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Format Samsung Galaxy S8

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When the Samsung Galaxy S8 has crashed, behaves erratically, is very slow or you assume it has a virus, you need to format it to fully recover its capacity.

Formatting the Galaxy S8 can be done in different ways. Doing a hard reset of the mobile, from the settings menu or via speed dial . All options, although executed differently, give the same result, delete all information from outside the operating system, and restore factory settings.

It is necessary to have a backup of your personal data before starting the process, because by formatting, they will be deleted and their result is irreversible.



Hard reset (button combination)

Hard reset is a forced formatting method by which the factory settings are restored. This includes the deletion of all personal files, so it is important to have a backup of them to protect your information.

To format the mobile by doing a hard reset, follow these steps :

  1. Turn off your mobile .
  2. Simultaneously press the volume up buttons + home button + power button, until you see the recovery menu.
  3. Go to the “ wipe data / factory reset ” option with the volume buttons and select the option with the power button .
  4. Go to the option "yes - delete all user data" and select it to start formatting.
  5. Wait for the new menu and go to the option "reboot system now" and access to finish the process.
  6. Your phone will proceed to format and restart with the factory settings.

From the settings

All mobiles with Android operating system have the possibility to format them through the settings menu. Although its execution is different from the hard reset, they offer the same result and are used when you can access the mobile settings. It is important to have a backup of your files to avoid losing important information. To format the mobile from the settings menu follow these steps:

Enter the " configuration " menu .

Locate and select the " backup and reset " option .

Select the " reset device " option .

Select " erase all " this will reset the device to its factory settings.

Speed ​​Dial

The speed dial option is another alternative to format the mobile and it is executed just by dialing a special code. This deletion will not ask you for confirmation, once the code is marked, the data will be deleted immediately .

In order to carry out this process, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the dialing option and enter the following code: * 2767 * 3855 #.
  2. Select activate call and wait for the process to finish.
  3. Your phone will proceed to format and restart with the factory settings.


The Samsung Galaxy S8 has dimensions of 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 and 155 grams of weight. Its Always On screen is a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED type, it has a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels. It is powered by the 2.3 GHz octa-core Exynos 8895 processor, where the Android Operating System version 7.0 Nougat runs.

It has a capacity of 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, expandable up to 256GB via microSD. It incorporates a dual 12 MP rear camera and an 8 MP front camera, both with autofocus. It has a 3000 mAh capacity Lithium ION battery with wireless fast charge.


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