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How to Factory Reset LG Phone [4 Ways]

by Sophie Green   Updated on 2022-05-30 / Update for  Android Tips

When you have issues with your LG phone like the device being forzen or not responding, the passcode being forgotten, and memory being full, or you want to erase everything on your phone beforing selling or giving it away, you may need to perform a factory reset. A factory reset helps you restore your LG phone to its original system state and remove all your data from the device.

If you're wondering how to factory reset LG phone, this article has got you covered. Using the methods mentioned below, you can reset your LG Stylo 6/5/4 or other LG phone models, too, making it run like new again.

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Part 1: How to Factory Reset LG Phone from Settings

The most commonly used and simplest method to reset an LG smartphone is through the settings app. Before doing a factory reset on your phone, don't forget to back up LG phone to the Cloud.

Without any further ado, here's how to factory reset LG phone using the Settings app.

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Tap System > Restart & Reset > Factory Data Reset.
  • Tap on the "Reset phone" button at the bottom of the page. (Note: If you have an SD card in your phone and want to format it too, tick the checkbox.)

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  • Enter your PIN or screen unlock passwords to proceed if promoted.
  • Tap "Delete all" and then "Reset"to confirm.
  • That's it! Your LG phone will be formatted and reset. Wait for the process to complete, which usually takes 5-10 minutes.

Part 2: How to Factory Reset LG Phone Using Key Combinations

Another alternative method on how to factory reset LG phone is through a specific set of key combinations. These key combinations take you to the recovery menu of your phone, where you can select to hard reset your smartphone.

Here's how to hard reset LG Stylo 6 and other LG models using key combos.

  • Turn off your phone by pressing and holding the power button, then selecting "Power off" from the menu.
  • When the phone is off, press and hold the Power button and Volume Down button at the same time.
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  • Wait for the LG logo to appear, then release only the Power button and press and hold it again; keep the Volume Down button pressed in the meantime.
  • Release both buttons when you see the Factory Reset menu. Then use the Volume Down button to highlight "Yes" and press the Power button to select the option.
  • Highlight "Yes" with the Volume Down button and press the Power button once again to confirm the factory reset.

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  • Well done! The hard reset process will be complete in just a few minutes.

Part 3: How to Factory Reset LG Phone When Locked out

If you are loucked out of your LG phone because you've forgoten the password and wonder how to factory reset LG phone when locked out, there are two ways you can go about the situation. We will discuss them one by one in this part. Here's how to factory reset LG Stylo 6 without password.

Way 1: Factory Reset LG Phone after Removing the Lock Screen

If you have forgotten your phone's PIN/pattern, as well as the password of your Google account, this method is the best choice for you to reaccess your LG phone. In this section, we discuss how to factory reset LG Stylo 6 without password.

The best tool for this job is Tenorshare 4uKey for Android. With this tool, you can remove the screen lock of any Android smartphone with ease and bypass the FRP lock. Here's how to reset LG phone without Google account and lock screen password.

  • Download and install Tenorshare 4uKey for Android on your PC.
  • Connect your device to the PC using a USB cable. Then open 4uKey for Android and select "Remove Screen Lock" on its main interface.

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  • Select the first option "Remove Screen Lock" as shown below.

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  • Click "Start" to proceed.

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  • Click "Yes" when a window prompting you that "Removing the lock screen password will erase all data on the device" appears. Then wait for the process to complete.

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  • Enter Recovery Mode by following the on-screen instructions.

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  • Reset your phone by following the instructions given on the screen.

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  • 4uKey for Android will automatically remove your screen lock and complete the factory reset process in a bit.

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    Now all the cache partition and data are erased from your phone.

Way 2: Factory Reset LG Phone with Android Device Manager

If you have a Google account logged into the phone, then you can make use of a tool called Android Device Manager to reset your device even if it is locked out. With this tool, you can locate, lock and erase your Android device remotely.

Here's how to reset LG phone when locked out, using the Google Find My Device service.

  • Open Google Device Manager by clicking here and then log in to your Google Account with which your phone is already associated.

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  • Select your LG phone from the list of logged-in devices.
  • Click on the "Erase Device" option to restore to factory settings without any password.

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  • Click on "Erase" to confirm to erase all data from your device.

You're all set!

Bonus Tip: How to Backup LG Phone before Reseting It

If you're on the verge of resetting your LG phone and are worried about your precious data, don't be. With Tenorshare UltData for Android, you can easily backup your device's data to your PC with just a few clicks.

As a feature-rich tool, Ultdata for Android lets you backup your data from any Android device. Furthermore, it helps you recover lost data from your smartphones.

Here's how to use it to back up your LG phone.

  • Download and install UltData for Android on your PC. Connect your phone to the PC using a USB cable, then select "Recover Lost Data" from the main interface. This feature will let you backup your phone's data to the computer.

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  • Enable USB Debugging by following the on-screen instructions.

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  • Select the data you want to backup, then hit “Start”.

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Wait for the process to complete and you're good to go!


There you go, these are all the best methods on how to factory reset LG phone. In this article, we have discussed all the top ways to reset your LG device in different conditions. We have also discussed how to factory reset LG phone when locked out, using Tenorshare 4uKey for Android.

If you want to backup your precious data before resetting your device, Tenorshare UltData for Android is your best friend.