Have you ever forgotten password of the phone or changed some of the settings which went wrong or even some error/lagging in the phone due to any reason? Don’t worry. I have a good news for you .Hard Resetting your Android phone can easily solve the problem. As we are all aware of the fact that Android phone are the most popular phone among any other phone in the world. There are great numbers of the Android users. With increase in the Android phones, there comes many issue related to the phone.

How to Hard Reset your Android Phone

Hard Reset, also called master reset. Basically what it does is wipes out everything on your phone and reverts back to the factory defaults like the way it was the day you got your phone. This helps ensure any software problems you might be having unresolved and also helps determine whether or not the issues are having on hardware or software. Hard Reset erase all installed application, account and their password, software and other data that is stored in the internal (phone) memory. Also keep in mind that performing Hard Reset won’t affect anything on the SD card.

[quote bcolor=”red”]Note: I recommend you to backup your Android Data before Hard Reset.[/quote]

How to Hard Reset your Android Phone

[quote bcolor=”gold”]Key Note: If you have phone that is running on Android 5.1 or higher. You will need to enter a previous/ old (if any) Google username and password associated with the phone just after factory reset. If you don’t have the information, you won’t be able to complete setup process and use the phone at all after factory reset.[/quote]

Other thing to Know:

  • Make sure you have an Internet connection
  • If you have recently reset Your Google account password then wait 24 hours
  • Back up your data

Phones and their key/button to go in Recovery mode.

  • Samsung Galaxy S6: Volume Up + Home + Power
  • Nexus 7: Volume Up + Volume Down + Power
  • Motorola Droid X: Home + Power
  • Devices With Camera Buttons: Volume Up + Camera
Hard Reset your Android Phone
Screenshot of Performing Hard Reset
  • First turn off the phone
  • Press and hold volume up button, power button and home button together until the device turns on.
  • After that Recovery Mode will appear with many options >> use volume up and down to control the screen and power button to select the option.
  • Select wipe data/factory reset >> press power button
  • Again select “yes-delete all user data” option and press ok (it will then start resetting the phone).
  • A message will appear after the completion >> Select reboot system now and it will start rebooting your device.

Google permission

Now you will see a screen where you need to Enter a Google Email/username and password if you are device is running on Android 5.1 or higher otherwise you will simply get the Welcome screen as you see when you turn on the phone for the first time.

Note: While performing Hard Reset if your phone becomes unresponsive at any point, you can restart it by holding the Power button for several seconds. If that doesn’t work, you can try taking the battery out and putting it back in and starting the steps again.(If your device has removable battery)

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