At times things turn out badly and knowing how to hard reboot or reset your Android devices can come convenient.
To make things clear, i think it is good to clarify the difference between Resetting and Rebooting. Rebooting is same like restarting the Android device, and very close enough to turning off and then switching off your device. The intention is to off and turn on the OS of the device.
On the other hand, Resetting implies taking the device back to the state in which it left the factory. This will wipe all your data stored in it. Although, the terms may seem same but they are comparatively different from each other.
Restarting or rebooting is the new method to opt if your mobile phone or tablet starts acting weird, or may be display a bit of lethargy. If you ever come across such cases then it might be one of those symptoms, all you need to do is Reboot your phone by pressing the power button and choose restart option. This is also called as ‘soft’ restart.
But what if your mobile phone freezes, becomes unresponsive or goes blank and you cannot get in to the main screen. What do you do at that point?
Depending on your phone, you can go for ‘hard’ reboot method. This can be done by pressing a combination of buttons on your phone. In many of the Android devices, you have to concurrently press the Volume down and power button for at-least 5 seconds. This process will work for any series of Android devices such as Samsung Galaxy, LG phones, Google Pixel, Google Nexus and many others.
Some other phones, like most Motorola devices are somewhat different, the process remains same but instead of volume down button you may have to use Volume up button.
If you want to reset you Android phone to its factory state, then there are two options to perform a reset.
Android devices offers a built-in reset option, readily available in your phone’s settings menu. Head to your Settings menu, choose Backup & Resent option as you can see in the above image. Then select ‘Factory Data Reset’ option. You will be displayed a screen for confirmation. Once you take the swoop, you mobile phone will wipe out the complete personal data and clean boot exactly how it was when you purchased and unboxed for the first time!
Note: Memory cards inserted in the phone will be left untouched. That means, data (photos, music and videos) stored in the memory card/sd card will remain as it is. With this, you can stay safe on your Android phone without worrying about the data loss.
Finally, there is one more method to reset your device and it is called as ‘hard’ reset method. This is somewhat acts as a last option left out. Few of the most common scheme for using this option is when something went awfully wrong, and there is no way of getting your Android device to boot.
So, walk through the steps below to perform a hard reset –
- Turn off your Android device/phone
- Hold the power button and the volume down button concurrently until you get to see the Android boot loader menu
- In the boot-loader main screen you use the volume buttons to toggle through the different options and the power button to select or enter
- Now choose the ‘Recovery Mode’ option
- You should now see the words saying ‘no command’ displaying in a black screen
- Press and hold the power button. While holding the power button press and release the volume up button
- You should see a list menu with the options to Factory reset or Wipe data
After select the Factory reset option you will be warned about the deletion of all the data residing in the device. If you mind is made up to wipe out the complete files, then select Yes and your Android phone will be restored to its factory state.
So, this was all about how easily to reboot and reset your Android device! I hope this information about rebooting and resetting your Android phone will help you deal with the problems easily. If you have any other suggestion, then please feel free to help us reach our viewers. Happy browsing….