How to Hard Factory Reset a Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

By | June 25, 2022


If you are having issues with your Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 running slow, freezing, won’t turn on or you can’t remember your password then a hard reset may fix your problem.

If you are wanting to trade, sell or give your watch away, you will want to wipe it clean with a factory reset so none of your information such as pictures, payment information, emails, text messages, and phone numbers can be viewed by the new owner of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3.

Make sure you have saved or backed up all your important data, resetting your smartwatch to factory settings will permanently erase all user data. It is recommended you save all files and data every day using autosave in case of situations in which you need to factory reset or lose your watch.

If you need assistance in saving data see, How To Backup Data On A Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 and 4.

There is also a video at the bottom of this post for a video walk-through if needed.

How to Hard Factory Reset a Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

  1. Press and hold the back and home button at the same time
  2. Continue to hold till you see the rebooting screen and release
  3. Use the home button by pressing it, and select Recovery
  4. Press and hold the home button to confirm
  5. Release once the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 appears
  6. Resetting will appear
  7. Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 will appear and you are done

Summary
Factory Resetting a Galaxy Watch 3 is quick and easy to do.

Resetting the smartwatch will erase all the settings and have it back in the same state as when first bought.

This is a good option when selling the watch or giving it away.

It is also can be helpful when the watch has errors and can help solve some issues.

Have you had to force a factory reset a Galaxy Watch 3? Let us know your thoughts below.

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