How to Factory/Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy A50

Troubleshooting is something that you can’t miss. Sooner or later you might find your phone suffering from different problems and that might frustrate you. Android smartphones are blessed with multiple maintenance facilities that we can use to fix most of the bugs and issues like a factory reset. In this tutorial, we’ll help you perform a factory reset on Samsung Galaxy A50 to fix common problems, bugs and improve performance.

To perform this action, either we can use the backup and reset facility given under the Settings menu or make use of the recovery mode. Either way, you can factory reset your phone. This action is pretty helpful in many cases, whether you’re facing bugs related to performance and stability, or phone is behaving abnormally, performing a factory could help in fixing these problems.

Also, it comes helpful in case of boot stuck and boot loops problems. Such problems happen right after we update our phone; through official methods or flash custom firmware. It many times happens that users face boot stuck and boot loops problems, where the phone doesn’t load beyond the boot screen/logo. It happens due to cache and system files that are corrupted during the update/upgrade process. And if you’re running out of luck, this could happen without any reason.

If you’re facing too many problems on your Samsung Galaxy A50, then it would be better for you to learn how to factory reset this smartphone. This action will wipe everything that is present within this phone. Whether that is system app, file or cache data, everything is wiped during this process. Therefore, we suggest creating a general backup on your phone. Otherwise, you’re more likely to lose your precious data.

For that intent, you can follow our dedicated guide; how to backup Samsung Galaxy smartphones. If you have any chance to back up your files, then you must do that. Otherwise, once this action is performed, we cannot revert this action. There are many scenarios where you can possibly factory reset your Samsung Galaxy A50 smartphone. Whether it’s something that is lowering overall performance, stability, unusual behavior, random reboots or something that is annoying, you should factory reset your phone.

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During this tutorial, we’ll learn both the methods; factory reset Samsung Galaxy A50, using recovery mode and through the Settings menu. You can select any of these two. If your device is able to boot up, then you can perform this action using the Settings menu. Otherwise, doing it through recovery mode would be more feasible and probably the last shot. Use the following instructions to perform a hard reset on your phone.

How to factory reset/hard reset Samsung Galaxy A50

  1. Open the Settings’ menu on your phone.
  2. Now, tap on the General Management tab.
  3. Now, tap on ‘Reset‘.
  4. Then, tap on ‘Factory data reset
  5. Then, scroll down to the bottom and tap on RESET->DELETE ALL.
  6. Provide your confirmation (if any). It will reset your phone entirely.

Or just open ‘Settings’ on your phone and search for ‘factory data reset’ to locate this option easily.

That’s how we can reset Samsung Galaxy A50 anytime we want. If you’re about to sell your phone or give it someone else, you better remove all of your private data present on it.

Through factory reset, you can instantly remove all of your personal data and it ensures that nobody can misuse that data for any purpose. This method remains almost the same among most of Samsung smartphones.

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This method works till the time your phone is able to boot up normally. If somehow your phone has bricked and doesn’t load the Android firmware, you use the recovery mode to factory reset your phone and that should probably fix the problems your device is facing.

Next, we’ll learn how to factory reset this smartphone leveraging the usefulness of the recovery mode.

How to factory reset Samsung Galaxy A50 using recovery mode

For maintenance purpose, Android smartphones are loaded with the recovery mode. This mode works independently and boots up even Android firmware doesn’t work. So, in case your phone is stuck and doesn’t boot beyond the boot screen/logo, you can still enter into this mode.

The recovery mode serves different options like; factory reset, wipe cache partition, Nandroid backup, update firmware, allows flashing third-party firmware and so on. This mode comes very useful in tough times where you find phone doesn’t boot up or performing very low. We are aware of the fact that over time our smartphones tend to become slower.

That happens because of the cache and clutter files that gather throughout the time. Thus, to restore original performance and stability, you can use the recovery mode and perform ‘wipe cache partition’ action. That removes entire cache files instantly. That improves performance and stability.

Here’s how we can get into the recovery mode on Samsung Galaxy A50 and have factory reset performed on this phone:

  1. Power OFF your phone using the recovery mode.
  2. Now, boot into the recovery mode using this tutorial or below steps:
    1. Press and hold Volume Up and Power buttons at the same time for a few seconds.
    2. Release the buttons once Samsung Logo appears.
    3. If a warning screen appears, press Volume Up button to confirm your action.
    4. Your Galaxy A50 should enter into the recovery mode.
  3. Now, select ‘Wipe data/factory reset’ and perform this action.
  4. Exit this mode the factory reset is performed.

That’s it, now you know how to factory reset Samsung Galaxy A50 irrespective of the condition; whether it boots up or not. This action will debloat your phone completely and turn it into a factory fresh piece.

Right after this action, your phone may take several minutes to boot up and bring the setup screen. There, you would need to enter your Google account details to get started with your phone. Factory reset removes everything stored within the phone and defaults all settings.

That surely leaves no space for bugs or issues to persist right after that. Since this action irreversible, you better perform this action carefully or might end up losing your precious files.

Wrap up

Here are tutorial ends that describe different methods to factory reset Samsung Galaxy A50 to fix minor and major problems. To maintain performance, the factory reset is recommended once in four-five months. That will keep your phone running smoothly all the time. If you’re facing some specific problems on your phone, or factory reset doesn’t work, you can contact us through below comments. We would try our best to help you with the most accurate solution to your problem.


  1. My Samsung A50 moble is not switching on, and I tried volume up, power button holding method, But still not switching on… Please let me know different method.

    1. My phone was totally fine last night. I left it charging because the bat level is totally low. When I woke up this morning it did’nt turn on even after doing the volume up power key. What do I do?

    2. Press volume down and power button at the same time for almost 7 sec and it should turn on showing the battery charge percentage. After that press the power button only for few seconds and your phone should restart.My A50 restarted this way

      1. Why it is happening like this? Can you pls explain.

        I face this same issue 3 times in last week and i some how manage to power on as u said.

        Under warranty, is it necessry to check with service center.

        1. Hi Sudeep, till the time, problem is linked to software part, perform this factory reset should help. Otherwise, it would be better to visit service center.

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