How To Reset Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Hard, Factory and Remotely Reset

You can regularly restore your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to factory settings for troubleshooting some crashed and issues, or to wipe out your personal data from phone, or to boost the performance. Here’s how to factory reset your Galaxy Note 8.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes with an Octa-Core processor that clocks up to 2.3 GHz speed. It is seated upon the Exynos 9 Octa 8895 chipset and assisted by ARM Mali-G71MP20. Along with 6GB RAM, the device offers smooth gaming and multitasking. For the power backup, the device has Li-ion battery of 3300 mAh capacity.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 flaunts an amazing bezel-less display having a screen resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels along with a pixel density of 522 PPI. It has a 18:9 aspect ratio. The device presents a beautiful look with a diamond-cut design.

For the camera, it has 12.2MP + 12MP rear lens f/1.8 aperture and super nightscape mode. It also has scene recognition, Chroma boost and AI-powered engine. The front camera comes with an 8MP lens.

Sometimes the phone behaves irregularly due to malware and this annoys the user so by factory resetting, all the malware, and viruses present in the device will be removed. Factory reset is always a last resort and will only be used when the phone is causing serious problems, want to boost up the performance, planning to sell the phone.

Unlock Screen Pin / Pattern / Password Samsung Note 8

If you’ve forgotten or lost your screen lock pin, pattern, password, and fingerprint, you have up to 5 attempts to try and unlock your Samsung Galaxy Note 8. 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.

With both of the following options however, the device needs to be turned on, and it needs some kind of network connection; whether it’s connected to a Wi-Fi network or mobile data.

Unlock Screen via Google Find My Device

  • Visit Find My Device and then log in with your Google Account and password.
  • Choose the Galaxy Note 8 from the top left hand corner of the menu.
  • Choose the ˊErase Dataˋ option from the action menu.
  • Select “Erase Device” to confirm.
  • Enter your Google Account password to reset the phone.

Unlock Screen use Samsung Find My Mobile

  • Visit and then sign in with your Samsung Account ID and password.
  • Select the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 from the menu on the left.
  • Select the ˊErase Deviceˋ option from below the device information.
  • Select the ˊEraseˋ button on the popup.
  • Enter your Samsung Account password to confirm and send the task to your phone.

Hard Reset Samsung Note 8

If your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 boots loops or gets stuck on the logo, see the instructions for resetting your phone from the Android system recovery menu.

Step 1 – Shut down your Samsung Note 8 completely by pressing the Power button. If your phone stuck in a boot loop, you can wait for the battery to drain and try resetting these steps after charging it again

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

Step 3 – Once the Samsung Note 8 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 Samsung Note 8, which will also clear the dalvik cache.

Factory Reset Samsung Note 8 via Settings

Android Nougat

  • Swipe up or down to view the ˊAppsˋ.
  • Touch ‘Settingsʼ.
  • Scroll to and touch ˊGeneral managementˋ.
  • Touch “Reset”.
  • Touch ‘Factory data resetʼ.
  • Read the warning, then scroll to and touch “RESET”.
  • If you’re prompted for screen lock credentials, enter your PIN/password/pattern and touch “NEXT”.
  • Touch ˊDELETE ALLˋ.
  • The Samsung Note 8 will reset and reboot.

[box type=”info” align=”” class=”” width=””]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.[/box]


The Galaxy Note 8 is a premium device that comes with an elegant body and a bezel-less display that compliments the overall look. The processor-RAM combination makes the device good for multitasking as well as for gaming without a lot of lag issues. This includes the outstanding pair of cameras as well. The AI-enabled front camera makes it a selfie expert in the true sense.

If we’ve missed an easy way to reset on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, or you have questions about one of the methods on this list, let us know in the comments below. For other tips and tricks such as bypass factory reset protection on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 which will be coming soon.