The opening of the Android platform is what makes it so accessible to so many users in general. But from the technical point of view, the ability of millions of applications and services to coexist on a single platform not only makes it great but also a hive of errors and compatibility problems. From time to time, you may end up with the need to unplug your phone and shake things up with a factory reset.
Note: Performing a factory reset on your Android device will completely erase all user data and saved settings. Be sure that you’ve backed up your important data before continuing with the factory reset.
Method 1: Factory Reset using the Settings
- Open the settings application.
- Locate Reset option and tap on it to open it. It could be called ‘Backup and restart’.
- If it is not in the main menu of the settings application, it may be hidden in the ‘Additional configurations’ menu. Search it.
- Find Factory data reset and tap on it.
- Confirm this on the next screen by touching RESET.
- Confirm your action by pressing the Reset button and wait while the process finishes and your device restarts.
Tip: If you can not find the ‘Reset’ option in Settings, you can search for it. It is possible that the location of the rest menu on your Android device is not the same as the one mentioned above. But it’s there, so you can always look for it. To search, open the Settings application and then type reset in the top bar to search. That’s.
Method 2: Factory reset from the Recovery Menu
- Turn off your Android device.
- Now, restart in recovery mode:
- On Samsung devices, press and hold the Volume Down + Bixby + Power buttons together (use the Start button if you do not have the Bixby button).
- However, on most Android devices, it is the Volume Up + On button.
If the above does not help, use Google search.
- When you see a dead screen with an exclamation point, release the Power button when the Android logo appears, but continue pressing Volume Up. If you dropped them both, no problem, hold the button to increase the volume and press the power button. Drop both buttons once you see Android recovery.
- On the Android recovery screen, use the volume down button to navigate down and clear the data reset/factory defaults and press the Power button to select it.
- Choose yes on the next screen to confirm.
- Wait for the data reset to finish.
- When finished, it will return to Android recovery. Choose the Restart the system now option to restart the device.
Method 3: factory reset through ADB
- Download and install the Fastboot program and Minimal ADB on your PC.
- Developer options on your Android device should be enabled by going to Settings – About – Build number and tap 7 times.
- Open the developer options and activate the USB debugging option.
- Plug your device into your PC with a USB cable and open the ADB and Fastboot Minimal terminal window.
- In the terminal window, write the following commands one by one:
adb devices [press enter]
adb shell [press enter]
recovery –wipe_data [press enter]
leave [press enter]
reset reboot adb [press enter]
Your device will now be rebooted and will be in the factory settings forever.