Realme X Tips: Recovery, Hard and Soft Reset, Fastboot, Safe mode, and more

Oppo’s sub-brand Realme has released its latest smartphone Realme X in China. The smartphone looks premium with some of the good specifications, pop-up, and rear camera, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. Realme X comes with the Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform with VOOC 3.0 fast charging support. The device features some of the stock wallpapers which are quite premium and eye-catching. Here you will find all the tips related to Realme X such as Recovery mode, Hard and Soft Reset guide, Fastboot, Safe mode, and more.

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Realme X Tips: Recovery, Hard and Soft Reset, Fastboot, Safe mode, and more

Quick Specs Overview – Realme X

The Realme X features a FullView no notch display with fewer bezels. The Realme X sports a 6.53-inch AMOLED display at a resolution of 1080 × 2340 pixels. This device comes with the 2.2 GHz octa-core Qualcomm SDM710 SoC coupled with 4GB/6GB/8GB of RAM. It has the 64GB/128GB of onboard storage.

Realme X is the best affordable device that offers a pop-up selfie camera in that price segment. That’s really remarkable. The device sports a dual rear 48MP wide-angle (f/1.7) + 5MP (f/2.4) depth sensor. On the front side, it has a single 16MP of pop-up selfie camera.

The device runs on the Android 9.0 Pie-based on ColorOS 6 preloaded. It packs a 3,765 mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 charging. It has other sensors like the in-display fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, etc.

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Take screenshot on Realme X

Taking a screenshot on Realme X is very easy. There are two methods to take screenshots here.

Method 1: Key combination

To take a screenshot, simply press the Volume Down button and power button simultaneously for 2 seconds. It will save a screenshot to your device gallery.

Key combination

Method 2: By gesture method

To take a screenshot by gesture method, you need to enable convenience aid settings.

Open up settings app on Realme X and navigate to Convenience Aid > Gesture & Motion.

gesture method

Here Turn on the “3-finger Screenshot” option

3-finger Screenshot

Now you can swipe down with 3 fingers to take a screenshot on your device. This way is much easier and faster than the traditional key combination method.

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Take screen recording on Realme X

Screen recording is a unique feature where you can record what’s happening on your device. Thankfully, Realme devices have inbuilt screen recording functionality. Heres how to use it.

Swipe down from the notification bar. Here you will see multiple settings including wifi, Bluetooth, Realme Share and so on. Here you will find the “Screen Recording” icon.

notification bar

If you don’t see one, do not worry. Simply click on the more tiles icon at the top right corner of your screen. It will extend more functions that you can use, including Screen recording.

Screen recording

Simply click on the screen recording button to start recording. If you wish to change screen recording settings then navigate to Settings >System apps > Screen Recording.

Screen Recording

Here you can change settings about audio intake. You can also enable the front cam option to make small tutorials.

Force reboot Realme X

You can use the force reboot option when your device is stuck and not responding. Usually, a force reboot solves all the minor problems on your device.

To force reboot, press the power key for 3 seconds. It will open a boot menu-like such:

Force reboot Realme C2

Here swipe up to reboot your Realme X.

Note: You can also force reboot your device by pressing the Volume Up button and power button for 10 seconds simultaneously.

Soft reset Realme X

Soft reset stands for Software reset. Software reset will wipe up all the personal setting son your device and bring it to factory settings. To perform a soft reset on Realme X:

Open the Settings app and navigate to Additional settings > Backup & Reset.

Backup & Reset

Here click on click on “Reset to factory settings” option.

Reset to factory settings

You will see multiple options. Choose Reset system settings only.

Hard reset Realme X

Hard reset is done when you want to reset your device completely to factory state. It is very easy as follows:

Open the Settings app and navigate to Additional settings > Backup & Reset.

Backup & Reset

Here click on click on “Reset to factory settings” option.

Reset to factory settings

Here choose the “Clear all data” option. It will clear all our device data including photos, videos, contacts, etc. So make sure to take a full backup before doing so.

Note: You can also perform a hard reset via a key combination. The method is as follows:

  1. Turn off your Realme X.
  2. Press and hold both the Power and Volume Down buttons, until the phone enters the Recovery Mode.
  3. Use the Volume Down key to highlight the wipe data/factory reset option and then use the Power button to make the selection

Enter / Exit fastboot mode on Realme X

Fastboot mode is a mode in Realme devices that is used to connect via ADB. This mode helps developers tets their apps and other functionality on realme devices.

  1. First of all, Turn off your Realme X device.
  2. Press and hold Volume Up + Power Button for about 10 seconds
  3. Release all button when you see the screen which shows FASTBOOT

Enter fastboot mode on Realme X

Fastboot mode is a mode in Realme devices that is used to connect via ADB. This mode helps developers tets their apps and other functionality on realme devices.

  1. When you are in the fastboot mode, press and hold the power button for a few seconds.
  2. Hold until you see the phone reboots.
  3. Release the button when you see the Realme Logo

hide or show apps on Realme X

Realme smartphones have the functionality to hide or lock sensitive apps on user command. To do so, follow these steps.

Open the Settings app and navigate to Security -> App Encryption.

App Encryption

Here select the app which you want to hide. For eg. I’m hiding the “Ami Album” app.

Ami Album

Enable the “Hide home screen icons” option to hide the app on your device.

Hide home screen icons

Note: You can assess the hidden apps by entering the access number on the dial pad on your device.

hide photos/videos on Realme X

This is another method to hide sensitive content on your Realme X device.

Open the gallery and select a picture or video which you want to hide. You can also choose multiple images or videos at once.

Now click on “set as private” to hide the image in a secret gallery.

set as private

You can access the secret gallery by long press on “Photos” for 3 seconds.

Photos

It will open your privacy lock and you can see all the private pictures here.

Remove Pattern lock/Security code

If you have applied a security lock on your device and want to remove it, then follow these steps.

Open the Settings app and navigate to Fingerprint, face & Passcode option.

Fingerprint, face & Passcode option

Here choose the lock which you want to disable.

Fingerprint, face & Passcode option

Give the security code or setup one if necessary.

Add Fingerprint on Realme X

Fingerprint security is the most used security authentication used in devices nowadays. If you still haven’t set up Fingerprint lock on Realme X, then this is how you can do it.

Open the Settings app and navigate to Fingerprint, face & Passcode option.

Fingerprint, face & Passcode option

Here select fingerprint option.

Fingerprint, face & Passcode option

Click on add new fingerprint.

add new fingerprint

Follow the on-screen instructions to register your fingerprint on Realme X.

add new fingerprint

Wipe cache on Realme X

Wiping cache is a very good option if apps are not responding on your device. It’s the best way to fix any app which is not working as it should be. Thankfully, Reame has a dedicated app named “Phone manager” which makes this process much easier.

Open the Phone Manager app and click on the “clean up storage” option.

clean up storage

Now choose the “All app cache data” option.

All app cache data

Here you can select which app cache to clear. Select all the app which cache you want to clear and hit on the Delete button.

All app cache data

Recovery Mode on Realme X

Recovery mode is a lifesaver mode on Realme devices. Whenever something goes wrong on your device, you can eventually fix it with Recovery mode.

  1. Turn off your Realme X completely.
  2. Now press Volume Down + Power key simultaneously
  3. When you see the Realme logo, simply release all buttons.
  4. Now the Realme X will boot in Recovery mode.

Enable Developer option on Realme X

Developer options are advance features which are hidden in Android and meant for developers. If you wish to enable them, then here how you would do it:

Open the Settings app and navigate to About phone. Here click on “Version” seven times to enable developer options.

Version

To check developer options Navigate to Settings > Aditional settings > Developer options.

Developer options

Enable developer options to use it.

Developer options

Enable USB debugging on Realme X

USB debugging is a feature where you can connect your device via ADB bridge to your computer. This is how you can enable it:

Navigate to Settings > Aditional settings > Developer options.

Enable USB debugging

Scroll down and you will find USB debugging. Enable it.

Enable USB debugging

boot into safe mode on Realme X

Safe Mode is a diagnostic center or partition of any OS that allows the users and developers to inspect certain parameters. Safe Mode disables the internet and Wi-Fi. It is commonly used to detect issues and troubleshoot the device to optimize its performance

  1. Power off the device
  2. Press and hold the power button
  3. When you see the Realme logo release the power button, press and hold volume down button
  4. Release the button when you see safe mode on the bottom left corner

Check Software update on Realme X

Keeping your device up to date is very important. Updates bring necessary security patches and the best software experience on Realme X.

Open Settings app, scroll down and navigate to Software update.

Check Software update

Turn on your internet connection and check for any new update.

Check Software update

Find IMEI Serial Numbers on Realme X

The IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) is a unique number to identify GSM, WCDMA, and iDEN mobile phones, as well as some satellite phones. Realme X also has 2 IMEI numbers.

Open your dialer app and press *#06#

IMEI Serial Numbers

This will show up two IMEI numbers for both the sim slots on your device.

Stop Notification on Realme X

Notifications can be distracting sometimes and create hindrance in work or normal lifestyle. If you wish to disable notifications from any app, then this is how you can do it.

Scroll down the notification tray.

Stop Notification

Here you will see many notifications. Swipe left and choose the gear icon.

Stop Notification

Now you can either disable them, change their display location and so on.

Stop Notification

Disable Background Apps on Realme X

Most apps run in the background and consume huge data. You can stop it by disabling background apps on Realme X.

Open Settings app and navigate to Dual SIM & Cellular network > Data Saving

Disable Background Apps

Enable this feature to prevent background apps to consume data.

That’s it! If you found this guide useful, please leave a comment below. If you don’t then make sure to let us know what went wrong on your device.

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