, select “Reboot system now” and press the Power key to confirm. You can then set up your device again.
Method #3: Factory Reset Galaxy Z Flip5 Via Samsung’s SmartThings Find
If your Galaxy Z Flip 5 is lost or stolen or you don’t have access to it and you want to factory reset your device remotely, then this method is for you.
Note: This method will only work if you have already set up your device with Samsung’s SmartThings Find.
Here follow the steps.
Step 1: Go to https://smartthingsfind.samsung.com/ on any browser.
Step 2: Sign into your Samsung account.
Step 3: Select your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 from the left sidebar.
Step 4: Then select the option “Erase data” and confirm the process.
The phone will perform a factory reset once your device goes online.
Method #4: Factory Reset Galaxy Z Flip 5 Via Google’s Find My Device
Just like SmartThings Find, Google Find my device works similarly.
If you have already set up your Galaxy Z Flip 5 with Google Find My Device, then you can perform a factory reset remotely. Whether your phone is lost, stolen or you don’t have access to it, this method works flawlessly in erasing the device remotely.
Step 1: Go to https://www.google.com/android/find/ on any browser.
Step 2: Sign into your Google account.
Step 3: Select your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 at the top left corner.
Step 4: Then select the option “Erase Device” and confirm the process.
The phone will perform a factory reset once your device comes online.
So, those are the four different methods that you can try to factory reset your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 smartphone.
You can follow any of the methods as per your needs.
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