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LG Hard Reset: How to Hard Reset LG G5, G4 Phone

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Similar to how factory resetting your computer every so often is very beneficial for performance and storage reasons, for those reasons it is also beneficial to factory reset your mobile phone once every so often. You see, over time, any computer device that you use will begin to fill up with junk files (as well as other useless files) and because of that, your device will begin to slow down by a noticeable amount. Now, with an understanding of why resetting your LG device every so often can be incredibly beneficial to getting the most out of your device; we are going to take a look at some of the different methods which will teach you how to hard reset LG G5, G4 phone.

Part 1. Backing Up LG Device Before LG Hard Reset

Before we even begin to discuss some of the hard-reset methods which you can use on your device, it’s important that you take a backup beforehand. By taking a backup of your device’s data, such as LG Hard Reset, you can ensure that you only lose system files. Ultimately, this secures your data and you can restore it afterward.

For this backup method, we will be using the Dr.Fone – Android Data Backup & Restore program. Before you jump into the steps below, download and install Dr.Fone, and make sure that it is launched and ready to find out how to reset LG G5, G4.

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Step #1 – Now that you have Dr.Fone open and ready to go, connect your LG device to your computer using the appropriate USB cable. Allow Dr.Fone a moment or two to detect this connection, before moving on.

Step #2 – On the main interface of Dr.Fone, you will see a variety of some of the most useful Android tools out there. Feel free to look around and try each of these features, although for this method click on the “Backup & Restore” option.

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Note: it’s important that before you continue with this method, that you ensure USB debugging mode has been enabled on your device. For those who have Android 4.2.2 or later installed, a notification will appear on the device prompting you to enable it.

Step #3 – From the menu which is shown, you can either “Backup”, “Restore”, or if need be, “View backup history”. Click on the “Backup” button.


Step #4 – On the next display, you will be able to select the different data types which you want to have backed up. For this method, select any of the data types which you’d like to have on your device afterwards. We suggest selecting the “Select all” option.

Step #5 – After selecting the different data types that you want to have backed up, click on the “Backup” button at the bottom right and the backup will begin.

Step #6 – You will then be shown the current data type which is being backed up as well as the remaining time, and the backup percentage.

Note: it’s important that to prevent data corruption, you don’t disconnect your device at any moment during this process, nor should you use the device whilst it this process goes on. Additionally, if you are looking to stop the backup process, click on the “Cancel” button which is displayed.

Step #7 – Once the backup is complete, it will be stored on Dr.Fone and will be shown when clicking the “Restore” option after your device has been wiped.


Backing up your device is important before you go ahead and completely reset it. The best thing about using Dr.Fone Toolkit for Android to take a backup beforehand is that once the hard-reset is complete, you can also use Dr.Fone to restore the backup. On top of the LG Hard Reset, Dr.Fone provides you with a variety of other tools; all of which are incredibly useful for maintaining your device.

Part 2. LG Hard Reset Using Only the Device

If you want to avoid using any third-party software or simply don’t have access to a computer, this method will allow you to factory reset your LG device with only your device.


Step #1 – Start off this method by simply turning off your phone, and allowing a moment to make sure that it has completely powered down.

Step #2 – Now, when turning the device back on, hold both the power key as well as the volume down key until the LG logo is displayed.

Step #3 – When the logo appears on your device’s display, stop holding the power key for a second before instantly holding it down again.

Step #4 – After a few seconds, the Android factory reset icon will be shown. When it appears, simply stop holding all of the keys which you are currently holding.

Step #5 – To continue with the hard-reset process, hold the power key for a second. Another option will appear, again hold the power key for a second.

Step #6 – If at any point of the factory reset process you’d like to cancel it, press on either of the volume keys and it will be canceled.

This method is optimal for some people, although the method below is often preferable for a hard-reset LG G5, G4. Similar to the above method, this method does not require you to use a computer; only your mobile phone.

Step #1 – Start this process off by unlocking your LG phone, if necessary, tapping on the “Apps” option, and lastly tapping on the “Settings” applications.

Step #2 – From here, scroll down until you find “Backup & reset“, tap on this option, and lastly tap on the “Factory data reset” option at the bottom of the menu.

Step #3 – From here, you will be informed of the information which will be removed from the device, as well as the accounts which are currently logged into the device. When you are fully aware of the consequences, tap on “Reset phone“.

Note: it’s important to know that once you have fulfilled this how to hard reset LG G5, G4 phone tutorial and completed each of the steps, the accounts listed will no longer be logged in.

Step #4 – A notification box will then appear. Tap “OK” and the hard-reset will begin.

Step #5 – After a few minutes, the process will be complete, and you will be prompted to set up the LG device as if you had just purchased it.

Both of these methods are completely viable and have virtual no downside to them. They are both perfect for those who aren’t able to access a computer to hard reset, or those who are looking to hard reset LG G5 phone while they aren’t home. However, there are several other methods which are more efficient which can get the job done a lot better.

Part 3. How to Hard Reset LG G5, G4 When You Are Locked Out

When you forget your devices password only moments after changing it, there’s no arguing that it is one of the most infuriating experiences. What makes it worse is that you have nobody to blame but yourself, and knowing that makes it even more stressful. Don’t worry though, we’ve got your back.

With the method that we are going to detail below, you are able to completely wipe your LG device without having access to it.

Step #1 – On your computer, open up the browser of your choice and head over to the Android Device Manager.


Step #2 – Once you are on this website, sign into the Google account which is currently associated with the LG hard reset device.

Step #3 – If you have multiple devices connected to your single Google account, then multiple devices will be shown. Select the device which you’d like to have hard reset.

Step #4 – When selecting a device, simply click on the small arrow located next to the default device, to which all available devices will be listed, and select the correct one.

Step #5 – Three options will be shown. “Ring”, “Lock”, and “Erase”. For this method, click on the “Erase” button.


Note: this option is generally in place for those who have lost their device and worry about personal data being stolen, although can be used as you see fit.

Step #6 – Click on “Erase“, read the warning message to fully understand what you are accepting, and click “Erase“.

Step #7 – This will hard reset LG G5, G4 and will restore it to its factory state.

Step #8 – test.

This method is typically only used as an emergency LG Hard Reset method or a last resort for those who have absolutely no access to their device. If this isn’t the case and you’re only using this LG Hard Reset method as the preference, we highly suggest against so. All of your data will be lost and will not be recoverable. Backing up your data before you learn how to hard reset LG G5, G4 phone is without a doubt, in your best interests.

To Conclude…

Regardless of which of the methods that we’ve discussed today that you decide to use, it’s important that if possible, you take a backup of all of the data on your device. Typically, the data which we store on our device is important to us and thus, losing it can be upsetting. When you’re looking to LG hard reset, by taking a backup beforehand, you are ensuring that you only lose system files and that all of your personal data is secured. Rather than lose your precious data, do the right thing and take a backup.

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