Over time it is normal for an android phone to become a little slow and some apps don’t work properly, if that happens to you, it’s time to restore android phone.
Restore an android phone
There are two ways to restore android to factory values, the simplest method that is from cell phone settings and hard restore method.
Before you start don’t forget to save all the data you want to keep by backing up the data you want to keep.
How restore Android phone from settings?
- First step click Settings
- Second step, select System
- Then reset options
- Now Factory data reset
- Now we get a screen with the data to be erased and we must click on RESET PHONE
- When you press Reset phone the phone will automatically restart and you will have to configure it as the first time.
How restore Android from recovery mode ?
If you want to do a deeper cleaning of your phone or it does not work to restore from the settings you can use the recovery method. To use this method we must restart our android cell phone and once you turn on the screen we must press a key combination.
The combination of keys that we must press changes depending on the phone, here I leave you a list of the most common android brands.
- Samsung: Volume up Home On
- On the Galaxy S8 is Volume Up Bixby Button On.
- Google Pixel and Nexus: Volume Down On.
- Motorola: Volume down On.
- LG: Volume Down On.
- Asus: Volume up On.
- Huawei: Volume up On.
- BQ: Volume up On.
You must hold the buttons pressed at the same time until it shows a recovery screen
- Use the volume buttons to move to the wipe cache partition option and once in that option we press the power button. (It’ll take a few seconds, but it’ll erase all the cache stored on your cell phone)
- Now we move to the wipe data/factory reset option and press the power button
- Wait for the process to finish and restart the device.
With some manufacturers, the menu you’re going to may not be directly recovery. If so, you’ll have to move around the menu by pressing the volume keys, and when Recovery Mode appears on the screen, press the Power button to enter that option.
Why restore an android phone ?
There are several reasons why making a recovery makes sense, and here are just a few of them:
When selling or giving away your mobile: If you’re going to stop using an Android device and intend to sell or give it away, this is a good way to make sure that the stored information is no longer available.
After doing something you shouldn’t: if you’ve installed a failed ROM, or a corrupt installation of a new version of the system has been performed, performing a recovery reset will allow you to “clean up” the system of possible problems and start from scratch.