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How to Perform Factory Reset on My Android Phone?

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A factory reset is a software restore which allows you to set the phone back to its original system state via wiping all of the private data saved on the device, after that the device’s software will be restored to original manufacturer settings as an brand new one. With it, you can solve serious data corruption issue, remove all old software to speed up the phone, erase all data before selling your phone or give it away. Now let’s start to learn details on how to factory reset android phone.

What to Do before Factory Reset Android?

Since factory reset will erase all of the personal data, it is better to do a backup in case you need to get something back. You can use some cloud, Google driver as backup tool. Or just check how to backup Android to PC and know the details, the latter one is suitable when your got large amount of data.

How to factory reset your Android Smartphone

Factory reset is referred to as formatting or doing a "hard reset". Normally Hard resetting tend to solve the hardware bug thing. For factory reset, actually, you can reset with setting menu or reset in Recovery Mode. See these two instructions.

Factory reset your Android phone from the Settings menu

Note: this process will delete all of your phone internal storage data, like photos, contacts, videos and so on. So think twice before doing or do the backup first.

1. Fin the Settings menu, scroll to find Backup & reset, then tap Factory data reset and Reset phone.
2. You'll be prompted to enter your pass code and then to Erase everything.
3. Once that is done, select the option to reboot your phone.
4. Then, you can restore your phone's data.
 See, it is easy!

 Factory reset Android via Recovery mode   

If can’t access the Setting menu on your phone because of all kinds of phone issues. You can enter Recovery Mode to do this process. 

1. Firstly power off your phone.
2. Hold and press "Power Key" and "Volume+ Key" at the same time. Then Android System Recover interface will show up.
3. Use Volume up / down to move highlight and press power button to select. Select "Wipe data / factory reset".
4. After factory reset is finished, then return to Android System Recover interface and choose "reboot system now".

 How to Factory Restore LG phone via Settings Menu

If you have LG phone, and the phone has crashed, or any of the installed apps freeze/hang, making your device non-functional. Factory reset will also help you to solve this issue. 
The following steps will reset all the system settings barring your personal data such as downloaded apps and saved media files:

1. Go to Apps from Home Screen
2. Then click on Settings
3. Tap Backup and reset option.
4. Choose reset phone
5. Confirm by clicking OK.
This is a quick and easy method to reset your phone without losing personal saved data.

How to Factory reset Samsung in Settings Menu

The factory data reset is a good process to make your device fresh like new. But, before you proceed, you must follow the steps below.
Make sure that the device has at least 70% charge left to sustain the long process of the factory reset.
This process cannot be undone so be very sure before you proceed with hard reset Samsung Galaxy.

The easiest process to factory reset or hard reset Samsung is using its setting menu. When your device is in working stage, you can only use this easy to use option.

Step 1 Open settings menu of your device and then look for “Backup and Reset”
Step 2 Tap on the “Backup & Reset” option.
Step 3 You should now see the “factory data reset” option. Click on this option and then tap on “reset device”
Step 4 when you successfully tap on “Reset device” option, now you can see “erase everything” pop up on your device. Please tap on this to let the Samsung Galaxy reset process start.
This may take a few minutes to completely reset your device. Please refrain from interfering during this process by forcing power off or removing the battery as this may lead to damage your device. After few minutes, all your data will be deleted and you should see a fresh factory restored Samsung device.

How to wipe Samsung completely before selling   

Firstly, please download dr.fone toolkit for Android to your Windows pc and launch the program.

Then connect your Android phone to the computer using the USB cable. Make sure you have enabled USB Debugging mode on your phone.

Then on successful connection, the tool kit automatically pops up and asks you to confirm by tapping on “Erase all Data”.

Once again it will ask you to confirm the process by typing “delete” on selected box and sit back.

After a few minutes the data will be erased completely and the toolkit will prompt you with “Factory Reset” option. Choose this option and you are all done. Now, your Android device is safe to be sold out.

In this article, you’ve learned how to factory reset Android phone, LG and Samsung phone. Factory reset can helps you to delete data and solve other situations, while you need to permanently wipe the phone before selling it, we recommend you to use Android Eraser software.
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