There are plenty of good reasons to reset your Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and put it back to its factory default settings, including selling it and protecting your private information and simply clearing out the clutter. So, today, we will explore how we can perform a factory reset of Galaxy A8.
The Samsung A8 (2018) stocks a decent 32GB internal storage which can be expanded to a sizable 128GB. This phone is powered by the homegrown Exynos 7 Octa 7885 with Samsung processor. The processors are coupled with an ARM Mali-G71 GPU and a sizable 3GB RAM can deliver a blazing fast usage and in-game performance.
The Galaxy A8 (2018) flaunts a beautiful 5.6inch screen with Super Amoled display which exhibits a 1080 x 2220 pixels screen resolution. The expansive 18:9 aspect ratio and 441 pixel density ensure pleasant media consumption. The Super Amoled panel is power efficient, protected and sharp by Gorilla Glass.
There are many reasons why we need to reset Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018). Let’s discuss two ways to reset. You can do a factory reset or a hard reset.
Factory reset Samsung A8 (2018) via Settings
Whether your phone is lagging or you are just getting ready to sell it, factory reset is one of the best ways to restore your phone to its perfect factory condition.
- Open the ˊSettingsˋ app.
- Tap ˊGeneral managementˋ and then tap Reset.
- Tap “Factory data reset”.
- The Factory reset data screen will warn you about all the data and apps that are about to be erased.
- Scroll to the bottom and tap ˊResetˋ.
- Tap ‘Nextʼ.
- You will need to enter your pin to proceed.
- Tap on ‘Delete Allʼ.
- The Galaxy A8 will reset and reboot.
- Swipe up or down to view the “Apps”.
- Touch ˊSettingsˋ.
- Scroll to and touch ‘General managementʼ.
- Touch ˊResetˋ.
- Touch ˊFactory data resetˋ.
- Read the warning, then scroll to and touch ˊRESETˋ.
- If you’re prompted for screen lock credentials, enter your PIN/password/pattern and touch ˊNEXTˋ.
- Touch ˊDELETE ALLˋ.
- The phone will reset and reboot.
- Slide your finger downwards starting from the top of the screen.
- Tap the ˊSettingsˋ icon.
- Press “General management”.
- Touch ‘Resetʼ.
- Touch “Factory data reset”.
- Tap “RESET”.
- Press ‘DELETE ALLʼ. Wait a moment while the factory default settings are restored.
- Follow the instructions on the screen to set up your Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and prepare it for use.
Hard reset Samsung A8 (2018)
If your phone is currently hanging on the Samsung logo so you can’t do a factory reset, you can use the hard reset method through recovery mode.
- Ensure that the Samsung A8 (2018) is powered off.
- If the phone cannot be turned off, let the battery drain until the phone turns off, then charge the phone for 30 minutes and unplug any USB or power cables from the phone.
- Hold down the Power key for a few seconds and tap restart two times.
- Wait until the SAMSUNG Galaxy logo shows up push Volume Up and Power button for a couple of seconds.
- Let go of all keys when Recovery Mode shows up.
- Choose wipe data/factory reset. Use Volume buttons to scroll down and the Power key to confirm.
- Select Yes from the menu. Press the Power key.
- Proceed with the steps to perform a hard reset.
Bypass Lock Screen Pin / Pattern / Password Samsung A8 (2018)
Many of us have the experience that we have completely forgotten our Android password to unlock the Samsung A8 screen or too many times try the wrong password and get locked out of the phone? Well in a few minutes you will be unlocking your forgotten password Android phone easily.
Be aware that this will delete all apps, settings and other data on your phone.
Reset Lock Screen with Samsung Find My Mobile
- On a computer or other mobile phone, visit: Find My Mobile
- Sign in with your Samsung Account ID and password.
- Select the Samsung A8 (2018) from the menu on the left.
- Select the ‘Erase Deviceʼ option from below the device information.
- Select the ‘Eraseʼ button on the popup.
- Enter your Samsung Account password to confirm and send the task to your phone.
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) is a decent smartphone in an entry-level budget. It has a good pair of camera that can click excellent images. The device also provides decent performance due to the presence of a great processor. The battery backup is also excellent for daily use.
As previously mentioned, be aware that resetting or wiping your device will erase all data like apps, settings, videos and pictures.It is wise to remove your SD card before performing the Android reset.