How to Factory Reset Your Android Phone?

Is your device lock with a password or pattern? Is your device working slow or not working properly like crashing apps and other problems?

Here’s the solution all you need about your phone, your phone have the option to be fixed by a factory reset.

What’s Factory Reset?

A factory reset is a master reset which restore your device to its original form by erasing all information in the device. There are two ways to reset your device first you can do it from device if your device isn’t locked with password or pattern, to reset phone from the device: go to Settings>Backup & Reset>Factory Data Reset> Reset Phone>enter your password/pattern>Erase Everything and wait about 1 or 2 minutes to let the device reset and start but if you can’t access to your phone (if it is locked with pattern or password then read the following article.

What’s the difference between the hard reset and soft reset?

Hard reset” is a factory reset or master reset that restore your device to its original form by removing all data stored in the device, you can do it in order to unlock the device, make faster your phone, fix app crashing or other problems and “soft reset” clears memory cache to clean memory and close all application to free up memory or end up device hangups. It can be also done just by restarting your phone, they both soft reset and restarting are the same.

Factory Reset Your Android Phone

Before we start, power off your device completely or take off the battery for some seconds if its stuck and can’t be shut down.

1. Boot the device in recovery mode, press and hold (Home+Power+Volume Up) until the device enters into the recovery mode. Now navigate to wipe data/factory reset by volume down button then press the power button to select wipe data/factory reset, it will take you to another menu.

Note: By factory resetting your phone, it will remove all your phone data stored in it and make sure to have backup your phone before resetting.

If the keys above doesn’t work then make sure that you’re using the right keys for your device. You can find the right keys for your device down here.

  • For Samsung Galaxy S2: Home  + Volume Up + Volume Down
  • For Samsung Galaxy S3: Home  + Volume Up + Volume Down
  • For Samsung Galaxy S4: Home + Power + Volume Up
  • For Samsung Galaxy S5: Home + Power + Volume Up
  • For Samsung Galaxy S6: Home + Power + Volume Up
  • For Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: Home + Power + Volume Up
  • For Nexus 7: Volume Up + Volume Down + Power
  • Motorola Droid X: Home + Power
  • For Devices with Camera buttons: Volume Up + Camera
  • For Acer Tablets: Power + Volume Up
Recovery Mode & Select Wipe data or Factory reset
Recovery Mode

2. Go down to Yes – delete all data) through volume down button then press the power button to select it.

Select Yes
Select Yes

When the reset finishes, just press the home button to reboot your phone and start it.

Setup Your Phone After Resetting

When the phone reboot now start setting up.

  • Click Next on the startup screen.
  • Turn on Wi-Fi than choose a wi-fi network.
  • Read End user license agreement and Samsung terms and conditions then mark it, and tap Yes below and click Next.
  • Sign into your Samsung account or create a new account if you want or tap skip.
  •  Sign into your Google account then click Next.
  •  Click Next to the Google and your location.
  •  Type your full name and click Next.
  •  Create your Dropbox account or Sign in or click Skip.
  •  Manage key features and click Next.
  •  Type a device name and click Finish to start using your phone.

That’s all if you have any question regarding this ask through comments.

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