As a Android user you must know that how to reset your phone. After performing factory reset all the data on the device has erase and the device will be set to factory setting as it was when you bought device. So it is known as Factory Reset. You may need to Reset/Format your smartphone because of some reasons like your device is working slow or it is affected by Virus or Malware or It is overloaded with apps or you will be selling your phone to someone else. In all those cases you need to perform factory reset. Sofia in this article we are going to learn everything about factory reset on Android smartphone. So let’s begin. There are some several ways to perform factory reset on your phone.
Please note that performing factory reset will completely erase all the data stored on the device including your important stuff like contacts videos photos and other things too. Don’t forget to take a backup of your important data before performing factory reset.
● Untrusted Reset Protection:
There are several method to perform factory reset on Android device. Google has introduced Privacy against the Untrusted Reset to protect your device. If someone try to reset your phone with untrusted methods like by Key Combination, Recovery Mode or any other method and try to turn on the device it will ask for Gmail id and password to start the device. In this case nobody can accept your device without knowing your Gmail ID and password. In such cases only Manufacturer’s Authorised Care Centre will reset the phone after verifying the ownership by the Purchase details.
● Trusted Factory Reset:
You can remove all the data stored on the device by performing factory reset in following safe manner,
First remove the device’s screen lock and then remove the Google Account from settings.
• Open your device settings menu
Select the “Backup & Reset” option. / System –> Reset
• Tap on Factory Data Reset –> Reset phone. Enter your PIN, Pattern or Password if you are using it on your device.
• Click on Erase Everything to erase all the data stored on the device in internal storage. Put the phone to factory settings.
• Now choose Restart after the erasing process completes.
• Now set up your device and Restore your Backup Data.
● This change isn’t allowed by your Administrator:
Google recently made changes with new update to Android devices to protect them from untrusted factory reset. If someone tried to remove your Google account from your device, the message will prompt like this “This change is not allowed by your administrator.” This is the new way of protection for your Android device to prevent it from untrusted reset. If you are trying to reset your own Android phone then follow the steps below to avoid this protection.
• Go to the Security Settings
• Remove the Security Screen Lock of the device & set it to None.
• Remove the Fingerprint Lock If you are using it.
• Now go to Accounts section and remove your Google account now. It will be removed successfully.
• Now go to Backup & Reset section and click on Erase Everything.
• Now formatting process will begin and it will take several minutes to complete.
• After that it won’t ask you about your Gmail ID and password on startup.
● How to Hard Reset your Android device:
You can perform hard reset of any Android smartphone using a set of keys. Each Android device has a specific key combination to open the Recovery Menu from which you can format the device and erase all the data on it. Follow the steps below to perform hard reset on any Android device.
• Switch off your Android device
• Press the correct key combination at the same time and hold it until Android logo appears on the screen.
• Power Button + Volume Down + Home
• Power Button + Volume Up + Home
• Power Button + Volume Up
• Power Button + Volume Down
Choose the appropriate key combination from the above list.
• Android logo will appear on screen after few seconds & You can access Android System Recovery Utility Menu.
• From the Recovery Menu select “Wipe all the Data/Factory Reset” then select “Yes”option. Now all the data stored on the device will be erased.
● Factory Reset Device Remotely:
You can remotely control your device using your Google account. You can use this option if you lost your Android device. When you sign into an Android device “Find My Device” service will be automatically turn On. To check whether find my device protection is turned on or not, Go to the Settings –> Security and click on ‘Device Administrators.” To control all the settings of your device login with your Gmail account on www.google.com/Android/find you can remotely erase all the data on your device. You can check the location of the device and even you can be the device too.
● Screen Lock None Option Hidden:
In some cases when you try to remove screen lock ‘None’ option is hidden. So you can’t remove screen lock from the device, at the same time if you to try to remove the Google account from the device it will show the error again as “This change isn’t allowed by your administrator. To solve this go to the Settings –> Security. Now click on “Clear Credentials” after clearing all the credentials screen lock None option will be visible. Remove the Screen Lock and then remove the Google account from the device. Now you can easily Factory Reset that phone.
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