Android SOS: The Ultimate Guide on How to Hard Reset Android Phone


When you use an Android phone for one year or longer, it may be slow or sluggish at times. So, how can you improve it? Hard reset is a practical solutions. It can completely restore your Android phone to the original status, which can optimize your Android device thoroughly. Therefore, today, we're going to talk about how to hard reset Android phone easily.


Part 1. What Should You Do Before Hard Reset for Android Phone

Before resetting your Android phone, there is an important preparation you should do - back up your Android phone. A hard reset will wipe out all your data from the device, so backup will be the protection for your useful data.

Coolmuster Android Assistant is an efficient backup tool for most Android devices, supporting Android 4.0 and upper. It can back up your contacts, SMS, call logs, user apps, videos, music, photos and more to a computer at once. Moreover, it will not lowen your file quality. When you want to restore the data after finishing the reset, it enables you to restore the backup immediately.

Key features of Coolmuster Android Assistant

  • Back up and restore all data on your Android device with just one click.
  • Choose to export and import contacts, SMS, call logs, music, videos, photos, books, and more selectively.
  • Perform tasks such as adding, transferring, deleting, and editing contacts directly from your computer.
  • Compatible with most Android phone models, such as Samsung, Huawei, Vivo, and more.
  • Support the latest Android 14.

Follow these steps to back up your Android phone using Coolmuster Android Assistant before hard reset for your Android phone:

01Upon installation and launch of the software, you may initially encounter the following toolbox. Please select the "Android Assistant" module to access Coolmuster Android Assistant.

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02Connect your Android phone to the computer via a data cable or Wi-Fi. If necessary, please allow USB debugging on your Android phone.

connect device to computer

03Now, click on the "Super Toolkit" module, select "Backup", check the data types you want to backup, and then click "Back Up" again.

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Of course, you can also choose to back up only the data you want. After successfully connecting, navigate to the "My Device" module, where you'll see all the data on your phone. Check the data you want to back up and then click "Export" to initiate the backup process.

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In addition to backing up your phone data, you need to make some other preparations, such as:

* Remember your Google account and password, as you may need to log back into your Google account after performing a factory reset on your Android phone to restore some settings and data.

* Extract your SIM card and SD card, as you may accidentally format or damage your SIM card and SD card when performing a factory reset on your Android phone, leading to the loss of some data or rendering them unusable.

* Ensure your phone has ample battery power, as executing a factory reset on an Android phone may result in your phone being bricked or encountering other issues if it suddenly shuts down during the process.

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Part 2. How to Hard Reset Android Phone with Ease

After completing the preparations, you can now perform a hard reset on your Android phone without worry. In this part, there are 2 methods that you can use. One is using the Settings app on Android, and the other is leveraging Recovery Mode. Both of them are safe and effective.

Method 1. How to Hard Reset an Android Using Settings

Factory data reset is accessible on your Android Settings. With a few clicks, you can hard reset your Android phone with ease. This is the most convenenient way for Android users.

Step 1. Launch the Settings app on your phone and find "System" or "Reset". Tap on it.

Step 2. Tap the option for "Factory data reset" or "Reset phone".

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Step 3. Click "Reset phone" or "Erase all data" button.

Step 4. If prompted, enter your screen lock password or Google account password to verify your identity, then tap "Continue" or "Confirm".

Step 5. After the resetting, please set up your Android phone again.

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Method 2. How to Hard Factory Reset Android via Recovery Mode

Recovery Mode on Android is a helpful feature to hard reset a device. If you cannot access your phone, you can use Recovery Mode to reset your phone directly. It will wipe all the settings and data, including your installed apps and the screen lock.

Step 1. Power off your phone completely. Then, press and hold both the "Power" and "Volume" buttons simultaneously to enter recovery mode.

Step 2. While in the recovery mode menu, press the volume keys to navigate up and down and locate the option labeled "Wipe data/factory reset". Use the power button to confirm it.

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Step 3. If you're sure you want to proceed, select "Yes" or "Confirm".

Step 4. Let your phone finalize the reset process. It will then automatically restart and revert to its factory settings.

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FAQs of Hard Reset for Android Phone

1. Will a hard reset on my Android phone affect my phone's warranty?

No, it won't. As long as you reset your phone with the normal methods without rooting or illegally, it will not impact the phone's warranty.

2. Will a hard reset on my Android phone delete my phone's IMEI number?

No, it won't. Hard resetting your Android phone will delete all your data and customized settings.

3. Can I hard reset my Android phone if it's locked?

Yes, you can. You can enter Reovery Mode to reset your Android handset if it's locked.

4. How long does it take to complete a hard reset?

It depends on your device and the data stored on the device. Some takes several minutes, and some need more.

To Wrap It Up

You have mastered the methods on how to hard reset an Android device, but please do not forget to back up your Android data first with Coolmuster Android Assistant. It will save your most Android data on your computer, and allows you to restore the data in 1 click. Anyway, whenever you want to reset your device, you can follow this guide to make it easier.

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