How to Reset Samsung S10/S10+/S10e?

Written By Axel Nash |

Do you know that not all problems that occur on your Samsung S10 require the interference of a phone engineer? Yes, sometimes, all you need is just a soft reset or factory reset to fix all errors causing your device to malfunction.

In today's article, we will discuss how to reset Samsung S10 either via soft reset or factory reset efficiently without any compromise. But before we proceed, it'll be helpful to get heads up on how to backup Samsung S10 data first, as resetting your phone will cause you to lose all data stored on it. So, let's get cracking. 

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Part 1: Back Up Your Samsung S10 First [Important]

First thing you should always do before you execute a reset operation on any mobile device is to backup existing data. By doing so, you'll give yourself an option to fall on after you've reset your device data. The best way to backup your Samsung S10 device fast is by using efficient data backup software like the Wondershare MobileTrans.

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Step 1. Download and install the MobileTrans software on your Windows/Mac PC >  open the app, then from the main interface, choose ‘Backup &Restore’ > Click on ‘Backup’ under ‘Phone Backup & Restore to proceed.

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Step 2.

  • Connect your Samsung S10 device to the PC using its USB cable. Then click on ‘File Transfer’ from the notification that pops up on your Samsung device.
  • After that, select data categories you're looking to back up by ticking the checkbox beside each category. Then hit the ‘Start’ to begin the backup operation.

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Step 3.  MobileTrans will begin the backup process. All you just have to do is to wait for it to complete the data backup within a few minutes, then remove the Samsung device successfully.

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As you can see, Wondershare MobileTrans makes backup operations as seamless as you can ever think.

Anyways, now you've understood the steps to backup Samsung S10 data using MobileTrans, let's proceed to discuss the step-by-step process to reset Samsung S10 either via soft reset or factory reset.

Part 2: Soft Reset Samsung S10

The first recommended fixing you should always try when your Samsung S10 device freezes, lags, operates slowly, or doesn't respond to touches is a soft reset. By soft resetting, your device will simply turn off and on instantly.

This reset method doesn't compromise or erase your device data, instead, it helps to fix errors causing your device to operate slowly, freeze, or lag.

See the steps to soft reset Samsung S10 below.

Step 1: Simultaneously hold down the power button and the volume button of your Samsung S10 device until it turns off and restarts.

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Step 2: Let go of the buttons when the device finally restarts.

Now you've successfully soft reset your device, it should work perfectly. But if the problem persists, then you need to factory reset the device to fix the problem. Read on to learn how to factory reset Samsung S10. 

Part 3: Factory Reset Samsung S10/S10+

Factory reset is usually used to fix more intense phone problems. However, by using this method to reset the device, your phone data will be erased and will return to the state it was when you first bought it. Hence, we recommend you backup your device using the MobileTrans software before commencing a factory reset operation for your Samsung S10 device.

Method 1: Factory Reset Samsung S10 via Settings

Factory resetting Samsung S10 via the settings app is quite easy and straightforward. Just follow the steps below to complete the process within a few clicks.

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your Samsung S10 device and select ‘Backup and Reset’ from the options, then tap ‘Factory Reset Data’.

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Step 2: Swipe down and tap on Reset, then enter your Pin or Password to proceed.

Step 3:  Lastly, click on Delete all to complete the factory reset.

Method 2: Factory Reset Samsung when it is unresponsive

Is your Samsung S10 device unresponsive to touch? Don't panic, you can also factory reset an unresponsive Samsung S10 device. All you just have to do is to utilize its hardware keys to get the job done.

Step 1: Hold down your Samsung S10 device power button till it turns off. 

Step 2: Now, simultaneously hold down the volume button and the power button until a Green logo appears on your device screen. 

Step 3: Navigate up and down using the Volume buttons (Increase button to go up, Decrease button to go Down). 

Step 4: Using the volume button, select the wipe data/factory reset. Then hit the Power button to confirm the selection. 

Step 5: Once again, use the volume button to navigate to the ‘Yes delete all user data choice’ option, then hold the Power button to confirm your option.

Step 6: Your Samsung S10 will factory reset once you confirm the operation. Now select ‘Reboot System’ then hold the Power button to restart the Samsung S10 device.

Method 3: Factory Reset Samsung from Computer

Did you misplace your Samsung S10 device, and you're looking to erase all vital data stored in it? Then this factory reset method using a PC is a perfect option for you.

See the steps below to complete the Samsung S10 factory reset using the computer.

Step 1: Visit the FindMyMobile official website and login into your Samsung account.

Step 2: On signing in to your account, you'll notice a menu of all devices linked to your Samsung account. Just select the Samsung device you're looking to factory reset.

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Step 3: Click on Erase data, then Erase. By doing so, a progress bar will come up. Just wait for the reset process to be finalized.


There you have it! You can reset Samsung S10 using the methods introduced on this page. It doesn't matter if you're looking to use advanced software or not, this guide has covered all effective steps to help you get the job done like a pro. However, we recommend using the Wondershare MobileTrans software if you want a faster and more convenient Samsung S10 reset operation.

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