For several months, I hold my temper not to throw away my LG v20. It got slower and slower. What’s worse, like a capricious and lazy princess, it stopped working from time to time. Yesterday it was frozen again and I patiently reboot the phone. To my surprise, it didn’t work just after an hour. I couldn’t stand it anymore! I would reset it to factory settings immediately!! Being very angry, I decided to take action at that time. Thanks to my friends’ suggestion, I delayed my action because I didn’t back up my important data on the LG phone. After successfully solving the problem, I am so eager and happy to share the ways to reset an LG phone to factory settings with everyone.
Why do I need to back up data before performing a factory reset? Because after resetting the phone, all of the data on the phone will be erased. To avoid data loss, smartphone users who want to restore the original factory settings should remember to back up their cherished pictures, videos, documents and so on.
This is an easy way to restore the original system state. You could follow the guidance shown in the picture.
Step 1 Find and click on Settings on the home screen. You could see Backup and reset button. Please click on it.
Step 2 Choose Factory data reset.
Step 3 Click on Reset device and confirm by choosing OK.
It is also a good means to restore the original factory settings without other tools. Volume Down Key and Power Key will be used here.
Step 1 Power off the LG phone.
Step 2 Press and hold the two keys at the same time until the appearance of the LG logo.
Step 3 If the LG logo occurs, release the Power Key for a second and then immediately hold and press the key to enter Android Recovery mode.
Step 4 Use volume up or down button to navigate to the menu.
Locate and select Factory Reset/Wipe data mode by pressing the home button. After resetting process, the phone will be in the original system state and you can select Reboot System Now to restart it.
Two methods above are often used to reset an LG phone to factory settings. Actually, we can reset a phone in many ways. There are plenty of Android software to restore the original factory settings.
As far as I am concerned, the two ways introduced above are easy and clear. Besides, you don’t need to install other apps on the phone.
We should remember that important data need copying and storing before resetting our phone to factory settings. Here FoneLab for Android is an excellent data backup software for you. How to back up an LG phone by using FoneLab for Android? You need to download and install FoneLab for Android on your computer and then four steps are as follows:
Step 1 Connect Android Phone to PC via USB cable
Click on Android Data Recovery and plug the phone to the computer.
Step 2 Enable USB Debugging Mode
To debug USB mode on your phone, you need to confirm by hitting OK button on the phone.
Step 3 Choose the file types and scan the phone
Tick the file types that you want to scan and backup. Click on Next button to scan the phone.
Step 4 Backup Android data
After scanning, you can choose the file types and view all of the data on the phone. Tick the data that you want to backup and click Recover button. After recovering successfully, the data will be saved in your computer.
The reset method and backup method mentioned above support all LG models including LG V30/V30+, LG V20, LG G6/G5/G4/G3/G2 and LG Nexus 5.