Reset your Android smartphone: why and how?

Reset your Android smartphone: why and how?

Resetting your Android smartphone can give it a serious boost. It finds itself empty of its applications and documents (photos, music) and perhaps even of malware of which you did not know the presence. A radical but often effective solution, resetting can provide a return to a quality user experience. We explain how to do it in a few simple steps. 

Reset your smartphone? Sometimes it is better to start over with something new, even if this involves the risk of losing data. A risk that is also less and less founded if you are careful: the latest versions of Android indeed facilitate the establishment of regular backups of your smartphone. As you will see, resetting your device offers many advantages. We will explain everything to you !

Why reset your smartphone?

First reason to reset your smartphone: it is slow or seems buggy. If, despite several attempts, the source of the problem cannot be found, it is clearly better to start from scratch by erasing all the data on the smartphone.

It is also possible that problems occur after an update: these can create conflicts of compatibility with your applications. One of the first solutions is to clear the cache of applications, but sometimes that is not enough. In any case, if you had encountered a problem after an update, starting from scratch always seems a good idea.

Another possibility: you have made a false manipulation, when flashing a ZIP file on a rooted smartphone for example. Finally, the last reason, the desire to simply do a spring cleaning in your smartphone. We must admit that deleting files or applications one by one can be tedious. It is better to erase everything at once and then put the applications and files back as needed.

How to reset your smartphone

Before you start the operation, you must save your photos, music, and SMS, so as not to lose anything important. And for those who are afraid of having to reconfigure all the parameters, know that now most manufacturers allow a backup of the parameters. As for Google, it will save your passwords, especially those of Wifi, but also the list of your applications to find them quickly.

Here is the procedure to follow on a Galaxy S7 Edge, but it is almost the same on all smartphones:

  • Go in Settings> Advanced settings> Backup & reset
  • From there, first save your settings and SMS for example
  • touch Reset all data
  • touch Reset device

Here is your smartphone as “left the factory”. But another manipulation exists, much more radical. For that it is necessary :

  • Turn off your Android smartphone, then turn it back on by pressing and holding Volume skin + home + Power ou Skin Volume + Power depending on the manufacturer
  • To choose Wipe data / Factory reset and Yes- delete all user data and validate with  Power
  • Once it's done you are back in the general list, press Reboot system now

Here we are, we hope that this tutorial will be useful for you to reset your smartphone and that it will help to solve your worries! And you, have you ever had to reset your smartphone?

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