How to Factory Reset Android Device

Factory reset Android using the Settings

If you’ve decided to factory reset Android, the most user-friendly way to do it is through the Settings. Here’s how.

  1. Make sure de device is plugged in or has enough battery to go through the reset process.
  2. Open the Settings app.
  3. Select System.
  4. Expand the menu by hitting Advanced.
  5. Go into Reset options.
  6. Hit Erase all data (factory reset).
  7. Tap on Erase all data.
  8. Enter your PIN if prompted.
  9. Select Erase all data and let the phone do its thing.

Factory reset Android using Recovery Mode

  1. Make sure the phone is turned off.
  2. Press and hold the Powerand Volume Down buttons simultaneously.
  3. Continue pressing them until the screen starts.
  4. A screen with the word “Start” pointing at the power button, text, and navigation instructions will appear.
  5. You can now use the Power button to make selections and the Volumekeys to navigate.
  6. Hit the Volume Downbutton until you see Recovery Mode.
  7. Press the Power button to select it.
  8. The phone will restart and show an Android robot in trouble.
  9. Press and hold the Powerbutton, then press the Volume Up button while still holding the Power button.
  10. Using the Volume buttons highlight Wipe data/factory reset.
  11. Press the Power button to select the option.
  12. Confirm by selecting Yesand let the phone do its thing.
  13. Once done, select Reboot system now.