Android Hard Reset - All You Need to Know

Is your Android device slow, freezing, not responsive, or you don’t remember the device’s screen lock pattern and password? Would you like to prepare your device for selling and you want to wipe out all personal data in your device? The hard reset is a solution to all the above issues.

Android Soft Reset

Before you perform the master reset, so before you wipe out your data it's worth to try the soft reset solution. A seemingly simple solution, but it can give you the expected result. It is recommended to first perform a soft reset, then a hard reset if the simple reset doesn’t work. A soft reset consists in turning the phone off and on. You can do this in a couple of ways:

Method 1:

  1. Press the appropriate physical Power key and choose Power Off options.Power Off - Soft Reset
  2. Wait a couple of seconds.
  3. Hold down Power key again to turn the device back on

Method 2:

  1. In the first step remove the battery from the phone.Remove Battery
  2. Wait about 10 seconds.
  3. Insert the battery back into the phone.
  4. Switch the device back on by using the Power key.

Alternative methods:

Android Hard Reset

For every Android device, you may accomplish the full reset operation by using a couple of methods. Sometimes the simple master reset from Android settings can help solve your problems. In other cases, you need to know the hardware key method or flash instructions to format your device and bypass screen lock protections. Our sites contain every solution to every device, so read out tutorials and clear your Android.

Remember that a reset is permanent and cannot be undone. It is a good idea to make sure that you have any important data backed up before doing a reset. This includes your Google Accounts credentials, which will be lost during the reset. The master reset will also erase all personal data (photos, video, documents), customized settings and installed apps.

Method 1

  1. First of all find and select Settings.
  2. In the next step choose Backup & Reset.Backup & Reset
  3. Afterwards, select Factory Data Reset and then Reset phone.Reset Phone
  4. In order to confirm the whole operation select Erase Everything.Erase Everything

Names may vary slightly depending on the device manufacturer

Method 2

The second method differs depending on the phone’s manufacturer. Generally speaking, this method allows you to accomplish the hard reset even with activated screen lock protection (pattern, password, fingerprint and other). All you need to do is enter the secret mode (Recovery Mode or Factory Mode) and choose the factory reset operation. The most popular method:

  1. Firstly, turn off the device.
  2. Afterwards hold down together the Volume Up + Power key for a couple of seconds.
  3. When the logo of the manufacturer pops up release all keys.
  4. The Recover Mode should appear on the screen. Choose the wipe data/factory reset. Use the Volume keys to navigate and Power button to confirm options.Wipe Data / Factory Reset
  5. Scroll down to Yes – erase all user data and press Power key to select it.Yes - delete all user data
  6. Now the device is erasing all personal data and customized settings.
  7. As soon as the Recovery Mode pops up again choose Reboot system now.Reboot System
  8. The Welcome Panel of the device should show up. Now you may activate your Android without any passwords.

If the following method doesn’t work to use our searcher and find your model. Then you will be able to read the appropriate tutorial for your device.

By Sebastian on Oct 24, 2017