Resetting a smartphone is always the last resort when facing problems with your phone. But, if you have everything backed up and are willing to reset, it’s a great way to start fresh.
When resetting your phone, there are two types: Hard Reset and a Soft Reset. The difference between the two is that one erases your info, and the other doesn’t.
What is a Hard Reset?
What a hard reset does is that it erases everything you’ve ever added to your phone. The device will go back to the state it was it when it was shipped from the factory.
This means that all your images, videos, apps, and everything you ever did to customize your device will be gone. It’s a drastic way to try an issue you’re having with your device, the advantage is that you get rid of a lot of junk and unnecessary files you had on your phone.
Whats is a Soft Reset
A soft reset is when you restart your device. This is one of the necessary fixes when your Android device has gone crazy. By simply turning your device off and then on, you’ll be surprised how many issues it can fix.
How to Reset a Motorola One Vision Smartphone
For a soft reset, all you have to do is long-press on the power button long enough until you see the restart option.
Once you press the restart button, it will do just that. You won’t see a message asking you to confirm the restart.
If you’re going to factory reset your Motorola One Vision, make sure that you have than 50% battery. Also, don’t forget to create a backup of all your essential information; it will be gone once your phone reboots.
If you’ve already taken these precautions, you can factory reset your phone by going to:
- Reset options
- Erase all data (factory reset)
- Reset phone
- Erase everything
How to Externally Reset Your Motorola One Vision Smartphone
If the reason you want to reset your phone is that you can’t access Settings, the previous method is obviously not going to work. In this case, you’ll need to externally reset your phone.
To do this:
- Power off your phone
- Press the power button to turn on your phone but at the same time press the Volume down button
- Use the Volume down button until the Recovery Mode option shows up
- Press the Power button to select Recovery Mode
- Do you see an Android with an exclamation mark? If so, long-press on the Power button and then press and let go of the Volume Up button
- The Menu options should now appear
- Press the Volume button to help you navigate to the Wipe data/factory reset option
- Use the Power button to choose it
- Choose Yes
- Use the Volume button to help you navigate to two possibilities: Userdata only ( this is going to keep things such as ringtones power-up message, image, and wallpaper that came with your phone) and Userdata and personalized content (this option deletes absolutely everything on your phone).
The reset will take a moment or two, so now would be a good time to go get that cup of coffee. Once the process is done, remember to use the volume button to go to Reboot system now and press the power button to select it.
Tip: If after waiting several minutes, your phone doesn’t turn on, long-press on the power button until the screen goes dark, once it does let go of the power button. Your phone should power up normally.
Once you’re done with the factory reset, you’re going to notice that your phone runs faster. Try to only keep apps you use on your phone, since installing unnecessary apps can affect your phone’s performance.