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How to reset Huawei phone and reset device to factory settings? Step by step guide

How to reset Huawei phone and reset device to factory settings? Step by step guide

When our Smartphone is hung, stuck, is full of viruses, or is very slow, do not worry that not everything is lost, you do not have to run to buy another mobile phone, the most recommended in these cases , it is to reset the device to the state with which it came from the factory. There are several methods to perform this operation, which are really simple and efficient when applied in the correct way.

By performing a Hard Reset to our phone , we permanently delete any settings applied by the user, as well as all data stored in the smartphone’s memory. When the process is over, we have a completely new one with respect to the configurations, much faster and ready to start customizing it again.

In this tutorial we will explain the most common methods, to reboot or format your Huawei phone and return it to the state with the exit of the factory, that you can also make them yourself from the comfort of your home , following a few instructions, having a little patience and having the best disposition.

Steps to restart your Huawei device and return to factory settings

Next we will explain step by step, the methods with which we can make a factory reset to a Huawei, and thus get rid of viruses, unwanted data and configurations, that are making our cell phone slow or working poor form.

Reset Fabrica values ​​from the Smartphone settings

The most common and fastest option to restore the Smartphone, is from its configuration, for which you must follow the following steps:

  • With the device on and with more than 50% of the battery, we enter the « Configuration or Settings» depending on the mobile.

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  • We move to the «Backup and Restore» .

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  • We select the option « Factory data reset».

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  • Next we select the option « Reset Device» .

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  • The process will begin immediately, which may take a few minutes, depending on the model and the amount of data we have in it. At the end of the procedure the mobile will restart and when you turn it on again you will be ready to use it as if it were for the first time.

Make a Hard Reset with the Recovery method

This method is applied when it does not turn on, we forget the lock key, or when the option Reset the mobile from the configuration is not enough. To apply a Hard Reset to the mobile phone , we perform a combination following in detail the following steps:

  • Verify that this has 50% of the battery or more , or if it is not connected to the charger.
  • Remove and return to insert the battery.
  • Press the « Power and Volume Up» button simultaneously, until the Recovery menu appears on the screen.

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  • Select the option « Wipe Data / Factory Reset», by moving up or down, with the volume key, and selecting with the power key.

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  • On the next screen, you will ask for confirmation, for which we select again ¨ Wipe Data / Factory Reset¨ , with the volume and power keys.

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  • The process of restoring factory settings will begin. The time this process takes will depend on the amount of data we have in storage.

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  • When the Factory Reset process is finished, we return to the main screen of the Recovery menu.
  • Then we select with the volume and power keys, the option «Reboot System Now ».

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  • The smartphone formatting process will begin , which takes a few minutes. At the end of this process, the mobile phone will restart, being formatted and with factory settings, ready to start using again.

Access to Huawei Recovery mode from PC

If for some reason the phone keys do not work, you can also access the recovery mode from the PC, following the steps below:

  • You must have the “ device driver drivers”, installed on the PC. Generally these are installed automatically, when connecting the mobile to the PC with the “USB cable”.
  • Activate the mode “ USB debugging” , from security or device developer options .
  • Connect the Smartphone to the PC using the USB cable.
  • When the smartphone is properly connected to the computer, we must enter the option run from the computer, pressing the combination of buttons « Windows + R» and a tool to execute commands, such as the see below.

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  • We type the “CMD” command and execute it by pressing » Enter» or by clicking on “ Accept” .

CMD Windows

  • A command console like the one we will see next will be displayed on the screen.

Consola de comandos Windows

  • In the command console, we type “ Adb Shell” , and press “ Enter” . In this way we enter the recovery mode of the mobile connected to the PC.


  • Next we write « Wipe Data» and press « Enter» .


  • Then « Reboot System» and we give it « Enter» .
  • Next, the Huawei format is executed, leaving with factory values.

Force Restart in Safe Mode

If any of the above steps did not work, or it was executed incorrectly and the Smartphone does not turn on, or it stays in a loop in which it restarts and restarts again and again, without accessing the Home screen , you can choose to turn on the phone in safe mode, which allows you to reverse some changes you have recently made, uninstall malicious applications and recover personal data.

To force startup in safe mode, you must follow these steps:

  • With the device turned off, press the « Power» button until the Huawei.

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  • Then immediately and before the Huawei turns on, we release the “ Power” button and press the “Volume down” button until the home screen.

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  • In this way the mobile will have started in safe mode .
  • We can notice it in the lower left, in which we can read, « Safe Mode » or « Safe Mode ».

Modo Seguro

  • We can proceed to make the necessary changes.

Applying these methods and following these simple steps, you can solve problems on your Huawei Smartphone from the comfort of your home, before making a visit to the technician, or making the decision to acquire a new one.

Recommendations before formatting a Smartphone

Before applying any reboot, formatting or restoration to our device, it is essential to make a backup of the most important data , in the cloud or move them to the removable memory card, since that when resetting our Smartphone, all data such as multimedia, downloads, and installed applications will be lost.

It is also important that the device has 50% of the battery or more, since if the process is interrupted, it could be really harmful for the mobile.

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