How to Easily Master Format SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / S9+ (PLUS) with Safety Hard Reset?

Tips and tricks to fix SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / GALAXY S9+ (PLUS) problems. As we know Plus mean some improvement for the specification. The main differences are at LCD screen size. SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 (without PLUS) have 5.8 inches screen while SAMSUNG GALAXY S9+ PLUS use 6.2 inches LCD screen size. Both type already use 18.5:9 aspect ratio to make us easy holding the smartphone for daily activity. SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / S9+ (PLUS) screen protections use Corning Gorilla Glass 5 together with Super AMOLED screen type. Beside Super AMOLED produce by Samsung manufacture, this phone also use own product processor known as Exynos 9810 for SAMSUNG GALAXY S9+ (PLUS) but for SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 use Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. RAM at SAMSUNG GALAXY S9+ (PLUS) is bigger use 6 GB while SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 (without PLUS) use only 4 GB RAM.

What is Advantage of SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / S9+ (PLUS) Specifications Review:

GSM 3G HSDPA with 4G LTE, Dual Simcard
LCD 5.8 inches with Super AMOLED for SAMSUNG GALAXY S9
LCD 6.2 inches with Super AMOLED for SAMSUNG GALAXY S9+ (PLUS)
Internal memory 64 GB or 128 GB or 256 GB
External memory microSD maximum 256 GB share with Sim slot 2
Main Camera 12 MP Dual Pixel PDAF for SAMSUNG GALAXY S9
Main Camera Dual 12 MP, f/1.5 + 12 MP, f/2.4, 2x Optical Zoom for SAMSUNG GALAXY S9+ PLUS
Main Camera Features autofocus, OIS, LED flash
Front Camera 8 MP, f/1.7 for video conference & selfie photography
Processor Octa-core 2.8 GHz Mongoose M3 & 1.7 GHz Cortex-A55 for Exynos
Processor Octa-core 2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver for Qualcomm
Operating system Android Oreo version 8.0
Battery Li-Ion 3500 mAh for SAMSUNG GALAXY S9+ (PLUS)
Battery Li-Ion 3000 mAh for SAMSUNG GALAXY S9

How to Fix or Problem Solving for RecoverySAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / S9+ (PLUS) hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

The new generation from Samsung high end smartphone comes with same big capacity for internal memory. We can choose to have to buy start from 64 GB internal memory until 128 GB capacity. Of course we are really happy when the smartphone have big RAM for multitasking without lag. Big capacity will make our phone have enough storage to install more interesting applications from Google Play Store like Telegram, Facebook, WeChat, Whatsapp, Skype, Viber, Instagram, Line Messenger, Snapchat, Blackberry Messenger (BBM). Now Google have Play Protect verification for safe applications. It is work to give information about good reputations of some applications. Therefore our SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / S9+ (PLUS) will not get any problems when install applications which is verified by Google Play Protect. Some new applications sometime have bad stuff inside, like viruses or malware. This situations can make our phone get some troubles like stuck or bricks or hang or bootloop or frozen or LCD touch screen not responsive or LCD screen not responding with our finger touch.

What we have to do? First we have to try do soft reset or reboot or restart to remove temporary files or caches that can make some trouble at this phone. If our SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / S9+ (PLUS) can boot again, then please directly download one good antivirus applications from Google Play Store like AVAST or NORTON, please choose only one antivirus we like. The antivirus will try to scan all installed applications and give recommendation setting to our phone. If the problems still happen, then next steps is doing 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 S9 / S9+ (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 S9 / S9+ (PLUS)?

Many users never do soft reset or reboot for long time when using their SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / S9+ (PLUS), because basically this phone have good hardware specifications. But some installed apps my corrupt or crash that make some troubles or our SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / S9+ (PLUS) run not normal like hang or LCD touch screen not responsive. We need to try restart or reboot to clean temporary files inside SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / S9+ (PLUS). Please press and hold POWER button until SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / S9+ (PLUS) 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 S9 / S9+ (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 S9 / S9+ (PLUS)?

We can use microSD external card to copy or move important files using File Manager applications. If our SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / S9+ (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 S9 / S9+ (PLUS) with software menu:

  1. Turn on this phone
  2. Make sure SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / S9+ (PLUS) battery already charge properly
  3. Go to menu:Setting >General tab> Backup & Reset > Factory data reset > Reset device
  4. ChooseErase Everything
  5. SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / S9+ (PLUS) will do the process to Master Reset to Factory Default

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#Option 2, How to Hard Reset SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / S9+ (PLUS) with Hardware key button:

  1. Make sure the battery of SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / S9+ (PLUS) charge properly or battery have more then 50% capacity
  2. Turn off SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / S9+ (PLUS)
  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 S9 / S9+ (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 S9 / S9+ (PLUS) forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

This phone have big internal storage, start from 64 GB or 128 GB or 256 GB. We will keep many important files. Photos and videos also will take many storage capacity, because this phone have good 12 megapixel camera with better images files. We will have many private pictures and videos which is not necessary to see by unauthorized peoples. Therefore we have to give security protections. SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / S9+ (PLUS) have fingerprint, but this features is not active when the first time use. We need to activate either from beginning initial setup or from menu Setting after we use several moment, register some finger several time until SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / S9+ (PLUS) can recognize our finger hand to unlock the screen. Some users maybe want to use different screen lock like face unlock or screen lock pattern or password pin protections, all of them are available as well. The problems will be happen when we forgot security answer or can not open with finger scan or can not work with face unlock, what should we do?

Do not worry because we can unlock or bypass forgotten screen lock pattern or password pin protections at SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / S9+ (PLUS) use registered Google account. Please turn ON our phone, when it ask for security answer, please give several time wrong answer continuously until our SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / S9+ (PLUS) freezing or locked 30 seconds, at this time we can find Forgot Password / Pattern button, press this button to unlock using Gmail account that we have already sign-in before. If we can not access our Google 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 S9 / S9+ (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 S9 / S9+ (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.

Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / S9+ (PLUS)?

We can try to use secret code for doing hard reset SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / S9+ (PLUS) is *2767*3855#. But please remember to always be careful typing that code, because the SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / S9+ (PLUS)will do hard reset and remove all data also installed applications.

How to Format or Erase Phone Memory at SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / S9+ (PLUS) ?

There are two phone memory type at SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / S9+ (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 S9 / S9+ (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. If we use single simcard then SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / S9+ (PLUS) will have dedicated simcard slot, but if we use SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / S9+ (PLUS), then we will need to share external memory MicroSD with simcard network slot 2.

How to Make Battery of SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / S9+ (PLUS) Stronger, Life Longer and Not Fast to Drain ?

SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 use 3000 mAh and SAMSUNG GALAXY S9+ (PLUS) use 3500 mAh battery capacity. Actually this capacity are big enough to run full one day for standard daily activity. But with many important good features from SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / S9+ (PLUS), many users will use this phone more than just standard activity, especially for blogger taking pictures or record movie, or heavy mobile gamer, or social media group chat. But we have to know that SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / S9+ (PLUS) battery is not removable. Therefore we can not replace with bigger battery. However, we still can do some adjustment like make LCD screen brightness as low as possible. We also have to disable all not use connections such as Bluetooth or NFC or Wifi or GPS. Some applications maybe need to know our locations for photo tagging or Maps want to know our place, then please activate GPS battery saving mode from menu Settings.


  • How to Factory Reset SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / S9+ (PLUS) Without Google Account?

    Google account is use to access more Google service and Google Play Store for download some applications. At normal situations, we do not need to do anything with Google account when processing master format or hard reset, just follow steps at #option 1 if we can go to menu Setting or #option 2 above if we can not access menu Setting.

  • How to Master Format To Factory Default SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / S9+ (PLUS) Without Password / Passcode?

    Password usually added to give more security protections, but while something happen, we want to remove all data or performing factory reset to default. The problems happen when we can not process hard reset or master format because SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / S9+ (PLUS) always ask for security password answer. Do not worry, because we can bypass all security protection and reformat to factory default SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 / S9+ (PLUS) without password by following steps at #option 2 above. It will do the process start from OFF positions, therefore it will not ask for any security password or pattern when doing master format.

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