How to Factory Restore / Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus?

In this post we will show you how to do a Factory/Hard reset on Samsung Galaxy Note 10 & 10 Plus. By using a keys combination, you can use this operation to fix issues like, freezing, running slow, to remove a file or virus or to clear the memory space or if you forget your security code, password, pattern or pin code. This method will not upgrade or downgrade the firmware version of your Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 10 plus, it will not unlock the network lock on your device as well.

How to Factory Reset / Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus?

This method does not reset the PIN code of the SIM card, if your Galaxy Note 10 or 10 plus smartphone has been ROOTED then this method will NOT UNINSTALL the ROOT.

How to Factory Reset / Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus?

Back Up Your Data

Before following the instruction of how to Factory restore / Hard reset your Samsung galaxy Note 10 or 10 Plus, you must backup all of your data in the device. If you have signed into a Samsung account on the smartphone and if you have activated Anti-theft. Then during the process your Samsung credentials will be required to finish the master reset, otherwise you will not be able to complete the process entirely. Which could result in failure.

Do at Your Own Risk

You will do this at your own risk. Before proceeding you have to make sure that your Samsung Galaxy Note 10 or 10 Plus smartphone’s battery is fully charged. It will be better to remove the SIM card and memory SD card from your smartphone as well, before this operation. After you reset or update your phone, then all your data may be lost. So as mentioned above it is good to do a full back up of your device before performing the Factory/Hard reset.

Factory Restore / Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy Note10 Plus

Only the procedure of doing a Factory/Hard reset is different otherwise it is basically the same as the factory reset. Which means that you don’t want your Samsung Galaxy Note 10 or 10 Plus smartphone to boot into the normal mode to be able to reset, instead you want to boot your device into the recovery mode so that you can initiate the master reset. Below are the instructions on how to do the Factory/Hard Reset.

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Bixby key, then press and hold the Power key.
  3. When the green Android logo displays, release all keys. Installing system update will show for about 30 to 60 seconds before showing the Android system recovery menu options.
  4. Press the Volume down key many times to select wipe data / factory reset option from the list.
  5. Press Power button to select.
  6. Press the Volume down key until Yes delete all user data option is highlighted.
  7. Press Power button to select and start the master reset.
  8. When the master reset will complete, Reboot system now option will be highlighted.
  9. Then just simply press the Power key to restart the device, that’s it.


You have to make sure some important things before doing the Factory/Hard reset. First you must know your Google login and password. If you have Android version which is 5.1 or higher on your device and you have added a Google account as well then you might be asked to input the Google account login and password after you perform the software repair. If you cannot provide this information during the setup process, you won’t be able to use the device at all after the software reset.

HARD RESET Samsung Galaxy Note 10 & 10 Plus

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Hopefully our how to factory restore / Hard reset Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus post, will help you one way or another. If you follow the instruction mentioned above correctly then there will be no issue during and after the Factory/Hard reset process for sure. Please follow the steps mentioned above as it is and do not skip or ignore any of them. You will have to set up your Samsung Galaxy Note 10 or 10 Plus smartphone after the reset and also this method will be more useful if your device cannot properly boot up into the Home screen.

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