How to Soft Reset, Factory Reset & Hard Reset Galaxy S10

Samsung Galaxy S10 series are the best Smartphones anyone can have right now. You can buy Galaxy S10, S10 Plus or if you want almost the same features in low-budget, then Samsung Galaxy S10E is just right for you. Even though these series are touching the sky right now, there comes a time when you need to factory reset or hard reset your device if it becomes sluggish.

You can’t really blame the high-end Smartphones when they lose their performance or start eating battery more than usual. There might be an app that’s causing it. The worst-case scenario is the faulty OEM update. But whatever the reason, you need to sort it out.

In this article, we are going to discuss how to Soft reset, Factory Reset and Hard Reset Galaxy S10, S10 Plus and S10E. These are the basic things that you should know about when things go south.

Galaxy S10 Reset Guide
How to Soft Reset, Factory Reset & Hard Reset Galaxy S10

What is Soft Reset?

Soft reset is a restart of your device. You must be wondering why do you need to know about restarting Galaxy S10? You can normally restart your phone with the usual method by holding the power button for a few seconds and selecting Restart option.

Soft Reset of Galaxy S10 or any other devices is slightly different from the normal restart. It forcefully restarts your device with the help of the physical keys of your device. It won’t affect your data but it will close all the recent applications and clears any data in RAM (Random Access Memory). Unsaved data in current use might be lost but other than that, no saved data or settings will be destroyed.

This is really a handy option if your phone is unresponsive due to a faulty app or game.

How to Soft Reset Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, & S10E

It’s a normal restart but with a different method.

  • Press and Hold Volume Down & Power Button for 10 seconds.

If it’s taking you longer then 10 seconds, it’s totally fine, just don’t let go of those buttons until your device restarts on its own.

What is Factory Reset?

Factory Reset wipes all the data on your Galaxy S10. So, you should only do it if you have a backup of your data stored on your computer. This can be done if you can’t find the culprit of what’s causing an issue on your Smartphone, then a factory reset is the best possible solution to clear all the faults.

How to Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, S10E

In order to factory reset Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, S10E, make sure your device is at least 50% charged.

  • Now go to “Settings” > “General management” > “Reset” > “Factory data reset” > “Reset” > “Delete all”.

It might ask you the password if you have any on your device for verification if it’s really you who wants to Factory Data Reset your Galaxy S10.

After this, you will be able to use your device as a completely new one. This will hopefully solve all the issue you are having including over-heating battery issues.

What is Hard Reset?

Hard reset is the same thing as doing a factory reset. The only difference is that this can be done with the buttons instead. You need to access the Stock or Custom Recovery Mode of your Galaxy S10 in order to get things done.

This is helpful if your phone is stuck in bootloop or for any reason you can’t access the settings of your phone while the phone is turned on.

How to Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, & S10E

  • Press and hold the Power Button to open the power menu.
  • Tap Power Off button twice and turn your device off.
  • Now press and hold Power Button, Bixby Button, and Volume Up Button to open the Recovery Mode of your Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, or S10E. You can click here to check the detailed guide on Recovery Mode.
  • Once your devices booted into recovery mode, you will see a bunch of options.
  • Use Volume buttons to navigate to an option that says “Wipe Data/Factory Reset”.
  • Press the Power button to select that option. This option will execute the reset process.
  • Once done, navigate to “Reboot System Now” option and press power button to restart your device.

Now you can set up your phone once again and hopefully, a hard reset should resolve any issue you were having before on your Galaxy S10.

How to disable Factory Reset Protection [Disable FRP]

If you factory rests your device, it will need your Email and password associated with this phone to be able to use it again.

This is a wonderful security feature but if you are selling your Smartphone to someone, you will want to disable this feature as well.

To do so, you need to “Settings” > “Accounts and cloud” > “Accounts” > “Google” > select the account > “Remove account“.

That’s it. This is how you can Soft Reset, Factory Reset or Hard Reset Galaxy S10, S10 Plus or S10E. Even though these new Samsung devices are amazing, but these are the things you should know beforehand.


If your device is eating lots of its battery or if there is an app that is messing with the performance of your device, you can always replicate the cause by entering a Safe mode of Galaxy S10/S10Plus/S10E.

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