Tips and tricks to fix SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 PLUS 5G problems. This is Plus version from Galaxy S21 5G with several product model code SM-G996B, SM-G996B/DS, SM-G996U, SM-G996U1, SM-G996W, SM-G996N, SM-G9960. Some of them use Exynos 2100 and some other use Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 processor.
It is run with Android 11 as factory default operating system together with One UI 3.1 Samsung user interface for Android 11. The screen use Dynamic AMOLED 2x 6.7 inches Full HD+ resolution at 1080 x 2400 pixels. Some users get issues with software or hardware on SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 PLUS 5G, therefore we will try to give more solutions, reviews and information about how to solve troubles of SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 PLUS at www.hard-reset.org community.
What are Advantages of SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 PLUS 5G Specifications and Features:
- GSM 3G HSDPA with 4G LTE + 5G, Dual Simcard
- LCD 6.2 inches
- Internal memory 128 GB or 256 GB
- RAM 8 GB
- Main Camera Triple 12 MP f/1.8 + 64 MP f/2.0 + 12 MP f/2.2
- Main Camera Features autofocus, LED flash
- Front Camera 10 MP for video conference & selfie photography
- Processor Octa-core 1×2.9 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3×2.80 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A55 (International version)
- Processor Octa-core 1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680 (USA/China version)
- GPU Mali-G78 MP14 or Adreno 660
- Operating system Android 11
- Battery Li-Ion 4800 mAh
How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 PLUS 5G hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?
There are many applications and games that can be download from Google Play Store whether free or paid version. This phone will work without troubles for any applications because it use latest version of processor.
But we need to be careful for several new or not famous applications, because they may contain viruses or malware that can make troubles if installed on our SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 PLUS 5G like hang or become slowly or stuck or bricks or frozen or LCD touch screen not responding. Usually these bad apps will not get Verified by Play Protect information. We must to read many user reviews before download that kind of apps.
For fix this problems, we have to try remove temporary files and caches by performing 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 S21 PLUS 5G 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 S21 PLUS 5G ?
SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 PLUS 5G has 8 GB RAM capacity. Some installed applications might crash or corrupt, it makes some not normal performance or LCD touch screen not responsive with finger touch or hang. We have to remove temporary files and caches inside SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 PLUS 5G to make it work normally again. Please press and hold POWER button until SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 PLUS 5G 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 S21 PLUS 5G 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 S21 PLUS 5G ?
We can use USB data cable for connect SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 PLUS 5G with computer PC. After our computer can recognize our phone, then use computer File Manager for browse important files inside internal memory and copy to our computer.
If our SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 PLUS 5G 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 S21 PLUS 5G with software menu:
- Turn on this phone
- Make sure SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 PLUS 5G battery already charge properly
- Go to menu:Setting >General tab> Backup & Reset > Factory data reset > Reset device
- ChooseErase Everything
- SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 PLUS 5G will do the process to Master Reset to Factory Default
#Option 2, How to Hard Reset SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 PLUS 5G with Hardware key button:
- Make sure the battery of SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 PLUS 5G charge properly or battery have more then 50% capacity
- Turn off SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 PLUS 5G
- Press and hold together :Power Button + Volume Upuntil Logo appear, then release all button
- Please wait until we see the menu at LCD screen, chooseWipe Data/Factory ResetwithVolume Buttonto select and usePower Buttonto ok or enter.
- The SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 PLUS 5G 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 S21 PLUS 5G forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?
This phone has big internal memory to install more applications. Each apps will have its own data. Triple camera at back side body also will make this phone saved many private photos and videos which taken from 12 megapixel for wide + 64 megapixel for telephoto 3x hybrid zoom + 12 megapixel for 120 degree ultrawide. Please secure all data before some bad troubles happen on our SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 PLUS 5G like stolen or lost or away from us.
This phone has under display fingerprint with ultrasonic sensor. Of course the accuracy is good to read our fingerprint. We can use front camera for face unlock recognizing. Please choose secondary protection for backup like screen lock pattern or pin or password.
Please note, SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 PLUS 5G fingerprint and face detection will not work after reboot or restart or soft reset. We need to activate one time using secondary protection. However, the problems will be happen when we forgot all security protection answer, including fingerprint or face detection, what should we do?
Samsung Android smartphone has strong protections for secure our data. If we forgot our security protections, then we need to do hard reset or reformat using hardware button combination key like steps at #option 2 above for bypass forgotten security protections like screen lock pattern or password or pin on SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 PLUS 5G. Because Samsung use latest Android version with FRP / Factory Reset Protection, then we need to use our previous Gmail / Google account username and password for bypass FRP.
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 S21 PLUS 5G, because it can help us to bypass forgotten security protections.
HARD RESET SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 PLUS 5G WHEN FORGOT PASSWORD / PATTERN (SCREEN LOCKED):
When SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 PLUS 5G turn ON but the screen locked then follow this steps:
- Mare sure the battery is not empty or more then 50%
- When Screen ON but locked, please press and hold POWER BUTTON + VOLUME DOWN button about 5 seconds until the screen off
- When the screen off, please directly continue press POWER BUTTON + VOLUME UP button about 4 seconds and release all button
- 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
- 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 S21 PLUS 5G ?
This is the way to help for unlock or bypass forgotten security protection at SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 PLUS 5G. 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 S21 PLUS 5G, 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 S21 PLUS 5G ?
We can try to use secret code for doing hard reset SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 PLUS 5G is *2767*3855# (some Samsung hardware or firmware update will not work with this code). But please remember to always be careful typing that code, because the SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 PLUS 5G will do hard reset and remove all data also installed applications.
How to Format or Erase Phone Memory at SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 PLUS 5G ?
There are two phone memory type at SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 PLUS 5G, 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 S21 PLUS 5G 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 S21 PLUS 5G Stronger, Life Longer and Not Fast to Drain ?
This phone use bigger battery with 4800 mAh for support 6.7 inches LCD work full one day. One important thing to make battery work longer is because the usage or low power processor which has 5 nm FinFET technology.
However, if we use this phone too much for watch movie or play games several hours continuously, then the battery drain may happen. Please do some adjustment to make SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 PLUS 5G battery work more longer. We need to disable all not use connection like NFC or Bluetooth or Wifi or GPS. LCD screen brightness should setup as low as possible for reduce battery power usage.