When your Android device gets screwed up, when it no longer behaves the way it should, when there is no way out, you are ultimately left with just one option to turn your Android smartphone back to normal. FACTORY RESET.
Sometimes also called as Hard Reset, Factory Reset basically wipes out all the data from your smartphone in just a snap of your fingers. (A very poor reference to the Avengers: Infinity War.)
Well, not exactly in just a snap of your fingers, but yes, it lets you delete all of your files, all of your data, apps, images, videos and everything by just tapping a button.
Factory resetting the phone is the ultimate solution to most of the issues related to your Android smartphone.
Whether you want to fix a problem or just want to start afresh with your device, factory resetting your smartphone is the way to go.
So, here is a guide which will tell you how to factory reset Android smartphone of yours.
Factory resetting wipes all of your data. Therefore it is necessary to take a full backup of your Android device before proceeding.
In case of most of the Android smartphones, the method to factory reset is all the same to a certain extent.
Step 1: First of all, you need to go to the Settings menu of your device.
Step 2: Find and tap on an option which says ‘Backup & Reset’. Generally found somewhere at the bottom of the Settings menu.
Step 3: Tap on Factory data reset, then tap on RESET PHONE.
And that’s pretty much it.
The above easy steps will get the job done in most of the devices. In case it doesn’t, then you can take a look at your particular OEM’s method to factory reset from below.
How to factory reset a Samsung device?
Step 1: Dive into your device’s Settings. Tap on General Management.
Step 2: Tap on Reset.
Step 3: Tap on Factory data reset. Finally, tap on RESET.
How to factory reset a Xiaomi device?
Step 1: Hop into your device’s Settings.
Step 2: Scroll down till you find ‘Additional Settings’. Tap on it.
Step 3: Tap on ‘Backup & Reset’ found at the bottom of the menu.
Step 4: Tap on Factory data reset and then tap on Reset phone.
How to factory reset a OnePlus device?
Step 1: Jump into the Settings menu of your device.
Step 2: Tap on the Backup & reset option at the bottom of the menu. Tap on Factory data reset.
Step 3: Tap on RESET PHONE.
How to factory reset a Lenovo device?
Step 1: Go into your Lenovo device’s Settings.
Step 2: Next, tap on the Backup & reset. On the next menu, tap on Factory data reset.
Step 3: Tap on Reset phone.
How to factory reset a Motorola device or a device running on Stock Android?
Step 1: Head over to the Settings menu of your device.
Step 2: Locate and tap on Backup & reset option. Tap on Factory data reset on the next menu.
Step 3: Tap on RESET PHONE.
So, above were the methods of factory resetting in some of the popular OEMs. In case your smartphone’s OEM was not covered in the article, do let me know in the comments section below and I will add it to the list.
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