How to Factory Reset Android Phone When Locked Out

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Are you locked out of your Android phone and need to perform a factory reset? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of factory resetting your Android phone when you are locked out. Follow the steps below to regain access to your device.

Step 1: Power off your Android phone

To start the factory reset process, you need to power off your Android device. Press and hold the power button until a menu appears on the screen. From the menu, select the “Power off” option and wait for your phone to completely turn off.

Step 2: Boot into recovery mode

Now that your phone is powered off, it’s time to boot it into recovery mode. The exact method may vary depending on your device model, but generally, you can do this by simultaneously pressing and holding a combination of buttons such as the power button, volume up button, and home button (if available). Refer to your device’s user manual or search online for specific instructions on how to enter recovery mode for your particular device.

Step 3: Navigate through recovery mode

Once you are in recovery mode, use the volume up and down buttons to navigate through the options. Look for an option called “Wipe data/factory reset” or something similar. Use the power button or any designated button on your device to select this option.


  • This step will erase all data on your phone including apps, settings, files, etc., so make sure you have a backup if possible.
  • If there is an option called “Wipe cache partition,” it is recommended to select that as well after performing a factory reset for a more thorough cleaning of your device’s cache.

Step 4: Confirm the factory reset

After selecting the “Wipe data/factory reset” option, you will be presented with a confirmation prompt. Read the prompt carefully to ensure you understand that all data will be erased. Once you are ready to proceed, select the “Yes” option to confirm and initiate the factory reset process.

Step 5: Reboot your Android phone

Once the factory reset is complete, you will be taken back to the recovery mode menu. Select the option to “Reboot system now” or something similar to restart your phone.

Congratulations! You have successfully performed a factory reset on your Android phone when locked out. Your device should now be restored to its original factory settings, allowing you to set it up from scratch as if it were brand new.


  • If you are unable to enter recovery mode or face any issues during the process, it is recommended to contact the support team of your device manufacturer for further assistance.
  • Remember that a factory reset should only be used as a last resort when all other options have been exhausted, as it permanently erases all data on your phone.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through the process of performing a factory reset on your Android phone when locked out. Stay safe and secure!

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