Today, we are going to talk about Factory Reset in MIUI. Particularly, we will tell you what it is, when you need to reset your phone and how to do it. So without waste any more time let’s begin.
What is Factory Reset?
A factory reset, also known as master reset, is a software restore of an electronic device to its original system state by erasing all of the information stored on the device. This will effectively erase all of the data, settings, and applications that were previously on the device. This is often done to fix an issue with a device. But it could also be done to restore the device to its original settings.
When did we need to reset our device?
After updating the device system a factory reset can be good for your device. You can reset your device every month for better performance.
Notes: If you want to reset your device to factory defaults, make sure you know your Google Account and Password, because you will need to login at the end of the reset. Before resetting your device, backup and sync your data. You can backup it on Micro SD, Mi Cloud, your PC, Google Drive, etc. Don’t put your important data in your device’s internal storage. If you have upgraded your Android OS, a factory reset will not downgrade your phone to the earlier Android version.
How to reset all settings to factory default?
To reset your Xiaomi phone to its original condition, you can choose either one of the following 2 methods:
Factory reset via Settings
- On your Xiaomi / Redmi phone, find and launch the Settings app.
- Tap General Settings.
- Next, tap Backup & reset.
- Then, tap Factory data reset.
- Next, you can decide if you want to remove the downloaded apps and the contents in the external SDcard.
- Once you’re ready, tap Reset phone.
Factory reset via Recovery mode
If you are not able to reach the settings menu, you can do hard reset process via recovery mode.
Recovery Mode is often the last hope to recover your phone when it’s impossible to perform a factory reset from Android. For example, when your phone or tablet caught a boot loop or shows a white screen when you power it on. In this case you need to reboot to Mi-Recovery and select Factory Reset. Usually, recovery mode is usable when you forget pattern lock or screen lock, the phone stuck in boot logo or restarts itself constantly. You can finish hard reset process via recovery mode by following the below steps:
- Power off your device and wait a few seconds.
- Press and hold “Volume +” and “Power” buttons together.
- When you see the Xiaomi logo, release the “Power” button, but keep holding “Volume +” until the recovery mode screen comes.
- Leave all the buttons when Mi Recovery Mode screen appears.
- Go to “Wipe Data” option using volume buttons and press “Power” button to confirm it.
- Then go to “Wipe All Data” and press “Power” button to continue.
- Go to “Confirm” and press “Power” button to continue.
- After the process finishes, go to “Back to Main Menu” and press “Power” button.
- Go to “Reboot” and press “Power” button to continue.
- Go to “Reboot to System” and press “Power” button to continue.
After a few minutes, your device will reboot and factory data reset process finishes. First opening can be a little longer than usual. At the welcome screen, login your Google and Mi accounts.
Factory reset using Power and Volume Down buttons
If for some reason you can’t get into the Settings to initiate a factory reset, try the method below:
- Power off your phone.
- Press and hold the Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time.
- Release all buttons as soon as you see the menu below.
- Select boot mode.
- Using the Volume Down button to scroll the pointer to Recovery Mode and press the Volume Up button to select.
- Once you see the Android lying down with the red hazard box, press the Power button to get the Android system recovery menu.
- Using the Volume Down button to highlight wipe data/factory reset and press the Volume Up button to select.
- Scroll to Yes — delete all user data, then press the Volume up button to select.
- After wiping out the data, you will get back to the Android system recovery main menu. Select Reboot system now.