You have forgotten the password, pin or pattern to open your Samsung Galaxy A52 Android phone, or any other model of Samsung phone. And you have tried all combinations of password you can remember, but still cannot open your phone. The last resort is to reset your phone to factory default. This will however wipe all the data on your phone, and reset everything on it as if it is a new phone.
The method described here is for resetting a Samsung Galaxy A52 phone to Factory Default, using the specific buttons layout on the phone. The method can also work for other Samsung phone models, but a different combinations of shutdown buttons specific to the model need to be used.
Turn off the Galaxy A52 Phone and go to Recovery Options
- Connect the phone with a supported USB-C cable to a laptop. This step works for most people.
- Press and hold Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time for about 10 seconds, until the screen goes blank.
- Still pressing the Power button, release the Volume Down button, and immediately press and hold the Volume UP button.
- Keep pressing and holding the Power and Volume Up buttons until the Samsung logo comes up. Release the Volume Up and Power buttons at the same time
- Wait until the screen goes into the Android Recovery mode Options.
Wipe and Reset your Galaxy A52 Phone to Factory Default
- Use the Volume Down button to move the blue highlight to the Option Wipe Data/Factory Reset (the 5th option down on most devices)
- Press the Power button to select the Wipe Data/Factory Reset option
- Use the Volume Down button to highlight the Factory data reset, and the Power button to select Factory data reset
- Use the Power button to select the Reboot System Now option
- Your phone will reboot to the Android System screen, then to the SAMSUNG Galaxy logo
- The reboot will take a few minutes
- After the reboot, your phone will display as if it is a new phone.
If you get a message that the USB-C cable you are using to connect your Samsung Galaxy A52 to your laptop is nor support, use enable good cable that does not show a warning message. In the tests I have done, when you get a warning about the cable you are using, the phone will not go into recovery mode.
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