Thinking of selling your Xiaomi smartphone? You should reset it to its factory settings first. A hard reset or a factory reset erases all data from your smartphone and restores it to its ‘factory’ settings. In other words, your phone is reset to the settings it was shipped in. Once you perform a factory reset, you are logged out of all your accounts and all your personal data is deleted from the device. This makes it necessary to back up your data before resetting your phone. In this article, we show you how you can hard reset or factory reset your Xiaomi smartphone.
How to factory reset a Xiaomi smartphone from Settings
Step 1: Go to Settings and select ‘About Phone.’
Step 2: Select ‘Backup & reset’ and tap on ‘Erase all data (factory reset).’
Step 3: In the following window, select ‘Delete all data’ from the bottom of the screen.
Step 4: Enter your smartphone’s PIN, pattern, or password.
Step 5: Tap ‘OK’ on all backup warnings.
It will take a few minutes for your phone to reset. Following the factory reset, your smartphone will reboot and you will have to sign in using your Google account again.
How to hard reset a Xiaomi smartphone
Can’t access your Xiaomi smartphone’s screen due to a faulty screen? Here’s how you can hard reset your device.
Step 1: Switch off your Xiaomi smartphone and then press and hold the power key and volume up button.
Step 2: Release the power key once the smartphone logo appears but keep holding the volume up button.
Step 3: Once your phone boots in Recovery Mode, use the volume keys to scroll down to the ‘Wipe Data’ option.
Step 4: Press the power key to select the ‘Wipe Data’ option.
Step 5: Select ‘Wipe all data’ and press the power key again to confirm your selection.
Step 6: Once the data has been wiped, select ‘Back to main menu.’
Step 7: Reboot your smartphone. It will be restored to factory settings.
These are the two simple ways you can hard reset or factory reset a Xiaomi smartphone. A hard reset or factory reset deletes all data from your smartphone and restores it to its factory settings. This is why it is essential to create a backup of the data on your phone before performing a factory reset. If you found this article helpful, let us know in the comments!
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