Factory Reset is a helpful feature on Samsung phones. It helps fix system issues and even bypass the lock screen.
Now, if you’re currently locked out of your phone and planning to reset it to open it, there is a slight problem. The usual way of resetting a phone is through the Settings. And because your phone is locked, it would be impossible to open the Settings feature.
But don’t worry, I’ve been in the same situation before with my Samsung Galaxy S20 and I found alternative ways to Factory Reset Samsung phone without password. I listed the best ones I found on this page.
Before proceeding, take note the following methods will clear out all the data and files on your phone.
Method 1: Reset Samsung Phone without Password via Recovery Mode
The most common way to reset a locked phone is by entering the Recovery Mode. It is a mode that lets users access features that can help fix issues like the Factory Reset.
To open Recovery Mode, you will need to press a series of buttons. Now the sequence of the buttons varies, depending on the phone model or brand.
In Samsung’s case, the steps differ depending on the buttons available on your device (Power, Volume, Bixby, Home key). Aside from the Volume and Power keys, some models have home and Bixby buttons. The steps are shown below, check them out.
Turn off your phone. Then hold and press the Volume Up and Power keys for about 5 to 8 seconds.
Next, press some buttons on your Samsung phone to enter Recovery Mode. However, different phones require different button sequences to enter Recovery Mode.
Case 1: For Samsung devices with Power and Volume Keys
Continue pressing the buttons until you see the Android logo. Release the buttons and wait for a few moments.
After that, you should see the Recovery Mode menu. Use the Power to select and Volume keys to navigate.
Case 2: For Samsung devices with Home, Power, and Volume Keys
Press and hold the Power, Volume Up, and Home buttons at the same time for 5 to 7 seconds.
When the Samsung logo appears, release the Power button.
Continue pressing the Home and Volume Up keys until you see the Android logo. After that, you should see the Recovery Mode.
Case 3: For Samsung devices with Power, Bixby, and Volume Keys
Hold the Power, Bixby, and Volume Up together for 5 seconds.
Wait for the Recovery Mode menu to appear.
Case 4: For Samsung devices with Volume and Power/Bixby Keys
Simultaneously press the Volume and Power/Bixby Keys until 5 to 7 seconds.
After a few moments, the Recovery Mode will appear.
Choose Wipe Data/Factory Reset, then tick Factory Data Reset to proceed with the reset.
After the reset, you might encounter the Google FRP Lock if your device is linked to a Google Account. In order to bypass the FRP, you need to enter the credentials of the said account. If you can’t remember the credentials, there are still other ways to unlock the Google FRP Lock on Samsung.
Method 2: Reset Samsung Phone without Password via Factory Reset Code
There are a bunch of Security Codes on Android phones like Samsung that can be used to prompt commands. One of these commands is to Factory Reset a Samsung phone without a password. It will delete all data and reset all personalized settings. Follow the steps below to get started.
Open the Emergency Call feature.
On the dial pad, type in *2767*3855#. This will automatically initiate a full reset.