How to Easily Master Format SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S with Safety Hard Reset?

Tips and tricks to fix SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S problems. This is Android Pie smartphone from Samsung which already use new processor Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 64 bit multicore engine, of course this phone already use AI for better camera result. The camera it self use triple lens at main camera, start with 24 mp + 10 mp + 5 mp, the collaboration of the camera give more advantages for tele photo and wide angle and blur DOF Bokeh effect. For better game experience, SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S can run almost all 3D HD games from Google Play Store because it has dedicated GPU graphic processor unit Adreno 616.

At Some country, this phone have alternative name SAMSUNG GALAXY A9 PRO 2019. There are some models for these phones which are SM-G8870, SM-G887F. Find more review and solutions to solve troubles of SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S at community.

What are Advantages of SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S Specifications:

GSM 3G HSDPA with 4G LTE, Dual Simcard
LCD 6.4 inches with 19.5:9 aspect ratio
Internal memory 128 GB
RAM 6 GB or 8 GB
Main Camera Triple 24 MP + 10 MP + 5 MP autofocus, LED flash
Front Camera 24 MP for video conference & selfie photography
Processor Octa-core 2.2 GHz 360 Gold & 1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver
GPU Adreno 616
Operating system Android Pie version 9.0
Battery Li-Ion 3400 mAh

How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

One good advantages of SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S is having big internal memory 128 GB. It is more then enough to install many applications from Google Play Store like Whatsapp, Instagram, Skype, WeChat, Facebook, Telegram, Viber, Line Messenger, and some other more. More internal memory give more breath to keep many applications together. Some amount of internal memory also use for operating system of Android Pie. Please note, that some new or not famous applications from bad developer may content bad stuff like viruses or malware. It can make some troubles when we by accident install at our SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S such as hang or stuck or bricks or frozen or LCD touch screen not responding. They will not get Verified by Play Protect icon when we are in downloading progress.

We have to try remove temporary files and caches by doing soft reset or reboot. When this phone can work again or can boot properly, then please try to download one good free Antivirus from Google Play Store like AVAST. This antivirus will scan all installed apps and give recommendation setting for safety usage. If the problems still not fix, then please do hard reset or master format like steps above. Hard reset will remove all important files, therefore we have to backup all data before performing hard reset. All account like Samsung account and Google account will also wipe or remove from SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S after finish hard reset. Please do not install any APK files from unknown resource, because it is very easy to make our phone get some troubles.

How to Force Shutdown or Force Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S ?

This is high end smartphone with big internal memory and RAM. The minimum RAM is 6 GB which already big enough for today smartphone. However, some installed apps may crash or corrupt, it can make troubles like hang or LCD touch screen not responding with our fingertouch. We have to force shutdown or soft reset to remove temporary files and caches to make it work normally again. Please press and hold POWER button until SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S shutdown or turn off by itself. You may also try press and hold POWER + VOLUME DOWN button to shut it down. After it is totally off, then we can press again POWER button to turn it ON. This process will not remove any important data, therefore we can do this process anytime we want. If our SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S still can work properly, but we want to clear temporary files and caches from some applications, then please press and hold POWER button until pop-up menu appear, continue choose Shutdown / Power off / Reboot menu.

How to backup data or Contact at SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S ?

We can use microSD external card to copy or move important files using File Manager applications. If our SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S has already signed in with Google account, by default our contact will be synchronize in the background to Google server. Please make sure we check all contact at Google contact server using Internet browse to make sure backup is done.

#Option 1, How to Hard Reset SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S with software menu:

  1. Turn on this phone
  2. Make sure SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S battery already charge properly
  3. Go to menu:Setting >General tab> Backup & Reset > Factory data reset > Reset device
  4. ChooseErase Everything
  5. SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S will do the process to Master Reset to Factory Default

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#Option 2, How to Hard Reset SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S with Hardware key button:

  1. Make sure the battery of SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S charge properly or battery have more then 50% capacity
  2. Turn off SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S
  3. Press and hold together :Power Button + Volume Upuntil Logo appear, then release all button
  4. Please wait until we see the menu at LCD screen, chooseWipe Data/Factory ResetwithVolume Buttonto select and usePower Buttonto ok or enter.
  5. The SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S will do the process of restoring to factory default without any password or passcode (hard reset).

How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

Not only many installed applications that we can keep at big 128 GB internal memory of SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S. With good triple camera, we will have many beautiful photos and private pictures videos inside this phone. We have to secure all confidential and important data from unauthorized people especially when SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S away from us or lost or stolen. We have several options of security protections like fingerprint sensor at back side of body or using face recognizer. We can activate the security from menu Setting or when the first time setup from the box, it will give suggestion for use security protections. After register our finger hand or face to unlock, this phone will also ask for secondary protections like screen lock pattern or password pin protections. The problems will be happen when we forgot security answer or face unlock or fingerprint can not work, what should we do?

Do not worry because we can unlock or bypass forgotten screen lock pattern or password pin protections at SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S use registered Google account. But please note, we have to remember our Google account username and password, because new Samsung smartphone with latest Android version already implement FRP (Factory Reset Protection). FRP is important to secure our phone when it is stolen or lost. Android will ask for previous same Google account username and password after finish performing hard reset. Therefore we have to remember carefully our Google / Gmail username and password. We also recommended to activate or create SAMSUNG ACCOUNT at SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S, because it can help us to bypass forgotten security protections.


When SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S turn ON but the screen locked then follow this steps:

  1. Mare sure the battery is not empty or more then 50%
  2. When Screen ON but locked, please press and hold POWER BUTTON + VOLUME DOWN button about 5 seconds until the screen off
  3. When the screen off, please directly continue press POWER BUTTON + VOLUME UP button about 4 seconds and release all button
  4. Then you will go to recovery button, choose Wipe data / Factory Reset, then all data will be wipe or the operating system will be reformat to factory default
  5. Please note, this process need us to use previous Google account for authentication after hard reset finish


This is the way to help for unlock or bypass forgotten security protection at SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S. Although we are sure about our security protection, but sometime we may forget about the right answer. Please note, when we give security protection at our SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S, it also give step to put our own PIN / PASSWORD as BACKUP PASSWORD / PIN. This backup PIN use to bypass or unlock forgotten security code later. Use above steps to unlock forgot password or screen lock pattern security protection using Google account or Gmail username and password.

Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S ?

We can try to use secret code for doing hard reset SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S is *2767*3855#. But please remember to always be careful typing that code, because the SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S will do hard reset and remove all data also installed applications.

How to Format or Erase Phone Memory at SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S ?

There are two phone memory type at SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S, one is internal memory and the other one is external memory. If we want to format internal memory phone then we have to do hard reset or reformat the operating system of SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S as well. Please use menu setting to do hard reset or reformat using #option 1 above, but make sure to give checkbox mark at Erase Internal SD card / Internal storage. Then it will reformat the factory default operating system and remove or erase any data inside internal memory.

To reformat or wipe or erase all data at external memory, we can use menu Setting > Storage > Erase Internal Storage / SD Card. Please always make sure all data has already backup before reformat or wipe everything, because it is hard to recover formatted / wiped data at internal or external storage.

How to Make Battery of SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S Stronger, Life Longer and Not Fast to Drain ?

SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S have big LCD screen size of 6.4 inches. The battery which is ship with this phone use 3400 mAh. This capacity still enough to make this phone work full one day with standard work. But if some heavy user use this phone for watch movie and playing games several hours continuously, then SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S battery will not enough. We can not replace SAMSUNG GALAXY A8S with bigger batter because it is not removable. We have to do some adjustment like disable all not use connections like GPS or Wifi or Bluetooth or NFC. We also have to make LCD screen brightness as low as possible to reduce battery usage. If some applications like camera need to know or locations, then please try to activate GPS battery saving mode from menu Setting > Location.

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