How to hard reset or soft reset an Android device.

Is your Android Smartphone slow, freezing,

not responsive, responding incorrectly, or

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you can’t remember the phones

password? You’re in luck! There is still a

pretty powerful option available, and that

is to perform a hard reset, also known as

an alternate reset, on the device.

Be sure to backup your account  to Google.

or move your files to your external SD CARD.

HERE ARE MAJOR WAYS TO HARD RESET AN ANDROID  PHONE DEPENDING  ON THE SOFTWARE  VERSION.

Note: the different types of methods are numbered, method 1, method 2, method 3, etc.

1. When the phone is powered off, press

and hold the Volume Up and the Volume

Down keys both at the same time, then

press and hold the
Power key until a test screen that shows

some available options appears, usually takes about 15-20 seconds.

When that screen pops up you can let go of the keys.

Press the Volume Down key to navigate

down through the options until it

highlights FACTORY RESET then press the
Power key to select it.

2. Power the phone off all the way, press

and hold the Volume Down key and press

than release the Power key, still holding

the volume down key for about 10-15

seconds. When you see some additional

options pop up on the screen you can let go of the keys.

Press the Volume Down key to navigate

down through the options until it

highlights the reset option; it usually said

FACTORY RESET, then press the Power key to make the selection.

3. While powered off, press and hold the

Home key, while continuing to hold the

home key power the device on by pressing the Power key.

Once the Android Recovery screen appears release the

Home key, then while on the Android

Recovery screen, press the
Volume Up and

Volume Down keys both at the same time.

If/when you’re on the Android System

Recovery screen release all the keys, and

then use the Volume down key to navigate

down to the “wipe date/factory reset”

option. Once it’s highlighted press the
Power key to select it.

Once you see the “Confirm wipe of all user

data?” Press the Volume down key to

highlight “Yes—delete all user data”, then press the
Power key to select it.

4. Power the device off, then press and

hold the
home key and press and release

the Power key (while still holding the Home key).

From the Android Recovery screen, press the Search key.

Tap to select wipe data/factory reset then

select Ok (located in the lower left of the

screen). Note: if screen is not responsive use the

Volume keys to scroll and the Camera key to select.

Select Yes – delete all user data, and then select OK (again lower left).

Select “reboot system now” and press OK.