Factory reset literally means to bring the phone back to its default settings and you will be required to set up your Galaxy Note 5 again after everything has been cleared. It is also one of the most important procedures you should learn as it can fix almost all problems caused by the firmware (including apps) or hardware.
If you just want to delete your personal information and other data, this is the procedure you need to use. However, if you are trying to fix a firmware-related problem, then you need to do the Master Reset as it also reformats the data partition where all system files are saved.
This is how you do the Factory Reset via the Settings menu…
- From the Home screen of your Note 5, tap the Apps icon.
- Find and tap the Settings app to open it.
- Scroll to the 'USER AND BACKUP' section and then touch Backup and reset.
- At this juncture, you have two options: Automatic restore and Back up my data. Choose one if necessary.
- To continue with the reset, touch Factory data reset.
- Tap Reset device.
- In case you turned one screen lock, enter your password or PIN.
- Touch continue.
- Tap Delete all to confirm the reset.
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