How to Soft & Hard Reset your Samsung Galaxy A5

If your Samsung Galaxy A5 appears suffering troubles, do not panic! Before you commence checking for complicated errors located in the Android operating system, you can actually try to do a Soft and Hard Reset of your Samsung Galaxy A5. This modification is in fact reasonably user-friendly and may fix troubles that may damage your Samsung Galaxy A5.

Before executing any of the actions below, keep in mind that it is imperative to create a backup of your Samsung Galaxy A5. Even though the soft reset of the Samsung Galaxy A5 should not result in data loss, the hard reset is going to delete the whole data. Perform a full backup of your Samsung Galaxy A5 with its software or on the Cloud (Google Drive, DropBox, …)

We are going to get started with the soft reset of your Samsung Galaxy A5, the most basic method.

Samsung Galaxy A5

How to Soft Reset your Samsung Galaxy A5

The soft reset of your Samsung Galaxy A5 will permit you to fix easy errors such as a clogged apps, a battery that heats, a display that stop, the Samsung Galaxy A5 that becomes slow…

The process is undoubtedly easy:

  • Simultaneously push the Volume Down and Power button until the Samsung Galaxy A5 restarts (approximately 20 seconds)


How to Hard Reset your Samsung Galaxy A5 (Factory Settings)

The factory settings reset or hard reset is undoubtedly a bit more radical solution. This method is going to delete all the data of your Samsung Galaxy A5 and you can expect to get a smartphone as it is when it is made. You will need to backup your essential documents such as your images, contacts, conversation, movies, … on your own computer or on the cloud such as Google Drive, DropBox, … before commencing the hard reset process of your Samsung Galaxy A5.

To retrieve all your data soon after the reset, you can actually preserve your documents to your Google Account. To do that , head over to:

  • Settings -> System -> Advanced -> Backup
  • Activate the backup

Right after you generated the backup, all you might want to do is:

  • System -> Advanced -> Reset options.
  • Erase all data (factory reset) -> Reset phone

You need to enter your security code (or PIN) and once it is completed, go for Erase Everything.

Your Samsung Galaxy A5 is going to delete all the data. It will last a short time. Immediately after the operation is finished, your Samsung Galaxy A5 is likely to restart with factory setup.


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About the Samsung Galaxy A5

The size of your Samsung Galaxy A5 is 69.7 mm x 139.3 mm x 6.7 mm (width x height x depth) for a net weight of 123 g. The screen offers a resolution of 720 x 1280px (HD) for a usable surface of 71%.

The Samsung Galaxy A5 mobile phone integrates one Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 processor and one 4xARM Cortex-A53 1.2GHz (Quad-Core) with a 1.2 GHz clock speed. This mobile phone possesses a 64-bit architecture processor.

As for the graphic part, the Samsung Galaxy A5 functions with the Qualcomm Adreno 306 graphics card with 2 GB. You are able to make use of 16 GB of memory.

The Samsung Galaxy A5 battery is Li-Ion type with a full charge capacity of 2300 mAh amperes. The Samsung Galaxy A5 was launched on October 2014 with Android 4.4 KitKat

A problem with the Samsung Galaxy A5? Contact the support: Samsung Support

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