How to perform Sony Xperia X Performance Hard Reset
Android Factory Reset
Engaging an Android factory reset means that you are removing all of the settings, data, associated application data and third-party apps from your device. Basically, it will return your Android to its original condition when it was first purchased.
For the most part, a hard reset does not erase the data or apps in the removable storage area or over-write the information in the flash storage. However, all encrypted information will become inaccessible after such a reset.
Why Hard Reset your Android Device?
There are a number of reasons why you would want to do this type of reset, but it should be used as a last resort when nothing else works. If your smartphone is unresponsive, freezing, slow, not responding correctly, or if you are not able to remember the passwords then it may be time to reset the device. You can do either a local or remote wipe of the smartphone using the standard reset functions that will clean out the device.
It should be noted that a reset is different than a reboot which clears out less information and leaves what you have added to your device intact. A reset is a more extensive procedure and you will need to backup the information you want to reload into the device after it is accomplished.
The items in your SD-Card are not affected by this type of reset, only the data and cache portions of the device itself. The process is fairly simple and straightforward, so you will need to follow the instructions in order to do a proper reset. This will work with Android smartphones and tablets which includes recent devices as well as older ones.
How to Start the Reset?
You’ll need to remove the battery and disconnect from the charger. If you are using a rooted device, then only the data and cache portions will be removed. Plus, if you have a custom ROM the factory reset will not affect it. Basically, it is not expected that you will want to change the basic structure of the operating system, merely to remove the issues that are causing difficulty. That means any upgrades to the ROM or OTAs will not be affected either during this process.
If you plan on selling or giving your smartphone or tablet to someone else, then a hard reset is a necessity for removing all of the information that will be linked to you. This will provide the recipient with a fresh, clean device that they can personalize to their own needs. In addition, you can reset your smartphone or tablet every so often if you can store your customized information on the cloud or another platform where it can be reloaded.
Understanding how a factory reset works and why you would want to use it will be quite helpful when you need to clear up major issues with your device or give it to another person. This approach is often a last resort as compared to a reboot which clears out recently information, but may not be enough to solve the problems being experienced by the tablet or smartphone.
How to perform Hard Reset Sony Xperia X Performance
- In order to power off the phone hold down the Power button for a short while.
- Afterwards go to Settings and then to Backup & Reset.
- Then select Factory Data Reset and tap Reset Phone.
- Choose Erase Everything if you are sure you want to clear all your data.
- Congratulations! The reset has just been performed.
Continue reset in the video tutorial below.