Huawei Factory Reset

Many users were faced with a situation where, after manipulating system files, the mobile device began to slow down or respond to some commands in a completely unusual way.

In most cases, when these symptoms appear, the so-called “Hard Reset” can help. This is nothing more than resetting the system to factory settings.

Huawei Factory Reset

Of course, this will not return deleted files or restore modified files, but it will bring some system settings to a normal state and delete “junk” files that affect performance.

Next, we will consider all possible ways to perform a factory reset on any Huawei device.

Important! Before resetting, make a backup of all important user data (contacts, photos, etc.).

Restoring factory settings from the system menu

The easiest way to perform a “Hard Reset” on Huawei is to run the corresponding function in the system settings. To do this, you need:

  1. Go to settings;
  2. Select “Restore and reset”;
  3. Click on “Reset Settings” and accept the warning.

After that, the system will reboot and the Google Welcome screen will appear.

“Hard Reset” through the recovery menu

This method may help if the system refused to start. To do this, you must:

  1. Enter the recovery menu (on most devices this can be done by holding the power and volume up keys);
  2. Select the menu item “Wipe data / factory reset”;
  3. Accept the choice.

After performing a reset, your Huawei device will prompt you to reboot.

Hard Reset. Three Button Method

This is the most radical way to perform a Hard Reset. For its implementation it is necessary:

  1. Hold the power button and both volume buttons;
  2. After the logo with the name of the device model appears, you need to release the power key (you can not release the volume keys);
  3. Wait until the device starts rebooting again and release the volume buttons.

If you want to get a fully working system, place the “dload” folder with the firmware on the memory card before installing one of the methods and install it in the device. Then, upon rebooting, the automatic installation of the firmware will begin and you will receive a device that is really restored to the factory state.


  1. Albert 03/14/2020 at 1:21

Be sure to remove the flash drive

Tell me the name of the program for the PC to reset the Honor 8X settings, reset the settings via the buttons, it asks for an account, I entered it, it skips, but then it drives again in a circle, confirm the account, we’ve already created a new one and the same thing drives a circle

  • Novel 02/06/2019 at 15:50

In the end did? I have the same thing

I just entered a reset in the settings in the search, showed me a choice, chose to restore the factory settings, and everything worked out, huawei p20

Hello. And I don’t have to go from which menu (from the settings menu, sewn up 2 buttons, 3 buttons, using the server code), reaching 80-100%, an error occurs, what should I do?

  • Anton 10/13/2019 at 22:24

Same story, 71%
Does anyone know a cure?

A if japolar I don’t remember a hard drive resurfaced what to do

Help urgently when turning on this menu no White Data Factory Reset

  • Sasha 04/13/2018 at 17:17

Could you understand !? I have the same

  • SERGEY 08/22/2018 at 12:47

How did you do it? I don’t have either

  • Taisiya 08.20.2019 at 18:49

A similar problem, I’ve been tormented for a long time and can’t do anything I can’t

What to do if I did everything as described “Hard Reset”. A three-button method but I got the following
enter into fastboot mode you can press POWER key for more than 10 seconds to reboot device

  • Dmitry 03/25/2018 at 16:35

Andrey, how did you solve this problem? I have the same.

Before resetting completely. Delete Google account. Then it will not require

I can not select wipe date / factory reset. The power button does not respond

Turned off the brightness and nothing is visible help I can not turn on the backlight screen

I have a Chinese menu with three buttons))

How to reset Huawei to factory settings? It is not difficult to cope with the task, the main thing is to prepare in advance for this process and not rush into decisions and actions. In addition, you should evaluate the situation and choose the appropriate method of restoring the factory parameters of the device:

  • Via the smartphone menu;
  • Using Recovery;
  • Using secret button presses;
  • Using One Click.

To choose the right option, you need to evaluate the status of the phone. If it does not freeze, and its use is straightforward, it is recommended to use the settings menu. In other cases, it is wiser to look at alternative options.

Preparing to reset

Having chosen one of the proposed options, you should go to the next step. Preparing your smartphone. This preparation consists in saving all files, contacts and information important to the user on a separate medium. They can be:

  • Copy to memory card;
  • Transfer to a computer or laptop;
  • Send to cloud storage.

An alternative solution is to create a backup. It is recommended to perform the above actions in advance, before the device breaks or freezes. Over, storing important information files in the cloud is effortless. The main thing is not to forget to save the necessary contacts and photos in a virtual storage in a timely manner, so as not to lose them later. After resetting all user data will be permanently lost.

Reset via the system menu

The easiest way to do a reset is to use the phone menu. To do this:

  1. Open the “settings” application;
  2. Find a section with a mention of recovery;
  3. Select the item offering to set the default parameters (factory);
  4. Confirm the selected actions and agree to the warning;
  5. Follow the instructions of the system.

After which it remains to wait until Android reboots and restores its original state. You don’t need to do anything extra, the listed actions are enough to achieve the desired result.

How to reset a Huawei phone to factory settings through recovery?

To make Huawei Hard Reset via Recovery, you will need:

  1. Hold the power and volume down buttons simultaneously;
  2. After the welcome screen appears, release the power key, while holding down the volume button;
  3. After waiting for the Recovery screen to turn on, use the volume buttons to open the Wipe data item (opening is done with the on button);
  4. Then it remains to confirm the actions;
  5. The last step will be to restart the smartphone using the (Reboot System) item.

After that, a hard reset (Hard Reset) is completed, and the user is able to proceed with the reconfiguration of the device.

Reset with three buttons

This method is recommended to be used in exceptional situations when other methods do not allow returning the phone to working condition. It requires:

  1. Simultaneous clamping of all side buttons of the device (volume and power on);
  2. After the start welcome screen appears, release the power key;
  3. Keep the volume up and down buttons held down;
  4. Wait for the next automatic reboot of the phone.

As a result, on Android, all settings are completely reset to the base level set at the factory. It is impossible to cancel this process, so before using it you should make sure that it is really necessary.

If you have any questions or have complaints. Please let us know

Using One Click

The following method is not convenient, since it requires the use of third-party programs. Users must download a special utility for Android Huawei Data Recovery. After turning it on, it is recommended to delete all saved PIN codes, fingerprints and other saved passwords from the phone. After that, it remains to use the same instruction that was offered for reset via Recovery. And the main difference between the described method and the offers described above, in addition to the password removal function, will be the automatic restoration of the device’s operating parameters when Hard Reset is completed. In addition, the utility allows you to completely remove the identification system for easy access.

How to restore a Huawei phone after a factory reset?

When the user has already thrown off the settings, he can only take care of restoring the phone and returning the device to working condition. To do this:

  1. Create a Google Account
  2. Install all the required applications and programs;
  3. Choose the appropriate smartphone settings.

That is, after resetting Huawei to the factory settings, it remains to return to it what was deleted during the system recovery. Nothing extra is usually required.

A newly purchased Honor or Huawei smartphone works perfectly. It literally flies, applications open instantly, the reaction to commands is instant. In the process of work, the memory is filled not only with useful information, the storage of excess data leads to the fact that the gadget’s reaction speed slows down. If the smartphone started to slow down, this is not a sentence, there is no need to immediately run for a new one, you can perform Hard Reset. Reset to factory settings.

Operation in a few minutes will return the smartphone Huawei or Honor to the state it was immediately after purchase. The previous speed will be restored, the memory will be erased and the newly installed applications will again “fly”. There is only one minus in this process, not only garbage files, but also all useful information, including the phone book, will be deleted from the system. For their quick recovery, it is recommended that you first make a backup in the Mobile Cloud service.

Reset to factory settings via the Settings menu

The easiest and fastest way to restore the state of a Huawei or Honor smartphone “like with a purchase” is Hard Reset through the settings menu. To do this, perform the following steps:

  • Open the “Settings” menu and click on the “System” item.
  • In the menu that appears, find “Reset”, and select “Restore factory settings.”

Then a warning will appear that all data will be deleted, including the phone book, messages from all instant messengers, applications and accounts. You need to confirm the action and wait a bit. After a couple of minutes, the smartphone will become what it was when purchased. You can restore the necessary data, and fill its garbage-free memory with the necessary applications.

Hard Reset via keyboard shortcuts

Many users are perplexed by the fact that the smartphone’s memory is overloaded when it freezes and stops responding to any actions. Modern gadgets do not offer the previously used “reset function”. Get the battery out. To clear the memory and restore the functionality of the smartphone Huawei or Honor in this case will help reset via quick keys.

On the smartphone in the state in which it is now, press the button to increase the volume and turn off the device at the same time. We wait (about 15 seconds) until the logo and a small menu appear.

If the smartphone is in a completely “frozen” state, the sensor will not work. We move through the items and select them using the volume buttons, and confirm the action with the power button.

In the drop-down menu, select the item “Wipe data / factory reset”. Next, two questions will appear in turn, the correct answer to which will also be “Wipe data / factory reset”, and the zeroing process will begin.

As soon as the percentage timer signals the completion of the process, you must select the first menu item. “Reboot system now”.

The smartphone will turn on in an already restarted state, and will be fully ready for operation.Share link: