How To Reset Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Factory, Hard and Lock Screen

If your Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is running slowly or you’re encountering bugs and crashes on a regular basis, an easy solution is to simply reset your phone to its defaults, removing all your apps, files and everything else that could be causing a problem.

The Galaxy A3 (2017) flaunts a 4.7 Inch Super Amoled display, which adopts a completely bezel-less design. The display comes with a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and a density of 312 ppi, which can provide an amazing viewing experience.

Under the hood, it packs an Exynos 7 Octa 7870 SoC Octa-Core processor that runs at a speed of 1.6 GHz, which can render a great performance together. There is an ARM Mali-T830 GPU that handles the graphics of the device while the massive 2GB RAM looks after the gaming and multitasking.

If your Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is misbehaving and initial solutions are not working, a full reset may be necessary. A factory reset can help resolve issues with your phone if it’s bootloop or crashing, or suffering from problems you can’t identify.

Unlock Screen Pin / Pattern / Password Samsung A3 (2017)

If you forgot your Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) lock screen pattern, password, fingerprint and pin, you can easily to bypass lock screen remotely by Find My Mobile / Device service on PC.

You’ll need your Google or Samsung Account credentials and the phone will need to be turned on and connected to the internet.

Unlock Screen via Google Find My Device

  • Visit Find My Device and then log in with your Google Account and password.
  • Choose the Galaxy A3 (2017) from the top left hand corner of the menu.
  • Select the ‘Erase Dataʼ option from the action menu.
  • Select “Erase Device” to confirm.
  • Enter your Google Account password to reset the phone.

Unlock Screen via Samsung Find My Mobile

  • Open Find My Mobile and then sign in with your Samsung Account ID and password.
  • Choose the Samsung A3 (2017) from the menu on the left.
  • Select the ˊErase Deviceˋ 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.

Hard Reset Samsung A3 (2017) via Recovery

  1. Shut down your Samsung A3 (2017) completely by pressing the Power button.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up and Home keys.
  3. Press and hold the Power key until the device vibrates, then release it. Keep pressing the Volume Up and Home keys the entire time.
  4. When you see the Android Recovery screen, release the Volume Up and Home keys.
  5. Use the Volume keys to scroll down to Wipe data/factory reset, then use the Power key to select it.
  6. Use the Volume keys to scroll down to Yes, then use the Power key to select it.

Factory Reset Samsung A3 (2017) via Settings

Android Marshmallow

  • Tap “Apps” on the Home screen.
  • In the Apps screen tap “Settings”.
  • In the Settings screen, tap ˊBack Up and Resetˋ.
  • In the Backup and Reset screen, tap ˊFactory Data Resetˋ.
  • In the Factory Data Reset screen, tap “Reset Device”.
  • Tap ˊDelete Allˋ.
  • After your device resets, you see the Welcome screen and you can set up your device.

Android Nougat

  • Swipe up or down to view the “Apps”.
  • Touch ˊSettingsˋ.
  • Scroll to and touch “General management”.
  • Touch ˊResetˋ.
  • Touch “Factory data reset”.
  • Read the warning, then scroll to and touch ˊRESETˋ.
  • If you’re prompted for screen lock credentials, enter your PIN/password/pattern and touch ‘NEXTʼ.
  • Touch ‘DELETE ALLʼ.
  • The Galaxy A3 (2017) will reset and reboot.


The Galaxy A3 (2017) fits all the benchmarks of a premium smartphone for a mid-range price tag. The powerful configuration, amazing cameras, large internal memory and great battery backup makes it a device you simply cannot ignore.

I hope that this article will help you in solving any of the problems you might be facing with the smartphone. Check out some tips and tricks such as how to flash Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017).