By doing a factory reset on your LG device you actually wipe all your data and make the phone looks like a brand new device, meanings will be reset to its factory settings.
Today I will be showing you different methods to factory reset LG phones in the easiest ways even my grandma can do it. Beside that, you will find out when to do a hard reset and how to make a backup of your LG device.
What is a LG factory reset, hard reset or master reset
A factory reset, also known as a hard reset or master reset, is the best procedure to fix persistent software issues when your LG device is significantly slower than it was at the beginning, battery suddenly empties very quickly or you notice unusual losses in performance, but also when you want to give away or sell the device.
However, depending on your device’s issues a factory or hard reset does not always have to be the solution. Sometimes a so-called soft reset is sufficient, i.e. simply restarting the LG smartphone. What may seem unusual or even too simple at first glance often holds true miracles to fix small problems on the smartphone.
In general, all LG devices can be reset to the factory settings with the help of a so-called hard reset. With LG smartphones, this is done either via the settings, via the recovery mode, or Android Device Manager if the smartphone no longer reacts normally.
How to backup a LG device before factory reset
Before doing a factory reset on your LG, you should back up all important data. If there is a microSD card in the smartphone, remove it and back up its data as well. Because an encrypted microSD card can no longer be read after the reset. The “private key” required for this is deleted during a LG hard reset.
The fastest and easiest way to backup a LG phone is from its settings menu. Depending on the device model and Android OS version, these can be different. All the data will be uploaded on cloud – on your LG / Google account or to a SD card. Once done, you can restore saved data in the same ways.
- Access Settings app on the phone.
- Go to General.
- Access Backup then Backup and Restore.
- Choose Internal storage or SD card for your backup location.
- Choose the file types you would like to back up and tap Start to start making a backup.
When to factory reset a LG mobile phone
In some cases, a soft reset does not help, so you cannot avoid resetting the LG to the factory settings. We have listed the most common reasons for you here.
Bad performance: Over time, your LG device accumulates a lot of data in its internal memory. This can cause the smartphone to run much slower than when it started. In this case, it can help to reset the device to the factory settings and free it from unnecessary data garbage.
Factory reset / hard reset a LG with NoobDev’s tools
As you may already know, we create mobile unlocking tools which helps you to reset, bypass FRP on any Android device, bypass iCloud or google accounts, remove passwords / PINs without knowing them or unlock the network carrier. Mostly works through a secret code allowing you to access a hidden menu on your LG phone or TAB.
Our factory reset tool can easily help you to factory reset LG without losing data, trough a secret code based on your device IMEI. It works online on your browser (desktop and mobile) and it takes less than 5 minutes to get your LG phone resets to factory settings.
Access the LG factory reset tool by clicking on the button below and then follow the instructions to hard reset a LG device in 3 minutes or less.
How to factory reset a LG in Recovery Mode
This reset method is also useful to factory reset LG when forgot password, PIN or pattern lock, and it allows access to the basic system of the device; and this applies equally to all LG smartphones and other Android devices.
To activate recovery mode, first turn off the device and then press the “Power”, “Volume” and “Home” buttons simultaneously for a few seconds. A menu then opens in which you have various setting options to calibrate the software.
Tip: Only make adjustments that you are sure will affect the confirmation. The LG smartphone is navigated in recovery mode using the “volume” and “power” buttons. You can use the “Power” button to select and confirm an option.
Then select the option “wipe data/factory reset” and confirm the action with “Yes – delete all user data”. With this step you have erased all your data and hard reset your LG device.
Reset a LG device to factory settings through secret codes
LG has built into most of its smartphones the ability to reset the LG cell phone using a secret code and perform the Hard Reset LG. Notice: all data will be lost by using this method.
To reset LG phone enter a code and start call button. The prerequisite for this is, of course, that your mobile phone can still be operated.
- Reset LG phone Code 1: *2767*2878# “green handset” (new models)
- Reset LG phone Code 2: *2767*3855# “green handset” (new models)
- Reset LG phone Code 3: #*7728# “green handset” (older models)
- Reset LG phone Code 4: *#0947# “green handset” (Bada OS)
TIP: How to completely erase private data on LG
If you intend to resell your phone, you should take further data disposal steps to ensure your data cannot be recovered. With a little software knowledge, this is still possible after a LG factory reset. If you have reset the smartphone, you can permanently delete your cell phone data either manually or with so-called shredder apps (check the free version below).
Delete data manually
Set up the smartphone again after the reset – this time preferably with a fake Gmail address. Now load random sample images onto your LG, create imaginary contacts and install apps that you used before. This will overwrite the old data and make it very difficult to recover. Then reset the phone back to factory settings.
Erase data with shredder apps
The shredder apps are a handy alternative to manually deleting your data. Such apps specialise in automatically overwriting old storage space with random content, so your private data cannot be recovered. To do this, first reset the phone to the factory settings and start it again. Now download a shredder app, such as Andro Shredder, and start the overwriting process. After that, you can reset the phone again and sell it worry-free.