While nobody enjoys the option of performing a factory reset on a OnePlus 6, pretty much anyone can end up in this situation. That’s because it’s the last resort for the end-user, prior to having it shipped to an authorized repair center, where it will probably sit for a while. So, as long as you’re not ready to hand it to a technician for a full check-up, you can try to fix whatever problem you’re having with a nice and clean factory reset.
A fresh start isn’t just an opportunity to get rid of who knows what bugs, but also to remove all the unnecessary information that you have stored on it. Plus, if you’re lucky enough to end up forced to factory reset while the phone is still operable (and not completely unresponsive), you might have the chance to back up the most important data before you clean up the device. Do that by going to Settings, at Backup & Reset, and the rest of it will be quite intuitive.
Can you still use the OnePlus 6? Factory reset from the menu:
Like mentioned, as long as the device is still operable, you can first back things up and then reset it. The actual reset will be performed from the same menu where you did the backup, so…
- Go to Settings;
- Select User and Backup;
- Next, select Backup and Reset;
- Choose the Factory Data Reset option, followed by Reset Device;
- Finally, select Delete All and just wait for it.
When it’s done, you’ll have to configure the phone from scratch.
You can no longer use the OnePlus 6? Factory reset from the hard keys:
When the device is inoperable (everything is black and frozen or you just can’t turn it on), when you cannot remember the unlock password or when, for whatever reasons, you can’t get to its Settings, do this instead:
- Force the device to turn off;
- Press and hold the Volume Up button, together with the Home and the Power buttons;
- Wait for the Android logo to be displayed on the screen and you’ll know that, right after that, you’ve entered the Recovery Mode;
- In there, look for the Wipe Data/Factory Reset option and get to it with the Volume Down key;
- When you have reached that menu, initiate the factory reset with one tap on the Power button;
- Use the same two keys to reach and select the Yes option when you’ll be asked to confirm the action;
- Then wait for the smartphone to reboot.
When it’s all over, expect to see the OnePlus 6 going through a restart and asking you to reconfigure it as soon as it returns to the normal running mode. After all, the factory reset is neither a complicated nor a scary thing to do. Try it without hesitations if you really need it!