In this tutorial you will find detailed instructions on how you can reset Galaxy A3 to its original configuration by using factory and hard reset feature.
The Samsung A3 flaunts a large 4.5 inches Super Amoled display with a pixel density of 245 ppi that results in a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. For photography, the smartphone features a dual (8MP) rear camera setup with PDAF and a 5MP front-facing camera for selfie lovers.
The device is powered by ARM Cortex A53 processors embedded on the Snapdragon 410 MSM8916v2 chipset. The processor is paired with 1GB of RAM to ensure that the phone runs smoothly with multiple applications open simultaneously. All the graphical requirements are fulfilled by an Adreno 306 chipset. The smartphone runs on the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system. The Galaxy A3 is backed by a massive 1900 mAh Li-ion battery which keeps the entertainment going for long hours.
Whether you’ve run into technical glitches on your Samsung Galaxy A3, or you’ve sold it and want to make sure the new owner can’t access your data, factory reset is a handy trick to know. This post will show you the steps on how to do that.
What to do before resetting your Android
- Reset will require a minimum battery level of 25%.
- Before you perform a factory reset, be sure to back up your personal data, so you don’t lose it all.
Hard Reset Samsung A3 from Recovery
- Ensure that the Samsung A3 is powered off.
- Press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons at the same time on your Galaxy A3.
- Release the Power button when the Phone vibrates. Continue to hold the Volume + Home buttons until the Android logo appears.
- In recovery use the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons in order to scroll up and down and the Power key to select.
- From recovery, after selecting wipe data factory reset on the hard reset process, choose wipe cache partition.
- Select reboot system now.
Bypass Lock Screen Pin / Pattern / Password Samsung A3
If you’ve forgotten or lost your screen lock pattern, password, fingerprint and pin, you can try hard resetting the Samsung Galaxy A3. 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.
Reset Lock Screen via Google Find My Device
- Open https://www.google.com/android/find and then sign in with your Google Account and password.
- Select the Galaxy A3 from the top left hand corner of the menu.
- Select the “Erase Data” option from the action menu.
- Select “Erase Device” to confirm.
- Enter your Google Account password to reset the phone.
Reset Lock Screen with Samsung Find My Mobile
- Visit Find My Mobile and then sign in with your Samsung Account ID and password.
- Select the Samsung Galaxy A3 from the menu on the left.
- Choose the ‘Erase Deviceʼ option from below the device information.
- Select the “Erase” button on the popup.
- Enter your Samsung Account password to confirm and send the task to your phone.
Factory Reset Samsung A3 from Settings
- Go to the Home screen and choose ˊAppsˋ.
- Choose ‘Settingsʼ.
- Scroll down and touch Backup and reset.
- Choose “RESET DEVICE”.
- Then hit the Erase everything button.
- All data and settings saved on the phone will be deleted.
- The Samsung A3 will automatically reset and reboot.
The Samsung Galaxy A3 is a mid-end smartphone featuring a great display and powerful configuration. It looks stunning with almost non-existent bezels on both the sides. A massive storage capacity makes it a great package for entertainment. The Galaxy A3 is a suitable option for heavy users.
Despite some problems here and there, the Samsung Galaxy A3 is still a great phone. Do you have any problems that you didn’t see above? Leave a comment below, and we’ll troubleshoot the issue with you. For other tips and tricks such as how to screenshot in Samsung Galaxy A3 which will be coming soon.