Sometimes, our phones might start acting crazy. Fortunately, most of the time, a factory reset should fix all the problems. But sometimes, when things get serious, you may have to factory reset it. We are here to tell you how to do that.
We know that sometimes phones freeze up, and we do not understand why. You can solve it by restarting. This process is also known as rebooting your phone. Also, you don’t need to worry about your photos, apps, or documents – all of your stuff will remain intact.
You need to hold down the power button of the phone for about 30 seconds – the phone will restart itself. If your phone keeps having problems, then you might need to do a factory reset. This one will delete all your data, but it should solve the issues.
How to Factory Reset Android Devices
This process will restore your smartphone to its original settings, the ones from the manufacturer. All apps will be deleted, and all files, settings, and all the app updates. But you need to keep in mind that your phone will not go back to an earlier version of the Android OS.
Make sure you do a back up of all your files. Go to Settings, then find Backup & reset. Then, you need to tap the Factory data reset and then Reset the phone. You will have to enter your passcode. After it erases all, tap on the option to reboot your phone.
For some phones, you might have to do it differently. Go to Settings and find the System. Tap on it and then find the Reset option. Tap on Erase all data. You will get a list of all the data which will be erased. At the bottom, you will see the Reset phone option. Tap on it, then select Delete all data.
If you cannot even get access to your Settings menu, you can reset your phone from Recovery mode. You will do so by using the buttons of your phone. Make sure you also do a backup before, because it will erase all data from your phone’s internal storage.
First, you need to turn off your phone, then hold the Volume down button. At the same time, hold the Power button until the phone turns on. You will get the word Start. You should press Volume Down until the Recovery mode is highlighted. Then you need to press the Power button to start the recovery mode. Now you should see an Android robot now.
When you’re in Recovery mode, press and hold the Power button, at the same time, press the Volume up button once, then stop pressing the Power button. Then you need to press Volume down until the factory reset is highlighted, then you need to press the Power button to select it. After this, press the Power button to select the Reboot system now. Now you’re ready to restore your phone’s data.