Factory reset, wipes all the data on Android phone, tablets. There are many reasons to delete user data. When you are log-in to your device for the first time, it’s better to reset it. Apart from that, if your device gives some unexpected and unusual errors, before selling the device or if it slows down, it’s the better factory reset android tablet or phone. After that, you will receive a fresh device without any customizations. All the user application data and Google account log-in information will be wiped out.
However, if you have already enabled Android automatic sync with Google account, after re-logging most of the data automatically restore. There are mainly two ways to reset Android devices. They are using phone/tablet settings or custom/stock recovery. To use a custom recovery base method, your device should root and install a CWM, TWRP, or any other custom recovery. However, if your device has a stock recovery, you can use it without rooting. In this post, I’m going to show all of these methods. User can select either one option. There is no best method.
This Android factory reset will not touch your internal memory or external memory card. Moreover, downloaded games additional files on the external memory not change. If you need to keep your SMS, call logs, it’s better to backup them. Otherwise, you will lose them. You can follow my Titanium Backup tutorial. If you don’t have the root permission, you can use this SMS, call logs backup tutorial.
How to factory reset Android phone, tablet with Settings option.
- Go to “Settings>Backup & reset.
- Tap “Factory Reset”.
- Next, tap on the “Reset phone.
- Then confirm the action by tapping “Reset Everything”.
- Now your device will be rebooted.
- In some devices, it shows the progress.
How to Factory Reset Android Phone, Tablet with Default Recovery.
All the Android devices have a built-in recovery. No matter if you have a Samsung, Oppo, LG, Huawei, Xiaomi, or Sony device. If your device has such an option, you can use it. This recovery doesn’t support the touch screen. The user has to use volume keys for navigation and home or power buttons for selections.
- Boot into the recovery.
- Using volume keys navigate to “factory reset”.
- Then choose it by using power or home button.
- Navigate to the ” Yes ” option by using volume keys.
- Finally, select the “Yes” option using power or home button.
How to Factory Reset Android Phone, Tablet with Custom Recovery.
Most of Android users like to use custom recovery. Such as clockworkmod (CWM), team win recovery (TWR). Apart from that, there is another customized version. If your device has a 3rd party recovery, you can follow this method. The non-touch user should use volume keys for navigation and power or home button for selection.
- Boot into the recovery.
- Go to “wipe data/factory reset”.
- Then choose “Yes – Wipe data”.
- Now your device factory reset.
If you have any questions regarding this post, you can leave a comment. I try my best to help. After the reset, the first boot takes a longer time than usual. It’s a normal situation. In case if it gives bootloop, pull the battery out and again replace it. After replacing the battery, again boot into the recovery and perform a reset. However, it’s unlikely to receive a bootloop.