How to Fully Flush Your Phone

Written by mandy slake
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Email

Just about every phone has the option of flushing all the user information and data out of the device. This option is usually called a master reset, although some devices call it a master clear or hard reset. Either way, make sure the data you want to keep is backed up before you begin, because this operation sets the phone back to its original factory settings.

Skill level:
Easy

Other People Are Reading

Instructions

  1. 1

    Click the "Menu" button on the phone, or tap the "Menu" icon for phones that have touchscreens.

  2. 2

    Open the "Settings" option. The master reset option is almost always located under one of the menus under Settings. Look for an option called "Privacy" or "Security."

  3. 3

    Click the "Menu" or "Options" button and look for a command that says something about resetting or wiping the phone.

  4. 4

    Check the phone's user manual if you can't find the setting. Most user manuals indicate how to reset the phone and wipe the data.

  5. 5

    Browse to the manufacturer's website and search for support documents on your model of phone if you can't find the instructions in the manual. Also contact your cellular carrier's tech support.

Tips and warnings

  • Some phones use a combination of key presses to clear the device, instead of a menu.

Don't Miss

Filter:
  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
Sort:
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the eHow.co.uk site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.