Samsung Gear S3 frontier / Gear S3 classic - Factory Data Reset (Powered Off)

A factory data reset may help with a blank or frozen screen, apps crashing or freezing, keypad/touchscreen problems, can't hear, device making noises, can't make or receive calls, and device won't sync.

Caution Performing a factory data reset removes all data from the device. Only perform a reset if absolutely necessary.

Note Notes:

  • An alternate reset method is available if the device can be powered on and is responsive.
  • Read these instructions in their entirety before attempting.

  1. Ensure your watch is powered off.
  2. Press and hold the Power/Home button (located on the right-edge) until 'Rebooting' appears at the bottom of the screen then release.
    Power/Home button
  3. Press the Power/Home button repeatedly until the 'Select REBOOT MODE' screen appers.
    Select REBOOT MODE screen
  4. Select Recovery.
    Note Press the Power button to cycle through options
  5. When 'Recovery' is highlighted as seen in the image above, press and hold the Power/Home button until the device reboots again.
    Note Allow several minutes for the reboot process to complete.
    Note If applicable, set up your device.