How to Factory Reset Android Phone (With Images)

Factory data reset can speed up your phone like a new phone and fix Android phone problems.

If your phone is not working properly, or you just need a fresh start as a new phone. Or want to sell your device or ready to hand it over to a friend? Whatever the case, your best bet might be to factory reset Android.

Here you will learn how to factory reset Android phones (Samsung | Redmi) and how to factory reset Android phones when Locked (Hard reset) but keep contacts.

Note: This post describes how to factory reset Android using Google’s stock operating system and Android 11, (Samsung, Redmi) user interface. The steps and button combinations described in this post may vary slightly depending on the device you are using and the version of Android it is using.

How to Factory Reset Android Phone

Note: Performing an Android factory reset will delete all your data (contacts, media, text, apps) and restore the software to its original state. So make sure to back up important data before factory resetting your device.

If you want to factory reset Android but keep your contacts, you will need to transfer your contacts to another phone. Or you can save your contacts on Google Drive or Dropbox etc.

How do I do a factory reset manually?

If you have decided to factory reset Android and have backed up all your data, the easiest way to factory reset Android is through the Settings app.

  • Open Settings.
  • Tap on System.
  • Tap Advanced.
  • Go to the Reset option.
  • Tap Erase all data (factory reset).
  • Tap Erase all data.
  • Now enter your PIN/Password.
  • Tap Erase all data.

Please wait as your phone resetting takes some time.

How to Factory Reset Samsung phone?

  • Tap on Settings.
  • Then, tap General Management.
  • Tap on Reset.
  • Now tap Factory data reset.
  • Tap on Reset.
  • Finely tap Delete All


  • Open Settings.
  • Scroll down & tap About Phone.
  • Scroll down and tap Reset.
  • Tap Factory data reset.
  • Tap on Reset.

*All data will be erased from your phone, including your: Google account, System and app data, Settings, Downloaded apps, Music, Pictures, All other user data, Service provider apps & content, The decryption key for files on the SD card (You will not be able to use encrypted files on the SD card after you reset your device to factory defaults)

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How to Factory Reset Redmi (Mi) Phone

  • First, open Settings.
  • Tap About Phone.
  • Scroll down and tap Backup Reset.
  • Scroll down and tap Factory data reset.
  • Tap on Reset Phone.

How to Factory reset Android Phone When Locked (Hard Reset)|How to Format Android Phone

Sometimes your Android device (Samsung, Redmi, Realme, etc.) may be locked, or you cannot access the menu due to software issues. In that case, an Android hard reset can help you solve these problems.

How to Factory Reset Android Phone When Locked?

  • First, Turn off your device by pressing the Power button.
  • Press the Volume up, Power, and Menu button altogether until the phone vibrates and the Samsung logo appears.
  • Now, your device will now successfully boot into recovery mode.
  • Choose “Wipe data / Factory reset” from the options(Use the volume up and down key for navigation and the Power key to select the option).
  • Select “Delete all user data”.
  • Tap “yes” to continue with the reset process.

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