How to Factory Reset Your Android phone

Smartphones have come a long way, and so their internal architecture. They now come with octa-core processors. Frankly speaking, now the smartphones have the hardware that the computers of NASA Did not have when they launched the first rocket to the moon. Jokes apart, but thats a reality. But still, android smartphones come with a vulnerability like application crashes and lags. So to fix that, users have to perform a factory reset that turns the phone into a new one.

In this guide, we will tell you how you can Factory Reset your Android Smartphone easily and quickly.

How to Factory Reset Your Android phone

Why Do You Need to Factory Reset?

The main reason behind the factory reset of an android device is, the device is not responding as it used to—further the applications on the device crash. Whenever the device fails to respond as it used to, or it hangs occasionally. The first solution that comes to the mind of any individual or even the manufacturer is the factory reset.

From the above explanation, you understood why it is necessary to Factory reset an android smartphone.

How to Restart Your Android Device?

If you experience continuous application crashes and freezing in your smartphone, then you a hard restart can solve most of your problem. To hard reboot your android device, follow the steps below.

  1. If your device stops responding
  2. Then keep the power button pressed for approximately 10 seconds
  3. After that your device will vibrate, thus hard restarting itself

Hard restart can solve most of the freezing and lagging issues in an Android Device. In case a hard reboot is insufficient for you, you can move down for a Factory Reset.

How to Factory Reset Your Android Device?


A Factory Reset can delete all the data in your Android Device. It is better to back-up the data first before performing a Factory Reset. GetDroidTips will not be responsible for any data loss

A factory reset is necessary if a hard reboot is unable to solve freezing and lagging issues in your smartphone. Further, it deletes all the unwanted cache and data files that are no longer needed. Making your android smartphone smoother and more optimized for regular use. It also optimizes the applications to work efficiently on your smartphone. To perform a Factory Reset, follow the steps below.

  1. Tap on the Settings button on you device
  2. In the settings. scroll down to “Backup & Reset” and click on that
  3. Then tap on “Factory Reset” and then tap “Reset Phone.”
  4. You can also choose to delete SD card if you have an SD card inserted in you phone
  5. Now click on “Erase Everything.”
  6. It will then ask for your phone pattern or passcode, enter them and proceed

In some smartphones like Samsung, Xiaomi, Oppo, Oneplus, they may also ask for their respective account passwords. This is a kind of security measure to secure the owners in case of theft.


This guide was to acknowledge the android users about understanding the reason behind Factory Reset and what can be done if you are not willing for that. We hope this guide was helpful to you. If you have any queries or feedback, feel free to comment down below with your Name and E-mail ID. Likewise, check out our iPhone Tips and TricksPC tips and tricks, and Android Tips and Tricks for more such tips and tricks. Thank You.


  1. Dear Anubhav

    Trust you can help!

    I am the owner of a NOKIA Plus 7 Smart Phone which I have bought in South Africa. Although I reside in Swaziland I have to rely on support from SA because there aren’t any NOKIA service providers in this country. A recent upgrade hung my phone to such an extent that I cannot access it at all and I am really struggling to get assistance from NOKIA SA which is a further frustration.

    Problem: (1) When switching on the phone I am met with the page display date and time. (2) At this point I swipe the screen and a page is displayed where my security code is entered and I now have access to my phone and functions. (3) After the upgrade (if it was that) if the security code is entered I am simply returned to (1) above! I simply cannot access my phone at all.

    I will be eternally grateful if you can help. I have been the owner of many NOKIA phones over the years and have never experienced this kind of problem, and may I add………poor service!

    Jay Hall

    1. First of all, thank you for contacting support.
      Keep your lock-button pressed for more than 10 seconds, and your phone should automatically restart. If this does not helps, shut down your phone, then keep the volume up button and lock button pressed together. Then you will enter into recovery mode. In recovery mode, use the volume rockers to access the options, then select wipe data. Then press the lock button. This will do a complete factory reset and you should not experience any problem

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