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How to Reset an Android Phone

We all are used to using our Android phones daily. From the Expensive all feature rich HD handsets to the budget phones. they all get us on our way with our day to day lives. They serve our basic communication needs through calls and messages and also let us connect to the World Wide Web, letting us get our daily feed of news, information, music and anything else we desire.

How to Reset Android Phone

How to Reset Android Phone
How to Reset Android Phone

However, through the daily grind we put our handsets through can often result in various issues. Slowness, inadvertently changing the settings on our handsets, corrupt and malicious files, all can affect our beloved devices.

This calls for some action and sometimes just switching the phone off and on does not help. This article aims at guiding you to do a reset when just such a situation arises. Before you begin, it is advisable to make a backup of your data on a storage card, depending on the amount of access your phone will allow at the moment.

The reset method varies by the model of the handset. here are some known methods that work:

1. Switch the phone off and holding the Volume buttons both at the same time, along with the Power button, wait until you get a test screen with the reset option.

2. With the handset powered off, press and hold the Volume Down button and press and release the Power button, while the volume down button is held. The “FACTORY RESET” option will appear, using the Power button complete the process.

3. With the phone switched off, press and hold the Home button, with the home button pressed at the same time; power the device on by pressing the Power button. The “Android Recovery” screen will be displayed. Select the options with the Volume buttons both at the same time. Then use the “wipe date/factory reset” option with the Power button.

Accept the “Confirm wipe of all user data” option and click on “Yes—delete all user data”, using the Power button.

4. With the phone off, press and hold the Home button and press and release the Power button together. After the Android Recovery screen appears, press the Search button. Use the wipe data/factory reset option and select “Yes – delete all user data”. Select “reboot system now”.

5. For certain handsets like the Galaxy smart phones use the following method:

Switch the phone off. You will now need to press the Volume Up, Power & Home buttons simultaneously. After the handset vibrates, release the Power button but hold the buttons for Volume Up and Home until the “Android system recovery” screen appears.

Select the “wipe data/factory reset” option. After the reset, select the “Reboot system now” option and complete the process.

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These methods should work on most Android handsets, a combination can be tried with a few models. Once you have done this you should be on your way with your Android handset as good as new and you can start your daily activities once more. 🙂

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Wilfrid Lee

Wilfrid Lee is the founder of Tech Motus. Working as an SEO Expert, started blogging recently on soul idea of sharing. Being fond of computers, mobiles and gadgets from childhood, would love to share my ideas and knowledge about ever evolving technology.


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