Factory Reset Your Android Smartphone

Factory Reset Android device
Factory Reset Android device

Do you know how to factory reset your Android device? Has your mobile device or tablet stopped responding or suddenly frozen? But sometimes, rebooting or restarting your Smartphone should solve the problem. However, in some more occasions, you have to resort to a factory reset. This process should be done before going to selling your Smartphone device to a new buyer or person. In this post, you will learn how to do both a hard and a soft reset of your Android Smartphone device.

How to Factory Reset an Android phone 

You will learn in this post how to restart your Android Smartphone or Tablet mean of factory reset mean. What does it mean of a factory reset? How to do a factory reset your Android phone from the settings menu. And how to factory reset Android in recovery mode.

How to Restart Your Android Smartphone

The users of the android devices sometimes face that their Smartphone hang or freeze up for no visible reason. While it is disgusting and annoying, it can generally be solved quickly and simply by rebooting or restarting or doing a soft reset of your Smartphone device.  These will refresh your phone to start with new and in theory, all your apps, photos, and settings should be left intact. Let’s show you how to do it in the following steps:

  1. If your Smartphone suddenly hand or freezes up for no reason
  2. Then simply press and hold down its power button for 30 sec
  3. It will restart your phone itself or maybe popup three option of Restart, Shutdown, & Screenshot
  4. Tap on the Restart option

The above way is just soft resetting for your Android phone that simple! Yet, if sometimes smartphones can having problems more than one time so it might be required to do a factory reset – it is an extreme measure that will remove out all your phone data but will usually fix more stubborn problems.

How to Factory Reset Your Android Smartphone

If the above way of restarting your smartphone does not fix your device and your phone is still frozen or hang for no reason, you might want to try a factory reset. This process will restore your mobile device to its manufacturer’s original settings. This will remove all your device apps. However, you do not worry about your smartphone being rolled back to an earlier or old version of the Android operating system (OS) Your phone doesn’t keep an original image of the OS- once updated, Once you updated. You are unable to revert to an older version.

This process is also called sometimes referred to as doing a hard reset or as formatting. However, hard resetting your Android phone is not actually that hard or difficult. The fastest and most painless method to do a factory reset via the Android Settings menu. It that is not possible, you can also reset in Recovery Mode. To do this you need to follow guidelines for both.

Factory reset your Android phone from the Settings menu

Warning: This method will remove or erase entire data from your smartphone device’s internal storage, including personal documents or files like videos and photos. Make sure that you back up all your phone’s data beforehand. But the most general one is the first ways for all android phones to factory reset.

First Way: Factory Reset Your Android Phone From the Settings Menu

This way is to commons for all android devices to factory reset from the settings menu in the following steps:

  1. Tap on the Settings icon of your Android home screen
  2. Find Backup & Reset option in the settings menu
  3. Now tap on the Factory Data Reset and Reset Phone option
  4. You will ask to Enter your password and then tap to Erase everything
  5. When that is finish, tap the option to reboot or restart your phone
  6. After that, you can restore your phone’s data

Second Way: Factory Reset On Google Pixels and Other Android Devices

Let’s show another way to know how to find a Factory reset option on Google Pixels and some other stock Android phones:

  1. Tap on the Settings icon on your Mobile screen
  2. Scroll down to find the System option and tap it
  3. Then find and tap on Reset options
  4. Tap on the Erase all data (Factory Reset) option under reset options
  5. Here you will see a list of data that will be removed or erased, along with signed-in accounts
  6. Then tap the Reset phone button at the bottom
  7. Finally, select the Delete all data.
How to Factory Reset Your Phone
How to Factory Reset Your Phone

Third Way: Factory Reset on Samsung Smartphones

If you have a Samsung phone then the ways are slightly varied from the above first and second ways. Here are the steps to know how you can factory reset a Samsung Smartphone:

  1. First Go to your phone Settings
  2. Tap the General Management option
  3. Then tap on the Reset option at the bottom of the screen
  4. You will view the list of Three options – Reset network, Reset Settings, and Factory data reset
  5. Select the Factory Reset option. then you will see a complete list of apps, accounts, etc. which will be deleted or erased from your Smartphone
  6. If you want to do then go down and tap the Reset option
Factory Reset on Samsung Smartphones
Factory Reset on Samsung Smartphones

Reset Settings or Reset Network

You must keep in mind, however, that if you are facing minor problems, the Reset network or Reset settings might be the best options.

The first way will back to default settings for the entire system and manufacturer applications, except the language, account, and security. However, personal data and settings of downloaded applications will not be affected.

The Reset network settings option will reset complete settings for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and mobile data. I will advise you to have your Wi-Fi password written down or saved somewhere else before going to start this process.

Lastly, if you are still unable or hard to find the factory reset option on your Smartphone, just tap in the search bar and type the factory reset option to search it.

How to Factory Reset Android in Recovery Mode

If you are unable to access your mobile Settings menu due to messed up. There is still way and hope to factory reset in your phone in Recovery mode while using just the button of your Smartphone.

Back up your Smartphone’s data first if possible. This process will erase or remove entire data from your mobile’s internal storage. Here are these instructions to follow:

  1. First press and hold the power button to turn off your phone
  2. Now press and hold the Volume down button, and while doing so, also press and hold the Power button until the Smartphone Turns on
  3. The word Start will appear to you then press the Volume down button until Recovery mode is highlighted
  4. Then press the Power button to begin recovery mode. You should view an Android robot now
  5. When you enter in Recovery Mode, then press and hold the Power button, and while doing so, press the Volume up button once, then let go of the Power button
  6. Now press Volume down button until Factory reset/Wipe data is highlighted
  7. Then press the Power button to select it
  8. When that’s the process done, press the Power button to tap the Reboot system now.
  9. Then, you will able to restore your phone’s data
How to Factory Reset Android in Recovery Mode
How to Factory Reset Android in Recovery Mode

How to factory reset via recovery mode on a Samsung phone

  1. Turn it Off your Phone
  2. Press and hold the Power and Volume up button at the same time. You will see the Same Logo followed by an Installing system update screen
  3. After a few seconds, you should view a No command message flashing on your screen. Just wait for 10 to 15 sec at this screen and the phone will into recovery mode
  4. Now press the Volume button to scroll down through the menu and the button to make a selection
  5. Highlight Wipe data/factory reset
  6. Select by Press the Power button
  7. Highlight and select Yes to confirm the reset
  8. When the reset process is complete, you will return back to the same recovery mode menu.
  9. Press the Power button to select Reboot system now

FAQ-Frequently Ask Questions of Factory Reset an Android Phone

Here are some of the Frequently asked questions by different people regarding a soft reset and hard reset of a Factory reset of an Android phone, tablet or Samsung phones.

How to Factory Reset Android phone When locked

To Factory reset the android phone or android smartphone when locked or Locked out of device? Forgot password / PIN? then hold the Power Button and Press the Volume Button (left the Power button when the Android Recovery menu appears) Using the Volume Up & Down Buttons, scroll to Wipe data/factory reset. Press the Power Button to select Wipe data/factory reset. Then using the Volume Up and Down Buttons, go to highlight Yes option.

Factory reset android phone from computer

To reset the android phone from a computer with hard reset using PC software and hard reset android phone with Android device Manager. Here are these steps to follow.

Step to Hare Reset Android Smartphone with Android Device Manager

  1. Open Your Computer then go to the Android Device Manager website
  2. Sign in to your Google account
  3. Select the Device you like to hard reset
  4. The selected Android phone will get a notification (Meanwhile, on the ADM, you will see the location of the phone device if the location service is enabled or turned on)
  5. Click the Erase option
  6. Select the Erase to permanently delete the user data and settings of your Android Smartphone

How to Factory Reset My Phone

You can erase or remove data from your android phone device by resetting it to factory settings. The resetting process of this phone is also known a hard reset or formatting. You can read the above all methods related to a hard reset or soft reset of your phone.

How to Factory Reset Android Tablet

To Factory reset the android tablet or phone by hold the Power Button and Press the Volume Button (left the Power button when the Android Recovery menu appears). Using the Volume Up & Down Buttons, scroll to Wipe data/factory reset. Press the Power Button to select Wipe data/factory reset. Then using the Volume Up and Down Buttons, go to highlight Yes option.

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