Here is how factory reset work on Android phones.

There is a lot of reason to why you might need to factory reset your android phone. Some of the reasons are it’s slow, apps are crushing, it auto reboot, or you want to sell your phone to another person.

Regardless of your reasons, here are two ways to factory reset your phone.

  1. Through phone setting
  2. Or Recovery mode

Before we start, know that factor reset will erase all your data on you phone. Make sure you back up your data before doing this process. Read our guide here on how to back up you data.

How to factory reset through setting menu.

This process will include devices running Android one or any device which is identical to android One stock version Example Pixel, Nokia, Motorola, Xiaomi and OnePlus. This will exclude Samsung which run on Samsung’s One UI, which we will discuss it after Android One phones.

How to factory reset you android one phone

  1. From your home screen, open setting icon
  2. Scroll to the bottom of setting menu
  3. Tap on System
  4. Tap reset option
  5. Select Erase all data
  6. Scroll down to the bottom of the page
  7. Then, Tap reset phone button.
  8. Enter your PIN and click Continues
  9. Tap erase everything.

You device will boot up and start as new, you will be able to set up as new.

How to reset Samsung phone running One UI

  1. Tap setting icon
  2. Scroll down to the bottom
  3. Tap General management Tab
  4. Choose reset
  5. Tap factor data reset
  6. Scroll down to the bottom
  7. Tap reset button (it is a blue in colour)
  8. Enter your phone PIN and tap next.
  9. Tap delete all

You phone will reboot and you will be able to set up your phone as New.

How to factory reset your phone via recovery mode

By this process you will be able to enter in recovery mode by pressing a power button and volume up /down button simultaneously. This process varies from phone to phone.

Before we proceed, we have to know that Google released Factory Reset Protection (FRP) a few years ago.  Which made this feature standard on all phones running Lollipop and above. Practically, FRP ensures that somebody can’t just factory reset your lost or stolen phone and set it up as new by booting into recovery mode.

The mode requires you to sign into to a Google account associated with the device after a factory reset. If you fail, you won’t be able to proceed with the setup. This isn’t an issue when you’re resetting via the settings.

How to factory reset in recovery mode on Android one devices.

  1. Power off your phone it is on!
  2. Hold power and volume down button simultaneously, after some seconds 2-6. You will see ”start with an arrow pointing to the power button” Here you will use the volume buttons to scroll and Power button to select.
  3. Press the volume Down button, until you have highlighted recovery mode.
  4. Press the power button to select and start recovery mode
  5. When you phone reload and says ”No Command” with an Android robot in distress. Press and hold power and volume up button simultaneously, to load to recover mode.
  6. Use volume buttons to scroll through the menu and highlight wipe data/factory reset.
  7. Press power button to select.
  8. Select ”Yes” to confirm the reset
  9. Once the reset is complete select ”reboot reboot system now” using the power button.

How to factory reset your Samsung phone via recovery mode

  1. If you phone is on power it off
  2. Hold down the Power and Volume up buttons simultaneously. You should see the Samsung logo followed by an “Installing system update” screen.
  3. After a few second you will see ”No command”, wait for some seconds 10-15 and the device will enter into recovery mode.
  4. Use volume buttons to scroll and power button to select.
  5. Hight factory reset/ wipe data
  6. Press the power button to select.
  7. Hight right and select ”yes” to confirm the reset.
  8. Once the reset is complete, you will be taken back to recover mode. Select reboot device now by pressing a power button.

Your phone will power on, and you will go through the initial setup process as it was new

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