Factory reset is a process that erases the data on your devices and restores it to the condition when it was first purchased. It erases everything you have installed so far; applications, games, photos, work files, and video recordings etc. Furthermore, all linked accounts, settings, applications and cache stored in the internal memory will be erased.
Sim free mobile phones are easy to reset as they are not locked by the network provider. But to reset your smartphone, make sure first to connect your phone to a power source. Mobile experts recommend that your battery should be 50% charged at least when you perform a factory reset. And make sure further to back up and transfer everything from your phone to any safe space or drive before you reset as it will be all gone after the reset.
How can you factory reset android phones?
In order to factory reset your android phone or your pay as you go phones, backup first the data of your phone and remove MicroSD cards and your SIM cards, if there are any. Then go to the settings option, choose the security option for screen lock, and set it to none.
The next step is to remove your Google account. For which you should first sign out from your Google account.
And from all other accounts, you have used in the past and devices you logged in from.
After that, now tap the remove account button for all the accounts one by one that was in use. It is preferable to remove all the accounts at the same time that were in use. You can do this simply by going into the Google accounts and selecting each account to remove by tapping the remove account button.
Everything is good to go. Now you have to wipe the data from the phone. Not to forget there are differences in the manufacturing of mobile phones, so we will go to the most common way for mobile reset. For that, just go to the settings, choose the system option and go forth in the advanced option.
There you have to choose the backup and reset option. Then, choose the factory data reset option to reset your phone. And in the end, when the system asks for a confirmation to delete all files, then you have to just tap the delete all files button. And that’s how your phone will be factory reset.
It often happens that you face trouble while accessing your device because either you forget the password or unlock pattern or children in the house type the wrong password or draw a wrong pattern. In this case, a factory reset may be the solution to your problem. A good point to mention here is, there is no need to worry about your data if it is stored on an SD card because it will remain there even after the reset because many devices at the time of reset ask the user whether or not the contents are on the SD memory. However, another thing here to mention is, if you fail to do a data factory reset properly, it will cost you in different ways. If you do not log out properly and remove accounts before backup, you will end up missing new messages.