How to Easily Master Format SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS) with Safety Hard Reset?

SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 and SAMSUNG GALAXY S8+ are high end premium Android Nougat smartphone. What is the difference between SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 vs SAMSUNG S8 PLUS? Only at screen size and battery capacity. The SAMSUNG S8 PLUS have bigger screen at 6.2 inches screen size and have 3500 mAh battery while SAMSUNG S8 (without Plus) have 5.8 inches LCD screen size and 3000 mAh battery capacity. Find more review and solutions to troubleshot SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 / S8+ at community.

This phone have product code as G950F for Europe or G950FD or G950U or G950A for AT&T or G950P for Sprint or G950T for T-Mobile or G950V for Verizon or G950R4 for US Cellular or G950W or G950S/G950K/G950L or G9500. The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus have product code asG955F or G955FD or G955W or G955A for AT&T or G955P for Sprint or G955T for T-Mobile or G955V for Verizon or G955R4 for US Cellular or G955U or G955S/G955K/G955L or G9550.

What is Advantage of SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 / S8+ Specifications:

LCD 5.8 inches for SAMSUNG GALAXY S8
LCD 6.2 inches for SAMSUNG GALAXY S8+
Internal memory 64 GB
External memory microSD maximum 256 GB share with simcard 2 slot
Main Camera 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash
Front Camera 8 MP, f/1.7 for video conference & selfie photography
Processor Octa-core 2.35 GHz Kryo & 1.9 GHz Kryo for US model
Processor Octa-core 2.3 GHz & 1.7 GHz for EMEA3
Operating system Android Nougat version 7.0
Battery Li-Ion 3000 mAh for SAMSUNG GALAXY S8
Battery Li-Ion 3500 mAh for SAMSUNG GALAXY S8+

How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS) hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

This is premium smartphone from Samsung with high end specifications. As we know that all installed applications will use internal memory for data and applications files. Although some applications like games can move to external storage, but internal memory still important. Therefore high end smartphone should have big internal memory. SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS) have minimum 64 GB internal memory, but for GALAXY S8+ version, we can choose bigger storage start from 64 GB with 4 GB RAM and 128 GB with bigger RAM 6 GB. With this big internal storage, there are many interesting applications from Google Play Store like Whatsapp, Facebook, Line Messenger, Telegram, Instagram, Snapchat, WeChat, Viber, Skype, Blackberry Messenger (BBM).

We always suggest to read as many user review as possible, because some applications at Google Play Store may contain viruses or malware that can make our SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS) become stuck or hang or bricks or frozen or bootloop or LCD touch screen not responding or not responsive with our finger touch. What should we do when our phone get this problems? First steps, we have to try do soft reset or reboot for clean temporary files and caches. After SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS) can start or boot again, we can try to give good antivirus which are free from Google Play Store like AVAST or NORTON. If the problems still happen, then we have to do hard reset or master format. Please note, doing hard reset will remove or erase all important data, therefore we have to backup all data first before doing master format. Doing hard reset will remove all Google account from SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS). For safety reasons, please do not install any unknown APK files, because it is very easy to make our phone getting trouble.

How to Force Shutdown or Force Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS)?

When everything run normally, we can ignore to shutdown or reboot phone for several days. But when some installed applications get problem can make our phone work not normal or hang or LCD touch screen not responsive or stuck is doing soft reset or reboot. At this time we have to try force shutdown / soft reset. Please press and hold POWER button until SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS) shutdown or turn off by itself. This process will not remove any important data, therefore we can do this process anytime we want. If our SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS) still can work without problems, but we want to clear temporary files and caches, 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 S8 (S8 PLUS) ?

We can use microSD external card to copy or move important files using File Manager applications. If our SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 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.

How to Backup & Restore All Data at SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (PLUS) with easy steps

#Option 1, How to Hard Reset SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8+) with software menu:

  1. Turn on this phone
  2. Make sure SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 / S8+ battery already charge properly
  3. Go to menu:Setting >General tab> Backup & Reset > Factory data reset > Reset device
  4. ChooseErase Everything
  5. SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 / S8+ will do the process to Master Reset to Factory Default

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#Option 2, How to Hard Reset SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS) with Hardware key button:

  1. Make sure the battery of SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS) charge properly or battery have more then 50% capacity
  2. Turn off SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS)
  3. Press and hold together :Power Button + Volume Up + Home Button
  4. If the button at number 3 not work, we can try with press and hold togetherPower Button + Volume Up Button
  5. If we see the menu at LCD screen, chooseWipe Data/Factory ResetwithVolume Buttonto select and usePower Buttonto ok or enter.
  6. The SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS) will doing the process of restoring to factory default.

How to Restore and Reinstall Clean Android Operating system / firmware at SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS) (Reformat) ?

Operating system is very important when we use any smartphone. SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS) operating system has been installed inside this phone when the first time we open from the box. Just turn on this phone and we ready to sign in with Google account. If we do not have this account then please create new Gmail account with Sign-Up button. We also have other options to login or create Samsung account. But the most important account is Google to download any applications from Google Play Store.

The problems may happen when installed applications crash and make our SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS) operating system corrupted or damaged, it can make our phone run not normal. If we get this conditions, we have to reinstall with clean operating system. How to do that? Please note, the clean factory default Android operating system file source already saved safely inside SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS) ROM or internal memory, therefore we do not need to download or copy from other sources. Just do simple steps to hard reset above, then clean factory default Android operating system will be reinstall automatically.

How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS) forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

For high end smartphone of course fingerprint is very important. SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS) also have fast accurate fingerprint sensor. But we have to activate and register our fingerprint when we want to use this features from menu Setting > Security. We still can use other native protections like screen lock pattern or password. The problems will be happen when we forgot security answer or can not open with finger scan, what should we do?

Do not worry because we can unlock or bypass forgotten screen lock pattern or password pin protections at SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS) by using Google account. Please turn ON this phone, when security protections ask for unlock answer then try to give several time wrong answer continuously until our SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS) locked or freezing 30 seconds, at this time we can find Forgot Password / Pattern button. Press this button, then we can find field to type our Gmail username and password that we have already signed-in before. If we can not access our Gmail account, then we have to do hard reset using hardware button combination key.


This is the way to help for unlock or bypass forgotten security protection at SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 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 S8 (S8 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.

How to Improve Performance SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS) to make run more faster?

Do not worry about SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS) performance, because it already use fast processor at the time it release in the market. There are options to use Exynos 8895 Octa or Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 with Octa Core processor. We also can play all 3D HD Games without lag because it have dedicated GPU (graphic processor unit) Adreno 540 or Mali-G71 MP20. But why some users get slowly problems at SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS)? Usually because applications trouble. We have to know that some applications will keep run in the background to wait data update like social media or games or chatting applications, they will consume RAM to standby. Although we know that this phone have big 4 GB or 6 GB RAM for running multitasking apps, but it still have limited conditions. Some users may get slowly trouble at SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS) because insufficient RAM and processor resources. We have to uninstall some not use applications. If we want to make our SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS) run faster again like new, then please consider to do hard reset or master format.

Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS) ?

There is no secret hidden code for SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS) to make it back to factory default. Do the options above to hard reset it.

How to Format or Erase Phone Memory at SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS) ?

There are two phone memory type at SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 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 S8 (S8 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 S8 (S8 PLUS) Stronger, Life Longer and Not Fast to Drain ?

Maybe because Samsung still need to make light weight for SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS), therefore this still use standard capacity for the battery. SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 use 3000 mAh and SAMSUNG GALAXY S8+ use 3500 mAh battery capacity. At normal active usage such as chatting or playing games or do some office work, this capacity still not enough to run for one day. But we can try to adjust some options to make SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 / S8+ battery stronger or lasting longer. First try to set LCD brightness as low as possible. Because more bright LCD will use more battery power. The second steps that we have to do are disable all not use connections such as Wifi or Bluetooth or GPS or NFC. When some applications need to know or locations, then please use GPS with battery saving mode. All connections can be enable easily anytime we want from menu Setting or shortcut.


  • Can I connect USB Flash Drive at SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS)?Yes, SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS) support USB OTG for read and write USB Flash Disk.
  • Is SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS) Waterproof? Yes, SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS) have water resistance capabilities with IP68 certified, it mean that this phone can proof of dust & water proof at 1.5 meter deep and 30 minutes long.
  • Is SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS) have Fast Charging? Yes, SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS) can be charge using quick charge power adapter. But please use original Samsung. We also have to activate Quick Charge options fromApps > Settings. Find Battery (we can use search option) and choose More options > Advanced setting, then turn on Fast cable charging. Please note and be careful, using quick or fast charging can make our SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS) more easy to hot.
  • Is SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS) support for Wireless Charging?Yes, SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS) can be charge using wireless charger which design by Samsung. But we have to buy additional Wireless Charger, because it is not include in the box.
  • How to use Wireless Charging at SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (S8 PLUS)? Please use fromApps > Settings. Find Battery (we can use search option) and chooseMore options > Advanced setting, then turn onFast wireless charging.

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