Any time when you’re having problems with the OnePlus 6, problems that you cannot really pinpoint or you don’t know how to fix, performing a hard reset on it is the best option. If you read this tutorial on how to factory reset the OnePlus 6, you’ll see it’s not that complicated. Just in case, we’ve listed your solutions once again, so you can have them at hand when in need.
Things to do before you actually initiate the hard reset on your OnePlus 6
They say it’s easy to give up on everything you had on your smartphone and erase it. But if you don’t feel the same, you definitely have to take the extra time and back things up before you end up in this situation. The habit of backing up your data periodically will serve you well in time of crisis yet if you’ve just decided to give it a fresh start, try to back up your data now.
All you have to do is to go to the Settings menu and to use the Backup & Reset option from there. Then, you can consider the two methods presented below.
How to hard reset OnePlus 6 – option number 1
- Turn off the phone;
- Identify, tap and hold the following 3 buttons: Home, Power, Volume Up;
- Keep holding the three of them up until the OnePlus logo shows up on the screen;
- Then, you can release the buttons and prepare yourself to explore the Recovery Mode, where the touchscreen is unavailable;
- To navigate around, use the Volume buttons and to start a selected process use the Power button;
- Make your way towards the Wipe Data / Factory Reset menu and start it, using the suggested buttons;
- Confirm by selecting “Yes – delete all user data” and wait;
- When it’s done, select the Reboot System Now so you can leave the Recovery Mode.
How to hard reset OnePlus 6 – option number 2
- Turn on the phone;
- Head to its Home Screen;
- Access the Menu;
- Launch the Settings app;
- Go to Backup and reset;
- Go to Reset Device;
- Tap Erase everything and wait.
As you can see, option number 1 is about powering off the phone and entering the Recovery Mode whereas option number 2 is about turning on the screen and using its Settings.
Just in case we needed to specify, the first option is best to be used when the device isn’t working too well, when you cannot access the screen or when it is completely unresponsive. If the problem making you to hard reset the OnePlus 6 is not as serious as to prevent you from accessing the Settings, you can confidently try the second option.