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  1. kwitel's Avatar
    My girlfriends S6 just magically reset itself.
    All her info is lost.
    How could this have happened? Is it possible to accidentally hard reset a phone?

    Does Google store all of your apps?

    Any help/advice here is greatly appreciated.
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    05-04-2015 05:24 PM
  2. bembol's Avatar
    IDK what you need to press I think it's Volume Up and Power but possibly. Out of all the phones I've owned the S4 (POS) was the only one that acted like this resetting.

    Apps are stored as long as you were signed in when you downloaded them.

    SHIFT_sixty four s6 edge
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    05-04-2015 05:47 PM
  3. kwitel's Avatar
    IDK what you need to press I think it's Volume Up and Power but possibly. Out of all the phones I've owned the S4 (POS) was the only one that acted like this resetting.

    Apps are stored as long as you were signed in when you downloaded them.

    SHIFT_sixty four s6 edge
    Im amazed this happened.
    Is there any chance any of her contacts were stored somewhere? Shes on Verizon...

    Also, how can we check to see if the apps are in thr Play Store, can I check from a desktop?
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    05-04-2015 05:52 PM
  4. AMDXP's Avatar
    Did she have a pass code on the lock screen? If so it will factory reset after so many failed attempts.
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    05-04-2015 06:27 PM
  5. Crashdamage's Avatar
    Didn't she save her contacts to her Google account (Gmail)?

    Didn't she set:
    Settings > Backup & reset > Backup my data

    She didn't do backups with Helium or MyBackup?

    If not, it's a sad day for her. But her apps should be in the Play store at least.

    Android since v1.0. Linux user since 2001.
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    05-04-2015 06:42 PM
  6. shrpshoot's Avatar
    Same thing happened to me today. I was using my phone without issue. Then pulled it out of my pocket an hour later and it was factory reset.

    Curious if you find out a reason for the reset.
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    05-05-2015 04:53 PM
  7. DSMpowerhousegroup's Avatar
    Interesting. I've pulled my phone out of my holster a couple of times and it was on the recovery screen. Thank goodness the volume button wasn't pushed down to select factory reset and then the home button pushed. My holster was small and tight. My guess is it mysteriously pressed the right combination of buttons while in the tight holster. My case makes the buttons easy to press, because they're raised for easy pressing. Was unable to replicate this issue in my hand other than purposely pressing the exact combination. Bought a larger holster today that won't press buttons. Thought I'd never find one.

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    05-05-2015 06:48 PM
  8. kwitel's Avatar
    Question (as I dont have this phone in front of me): if the screen is off and the user pushes the volume rocker, does that turn the screen on?
    If so, can that be disabled?

    AMDXP she does not use a passcode...she uses the fingerprint reader as her only method to unlock the phone.

    Is it possible the something is triggering the fingerprint reader while its in her handbag...and since each time is considered a "password attempt" that the phone eventually resets after a series of failed attempts?
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    05-05-2015 08:52 PM
  9. DSMpowerhousegroup's Avatar
    Question (as I dont have this phone in front of me): if the screen is off and the user pushes the volume rocker, does that turn the screen on?
    If so, can that be disabled?

    AMDXP she does not use a passcode...she uses the fingerprint reader as her only method to unlock the phone.

    Is it possible the something is triggering the fingerprint reader while its in her handbag...and since each time is considered a "password attempt" that the phone eventually resets after a series of failed attempts?
    I'd thought about this myself.

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    05-05-2015 10:01 PM
  10. dpham00's Avatar
    Question (as I dont have this phone in front of me): if the screen is off and the user pushes the volume rocker, does that turn the screen on?
    If so, can that be disabled?

    AMDXP she does not use a passcode...she uses the fingerprint reader as her only method to unlock the phone.

    Is it possible the something is triggering the fingerprint reader while its in her handbag...and since each time is considered a "password attempt" that the phone eventually resets after a series of failed attempts?
    There is a setting. It can be disabled if you don't want it.

    What the? Phone did a complete reset on its own; all contacts and info lost!-uploadfromtaptalk1430883746182.jpg

    Sent from my Pearly White Verizon Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
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    05-05-2015 10:42 PM
  11. kwitel's Avatar
    There is a setting. It can be disabled if you don't want it.

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    Sent from my Pearly White Verizon Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
    Thanks but I think the bigger problem and what I was asking if it could be disabled, is the volume rocker.
    If the phone didnt keep getting accidentally turned on via the volume rocker, the lock screen wouldnt be an issue.

    Can this be disabled?
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    05-05-2015 11:07 PM
  12. dpham00's Avatar
    Thanks but I think the bigger problem and what I was asking if it could be disabled, is the volume rocker.
    If the phone didnt keep getting accidentally turned on via the volume rocker, the lock screen wouldnt be an issue.

    Can this be disabled?
    Not sure. Volume keys don't turn on my screen

    Sent from my Pearly White Verizon Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
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    05-05-2015 11:26 PM
  13. erasat's Avatar
    There is a setting. It can be disabled if you don't want it.

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    Sent from my Pearly White Verizon Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
    Don't have the last 2 options on that screenshot on my T-Mobile S6 edge, Smart lock can be turned on and off via the Trust Agents on Other Security settings, but not the Auto factory reset one.
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    05-06-2015 08:24 AM
  14. dpham00's Avatar
    Don't have the last 2 options on that screenshot on my T-Mobile S6 edge, Smart lock can be turned on and off via the Trust Agents on Otehr Security settings, but not the Auto factory reset one.
    Mine is on Verizon. Different carriers have different settings.

    Sent from my Pearly White Verizon Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
    05-06-2015 08:27 AM
  15. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Thanks but I think the bigger problem and what I was asking if it could be disabled, is the volume rocker.
    If the phone didnt keep getting accidentally turned on via the volume rocker, the lock screen wouldnt be an issue.

    Can this be disabled?
    Volume key doesn't activate my device.
    Mine is on Verizon. Different carriers have different settings.

    Sent from my Pearly White Verizon Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
    Yeah, same setting I have on Verizon. First thing I disabled cause I have kids. Had a close call with that on my S5
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    05-06-2015 09:53 AM
  16. cbreze's Avatar
    Volume key does not turn on my screen(Verizon), but the home key easily can turn it on while pocketed. I just have the lock screen set so if it is turned on by some sort of pocket press of the home button it will go back off in a few seconds and stay locked. I've modified the(folio style) case a tad to further prevent this from happening.
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    05-06-2015 01:58 PM
  17. Leapoffaaaith's Avatar
    Just had the same experience as the OP, my Girlfriend's Samsung Galaxy s6 phone, while on vacation, in a no service area, with over 500 yet-to-be backed up irreplaceable photos, seemed to spontaneously perform a hard reset while she was placing it in a stupid selfie stick. After reading through the above posts, I want to add what I have found.

    She didn't have any password on the lock screen, so there should not have been any 15 attempts to open.
    Though the volume and the power button may have been pressed while installing it on the selfie stick, the home button was not.

    The firmware version, G920VVRU2AOF1, is presently un-rooted, so the normal ways to root and recover data are not available. PingPong's root system is dependent on Chainfire and they have not rooted this variant. Odin doesn't seem to be able to be used to rollback the firsware version to a root-able one. I also could not get my computers to view the phone as a lettered drive so I could use my usual data recovery tools on it. Verizon Tech support was utterly useless and a waste of time.

    It is beyond unacceptable that Verizon/Samsung could put out a phone with no removable memory that can accidentally perform a hard reset during normal use of phone with no password protection that wipes out all of the irreplaceable data on the phone....with no way to recover it. They can and should do better than that.
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    08-04-2015 02:02 PM
  18. eric moreno's Avatar
    What the hell, same thing happened to me! Woke up this morning and my phone was totally reset. Took the phone verizon, of course they know nothing, they said if it happens again they will swap it out. I love the s6, but now I'm missing the sd card. Good thing I just backed the phone up!
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    08-07-2015 12:14 PM
  19. lseaborn's Avatar
    I also experienced a similar problem. Mine occurred when carrying my phone. Apparently, I caused the fingerprint to lock up my accidently hitting it too many times. Then, the backup password failed to unlock it. It finally went to unlock with Google account. I entered my CORRECT Google sign in and password (checked on a different device just to make sure). As soon as I entered them, the phone flashed up an orange Android figure and the next thing that came up on the Android figure was the term "resetting." I screamed at the phone, but it reset itself. So, no choice but to reset up the phone. However, it would only go to a certain point and said phone is locked because of an "abnormal factory reset" and asked for Samsung Account login. It took several hours on the phone the next day to get everything back together. Then Samsung rep tells me not to use fingerprint scanner to lock my phone. REALLY? That's supposed to be one of the major draws to this phone. I've had several problems with the fingerprint reader. Very disappointed in that aspect of the phone.
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    08-10-2015 12:39 PM
  20. dr_funk24's Avatar
    So, 2 days ago my galaxy s6 edge plus phone turned off and back on in my pocket. When I heard that it was booting up, i pulled it out and it said please enter language....so it did a factory reset on its own...ON ITS OWN. I have verizon and called them, they had heard of this once, mine being the second instance. When i called Samsung directly, they have never, ever heard of a phone doing that, nor with any other phones either. Then i find these forums, where many of us have had a similar experience!! Today my phone has been in a boot mode screen twice when pulling it from my pocket! I will be visiting the store tomorrow to see what my options, if any, are.
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    09-13-2015 06:07 PM
  21. Ben Whetstone's Avatar
    There is a setting. It can be disabled if you don't want it.

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    Thank you! My S6 Edge has done this 6 times. I disabled this setting so hopefully this solves it. It makes perfect sense.
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    10-19-2015 10:05 PM
  22. JTiqui's Avatar
    I have a Galaxy S6 Edge+ and this happened to me twice. I saw the option to disable the automatic reset after too many failed login attempts and did that after the first time. This was a couple of weeks ago. My phone reset again last night. All my apps redownloaded from the Play store and all my contacts were saved, but I had to reconfigure all of my email accounts and rearrange my home screens. Any advice on how to avoid this would be helpful. I had it in my pocket both times and took it out to a screen that asked me to select language. HELP HELP HELP
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    11-11-2015 12:40 PM
  23. Nupe98's Avatar
    I am so glad that I found this site. I just experienced the same thing with my note 5. I set the password feature to finger recognition about two weeks ago. I wish I had research potential issues with using the finger recognition prior to activating that feature. My phone keeps reflecting these words, " To continue, sign in with a Google Account that was previously synced on this device. I enter the email and the password but the phone keeps reverting back to the same message. I called both Google and Samsung and they both informed me that I have to wait 72 hours after the password reset to attempt password login. Both companies said this is a security feature. YEAH RIGHT! If my life depended on this phone, I would be dead right about now. I am the first to say that I think that we are law suit happy in this country. However, after reading all the post on this matter, I can't help but wonder if I should contact a lawyer to see if this is a case for a potential class action lawsuit! It's been 72 hours and I still cannot get pass this step to use my cell phone. The helpdesk is a joke with both Google and Samsung!
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    03-26-2016 09:29 PM
  24. Saige Martin's Avatar
    In response to the previous post my S7 edge did a factory reset after the latest software update and I have been without a phone for 24hours now because it asks for a synced Google e-mail account. When I input all my gmail info including the correct password I get a screen that states I need the owners email. I am the owner. 3 hours on the phone with Verizon and they tell me my password for Gmail is incorrect. Wrong. How do I know this? Because I can log in on my tablet. I hang up on Verizon and call back only to be told this is a known issue and I can have a refurbished phone mailed out in 3 days. No returns. I call BS. This is my work number. I run my own business. Unacceptable.
    04-03-2016 01:42 AM
  25. Rumblee1's Avatar
    What I don't understand is why they want to give you a refurb? You have a 1 year warranty on the NEW phone that you bought. Samsung should replace it with a BRAND NEW ONE. I've got 5 phones with verizon. Luckily I've had no issues. But if I did and they refused to replace with a new device while under warranty, I'd drop them in a heartbeat.

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    04-03-2016 08:22 AM
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