Beginner's Guide: How to Reset Android without Losing Data?

Android based smart phones are quite user friendly and fun to use due to more variety of apps available in the play store and of course less restrictions as compared to iOS. Android is a Linux based OS which allows users to perform many customization. However, as other Android based devices are perfect until some problem arises and slows down your phone that can lead to being irritated with its performance. There can be many reasons to it, for example installing of many apps, in addition, there may be some virus which may have affected your device. It also may lead to draining problem of your battery and the worst condition could be if your device goes into the boot loop mode.

Now, to overcome these problems and make the mobile a new one as before, factory reset Android without losing data would be the most viable option. This can also be a good solution if you want to sell off your Android device.

Thus, in this article we bring to you the solution to your phone problems using the dr.fone toolkit for Android backup and reset.

Part 1: Backup Android Device before Factory Reset

Here, we would like to introduce a one click and easy to use dr.fone toolkit “Android data Backup and Restore” by Wondershare. This revolutionary toolkit takes the full back up of your Android device in a few clicks.

This toolkit is available at the dr.fone website and it is free for trial. Download this tool in your Windows PC and install in. You can copy all the file types from Contacts to music, videos, messages, call logs, gallery, audio files, calendars, applications.

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Step No 1:When installation completes, run this software in your PC and connect your Android device via USB Cable.

connect android phone

Now, this app will detect your smartphone automatically. Now, you will be asked to tap on ‘Backup”.

tap on backup

Step No 2: Now, select the files you want to take backup. By default, all the file types will be selected. Alternatively, you can even manually select the files you need to take backup.

select file types

Step No 3: Now, click on “backup” once again to start the process of backup. Keep in minds that do not disconnect the data cable in between the process. 

backup the phone

After a few minutes, your device will be backed up successfully.

backup successfully

So, this is an easy to use and convenient process that will help in backup and reset Android without losing data. It has 100% success rate in the industry and is very popular due to the ultra fast and easy to use user interface. One must try this tool to experience the massive workability.

In the next section,  we will learn how to reset Android device easily using two different methods.

1. From Android settings menu

2. From Recovery menu

Part 2: Reset Android from Settings

This is the easiest process to reset Android device. Let’s have a look at the step by step procedure.

Step 1 - You simply have to go to “Settings”of your Android phone and look for “Backup and Reset” option below.

backup and reset

Step 2 - Tapping on that option will move you to the next step which will show you an option “Factory Data Reset”.

Click on it and you will be asked if you want to confirm to proceed with this step as this will erase all the user data. Just click on “Reset Phone”to continue further.

reset phone

Step 3 - This is the last step of this method. Simply click on “Erase Everything”to confirm the reset.

erase everything

Now you will see your mobile getting switched off which will start the reset process.

Keep patience and after a few minutes your Android device will be reset.

You can see and experience a brand new factory reset Android device in your hand.

Part 3: Reset Android in Recovery Mode

There are time when due to malfuntioning of software in your Android device, you are unable to access the Menu screen. That is when this process of reset via recovery mode will come handy for you.

Let us discuss the step-by-step guide to execute the process.

Step No 1 turn off your device by pressing the power button for long (if not already turned off)

Step No2 now, find the proper combination to boot into recovery mode from Google. Some of the common and popular devices are mentioned below.

  •  Nexus : Volume up + Volume Down + Power
  •  Samsung : Volume up + Home + Power
  •  Motorola : Home + Power
  •  Sony : Power Button + Volume Down Button

After 10 to 20 seconds you should feel the device vibration and it will boot into “Recovery Mode”.

boot in recovery mode

Step No 3 Note: In this step, your touch screen will not work. Thus, you should use the volume up and down keys for navigation and the “Power Button” to select from the options.

Now, click on “Wipe data / Factory data reset” from the options.

wipe data factory reset

Step No 4 in this step, you will be asked to click on “Delete all user data” to proceed further to delete all your internal data. Please confirm the same by selecting “YES” and your device will start to reset.

delete all user data

Step No 5 on successfully completion of the “reset” process, you will be asked to “reboot now”. Once your device restarts you will see a factory restored Android device.

reboot now

This process can be used to reset any Android device with ease. Just follow all the instructions above properly. In case you get stuck in between, long press the power button to power off the device and power on again to start the process from beginning.

Part 4: Restore Android Data after Factory Reset

After the successful factory reset, the user will have to restore their backed up files.

We discussed how to backup using the “Android Data Backup and restore” toolkit of dr.fone, in the first section. Here we will discuss how we can restore the backed up data using the same toolkit.

The steps are as below:

Step No 1 - Connect your device with PC using a Data cable and run the app on PC. Now select “Restore” from options.

restore backup files

Step No 2- After selecting “Restore” the toolkit will show you the latest backup files with file types. Tick to choose.

Note: In addition, you can select previous backups by clicking on drop down option.

select files to restore

Step No 3- You will now see the preview of your selected backup. Check the files you want to restore on the device or select all for restore all the files. Now click on ‘Restore’.

preview the files

Within few minutes, your data will be restored on your device and you can now start using your Android phone same as before.

restore files to device

Thus in this article we learnt how to backup and restore Android phones and that too without losing any data. Also we learnt the best solution to restoring all the backed up files easily using the dr.fone toolkit. Please follow all the steps carefully and enjoy your Android  mobile like never before.

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