How to hard reset your Sony Xperia SP

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How to hard reset your Sony Xperia SP

If you are looking for a totally free memory or simply wanting to get rid of your Sony Xperia SP, you can hard reset it using a reset force, and erase all its data. We will see in this article, how to do it via the ‘Settings’ and ‘Recovery’ menus of your Sony Xperia SP.
It is essential that you back up your data before performing a reset.

Force resetting will de facto lose all of your data, including music, photos, PDF documents, app settings, or any other type of data stored on your Sony Xperia SP. On the other hand, what is on your drive or online account will normally be restored.

Resetting your phone Sony Xperia SP will return it to the state it left the factory.

From a software point of view, your Sony Xperia SP will be like new. Android offers you the possibility to erase your data from the ‘Settings’ menu.
While the standard procedure is generally sufficient, malicious people who would like to see your data erased could do so. So we strongly advise you to encrypt your phone, especially if you want to give it away or sell it to a third party in which you do not have a high confidence level.
In case it is only for you that you do this, we will never advise you enough to save all your data to be able to find them after this reset.

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The Play Store is full of apps allowing you to do it.

Our other articles on Sony Xperia SP can help you.

Please refer to user notes and comments before installing and using such an application.

Use the “Settings” menu to delete data on your Sony Xperia SP

Here is the classic routine to perform a reset via this menu:
As described above, be sure to back up all important data for you. The best thing is to call a mobile phone professional if you are not sure of yourself.
Go to the ‘Settings’ menu of your Sony Xperia SP.
Under the ‘Personal’ menu, press ‘Save’ and ‘Reset’. Then follow the instructions on the screen.
Under ‘Personal data’ go to ‘Resetting the factory settings’.
You may need to enter your PIN or password during these actions.

This is quite normal, and aims to prevent a third party from erasing all your data.
When prompted, press ‘Clear All’ to clear all data from the internal memory of your Sony Xperia SP.
This is surely something that you will be asked spontaneously anyway.

Then you will have to restart your phone.

Do not worry, this is normal and it means that the reset went smoothly on your Sony Xperia SP.
You will know that resetting is a success when you see the home screen as you could see right after buying your Sony Xperia SP. It will then be easy for you to reinstall the applications you want, or even to put back photos and music according to your tastes.

During the process of hard resetting your Sony Xperia SP

At any time during this process, if your Sony Xperia SP does not react anymore, you have the option to restart the system via the power button, if you hold down for a few seconds.

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In case of absolute necessity, you can remove the battery from your Sony Xperia SP, but this is not recommended and could damage your phone.
In all cases, we advise you to contact a telephone professional if you are unsure of yourself or if you encounter difficulties.
Finally, the manufacturer or salesperson of your Sony Xperia SP can be of assistance if need more information.

Does a factory reset delete everything Sony Xperia?

When you perform a factory data reset, you erase all personal data stored on the internal storage of your Xperia™ device. The following are examples of data that gets overwritten: Your Google account and other accounts. Contacts.

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What is recovery mode of Sony Xperia?

Recovery mode After you have flashed the latest Sony software version with the Sony Flash tool, your device is capable of booting a recovery image by pressing a key. To use the recovery mode the device must be turned off and you must hold the key Volume down while you press the Power key.

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3 ancillary questions

Is it safe to sell phone after factory reset?

Can my data still be accessed even after resetting my device? The data on most Android phones is encrypted which means that it can’t be accessed following a factory reset. As such, you don’t need to worry about another person accessing this information if you sell your Android phone.

How do I manually enter recovery mode Android?

Hold down the Power and Volume Down buttons together for a few seconds, and let go when you see a triangle with an exclamation point in it on screen. Use the Volume Down button to cycle through the options until you find Recovery mode and press the Power button to load it.

How do I delete everything off my Sony Xperia?

– Find and tap [Settings] > [System] > [Advanced] > [Reset options].
– Tap [Erase all data (factory reset)] > [Erase all data].
– If required, draw your screen unlock pattern or enter your screen unlock password or PIN to continue.
– To confirm, tap [Erase all data].