How Do I Factory Reset My Huawei Phone (P8/9/20/30 Pro/Plus/Lite)

Last Updated on September 21, 2022 by Jack Robertson

For a Huawei P30 (Pro/Lite) that was released in 2019, it may be a bit laggy due to years of usage. It’s filled with your personal data, all kinds of caches, and maybe malware too. Let’s not mention if you’re using an even older device like Huawei P8, P9, or P20, etc.

If the Huawei phone you’re using now becomes laggy and sometimes frozen, let’s reset it to factory settings. By doing so, you can make your Huawei phone back to efficiency again. A factory reset will erase everything from the phone, all the data, cache, malware, and bugs that you might not even notice.

All these make it perfect if you want to use your Huawei phone again. Also, if you plan to switch to a new phone, a factory reset will be the must-do step to protect your privacy.

Preparation: Back Up Your Huawei Phone Data Before Factory Reset

Before we start to reset a Huawei phone, we’d better back up the important data on it first.

A factory reset will wipe everything from the Huawei phone's internal storage and most likely make the deleted data unrecoverable. So, if you don’t want to suffer from losing your precious photos, videos, notes, WhatsApp chatting history, and others forever, do a backup first.

Tip:

If you’ve backed up your Huawei data, jump to the Methods part and start to reset your Huawei.

 

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Method 1: Back Up your Huawei Data via the Backups App

As long as your Huawei is running Android 4.0 and later, you can transfer data to an SD card, computer, or an external USB drive for backup.

On your Huawei phone, find the Backups app. Tap BACK UP. There, you can find many options: back up your Huawei phone data to Computer, Internal storage, SD card, and USB storage.

Choose the backup option you prefer and follow the on-screen instruction to complete the backup then.

Tip:

Among them, Internal Storage is not a good option since it just saves your data on the phone storage. So, when you execute a factory reset, the backup on the internal storage will be erased as well.

Method 2: Back Up Huawei Phone Data to PC/Mac with Android Data Backup

To have a stable and secure backup, you can download Android Data Backup & Restore. This is a professional data backup program for all Android devices including every Huawei model running Android 4.0 and above.

Note:

If you somehow get a Huawei that’s running on Harmony OS, this method cannot help you.

Simply plug in your Huawei phone to a computer with the program launched. You can then start to decide and select the data, set a password (to encrypt the backup file), and complete the backup within minutes.

In this case, nobody else is able to peek at your Huawei data. Also, the restoration process is so easy that you can have all the data back in seconds.

Download it on your computer and let’s start to back up your Huawei phone.

 

Android Data Backup & Restore

 

World's #1 Data Backup Kit for Android

Backup Documents, Videos, Pics, Audio, Email, Apps Data, Settings

One-click Restore Various Types of Data from Previous Backup File

Works on Samsung, Xiaomi, Huawei, OPPO, VIVO, ZTE, Motorola, more

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Steps to back up your Huawei phone to a computer

Step 1

Launch the program and connect your Huawei phone to the computer.

Step 2

Select Android Data Backup & Restore on the program’s initial interface.

Step 3

You can click on One-click Backup to save all the Huawei data right away. Choose a folder on your computer and click OK to complete.

Or you may select Device Data Backup for a flexible backup. Select the types of data you want to back up, tick Encrypted Backup to set a password. Click Next and decide a folder to complete.

Tip:

To restore data from this backup file after your Huawei Phone is reset, just choose the Device Data Restore option.

Methods: Reset your Huawei Phone to Factory Settings

There’re many methods to reset a Huawei phone. Below, I will show you 3 methods that work for all situations and Huawei devices.

  1. Factory Reset Huawei Phone through the Settings App
  2. Factory Reset Huawei Phone with Google Find My Device
  3. Factory Reset Huawei Phone With A Computer

Method 1: Factory Reset Huawei Phone through the Settings App

The easiest method to reset your Huawei devices is using the Settings app that you can find on the phone. You don’t need to install anything else at all or pay for anything. Follow this:

Step 1: Locate the access for factory reset

On your Huawei, launch Settings, and go to System & updates. Depending on the models you’re holding, the option might be in the different tabs - Personal or Additional Settings.

Step 2: Start to reset your Huawei

On the System & updates screen, choose Reset - Reset phone. You may need to enter the password for your Huawei account if you’ve signed in. Otherwise, enter the screen lock passcode.

Method 2: Factory Reset Huawei Phone with Google Find My Device

You can use Google’s services on all the Huawei devices that are produced before May 2019. If you have no idea whether you can use it or not, simply launch Play Store and see if you can download apps or not.

Step 1

Launch Google Find My Device on a browser, sign in with your Google account.

Step 2

On the panel, choose the Huawei device. Then, on the pop-up, choose Erase Phone. Enter the password of your Google account to complete.

Method 3: Factory Reset Huawei Phone With A Computer

If the Huawei phone is locked by a forgotten passcode or it’s disabled because of a hardware or system fault, try 4uKey for Android. This is a powerful Android unlocker tool that we can use to factory reset our Huawei phones as well.

  • While using the program, we can choose to remove the lock screen as well as erase all the existing data and settings. Of course, an unlock without data loss is supported as well.

By doing so, we’re available to force reset our Huawei phone without any passwords. Also, even if the Huawei phone is having some bugs and tapping is not working, we can still put our Huawei back to factory settings.

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Step 1: Sync your Huawei to the program

On your computer, launch the program and select Remove Screen Lock from the interface. Take our a USB cable and connect your Huawei device to it.

Step 2: Set up for the force reset

Proceed with Remove Screen Lock, click Start and the program will prompt that the process will erase all data on the device. Click Yes to proceed.

Step 3: Complete the factory reset

Next, 4uKey will guide you through the whole reset. Follow the on-screen instruction and you can finish the reset in minutes.

FAQs

1How to Reset Network Settings on Huawei Phone?

For instance, your Huawei phone is having Internet issue - the WiFi,mobile data, or hotspot is unable to connect or is slow. In thise case, try to reset the network settings separately.

Follow this path on your Huawei phone: Settings - System & updates > Reset - Reset network settings. Enter the screen lock passcode to complete.

2 Does restarting your phone make it faster?

To be clear, restarting your phone indeed makes it faster for just a short while. While restarting, your phone will shut down apps and tasks that keep on working or draining your stsyetm memory and battery. Also, it will reboot the systema as well so some minor glitches you never notice will be fixed too.

But all these benefits will be gone as time goes by. Your usage will make it slow again. If this happens, try to uninstall some less used apps. Also, those caches are something that really slow down your phone. Erase them as well to free up your phone.

3How long does a factory reset take?

For phones, a factory reset will take at least 1 minutes (sometimes less if the phone is barely used and has little data on it). When this is a pretty old device and has many data stored, it will take longer like 3, 5 or even 10 minutes.

For computers, a factory reset normally takes a minimum of 30 minutes while the maximum number will be 3 hours. It depends on so many things, like the OS version you installed on the device, the hardware like CPU, RAM, etc.