Simple Steps on How to Do Factory Reset on Android Smartphone
Performing a factory reset on an Android smartphone can help to resolve certain issues or simply wipe all personal data from the device.
People may do a factory reset on their smartphones for several reasons which includes:
1. To resolve software issues: If your smartphone is experiencing software problems like frequent crashes, freezes, or slow performance, a factory reset can help. It erases all the data and settings on your phone, removing any potential software conflicts or issues that may have been causing the problem.
2. To prepare for resale: If you plan to sell or give away your smartphone, performing a factory reset is important to protect your privacy. It ensures that all your personal data, including contacts, photos, and messages, are erased from the device.
3. To free up storage space: Over time, smartphones can accumulate a lot of unnecessary data, like temporary files, app caches, and other junk. A factory reset erases all this data, freeing up storage space on your phone and potentially improving performance.
4. To start fresh with a clean slate: Sometimes, people just want to start fresh with a completely clean slate. A factory reset wipes the phone's data and settings, returning it to its original state when it was first purchased.
It's important to note that performing a factory reset will erase all personal data and settings on your phone, so it's important to back up any important data before doing a reset.
The exact steps to perform a factory reset may vary slightly depending on the specific brand and model of your smartphone, but if you read this post to the end, I'll be showing you two ways you can do factory reset; 1 is through Settings and the other option is through Recovery mode.
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How to factory reset android smartphone through Settings:
1. Back up your data: Before performing a factory reset, it's important to back up any important data on your smartphone, such as contacts, photos, and documents. You can use Google's backup and restore feature to back up your data to your Google account.
2. Open the Settings app: On your Android smartphone, open the Settings app. This can usually be found in the app drawer or by swiping down from the top of the screen and tapping the gear icon.
3. Find the "System" or "General Management" or "About phone" option: Depending on your smartphone model, the option to reset your device may be located under the "System" or "General Management" or "About phone" section of the Settings app. Select "Reset" or "Backup & reset".
4. Choose "Factory data reset": Within the "Reset" or "Backup & reset" menu, select the option called "Factory data reset" and then click on "Erase all data"
You may be prompted to enter your device PIN, password, or pattern to proceed.
5. Confirm the reset: You will be asked to confirm that you want to perform a factory reset. Read the warning message carefully, then tap "Reset" or "Erase everything" to initiate the process.
6. Wait for the reset to complete: The factory reset process may take several minutes to complete, during which time your smartphone will reboot and erase all personal data and settings.
Once the factory reset is complete, your smartphone will be restored to its original factory settings. You can then set it up as if it were a new device, or restore your data using the backup you created in step 1.
How to factory data reset an Android phone using Recovery Mode:
1. Make sure the phone is off, Press and hold the Power and Volume Down buttons simultaneously.
2. Continue pressing them until the screen starts.
3. A screen with the word “Start” pointing at the power button, text, and navigation instructions will appear.
4. You can now use the Power button to make selections and the Volume keys to navigate.
5. Hit the Volume Down button until you see Recovery Mode, Press the Power button to select it. The phone will restart and show an Android robot in trouble.
6. Press and hold the Power button, then press the Volume Up button while still holding the Power button.
7. Using the Volume buttons, highlight Wipe data/factory reset.
8. Press the Power button to select the option.
9. Confirm by selecting Factory data reset and let the phone do its thing.
10. Once done, select Reboot system now.
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