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3 Ways To Reset Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to Factory Settings

Factory resets are the best solution for many Android issues. If your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is far slower than it once was, you have a malware infection that won’t go away or plan to sell your phone, a factory reset is the most convenient solution. So, today, we will explore how we can perform a factory reset of Samsung Note 5.

The Samsung Note 5 comes with a 5.7inch Super Amoled display which outputs a screen resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. It is driven by Octa-Core Samsung processors seated upon Exynos 7 Octa 7420 chipset (64-bit architecture). It is aided by 4GB of RAM and ARM Mali-T760MP8 graphics card. The phone runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system.

Acting as an energy booster, there is a 3000 mAh Li-ion battery with quick charging enabled. The user can hang around with the phone for long hours, be it high-end gaming or heavy multitasking. In order to save files, the phone has an internal space of 64GB and there is also a memory card slot present which can read any microSD card up to 128.

If you want to sell your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 or get laggy, full storage, infected with viruses, stuck with logos, you should consider doing a factory reset. There are two ways to do it on the Galaxy Note 5, which we will discuss more closely in this post.

This will reset the device to the factory default state and it will clear out the memory buffers and reset the device and application data. Ensure any personal data is backed up.

Hard reset Samsung Note 5 from Recovery

  1. Ensure that the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is powered off.
  2. Press and hold the Home,Volume Up and Power buttons at the same time on your Samsung Galaxy Note 5.
  3. Release the Power button when the Phone vibrates. Continue to hold the Volume + Home buttons until the Android logo appears.
  4. In recovery use the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons in order to scroll up and down and the Power key to select.
  5. From recovery, after selecting wipe data factory reset on the hard reset process, choose wipe cache partition.
  6. Select reboot system now.

Unlock Screen Pin / Pattern / Password Samsung Note 5

If you forgot your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 lock screen pin, pattern, password, and fingerprint, you can easily to bypass lock screen remotely by Find My Mobile / Device service on PC.

You’ll need your Samsung or Google Account credentials and the phone will need to be connected to the internet for the prompt to send to the phone.

Unlock Screen with Google Find My Device

  • Go to https://www.google.com/android/find and then sign in with your Google Account and password.
  • Choose the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 from the top left hand corner of the menu.
  • Choose the ‘Erase Dataʼ option from the action menu.
  • Select “Erase Device” to confirm.
  • Enter your Google Account password to reset the phone.

Unlock Screen with Samsung Find My Mobile

  • Go to https://findmymobile.samsung.com and then sign in with your Samsung Account ID and password.
  • Choose the Galaxy Note 5 from the menu on the left.
  • Choose the ‘Erase Deviceʼ option from below the device information.
  • Select the ‘Eraseʼ button on the popup.
  • Enter your Samsung Account password to confirm and send the task to your phone.

Factory reset Samsung Note 5

  1. Tap ‘Appsʼ on the Home screen.
  2. In the Apps screen tap “Settings”.
  3. In the Settings screen, tap “Back Up and Reset”.
  4. In the Backup and Reset screen, tap “Factory Data Reset”.
  5. In the Factory Data Reset screen, tap ˊReset Deviceˋ.
  6. Tap “Delete All”.
  7. After your device resets, you see the Welcome screen and you can set up your device.


The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is a bit expensive device as compared to other phones of this range, but the camera features it offers is remarkably great for those who are fond of taking pictures. The budget-friendly device supports VoLTE connectivity that means you can browse the internet at a lightning fast speed. The processor ensures that you can play heavy games without facing many lags.

If you are still experiencing some problems, such as battery draining, overheating or apps crashing; Keep in mind that these things can also come from hardware.