[Solved]How to Reset HTC Phone to Factory Settings

Last Updated on April 25, 2023 by Jason Ben

There are a number of reasons that you may want to reset your HTC phone to its factory settings. Perhaps you're selling it and want to wipe your data off of it or maybe your smartphone generates errors when running applications and consumes battery faster. Under these circumstances, you can purge the data by a hard reset.

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Part 1 Know About Factory Reset/Hard Reset

Any HTC phone has the factory reset function. Before you decide to reset your phone to factory settings, you should know well about it. A factory reset or hard reset is a practical measure to erase all your data including installed applications, contacts, messages, photos, software, accounts, etc. And the phone will automatically restart and return to its original state. It is an informed way to solve many problems such as we have mentioned in the first paragraph. But you should use it deliberately, as all your personal data are stored in the device. Therefore, you had better backup your data before hard reset.

Part 2 How to Reset HTC Phone

There are several methods to reset your HTC phone, including soft reset and hard reset. You can choose the most efficient way to deal with your problems depending on your circumstances. Here are the specific methods.

Method 1 Soft Reset HTC Phone

The soft reset is a convenient way to restart your phone when it is stuck or crashed, which just rebooting your device without deleting any data.

Step 1 Hold the Power button down until you see the boot menu;

Step 2 Tap Power off;

Step 3 Wait a few seconds and then reboot the phone again.

Method 2 Factory Reset HTC Phone via the Settings Menu

If your HTC phone is running in normal operation condition, we recommend that you reset your phone via Settings which is one of the methods to hard reset HTC phone.

Step 1 Enter the Settings menu on your phone desktop.

Step 2 Scroll down the screen and tap the Backup & Reset or Privacy option, and then choose Factory Data Reset.

Step 3 On the Factory Data Reset interface, tap on Reset Device and then remove all data from your phone.

After completing above steps, you will get a new phone as you just bought it!

Method 3 Hard Reset HTC Phone via phone buttons

If your HTC phone is running at the abnormal situation, for instance, unable to turn on your phone or access the settings menu, you can enter the recovery mode to hard reset your phone by using the hardware buttons. You won't have to enter password on the lock screen hen the screen is not working. Easy and quick!

Step 1 Turn off your phone, hold the VOLUME DOWN button, and then press the POWER button.

Step 2 Now you have entered the recovery mode, navigate the menu with the volume buttons, find and select the Wipe Data/Factory Reset mode.

Step 3 Tap CLEAR STORAGE, and then press POWER. When prompted you to confirm, press VOLUME UP.

After rebooting your phone, it will set back to factory defaults.

Part 3 How to Recover Lost Phone Data after Factory Settings

If you forgot to backup the important data before the hard reset or get a wrong operation to Factory Reset, you still can find an easy way to recover your data. In that case, we would like to provide you a powerful tool to troubleshoot these issues.

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Here’s how to recover your phone data with Android Data Recovery:

Step 1 Download and Run Android Data Recovery on your computer

Download Android Data Recovery, install and launch it on the computer. Connect your device to it via USB cable and it can automatically detect your phone.

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Step 2 Enable USB Debugging

If the device is unable to connect the computer, then you should check whether USB debugging is enabled or not. Android Data Recovery will teach you how to open the USB debugging mode on your phone. You can follow these steps to achieve this task.

Step 3 Choose the recoverable file types

After connecting to the computer, it will scan all files on your device. And then you have access to choose the file types you want to recover, such as contacts, messages, messages attachments, call logs, photos, gallery, and other documents. Then you can click Next button to view the detail items.

Step 4 Recover the items you wanted

When the scanning is finished, you are allowed to preview and select the device data you want to recover, and then click Recover button to save data to PC.

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