How to Reset an Android Phone | Lenovo
What is a factory reset?
Factory reset is a simple process that removes data from tablets or smartphones and restores your Android phone to its original condition. To keep your phone or tablet safe and make it ready for its next owner, you should remove your data before selling, gifting, or otherwise disposing of it. Your Android phone has many details stored and available to use. A reset ensures your data is cleared, so you have a clean slate to work. Plus, a factory reset might be able to fix some problems with your phone if you’re experiencing any. Here you can learn how to factory reset Android phone from your Android phone's setting menu.
How to reset Android phone. Here are some tips before you begin:
- Ensure you have access to your Android phone.
- Before removing any external microSD cards and your SIM card, definitely back up to a hard drive or computer.
- Be sure to back up your Android phone before beginning the factory reset process, as it will erase all personal information on your device.
- Keep your device plugged in while performing the reset to ensure your device's battery is at least 75% charged.
The first step on how to factory reset Android
All Android phones have a Factory Reset Protection (FRP) feature that prevents the theft of personal data and information. In other words, even if you manually wipe an Android phone, you'll need to log back in using the last Google account you used. Make sure FRP is disabled correctly. Select Security > Screen Lock, and then select None.
The second step on how to factory reset Android
We recommend you remove all of your other accounts at the same time once you've removed your Google account. In Settings, tap Accounts to remove your other accounts simultaneously. Click on each one individually and then tap Remove Account.
Last step on how to factory reset Android
It's now possible to wipe your Android phone, but the process depends on the manufacturer of your device. On a Motorola Razr, swipe up from the Home screen to access all apps. Go to Settings, System, Then click on the Reset options, Tap Reset Wi-Fi, mobile & Bluetooth, Tap, Reset settings. At the prompt, enter your PIN, password, or pattern. Click the Reset settings button to complete.
For the Moto G Stylus, press the power button to enter recovery mode. Press the Power button to select "wipe data/factory reset". Scroll through the options with the volume controls while holding the volume up/down button.
How to reset Android and wipe all data and reset your phone:
- Enter Settings > then go to System.
- Go to Advanced.
- Press Reset options.
- Choose Erase all data (factory reset)
- Pick Reset Phone.
That's all there is to it. It’s time to upgrade to a brand new phone or to give your old phone a new lease of life.
Why should you do a Master reset on your Android phone or device?
A master reset of the internal storage is available in the settings menu. This restores your device's original factory settings and may delete your data, including downloaded content, ringtones, photos, apps, and contacts. The data stored on your SIM card or SD card remains intact.
How to master reset an Android phone. Follow these steps:
- Back up all the data on the internal memory.
- Press the Menu key on the Home screen.
- Click the Settings button.
- Tap Reset & Backup.
- Select Reset Factory Data.
- Simply press the Reset phone button.
#1 – Why You Might Reset Your Phone
When many apps are being used at the same time, Android can cause problems with system performance, resulting in force closing when the Android system malfunctions. The operating environment must be reset in order to restore clarity.
Your phone has a wealth of information and data stored externally or internally. From family phone calls, personal texts, private photos, critical bank information, photos, messages, etc. Memories that you would want to protect and keep to yourself. To protect your data from being stolen, make sure you back everything up or transfer it before following this guide to reset it.
If you’re looking to invest in a brand new Android or iPhone or want to take advantage of the Motorola G series, you need to wipe your old phone before selling it or passing it on. It is possible to trade in or sell an old iPhone or Android phone, but it must first be wiped. If you fail to factory-reset your phone, you might find yourself in the middle of a data breach. This could be very costly if this information ends up in the wrong hands. The inability to log out properly may result in new messages going unnoticed, and factory-reset protection on Android phones can prevent phone users from accessing their own devices after they've been wiped.
#2 – Where in the settings section is the reset
When you open your Android phone home screen, open Settings. Then select System. Under System, head to Reset options. From the menu, select Erase all data. Choose the option Reset Phone or Reset Tablet. Simple!
How to reset Android phone when locked
Keep holding the Volume Up button and the Power button. Press and release the Power button once the start-up screen appears, then the Volume Up button 3 seconds later. Recovery will begin. You can select Wipe data/factory reset by touching the screen or using the Volume buttons.
How to reset voicemail password on Android
Are you interested in changing your voicemail password? Let us help!
Navigate to Settings. Choose the Phone option. Under Voicemail Password, select Change. Enter your current password and select Done. When finished, tap Done. Once you have entered the new password, tap Done again.
How to factory reset Android phone when locked
Quite similar to a normal reset, as mentioned above. You need to long-press the Volume Up button and the Power button. Release the Power button when the start-up screen appears, and release the Volume Up button three seconds later. Recover mode will automatically appear. Wipe data/factory reset can be selected with the Volume buttons or by touching the screen.
How to hard reset Android phone
Resetting factory data involves uninstalling everything that was imported, installed, or added to the device by the user. You must remember that when you use this feature, everything is erased. You will need to perform a factory data reset on your device before sending it in for repair so that your personal information will be cleared and so we can get access to the device.
Here are some simple steps on how to reset your Android device:
- Navigate to the Settings menu
- Head to Backup & reset
- Press Factory Data Reset
- Then select Reset Phone
How to unlock Android phone pin lock without factory reset
It’s easy to unlock your Android phone without the pin code. Use one of the following methods stated below.
- Lock Screen Removal Tool
- Google Find My Device
- Google Account
- Using ADB
For all Motorola Smartphones, you need to set up your phone again after you have forgotten your PIN, pattern, or password to unlock the screen. Most of your content will be restored once you enter your Gmail credentials again during the device setup process. After you have performed a hard reset of your device by firmly pressing the volume down button, click on the power button. Press the power button to reboot the entire device system.
How to reset Android with Safe mode on
When your device starts in safe mode, it will not run any third-party apps. After that, you can easily get rid of all apps that are causing conflicts or software problems. Follow these steps to activate the safe mode and fix app issues:
- Press the Power key while the phone is on.
- Hold the Power off button.
- When the Reboot to safe mode screen appears, tap Ok.
- In the left-hand corner, you will see the Safe mode.
- The safe mode must be turned off
- When you're ready to leave Safe mode, reboot your phone.
#3 – Moving forward and making sure you want to reset
If you’re concerned about losing your data when doing a factory reset. Don't worry! A factory reset deletes all your user data locally stored on your device or phone. Data stored in the cloud and synchronized to other devices linked via an account are not affected.
How to transfer data from Motorola to another Motorola
- Use MobileTrans - Phone Transfer
- Use Motorola Migrate
- Use Bluetooth
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