Do you wish to find out how to factory reset your Mobicel phone? Mobicel phones are very popular in South Africa. That popularity is largely due to their affordability. If you are looking for an Android phone that’s fairly reliable and that you don’t need to first rob a bank in order to buy, then Mobicel is the brand for you. Famous Mobicel models include the Astro, Star, Blink, Rebel, Glo and Vibe. You are here because for one of the reasons given in the later part of this article, you are looking to hard reset your Mobicel phone. So, how do you wipe a Mobicel phone?
How to wipe a Mobicel phone
The following is how to factory reset a Mobicel phone;
- To get started, you need to switch your Mobicel phone off by removing the battery from the device.
- Reinsert the battery.
- Long press on the Volume up + Power button.
- Your phone will now boot into Android root.
- Click on the power button to enter Recovery Mode.
- Use the volume-down key to scroll to the Wipe data/factory reset option.
- Press on the volume-up key to select this option.
- Scroll down to Delete all user data using the volume-down key. Use the volume-up key to select this option.
- Your Mobicel phone will now be factory reset.
Why hard reset your Mobicel phone?
That’s how to factory reset a Mobicel phone. In this article, we showed you how to carry out a hard reset. This restores everything to factory defaults. There is usually another option for you to factory reset your phone from the device’s settings.
However, that option sometimes has issues if you do not have access to the device’s lock screen. Perhaps there is a password keeping you away. In any case, there are a couple of reasons why you may have decided to learn how to factory reset your Mobicel phone.
Maybe you are doing it because you wish to sell your phone. Thousands of phones get bought and sold every day in South Africa, and a lot of these are not new. In any case, before selling your phone, you need to clear all your personal data from the device. Otherwise the person to whom you are selling the device will have access.
In fact, it’s advisable to log out of your Google accounts before factory resetting your Mobicel phone. Sometimes phones get protection from hard resets, which means they will try to restore the previous owner’s details when the new owner turns it on for the first time.
You may also wish to learn how to factory reset your Mobicel phone if you are having problems with the device. Perhaps it has been freezing. Or maybe it’s showing signs that the memory is full. Sometimes its better to start on a new slate. That way, you can be sure that you have a properly functioning phone.
Backup your data first
Now that you know how to hard restore a Mobicel phone, it’s time for us to mention that it’s important for you to back up all your data before going through the process. You can do it using Google Drive. That’s free and you can back up all your data so it is available after the factory reset.
In this article, we showed you how to factory reset your Mobicel phone. It was noted that this is something that you may wish to do if you are having issues with the phone, or if you wish to sell the device. Carrying out a hard reset means you will be losing all your data, so you need to make sure that you have backed up everything beforehand. You can backup to Google Drive.
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