This post shows how to perform a hard reset in a safe method on a Moto G smartphone (3rd generation). By performing a factory reset or a hard reset, all the data from the device will be wiped. However, any data stored in your Google account can be restored back to the device, all the apps and their associated data will be lost. So it is always recommended to backup your smartphone so that the necessary data is always safe.
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Reset to factory settings from the Settings menu in the Moto G (3rd Gen):
If you wish to perform a reset operation on your device while the device is in its responsive state, you could do a factory reset by going into the Settings Menu of the device. Go to Settings > Backup & Reset > Factory Data Reset > Reset Phone.
Hard reset Moto G (3rd Gen):
At times, the device would not respond to any input you give to it. In that case, external reset or hard reset can be used as an effective solution to bring the phone back to its normal state. Before you start the process make sure the battery of your device is charged at least up to 55%.
- With the phone powered off, press and hold the Volume Down button and the Power button at the same time until the device turns on.
- Press the Volume Down button to highlight “Recovery mode“
- Press the Power button to restart into Recovery mode.
You’ll see an image of an Android robot with a red exclamation mark.
- While holding down the Power button, press the Volume Up button.
- Use the volume buttons to scroll to “wipe data/factory reset” and press the Power button to select it.
- Scroll down to “Yes – erase all user data” and press the Power button to select it.
Then the phone will reboot and prompt the user to go through the settings.
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