How to Reboot And Reset Android Devices.

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When your android devices starts to hang or attacked by viruses or things are going wrong, that moment, if you know how to reboot or reset your android device can comes handy.


REBOOTING: – It is the same as restarting, and close enough to powering off and then turning off your device. The purpose is to close and reopen the operating system.

RESETTING: – it means taking the device back to the state in which it left the factory. Resetting wipes all your personal data. Although the terms may seem similar they are quite different.


Soft and Hard Reboot

Soft Reboot

Choose “Restart or Reboot”

Rebooting or restarting is the way to go if your phone or tablet starts lagging or hang, or maybe showing a bit of sluggishness. If you experience one of those symptoms all you need to reboot, for that you have to long press power button and choose restart. This is also known as a “soft” restart or reboot.

But what if you device freezes, goes blank, or becomes unresponsive and you can’t get to that menu… What do you do then?

Hard reboot

Voluem Down + Power On/Off

You can go for a “hard” reboot. In most of the Android devices, you have to press the power and volume down button simultaneously for 5 seconds. This should work for any stock Android device like Google Nexus and Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, and LG phones.

Some other devices, like most Motorola phones are slightly different, the procedure is the same but instead of using the volume down button you use the volume up button.


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The Factory Reset And Hard Reset

If you need to reset your Android device to its factory state (a common reason is if you’re selling and moving to a new phone), there are two ways to perform a reset.



Factory Reset

Factory Reset

Android offers a built-in soft reset option, readily available from your phone’s settings menu. Go to Settings; choose Backup & Reset and the select “Factory Data Reset.” You will be prompted to confirm. Once you take the plunge, your phone will be wiped from any personal data and clean boot exactly how it was when it came out of the box. Do note memory cards inserted will be left untouched.



If you can’t access your settings for some reason, you will need to “Hard reset your device” in Recovery mode. But, to hard reset your android devices you to follow the steps properly otherwise your device will be bricked.

Reset Android

Hard Reset

To boot into recovery mode, make sure that the device is powered off, and then follow these instructions:

  • Press and hold the power button and the volume down button simultaneously until you get the Android boot-loader menu.
  • Use the volume buttons to toggle through the different options and choose the option “Recovery Mode” and press the Power button to select it
  • If you see “No Command”, Hold the Power button and press the Volume Up button once
  • Use Volume Down to scroll down to “wipe data/factory reset” and press the Power button to select it
  • Select Yes the and press the Power button to select it

That’s it, now your device will be restored to its factory state and work like a new one.

Also Read: How To Back Up Your Android Device


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