If you’re like most people, your Android smartphone or tablet is filled with all of your personal information. From photos to contacts, everything is stored on your device in some form or another. If your device gets lost or stolen, you may be panicking as you think about the potentially compromising information that could be on it. In this blog post, we will show you how to factory reset locked Android devices in order to reclaim your data and secure your device again.
What is a factory reset?
A factory reset is a special procedure that completely resets your device to its original settings. This can be helpful if you have forgotten your password or if your phone has stopped working and you need to start from scratch.
To perform a factory reset, go to Settings > General > Reset > Factory data reset. You will be asked to confirm the reset before it begins.
How to factory reset locked android?
If your Android device is locked, you can perform a factory reset to erase all of the user data and settings. This is a drastic step, so make sure you have a good reason for wanting to do it. Here’s how to do it:
1.Turn off your device.
2.Press and hold the Power button until the Device powers off.
3.Wait 10 seconds while the Device restarts.
4.Select Settings from the main screen.
5.Select Backup & Reset from the main screen.
6.Select Factory Data Reset under Reset Options on the left side of the screen.
7.(Optional) Select Erase All Content and Settings if you want to delete everything on your device and start over).
8.(Optional) Select OK to confirm your choice and begin the reset process.
9.(Optional) Reset will restart your device multiple times so be patient when it finishes. When reset is finished, select Reboot System Now from the main screen to finish restoring your device to its original state!
How to erase all data on an android phone
If you have an Android phone that is locked by a password or pattern, there are ways to erase all data and restore the phone to its factory settings. To do this, you will need a computer with an internet connection and the Android “Factory Reset” tool.
To start, connect your Android device to your computer using a USB cable. Open the “File Explorer” on your computer and navigate to the folder where your Android device is installed (usually “C:\Android\”). If you don’t see this folder, make sure to create it when you first set up your Android device.
Now open the “Factory Reset Tool” file that you downloaded from Google Play Store. Once it is downloaded and open, click on the “Reset Phone” button.
A warning prompt will appear asking if you want to reset your phone or just delete all of your data. Select “Erase All Data” and wait for the process to finish. When it is done,your phone will reboot automatically and be restored to its factory settings.