Performing a Normal (Soft) Reset on a Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 (i8160)

A normal reset is sometimes called a soft reset. A normal reset stops all running applications but does not erase any programs or saved data.

Caution be sure to save any unsaved data before performing a normal reset since a normal reset erases all unsaved data.

  • Press and hold the Power Button for 11-13 seconds.
  • The phone will turn itself off.

Performing a Full (Hard) Reset on a Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 (i8160)

A full reset is sometimes called a hard reset. Perform a full reset when you want to clear all settings, programs and data from RAM (Random Access Memory).

Caution if you perform a full reset, your Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 (i8160) returns to its default settings and looses all information that is not recorded in ROM (Read Only Memory) including Contacts, Messages etc..

Note: It is recommended you back up all data you want to keep before continuing.

Via Settings:

  • From the Home Screen tap Applications.
  • Tap Settings then Privacy.
  • Under Personal data, tap Factory data reset then Reset phone.
  • Confirm with Erase everything.
  • Your phone will shut down and restore to factory settings.


Page last modified on February 11, 2013, at 02:40 PM