How to reset Android gadget (latest versions)

This is the basic instruction for resetting all Android devices to factory settings. The reset process is very similar in recent versions of Android.

You should always be sure that you can return all your applications and photos back before doing a reset – do you know where all your photos, films and music are stored? Can you bring all your applications, programs and games back? Be sure to double-check, just to make sure.

Android device software varies slightly between manufacturers, but in the latest stock Android, open up Settings then choose System:

then Advanced:

and Reset options:

Pick Erase all data (factory reset) to complete the job:

—you get a warning screen and a list of all the accounts you have set up on your phone, then you tap Delete all data.

Then your gadget will reboot and the process of returning to factory settings will begin.