How to Format an Android Phone: With These Simple Steps, You Can Wipe All Data and Restore Factory Settings.
Whether you want a fresh start, or you are switching to a new phone, here’s how to reset your Android phone.
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Switching to a new smartphone may be a time-consuming procedure that includes importing your data from the previous phone, setting up, and login into applications. If you want to give up your old smartphone as part of an exchange offer, or if you are passing it on to another family member or friend, formatting it to wipe personal data is a necessary. Some people may just wish to start again with their present smartphone. Resetting a smartphone returns all settings to default, but more significantly, it erases all personal data on the device, including logged-in applications, images, and texts.
Resetting your Android smartphone takes very little time and is simple to do on the majority of current handsets. This implies that if your smartphone was published within the previous five years or so, wiping your data should be a simple operation. Here's a step-by-step instruction to erasing all data from your Android phone.
While these instructions are based on Samsung and Google Pixel devices, you can simply search for "reset" or "erase" in your smartphone's Settings app to begin the procedure. Before resetting your smartphone, ensure sure you have both online (cloud) and offline backups of all the data on it.
How to Perform a Factory Reset on an Android Phone (Google Pixel/Stock Android)
1- Launch the Settings app and choose System.
2- Choose Reset options.
3- At the bottom of the options, choose Erase all data (factory reset).
4- Read the information about the data that will be wiped before tapping Erase all data.
5- To authenticate the procedure, draw a pattern or enter your PIN or passcode.
6- Examine the warning displayed on the screen and select the Erase all data option to begin erasing your phone.
How to Perform a Factory Reset on a Samsung Smartphone
1- Select Accounts and backup > Manage accounts from the Settings app.
2- Find your Samsung account in the list, hit it, and then select Remove account.
3- Return to the main Settings menu and select General management.
4- Scroll down and select Reset.
5- Select Factory data reset.
6- Read the information about the data that will be wiped before pressing the Reset button.
7- To authenticate the procedure, draw a pattern or enter your PIN or passcode.
8- To begin cleaning your smartphone, tap Delete all.
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