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3 Ways To Reset Samsung Galaxy Alpha to Factory Settings

Factory reset Samsung Alpha returns your smartphone to the same state it was in when it rolled off the assembly line. It will remove files and apps you’ve created and installed, delete cache, junk files and return settings to their defaults. Here’s how to factory reset your Samsung Galaxy Alpha.

The Samsung Alpha flaunts a 4.7 Inch HD (720 x 1280 pixels) display. The smartphone gets its energy from a massive 1860 mAh Li-Polymer battery which keeps the show running for around a day on regular usage.

The smartphone is powered by a 2GB of RAM and is paired up with a set of Octa-Core 4x 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex A15 + 4x 1.3 ARM Cortex A7. The ARM Mali-T628MP6 graphics card output good quality visualisation while rendering HD videos and high-end games. The smartphone runs on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. It comes in a stylish body with chamfered edges.

To be honest, your Samsung Alpha isn’t perfect if there are too many apps installed on its storage. Samsung apparently knows that the company allows users to reset their phones without a problem. In most cases, you can choose to change it to original factory settings for having a like-new Galaxy Alpha. However, we’ll be showing you how to reset a Samsung Alpha using three different ways, and they are much simpler than you might think.

All data saved on your device is deleted when you perform a factory reset. All apps are uninstalled. Back up all important files, either on the Web or with an external storage device, before resetting the phone.

Factory reset Samsung Alpha via Settings

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

Unlock Screen Pin / Pattern / Password Samsung Alpha

If you’ve forgotten or lost your screen lock fingerprint, pin, pattern and password, you have up to 5 attempts to try and unlock your Galaxy Alpha. If you’re still unsuccessful after several attempts, the only way to unlock your device is to reset via Samsung or Google find my device.

You’ll need to be signed into your Samsung and Google account on your phone, and must have either a Wi-Fi or mobile data connection.

Reset Lock Screen via Google Find My Device

  • Visit https://www.google.com/android/find and then log in with your Google Account and password.
  • Select the Samsung Alpha from the top left hand corner of the menu.
  • Choose the ˊErase Dataˋ option from the action menu.
  • Select ˊErase Deviceˋ to confirm.
  • Enter your Google Account password to reset the phone.

Reset Lock Screen with Samsung Find My Mobile

  • Open https://findmymobile.samsung.com and then sign in with your Samsung Account ID and password.
  • Choose the Samsung Alpha from the menu on the left.
  • Select the ˊErase Deviceˋ option from below the device information.
  • Choose the “Erase” button on the popup.
  • Enter your Samsung Account password to confirm and send the task to your phone.

Hard reset Samsung Alpha via Recovery

If the Samsung Galaxy Alpha does not start normally, or if you do not remember the lock screen password, use the steps. It might be necessary to perform a reset without turning on the phone.

Step 1 – Turn off your Samsung Galaxy Alpha and wait a few seconds. If your phone is locked and you can’t turn it off, you can wait for the battery to drain and try resetting these steps after charging it again

Step 2 – Press the Volume Up, Home and the Power button together till the phone displays the start-up logo.

Step 3 – Once the Samsung Galaxy Alpha logo is displayed, release the buttons and wait till the phone enters the Android system recovery mode.

Step 4 – On the displayed screen, use Volume Down button to go to the Wipe data/factory reset option (Volume Up and Volume Down buttons are used to highlight the displayed options on the Android system recovery screen).

Step 5 – Once the option is highlighted, press the Power button to select the option. (Pressing the Power button in Android system recovery mode selects the highlighted option.)

Step 6 – On the next screen, press the Volume Down button multiple times till the Yes — delete all user data option is highlighted.

Step 7 – Press the Power button to hard reset the Galaxy Alpha, which will also clear the dalvik cache.


The Galaxy Alpha is a smart choice for those who love extreme photography. Moreover, the device is loaded with some spectacular features, which takes your smartphone user experience to the next level. The device performs well while running heavy games and applications simultaneously, thanks to the presence of an excellent configuration.

Does your Samsung Galaxy Alpha have a problem you’ve never seen mentioned? Share it in the comments below and I’m sure an answer can be found. There isn’t a problem the device has that can’t be solved one way or another.