To reset your phone, you can follow these general steps. Please note that the specific instructions may vary depending on your device model and operating system. It’s always a good idea to consult your device’s user manual or visit the manufacturer’s support website for detailed instructions tailored to your specific device.

Back up Your Data

how to reset phoneBefore resetting your phone, it’s essential to create a backup of your important data such as contacts, photos, videos, and any other files you want to keep. You can back up your data to an external storage device, cloud storage, or use the backup features provided by your phone’s operating system.

Remove External Storage (if applicable)

If your phone has an external storage option, such as an SD card, it’s recommended to remove it before performing a reset. This ensures that your personal data stored on the external card is not erased during the reset process.

Navigate to Settings

Open the Settings app on your phone. You can usually find it in the app drawer or by swiping down from the top of the screen and selecting the gear-shaped settings icon.

Find the “System” or “General Management” Option

Look for an option that relates to system settings or general management. The exact name may vary depending on your device and operating system.

Select “Reset” or “Reset Options”

Within the system or general management settings, you should find an option labeled “Reset” or “Reset Options.” Tap on it to proceed.

Choose the Reset Type

Depending on your needs and the available options, you may see different reset types. The most common ones are:

Factory Reset

phone reset menuThis option erases all data and settings on your phone, restoring it to its original factory state. It removes all installed apps, user accounts, and personal data. This is the most comprehensive reset option.

Reset All Settings

This option resets only the settings on your phone, such as network settings, display settings, sound settings, etc. It does not delete your personal files or apps.

Reset Network Settings

This option resets only the network-related settings on your phone, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and cellular network settings.

Reset App Preferences

This option resets the preferences and permissions for your installed apps but does not delete the apps or their associated data.

Confirm the Reset

After selecting the desired reset option, you will usually be prompted to confirm your decision. Read the on-screen instructions carefully and proceed with the reset.

Wait for the Reset Process

The reset process may take a few minutes. Your phone will restart automatically, and the reset will be applied.

Set Up Your Phone

confirming phone resetOnce the reset is complete, your phone will boot up as if it were brand new. You will need to go through the initial setup process, including selecting your language, connecting to a Wi-Fi network, signing in to your Google or Apple account, and configuring your preferences.


Performing a reset will erase all data and settings on your phone, so make sure you have backed up any important information beforehand.

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