Restoring your Android to Factory settings: HOW TO

It is almost inevitable that once in one’s life, the need to factory reset his device pops up. This could be in the circumstance where you need to sell it or possibly it has got some thick issues and you want to cleanse its wholly and start afresh. Big news it takes only some few minutes to factory reset your Android.

Restoring your Android to Factory settings: HOW TO

Restoring your Android to Factory settings: HOW TO

How to Factory Reset Your Device From the OS

In the chase where your phone is not completely down yet and it is yet possible to get within reach of your Settings menu, you could factory reset it from there. There is no major difference in the procedure across manufacturers of Android; just that sometimes, the word may connote different meanings across different phones.

So we have established that the first go-to place is your Settings menu. On very recent smartphones, it is possible to reach this by dragging simply down the notification shade after which you could hit the little cog-shaped icon in the upper right. Moving over to stock Android devices, you have the option of pulling the shade down twice. The first one is to get within reach of the notification panel, and then the second one is to display the Quick Settings area.

Restoring your Android to Factory settings: HOW TO

Restoring your Android to Factory settings: HOW TO

So now when you have gotten to the In the Settings menu, just scroll down to the “Backup and reset” option and click it.

Restoring your Android to Factory settings: HOW TO

Restoring your Android to Factory settings: HOW TO

To enter the Reset menu, simply click the “Factory data reset” option

Restoring your Android to Factory settings: HOW TO

Restoring your Android to Factory settings: HOW TO

After tapping that option , a warning will pop up notifying you that this particular action will clear off all data which were stored on the phone’s internal storage. So if you are sure to reset your Android, click on the “Reset phone” button, this action will demand you to input your security PIN, or password which could be a pattern you have enabled.

Restoring your Android to Factory settings: HOW TO

Restoring your Android to Factory settings: HOW TO

To be fully aware of the aftermath, it will again show you a warning the last time reminding you of the consequent deletion of every data you have on your phone. Now finish the whole process by tapping the “Erase Everything” button.

Restoring your Android to Factory settings: HOW TO

Restoring your Android to Factory settings: HOW TO

Immediately, the phone will reboot showing up the “erasing” animation. The phone will reboot itself a final time after a little interval, prompting you to walk through the set up process.

Mind you, factory resetting your device has the capacity to completely clear off the internal storage, yet it is possible to exclude the SD card from the exercise. Worth noting is that this process may be different across different devices but then should you nurse plans of selling your smartphone, it is advised that you format it fully on a computer first or fully take off the SD card.


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