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One of the things that make the Android platform so great is it’s thousands of apps that work together to get things done. Still, when you have thousands of android apps it’s going to be the case that some won’t play well with others and sometimes the wrong combination can lead to slow down annoying force closes or worse full crashing. If you’ve been experiencing an increased number of glitches or other problems on your Android device resetting your phone to factory conditions maybe just what you need to solve the problem. Here are the steps required to reset your phone but a quick warning; be sure you back of everything important because this will delete everything.
Steps To Reset Android Phone:
1. Turn on your phone and allow it to reach the home screen
2. When you reach the home screen press your phones menu key, it will either say menu or be represented by three lines of various length.
3. Press settings and a list of settings should populate
4. The settings menu slightly differs by phone so you may have to scroll down to find the right option.
5. Find SD Cred and storage and tap it.
6. Scroll down and see if you see an option for factory data reset, if so touch it and then confirm. Your phone will reboot a few times and will be reset to the day you bought it. Enjoy messing around with your like new phone. If you do not see this option go on to step 7.
7. Press the back key and return to settings
8. Scroll until you see a setting about privacy. It may just be privacy or it may be privacy and something else again it differs by device. When you find it tap it.
9. In the privacy menu you should see factory data reset. Select it and then confirm and your phone should reboot once or twice before appearing like new.
This is also a great idea if you plan on returning or selling an Android phone.