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3 Ways To Reset Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Lock Screen, Hard and Factory Reset

You may want to reset Samsung A5 (2017) to its original or default settings, in case it is not functioning properly, getting stuck or bothering you with error messages. Here’s how to factory reset your Samsung A5 (2017).

The Samsung A5 (2017) features a 5.2 Inch Super Amoled with 1080 x 1920 pixels screen resolution and a density of 424 PPI, which provides an enticing visual.

The phone is based on an Exynos 7 Octa 7880 chipset and powered Octa-Core processors with a clock speed of 1.9 GHz. The processor is accompanied by a massive 3GB RAM which helps in multitasking. To handle the graphics, there is an ARM Mali-T830MP3 GPU. The handset runs Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

If your Galaxy A5 (2017) isn’t working as well as it should be, it might be time to consider a factory reset. Resetting and wiping a device can resolve issues that are causing it to hang, appear sluggish or interfere with performance.

Restoring your Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) to factory settings will delete all data from the device. Make sure to back up any important files such as contacts and images. If you already reset your device, but don’t remember your Google username and/or password, the device cannot be used.

Reset Lock Screen Pin / Pattern / Password Samsung A5 (2017)

If you’re trying to reset your Samsung A5 (2017) because you’ve forgotten your lock screen fingerprint, pin, pattern and password, there are a couple of options to reset lock screen your phone remotely.

You’ll need to be signed into your Samsung and Google account on your phone, and must have either a Wi-Fi or mobile data connection.

Unlock Screen via Google Find My Device

  • Open Find My Device and then log in with your Google email and password.
  • Select the Samsung A5 (2017) from the top left hand corner of the menu.
  • Choose the “Erase Data” option from the action menu.
  • Select ‘Erase Deviceʼ to confirm.
  • Enter your Google Account password to reset the phone.

Unlock Screen use Samsung Find My Mobile

  • Visit Find My Mobile and then log in with your Samsung Account ID and password.
  • Select the Samsung A5 (2017) from the menu on the left.
  • Select the ˊErase Deviceˋ option from below the device information.
  • Select the ˊEraseˋ button on the popup.
  • Enter your Samsung Account password to confirm and send the task to your phone.

Hard reset Samsung A5 (2017) via Recovery

If your Samsung smartphone becomes unresponsive or doesnʼt perform as expected, you can perform a hard reset to return it to the factory default state.

  1. Ensure that the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is powered off.
  2. Press and hold the Power key and Volume Up button at the same time.
  3. Release them when you see the Samsung logo.
  4. Then you will see the Android system recovery menu.
  5. Scroll to wipe data / factory reset by pressing the Volume down button.
  6. Press the Power button.
  7. Scroll to Yes by pressing the Volume down button.
  8. Press the Power button.
  9. The phone will now wipe all contents.

Factory reset Samsung A5 (2017) via Settings

Android Oreo

  • Open the “Settings” app.
  • Tap “General management” and then tap Reset.
  • Tap ‘Factory data resetʼ.
  • 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 “Reset”.
  • Tap “Next”.
  • You will need to enter your pin to proceed.
  • Tap on “Delete All”.
  • The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) will reset and reboot.

Android Pie

  • Slide your finger downwards starting from the top of the screen.
  • Press the ‘Settingsʼ icon.
  • Press “General management”.
  • Press ‘Resetʼ.
  • Tap “Factory data reset”.
  • Touch “RESET”.
  • Touch “DELETE ALL”. Wait a moment while the factory default settings are restored.
  • Follow the instructions on the screen to set up your Samsung A5 (2017) and prepare it for use.

The final word

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) also promises to continue the series not only in terms of battery but also in performance and cameras. The device offers good performance and supports high-end games and extensive multitasking. It has a powerful battery that suffices the need of the users. As for the camera, it will be a good option.

By the way, what method are you using? Do let me know in the comments below. Also, feel free to reach out for any doubts or queries. Look forward to other articles such as how to flash Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017).