How to Reset a Samsung S21 Phone that is Locked

1 July, 2022
Asad Minhas

You’ve probably never had to reset your smartphone before, but if you ever have to or want to (for whatever reason), you can do it using this simple process. It requires downloading a couple of apps and taking some time, but overall, it shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes at most if you have the right tools and know what you’re doing. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Press and hold the power button

With your Samsung S2 cell phone shut off, press and hold the power button on top of your device. The specific steps to turn on your Samsung cell phone vary slightly depending on which model you own. The easiest way to find out how to turn on your specific Samsung S2 cell phone model is by referring to its user manual or by watching a video about it online. If you don’t have access to either of these resources, then try turning on your Samsung S2 using these general instructions: Press and hold down both volume buttons at once for three seconds. Then release them. Next, press and hold down both menu buttons at once for three seconds. Then release them. Lastly, press and hold down both home buttons at once for three seconds. Then release them.

Step 2: Then press and hold the Volume Down button

then release it, now hold down only the Power button. Release all 3 buttons at once! It should begin as a reboot system now screens with the android logo. then release all three buttons one by one. Here you go your Samsung S21 has been successfully unlocked with a simple method.

Step 3: Next, use the Volume Down button to select wipe data/factory reset

Hit the Volume Down button until you see wipe data/factory reset. When it appears, hit the Power button to select it. A yes — delete all user data message will appear. Hit the Power button again to confirm the deletion. This will take about 30 seconds or so. It should say erase. You can now restart your device and use it as usual. You’ve just performed a factory reset on your Samsung S21 mobile device! The above instructions work for Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, and other models of Samsung phones running Android operating system 4.0 or higher versions of Android OS (if not sure which version of Android OS is installed on your Samsung mobile device, go to Settings > About Device). If you have any questions regarding how to reset a Samsung phone or tablet.

Step 4: To confirm factory reset, press the Volume Up button

To enter recovery mode or download mode, press and hold the Home, Power, and Volume Up buttons at the same time. When factory resetting has been completed, leave both SIM cards outside of your phone. Factory resetting will delete any information from the SIM card inserted into your Samsung mobile device. This may include contacts, photos, videos, and apps you have downloaded onto your Samsung Mobile Cell. Your Google account will not be deleted by doing a factory reset on your Samsung mobile device. Power on your Samsung S21 phone with the original battery installed for first use after performing a software update (factory reset). This step can take up to 10 minutes to complete.

Step 5: After factory resetting your device, select reboot system now

This will perform a soft reboot of your device, which should set everything back to normal. If you’re having trouble after you’ve performed a factory reset and selected the reboot system now, it’s possible that your Samsung S21 is bricked or completely unusable, in which case you might need professional Samsung S21 Phone Repairs in Sydney. Visit our stores in Sydney or visit us online at Mobile Campus websites.

We offer Samsung phone repairs for all types of  models, so if you have any questions about what we can do for you, feel free to contact us today! we’ll be happy to help!