Tips and tricks to fix SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 or SAMSUNG GALAXY S20+ problems. This is high end smartphone from Samsung which release at 2020. By default it use Android 10 as factory default operating system together with One UI Samsung user interface. Both model use same processor Exynos 990 with dedicated GPU (graphic processor unit) Adreno 650 for playing games without lag.

What are the differences between SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 vs SAMSUNG GALAXY S20+ (PLUS)

Most features and specifications are not different, except:

  • LCD screen at SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 use 6.2 inches, while at SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 PLUS use 6.7 inches, both have same 4K resolutions at 1440 x 3200 pixels and use Dynamic AMOLED 2X and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
  • Main camera at SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 have triple camera, while at SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 PLUS have quad camera with TOF 3D as additional camera for DOF effect.
  • Battery at SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 use 4000 mAh, while at SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 PLUS use 4500 mAh.
  • SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 product codes are SM-G980, SM-G980F, while SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 PLUS product codes are SM-G985, SM-G985F

 

What are Advantages of SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 (S20 PLUS) Specifications:

  • GSM 3G HSDPA with 4G LTE, Dual Simcard
  • LCD 6.7 inches for S20
  • LCD 6.7 inches for S20+ PLUS
  • Internal memory 128 GB
  • RAM 6 GB or 8 GB
  • Main Camera Triple 12 MP f/1.8 + 64 MP f/2.0 + 12 MP f/2.4 for S20
  • Main Camera Quad 12 MP f/1.8 + 64 MP f/2.0 + 12 MP f/2.4 + TOF 3D for S20+ PLUS
  • Main Camera Features autofocus, LED flash
  • Front Camera 10 MP for video conference & selfie photography
  • Processor Octa-core 2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2×2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 GHz Kryo 485
  • Operating system Android 10
  • Battery Li-Ion 4000 mAh for S20
  • Battery Li-Ion 4500 mAh for S20+ PLUS

 

 

How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 (S20 PLUS) hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

This phone only have one option for internal memory with 128 GB. As we know that Exynos 990 is 64 bit processor, therefore this phone can work with big 8 GB RAM for multitasking applications. How about if the storage full? Do not worry, because we still can use secondary simcard slot to replace with MicroSD external memory. We suggest to take all photos and videos at external memory to keep 128 GB internal memory only use for applications that installed from Google Play Store. like Kakaotalk, Line Messenger, Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, WeChat and some other more.

There are some bad applications inside Google Play Store, especially new or not famous apps. They may contain viruses or malware that can make troubles at our phone like become slowly or hang or stuck or bricks or frozen or LCD touch screen not responding. Please take some time to read as many user review as possible if we must download that apps. Usually that bad apps will not get Verified by Play Protect information.

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 or NORTON. This antivirus will scan all installed apps and give recommendation setting for safety usage. If the problems still happen, 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 S20 (S20 PLUS) 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 S20 (S20 PLUS) ?

We have to know that many application can work smooth at this phone, but some of them also may crash or corrupt that can make troubles at our SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 (S20 PLUS) like LCD touch screen not responsive with finger touch or hang. We have to remove temporary files and caches inside SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 (S20 PLUS) to make it work normally again. Please press and hold POWER button until SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 (S20 PLUS) shutdown or turn off by itself.

You may also try press and hold POWER + VOLUME DOWN button to shut it down or restart. 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 S20 (S20 PLUS) 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 S20 (S20 PLUS)  ?

We can use microSD external card to copy or move important files using File Manager applications. If our SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 (S20 PLUS) 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 S20 (S20 PLUS) with software menu:

  1. Turn on this phone
  2. Make sure SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 (S20 PLUS) battery already charge properly
  3. Go to menu: Setting > General tab > Backup & Reset > Factory data reset > Reset device
  4. Choose Erase Everything
  5. SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 (S20 PLUS) will do the process to Master Reset to Factory Default

 

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#Option 2, How to Hard Reset SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 (S20 PLUS) with Hardware key button:

  1. Make sure the battery of SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 (S20 PLUS) charge properly or battery have more then 50% capacity
  2. Turn off SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 (S20 PLUS)
  3. Press and hold together : Power Button + Volume Up until Logo appear, then release all button
  4. Please wait until we see the menu at LCD screen, choose Wipe Data/Factory Reset with Volume Button to select and use Power Button to ok or enter.
  5. The SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 (S20 PLUS) 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 S20 (S20 PLUS) forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

 

We always suggest to protect our phone, because after use several period, we will have many private photos and videos, or some other important data. Please secure all confidential data from unauthorized people, especially when SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 / S20 PLUS away from us or stolen or lost. Please activate fingerprint or face id recognizing. Fingerprint sensor is under the display, it use ultrasonic sensor for faster unlock. We have to register our fingerprint several time to make it recognize for unlock. We need to choose secondary protections for backup. Please try to use screen lock pattern or password pin protections. The problems will be happen when we forgot security answer 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 S20 (S20 PLUS) use registered Google account. But we have to do hard reset or reformat our phone using hardware button combination key like steps above. We have to always 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 S20 (S20 PLUS), because it can help us to bypass forgotten security protections.

HARD RESET SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 (S20 PLUS) WHEN FORGOT PASSWORD / PATTERN (SCREEN LOCKED):

When SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 (S20 PLUS) 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. For bypass FRP: Verify your account with previous Google Account.

 

What is BACKUP PASSWORD / BACKUP PIN at SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 (S20 PLUS)  ?

This is the way to help for unlock or bypass forgotten security protection at SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 (S20 PLUS). 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 S20 (S20 PLUS), 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 or Samsung Account.

 

Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 (S20 PLUS) ?

We can try to use secret code for doing hard reset SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 (S20 PLUS) is *2767*3855#. But please remember to always be careful typing that code, because the SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 (S20 PLUS) will do hard reset and remove all data also installed applications.

 

How to Format or Erase Phone Memory at SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 (S20 PLUS) ?

There are two phone memory type at SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 (S20 PLUS), 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 S20 (S20 PLUS) 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 S20 (S20 PLUS) Stronger, Life Longer and Not Fast to Drain ?

SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 (S20 PLUS) use Exynos 990 processor which have 7 nm processor technology. This can make better battery consumption, if compare with previous generation. SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 battery is 4000 mAh and SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 PLUS use 4500 mAh. It is enough to make this phone work full one day. SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 (S20 PLUS) have fast charging and have fast wireless charging technology as well. How to make SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 (S20 PLUS) battery more stronger or work more longer? Please note that more bright we use LCD screen, then it will consume more battery power, therefore we suggest to set the LCD brightness as low as possible. Disable all not use connections also recommended like GPS or Bluetooth or Wifi or NFC.

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