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Technique: How to Wipe All Data from a Samsung Galaxy S6

Member-Contributed Guide

Member-Contributed Guide

An awesome member of our community made this guide. It is not managed by iFixit staff.

This guide will show you how to remove all personal data and applications from your Galaxy S6 and restore all settings to their factory defaults.

Step 1 Select Apps  ¶ 

The Apps icon is usually on your phone's main page.

Step 1 Select Apps  ¶ 

  • The Apps icon is usually on your phone's main page.

Step 2 Select Settings  ¶ 

You will probably have several pages of apps. The default ones come first, ordered alphabetically.

Step 2 Select Settings  ¶ 

  • You will probably have several pages of apps. The default ones come first, ordered alphabetically.

Step 3 Select General management  ¶ 

You may have to scroll down to find this entry.

Step 3 Select General management  ¶ 

  • You may have to scroll down to find this entry.

Step 4 Select Reset  ¶ 

You can safely select this without endangering your data - more options are ahead.

Step 4 Select Reset  ¶ 

  • You can safely select this without endangering your data - more options are ahead.

Step 5 Select Factory data reset  ¶ 

Please note that there is no going back from this. Make sure you've saved anything you might want before performing the reset.

Step 5 Select Factory data reset  ¶ 

  • Please note that there is no going back from this. Make sure you've saved anything you might want before performing the reset.