How to Perform a Hard/Soft Reset on the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

Want to sell your Samsung Galaxy S10+ or maybe got tired of weak performance by the device? Forgetting the password or pattern could be the reason as well, but before getting ahead, you need to know how the problem is caused and find the best solution for it. If you’re facing an unusual sluggish, frozen screen or your screen isn’t responding to touches, then you might go for a soft reset, which means you don’t need to worry about your personal data such as media, messages, contacts, etc. But if you’ve forgotten your pattern or password, then you must hard reset your phone. That might erase your phone if you haven’t backed it up. You don’t need to be a tech expert to perform such actions. Just follow the below step-by-step guide to easily hard/soft reset your Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus.

Things you’ll get to learn:

  • Factory Reset
  • Hard Reset
  • Google Security Questions
  • Google Find my Device
  • Flash the device using the Android multi tool.
  • Code Reset
  • Reset Forgotten Password without losing data
  • Removing Face Unlock

You need to determine your issue first because each option is not applicable for all situations.Read all the steps carefully to get your phone unlocked safely.

How to Unlock Samsung Galaxy S10+ by Hard Reset without Password

The most common mistake people nowadays make is that they lose access to their phones, which means they forget their lock screen patterns or passwords, or some people’s fingerprints stop working, and if you’re in one of them, then you’re in the right place. In this case, you’ll have to go for a master reset. Thanks to Google, that keeps a backup of everything, which might prevent any of your data loss if you’ve turned it on.

Precaution: make sure that you’ve got enough charge on your phone, at least 50% is acquired.

  • First of all, you need to turn your phone off.
  • Press and hold the Power button and Volume Up button until the screen becomes lit.Hard-Reset-Galaxy-S10-5g
  • Try pressing and holding the Volume Down button as well if the above step doesn’t work.
  • Release all the keys when the phone vibrates and android logo appears.
  • You’ll get lots of options on the screen, use Volume Down and Volume Up buttons to navigate and Power button to select.Factory-Reset-Galaxy-S10-Plus
  • Navigate through the volume button and select the option Wipe Data/Factory Reset.Remove-Forgotton-Pattern-From-Galaxy-S10-5g
  • You’ll need to confirm the option Factory Data Reset.Remove-Forgotton-Password-S10-Plus
  • Select Wipe Cache Partition after Factory Data Reset is done and select yes in the next screen
  • Select Reboot System Now after you’ve done the above steps.

How to unlock Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus by Factory Reset Running Android 11

Sometimes adding an extra bit of protection becomes a headache. For example, when we lock specific applications for privacy purposes and then suddenly we forget the password that we’ve used to lock the certain apps make a big trouble. This is the case where you need the straightforward process of factory resetting your device. That can be easily done while you’re on the phone.

Precaution: Transfer all your personal data to a computer or a hard drive because this process will erase your phone.

  • Go to Settings on your phone.
  • Scroll down to General Management.
  • Select the Reset option.
  • Look for Factory Data Reset and select it.
  • Select Reset
  • In the last selection, select Delete All and wait for your device to reboot.

That’s all that it takes. Once your phone turns on, you’ll notice that all of your settings have been changed to their defaults and you can enjoy your phone once again without having any issues.

Unlocking the Samsung Galaxy S10+ Using Google Security Questions

Don’t get afraid if you’ve forgotten your pattern or password for your device. Google always thinks beyond, after attempting too many wrong passwords. You get a chance to recover your password or pattern using your security questions that have been asked while you’re backing up your passwords and settings to your Google account.

Precaution: This method works only when you remember your security questions. 

  • Select the Forgot Pattern option on the screen.
  • Then you’re required to correctly answer the questions that have been asked earlier.
  • After answering the questions correctly, you’ll be asked to set a new pattern.
  • Confirm the new pattern.
  • Now your pattern or password has been changed, you can use your pattern to use the phone.

Unlocking the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Using Google Find My Device

Find My Device is another awesome feature by Google that lets you find your device or erase it remotely. This function prevents the risk of getting access to your personal data, and one might not be able to use your data in the wrong way or against you if it gets into the wrong hands. Nevertheless, this method also helps when you’ve forgotten the password of your phone because sometimes you are unable to access the fast boot or recovery mode.

Note: Your device must be synchronized with Google Find My Device and must have internet connectivity.

  • Login on Google’s Find My Device website.
  • You’ll find your device in the Available Devices section if it is linked with your email.
  • Click on Device and you’ll get plenty of options such as Secure Device, Play Sound, Erase etc.
  • Select the Erase Device option and your phone will be erased remotely.

How to Unlock Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Using Android Multi Tool

If you’ve tried all the above methods and none of them has worked for you, then you might use this easy and safe method. All you need is a USB cable and a computer. The Android Multi Tool has made it so easy to erase your device using a PC. Follow the below step-by-step guide to easily erase your Samsung Galaxy S10+.

  • Download Android Multi Tool.
  • Connect your device to the PC using a USB cable.
  • Run Android Multi Tool .
  • Activate USB Debugging on your device.
  • Press and hold the Volume Down and Power buttons until you see the download arrow on your screen to get into recovery mode.
  • Hit the 5th option in Android Multi Tool to wipe out your device.
  • Reboot your device once the process completes.

This was all you needed to know about getting access to your Samsung Galaxy S10+ once you forget your password without losing your personal data.Follow all the steps carefully in order to prevent any damage to your phone. It may not start again if you don’t follow the steps as we have set them.