Hard Reset or Factory Reset on Android Phone: Now this is not any new thing that most of us try and fix our everyday and near about half of the crucial problems by simply toggling your device on and off. And trust me, this works for almost every time with me. I am quite sure that’s the case with many of you as well.
However, not all times is this method reliable. When your phone freezes or goes blank and does not respond in anyway, it really turns out to be an annoying act. And for those situations, comes another option for us, to Hard Reset or what we also call as Factory Reset. And that is what we will be discussing today. How you can Perform a hard reset or factory reset on Android Phone.
In this article, you will come across two different methods to reset your Android Phone. However, before that let us first know some basic concepts regarding what Factory Reset actually means.
What is Hard Reset or Factory Reset?
A Hard Reset or an act what we also call by the names- Master Reset or Factory Reset simply means bringing back a device to that state in which it was left from the factory. Whatever mess the user has created since the time he started using the phone, all of the settings, installed and used applications, all of them are eradicated.
You can restore every single device to its factory settings. For every of that device is a different way to perform the factory reset. For the convenience of users, Android has a special feature called Factory Reset in it. You will find it in the settings menu. This feature erases all the data, files, installed applications and all the data associated with it.
At times, when restarting your phone brings you no results, you can rely on this way to make your phone act up completely. By a factory reset, you will be able to restore your device to its factory settings. The process is of hard resetting is not as hard as it may sound to you.
However, sometimes, your phone just hangs up or goes blank out of the blue and you cannot reach the settings menu of your phone to tap on the Factory Reset option. At such times when you do not have any control of your device then you will have to reset your device in Recovery Mode.
Before getting into the actual Procedure of performing Factory Reset do have a look at the disclaimer and note given below.Note:
How to Hard Reset or Factory Reset on Android Phone
You can perform a hard reset or factory reset on Android Phone by two methods. One obviously being via the Recovery mode and the other through the settings menu.
Method 1: How to Hard Reset on Android Phone via Recovery Mode
At times when you cannot get an access to the Setting Menu of your Android Phone due to frozen screen or the hanged phone, you can still factory reset your device by simply entering into the Recovery Mode. All this step would require is hitting the right button at the appropriate time.
Just like I mentioned before, it would be better if you back up the data of your Android Phone first since the process removes all of the data from the internal storage of your device.
Step 1. To begin with, switch your Android Phone Off.
Step 2. Now, you will have to enter the Recovery Mode so as to Hard Reset your Android Phone via it.
For this purpose, all you have to do is hold the Volume Down button of your Android Phone and then, along with it, also hold the Power Button until the Phone turns On.
Step 3. You will now come across the word, Start. At this point, you will have to Press Volume Down until the Recovery Mode is highlighted on your Device.
Step 4. Then, press the Power Button to enter the Recovery Mode. If you were successful in entering the Recovery mode, you will then see an Android Robot on the screen.
Step 5. Now that you have entered the Recovery Mode, press and hold down the Power Button simultaneously with the Volume Up Button and then Let go of the Power Button.
Step 6. Until the Wipe Data or Factory Reset is highlighted on the screen, press the Volume Down Button. To select the option of Wiping data, press the Power Button.
Step 7. Now that you have selected the option by pressing the Power Button, Again press the Power Button to select the option to Reboot System Now.
Step 8. You can now restore the data of your Android Phone.
The above procedure proves to be really helpful when you do not have access to your device anymore since it has gone blank suddenly. Just in case you find the above method quite intricate, you can shift to this another one if you still can have access to your Android Phone and it has not yet frozen.
Method 2: How to Factory Reset on Android Phone through Settings Menu
Let me bring it to your attention that performing a factory reset through settings menu will eradicate all the data from your Android Phone of its internal storage. As said earlier, make sure to perform a back up of all of your data on the Phone.
Step 1. As the subtitle may have made itself clear, From the settings menu you can factory reset your device. For this purpose, go to the settings menu of Android Phone.
Step 2. Over there, scrolling down the screen, you will see the Backup And Reset Option. Tap on the Factory Data Reset and Reset Phone.
Step 3. You will now be asked to enter the Passcode and then to Erase Everything.
Step 4. Now that you have selected the above options, select the option to reboot your phone.
Step 5. You can now restore the data of your device.
I hope you all guys found this article useful in performing the Factory Reset or what we can call as Hard Reset on Android Phone. If you have come across any difficulties throughout the process or if you want to ask any questions, do feel free to let us know in the comment section below. We will be glad to help you.
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