Performing a hard reset or factory reset on your smartphone restores it to its default settings and wipes all data from it. Before performing a factory reset it is essential you back up your data online or on another storage device. If you’re facing certain issues on your smartphone, a factory reset can come in handy. You can also try resetting the network settings if the issue is network or connectivity related. Unlike a factory reset, resetting your network settings does not erase the data from your device. In this article, we bring you the 3 simple ways to perform a hard reset or factory reset on Vivo smartphones.
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How to factory reset a Vivo smartphone from Settings
Step 1: Open Settings on your Vivo smartphone.
Step 2: Scroll down and select ‘System.’
Step 3: Scroll down and tap on ‘Reset Options.’
Step 4: Select ‘Erase all data (factory reset).’
Step 5: Enter your phone’s PIN/password/pattern and confirm your choice to perform a factory reset.
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 Vivo smartphone
Step 1: Use the power key to turn off your smartphone.
Step 2: Press and hold the power key and the Volume up button until the Vivo logo appears. This is how you can enter the Fastboot mode.
Step 3: Use the Volume keys to scroll up and down and the power key to make a selection. Select Recovery Mode.
Step 4: Select Wipe Data and enter your phone’s PIN to confirm your selection.
All data will be wiped from your smartphone and it will reboot in a few minutes.
How to factory reset your Vivo smartphone using Find My Device
Step 1: Go to the ‘Find My Device’ webpage and log in using your Google Account.
Step 2: Click on ‘Set up Secure and Erase.’
Step 3: Click on ‘Erase’ in the popup dialogue box.
Step 4: After the factory reset is complete, the lock screen will appear on your screen. Select ‘Use my Google Account instead’ to log in to your device.
These are the best ways to hard reset or factory reset Vivo smartphones. Performing a factory reset on your smartphone is essential if you plan on selling it. It is the easiest way to wipe all data from your smartphone including your login credentials, apps, and all media. If you found this article helpful, let us know in the comments!
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