[Factory Reset Android] 2 Ways to Restore Android to Factory Settings

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This article will show you 2 different ways to restore Android phone to factory settings for different Android phone situation. No matter your Android is working properly or not, you can find out the suitable methods to help your factory reset your Android phone, such as Samsung, Huawei, LG, HTC, Sony, Motorola, ZTE, OPPO and etc. Let's have a look.

Method 1. Factory Reset Android Phone from Settings App
Method 2. Restore Android to Factory Reset via Recovery Mode

Benefits of Restoring Android to Factory Settings:

Actually, besides the fact that factory reset Android phone will delete all data and settings from your Android phone, there are many advantages to factory reset your Android device, including:

1. Make your Android phone run faster. If your Android phone is overloaded with app data or other files that you can't delete manually by yourself, you can easily clear up your phone storage space and speed up your Android device by factory reset.

2. Fix software problems or system problems on Android phone. Restoring Android phone to default factory settings can help you solve most of software problems or system issues on Android phone, making your device work properly again.

3. Keep your personal information more safe before selling. Factory reset an Android phone can make it harder for strangers to steal your personal information, thus your individual privacy can be protected in some way.

Note: Factory reset an Android phone will completely delete all data and settings from Android device, including the contacts, messages, photos, videos, documents, app data, Wi-Fi account & password and other user preference settings and so on. In case of data lost, it is advised to backup your Android data before restoring Android to factory settings.

Method 1. Factory Reset Android Phone from Settings App

If you can turn on your Android phone normally or perform your device properly, you can factory reset your Android phone from Settings app easily. It is the easiest way to restore your Android device to factory default settings. The location of factory reset option might be a little bit different on different Android phone models, but it would be very easy as long as you find the "Backup & reset" option on Settings app. This user guide will show you the common way to factory reset an Android phone with detailed steps.

Step 1. Open Settings app from the Home screen on your Android phone.

Step 2. On Settings page, scroll down to find and tap "Backup & reset" option.
find and tap backup and reset option on android

Step 3. Tap "Factory data reset" option to move to next screen.

Step 4. Read the warning to know what data will be deleted from your internal storage of Android, and tap "Reset phone" option.

Step 5. Tap "ERASE EVERYTHING" option to start erasing all data and settings from your Android phone, and your phone will be restored to factory settings after restarting.
start to factory reset android from settings

See Also: Retrieve Lost Files from Android Phone/Tablet

Method 2. Restore Android to Factory Reset via Recovery Mode

If your Android phone cannot turn on properly, or you can not perform it normally, you can put your Android phone to Recovery Mode to factory reset your mobile phone. This method is suitable for Android phone that stuck on black screen or boot screen and etc. Now, let's see how to make it.

Step 1. Turn off your phone at first if it is on.

Step 2. Press and hold Power button + Volume Down button + Home button at the same time to boot your phone into Recovery Mode.

Step 3. Choose the "wipe data/factory reset" option using Volume Up/Down buttons, and press Power button to confirm your action.

choose wipe data factory reset option to restore android

Step 4. Then select "yes, delete all user data" option with the Volume buttons and press Power button to confirm your action.

Step 5. Then choose "wipe cache partition" option and press Power button to confirm.
wipe cache partition on android

Step 6. On the next screen, please select "reboot system now" option and press Power button to reboot your device now. After restarting, your Android will be restored to default factory settings successfully.

choose reboot system now option to factory reset android phone

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