Today in this article I have come up with a guide on How to Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy M12 & Unlock.
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The hard reset steps are very simple and straightforward with which you can easily reset your Samsung Galaxy M12.
Also, if you have forgotten the pattern lock or password of your Samsung M12, then don’t worry, I have given below two unlock methods by which you can unlock your phone, all you have to do is follow the complete guide.
What Is Reset?
Factory reset deletes all stored data on your Galaxy M12 and reverts it back to the default system settings. In other words, after doing a factory reset, it returns the device as if you boot your device for the first time.
It will clear whatever data is stored on your Galaxy M12 like contacts, photos, apps, videos, your application cache data.
Don’t worry, this won’t remove the device’s operating system (iOS, Android), but will return apps and settings to their original set.
Also, since resetting doesn’t harm your Galaxy device, you should do it at least once every six months.
Why would you want to reset your device?
The most common reason would be if you want to give away or sell your device to someone else.
Because you would absolutely not want any of your personal information to remain on the device.
Other reasons include:
- To clear your phone’s memory space.
- Fix a device slowing down or hanging issue.
- To fix phone constantly freezing issue.
- Speed up the performance of your phone.
Benefits of Resetting Samsung Galaxy M12
By resetting your Samsung Galaxy M12, all junk files are deleted from your phone, and your Galaxy M12 is fully cleaned, so it does not even hang and work well.
Also, nowadays a lot of pop up ads are coming in the phone due to some virus. If you reset your phone, then you can get rid of unnecessary popup ads.
Using this method, your Galaxy M12 will be completely clean and like new condition, as well as all your settings will be back to default.
Demerits of Resetting Samsung Galaxy M12
If you reset your Galaxy M12, you will lose all your data (contacts, images, videos, installed applications). So before resetting your phone, you must keep the backup of your phone so that you can recover all your data later.
Before you reset your phone:
- The reset process requires a minimum of 50% battery, so fully charge your Samsung M12, if your phone battery is low and you will perform the reset process then you may get stuck in the middle of this reset process.
- Make sure to Take Complete Backup of your Android Phone.
We have a guide on how to back up your android phone: How to Take Complete Backup Of Android Phone?
Some Key Specs of Samsung Galaxy M12
Before proceeding to the post, let’s go through some of the key specifications of the Samsung Galaxy M12:
Three Easy Methods to Hard Reset (Factory Reset) Samsung Galaxy M12
In this guide, I have shown you three easy ways to successfully hard reset the Samsung Galaxy M12. The reason behind sharing the three methods is that if one method fails you will have two more options to try.
Method 1: Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy M12 Using Settings Menu
The easiest way to reset the Samsung Galaxy M12 is through the Settings menu. If you can access the phone content, you can perform a factory reset process using your device factory data reset menu.
To perform this process you will need to follow all the steps below so that you can easily store your phone Reset through the Settings menu.
- First, open the Settings Menu
- Then tap on General Management menu
- After selecting the appropriate options in the menu, tap Reset
- Now click on Factory Data Reset
- You will get a Reset Option again, you have to click on it, after that your screen lock will have to be verified.
- Then click on Delete All
- That’s it 🙂
- Your Galaxy M12 has been successfully factory reset.
After the factory reset process is complete, your Galaxy M12 will automatically restart and the first opening may be slightly longer than normal. When you come to the setup screen, you can log in to the Google account and skip the setup process.
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Method 2: Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy M12 Using Recovery Mode
The second way to reset the Samsung Galaxy M12 is through recovery mode. If you cannot access your phone contents and if you have forgotten pattern lock or screen lock, then you can reset your Galaxy M12 from the physical button and unlock your phone through recovery mode.
To do this process you have to follow all the steps given below so that you can easily reset your Samsung M12 through the recovery mode.
- First of all turn off the phone, to do this on your Galaxy M12 press and hold the Power button.
- Then when the phone is completely off, press Volume Up + Power buttons together for a few moments, and keep them pressed until you see the Samsung logo.
- Once you have entered into recovery mode, follow the bellow steps.
- Go to the Wipe Data/Factory Reset option via the Volume Down button and click the Power Button to confirm it.
- Now choose the factory data reset option from the menu and click on the power button.
- Then process is over, Go to Reboot System Now and confirm the press by the Power Button.
- That’s It 🙂
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Method 3: Reset Samsung Galaxy M12 using Google Find My Device
- First of all visit the Google Find My Device official website.
- Then Sign in with your Google account.
- Now you will get some options like Play Sound, Secure device & Erase device.
- You have to click on Erase device from those options.
- Then finally, Tap on the Erase Device option.
- That’s It 🙂
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After the factory reset process is complete, your Samsung Galaxy M12 will automatically restart and the first opening may be slightly longer than normal.
When you come to the setup screen, you can log in to the Google account and skip the setup process.
Two Easy Ways to Unlock Samsung Galaxy M12
In case you forgot the password or pattern lock of your Samsung Galaxy M12? So you can follow some of the methods mentioned below.
I have given two methods to unlock Samsung Galaxy M12, it depends on you which method you choose.
Method 1: Unlock Samsung Galaxy M12 with Answering Security Questions
This method can help you if you want to reset your passwords without losing your data, and it will be possible if you have set up a security question under the Google account security.
- After several unsuccessful attempts, you will get the option of Forgot Pattern and Forgot PIN/Password on your phone, Click on it.
- Then tap on the ”Answer Questions” option.
- Now, enter the answers to the security questions according to you.
- If the answer you entered is correct, then your Samsung Galaxy M12 will be unlocked.
- Next, You will then be asked YES or NO whether you want to create a new PIN, password or pattern lock password for your Samsung Galaxy M12.
- Select Yes option to create a new password or pattern lock for your device.
- That’s It 🙂
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Method 2: Unlock Samsung Galaxy M12 using your Google account
- After several unsuccessful attempts, you will get the option of Forgot Pattern and Forgot PIN/Password on your Galaxy M12.
- Now, login to your Google Account by entering the details like your Username/Password.
- Next, click on the Sign-in button.
- That’s It 🙂 Your Samsung M12 will be unlocked.
How do I put my Samsung M12 in recovery mode?
To enter Recovery Mode you have to press and hold Volume Up + Power key for 10 to 15 seconds, then release Power key once Samsung logo appears, this will allow you to boot into Recovery Mode.
That’s It 🙂
Does hard reset delete photos?
Yes, all your photos will be deleted, so make sure to back up all your important data before resetting.
How do I soft reset my Samsung Galaxy M12?
Firstly, hold down the Power and Volume Down buttons together for 7 seconds until the Samsung logo appears, then release and let the phone restart.
Does hard reset remove all data?
Yes, all your data will be deleted, so make sure to back up all your important data before resetting.
How do I unlock my Samsung M12 phone if I forgot the pattern?
If you have forgotten the pattern lock or password of your Samsung Galaxy M12 then you have only one option, that is to do a hard reset with recovery mode.
What is the benefit of hard reset?
There are many benefits of doing a hard reset, but let me tell you one advantage here, the rest of the benefits you can find out from the above guide:
If your phone has some bugs or issues that you can’t find, resetting may fix it.
So, I have shown you the complete guide on How to Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy M12 & Unlock.
I hope you find this article useful and you are able to Reset your phone as well as unlock your Galaxy M12.
Tell me 🙂 which method would you like to try first?
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