How to Reset Android Phone to Default Factory Settings

how to reset android phone to default factory settings

In this TechPosts, you will learn how to Reset Android Phone to default Factory Settings. There are times, when your Smartphone is running slow due to some overloaded apps installed in your phone.

Even after trying some basic troubleshooting solutions such as Rebooting the phone, force close background application, the functionality problem isn’t getting fixed.
In those situations, your last option before handing your phone to Service Centers is to Factory Reset your phone to its Default Settings.

Important points to Remember performing Factory Reset

Before performing the Factory Reset, you should “backup your phone’s data” to your associated Google Account because the Resetting process will “wipe” all your data from the Phone.

If you plan to sell your phone, it is advised to remove your associated google account from the settings before restoring it to Factory Settings.

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Steps to reset your Android Phone from Settings Menu

Step 1: Go to your Phone’s Settings menu, Scroll down and look for Backup & reset and tap it.
Step 2: Tap Factory data reset and then press Reset phone.
Step 3: In the next step, you will be asked to enter your Screen Passcode/Password, if it is enabled. Enter it.
Step 4: Now confirm the process by taping “Erase Everything“.
This will immediately reboot your android phone and restore all your phone data to default Factory settings.

Factory Reset Android Phone via Recovery Mode

This method comes in handy when your Phone doesn’t boot properly or when you have forgotten your Screen Passcode or Password.

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Note: It is highly recommended to backup your data before performing Factory Reset on your Android phone.

  1. Turn off your phone, by holding the Power button.
  2. Now you need to boot your Android phone into Recovery mode. Getting into recovery mode varies from device to device. If the below instructions don’t work for your device, search on google with the name of your phone model and “Recovery mode”.
  3. Now hold the Volume down button and power button until the phone turns on, then release the buttons.
  4. Now you will see the word start and an android robot icon on the screen.
  5. Press the Volume down button to scroll down to Recovery mode.
  6. Now press the Power button to start recovery mode, you will see an Android robot now. 
  7. Now press and hold the Power button, then press the Volume up button and let go of the Power button. 
  8. Use the Volume buttons to select Wipe data/Factory reset, then press the Power button to activate it.
  9. Select Yes-delete all user data using the volume keys and power button.
  10. Your Android phone data will be completely wiped and restored to default Factory Settings.
  11. Now press the Power button to select Reboot System now.

Now your phone will be powered on and restored to default Factory settings. You can restore your deleted data from the backup you created.

Let me know if you get stuck in between any of the above-mentioned steps.

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