There are many times when people factory reset their android smartphone. Mostly they do it when their memory gets full, the performance of the device becomes slow due to a lot of applications, there is some malware related issue with the phone, or when people are selling it or giving it away to someone.
The process of factory reset is designed to be such that whenever user does a reset, every data and setting gets deleted from one’s phone, which takes the phone back to the same condition in which it was when it came out of the factory, thus giving existence to the term ‘factory’ reset.
How to Do a Factory Reset?
To do a reset, all one needs to do is go to their Android smartphone’s Settings section. From there, go to the System settings, where you will find the Advanced option. In the section, the is an option called reset, which you need to choose so as to do a factory reset. Remember, always back up your important data such as contacts, music and other things you find important before doing a factory reset.
Is Data Recoverable After a Factory Reset?
Yes, it must be known that Android data is recoverable even after one does a reset. This is a very important thing, because it might be of help to the people who lost something important, and it might be harmful for those who did a factory reset to protect their data.
There are various tools and softwares that are available with which you can extract your mobile phone’s deleted data. All one needs to do is look for them on the internet, download them and use them for extracting deleted data from a mobile phone. It is a very simple process indeed.
Now the question is, can we still protect our data? The answer to that is also yes. You can still protect your data.
Let us look as to how that can be done-
Built-in Encryption of Android Devices-
Before Android released their operating system Marshmallow 6.0, the Android phones did not come with default encryption. One needed to put it up before doing a factory reset so that their recovered data cannot be directly.
But since the Marshmallow 6.0 update, the phone comes with encryption that has been already enabled, meaning that even if you recover your phone’s data, you would not be able to access directly without going through the encryption.
Cloud backup is another thing you need to look at. Most phones these days sync some important data on Google Drive from where you can recover it on a new device or even your older one even after a factory reset just by accessing your Google account.
However, there’s no guarantee that cloud backups such as Google Drive is completely safe. In fact, it’s the exact opposite of safe. There have been many cases of cloud storages of people being hacked and their data being stolen, so always remember to keep only unimportant data on your Google cloud storage.
How to Reset an iPod?
The iPod is a really popular device because it lets you do so many things with its multitude of features and functionalities. You can use it to listen to MP3 songs, call friends and share photos with others. If you install something like iTalk or Belkin Voice recorder, the device can be used to record interviews, notes and conversation, which can be later shared with others. You can add various software applications that help you do many fun things with the device.
However, as you add more programs to the iPod device, you might come to a point, where you want to change the entire organization of applications, programs, songs or photos that you have stored in it so far. When you change your iPod’s settings, you might want the original settings that were present, when you first purchased the set. You might also want to consider resetting the device to eliminate any issues that you have with using the device.
How do you reset the iPod to its original factory settings? The iPod can be reset using a reset program that can be downloaded from apple online store. Here are the links that you can access for downloading available programs.
These program can be the following version of the iPod Shuffle – first generation and iPod Shuffle – second generation. The reset program can be downloaded to your system. The program can be downloaded to systems with Win2k with sp4, Mac OS X, and Win XP. It cannot be used with a system that runs Vista. When you proceed to reset back the device to its original factory settings, all information on the iPod will be removed. It will gain back its entire factory settings.
The reset program must be installed in your system. Plug your device to the system, through the USB port and run the reset program. You will be prompted to confirm the reset process. Proceed with confirmation to complete the resetting process.
It should be noted that resetting the iPod will remove everything that is present in the device’s hard drive. You can now add programs, songs and anything else that you ant to include in the device all over again. Through the reset program, you can once again star all over again with organizing content in your iPod. You can add applications and arrange content in a way that’s different from the way it was done previously.
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