The Android OS is not the perfect software to use, but thanks to monthly updates and to dedicated patches that are temporarily release, the platform tries to ensure a stable and a smooth experience all the time. However, depending on the apps you are using or on how you use your Huawei Honor 9 Lite on a daily basis, you can eventually end up in experiencing software related problems, situation during which a reset will be required. Well, since we all want to resolve Android problems as soon as possible, during this tutorial you can now learn how to quickly hard reset the Huawei Honor 9 Lite.
A reset is a restoration process – you can restore (only partially as fully restoring / refreshing the Android OS is possible only if you choose to reinstall the stock firmware) your device back to its initial / default state. Therefore, in this way you can get rid of problems such as general malfunctions, bugs, lags, hangs, screen freeze, battery drain, heating problems, signal strength issues, total blackouts and who knows what else.
How is that possible? Well, as mentioned already, a hard reset will refresh the Android system that powers your Huawei Honor 9 Lite. In fact, a full wipe will be initiate and everything that wasn’t there from day one will be removed from your smartphone – along with general files you will also get rid of unresponsive programs, blocked processes, malicious apps, inappropriate tools, malware or similar other potential harmful processes. Thus, this erasing process can help you unbrick your Huawei Honor 9 Lite.
Additionally, the hard reset operation can help you smartly manage other situations. For example, you can use this operation if you want to free up some space – that can help you refresh the Android OS and bump general speeds on your phone. Also, the factory reset can help you protect your data (if a backup is previously ensured) if you are now planning to sell your Honor 9 Lite. And, don’t forget that a full wipe is required during certain tweaks – for example, a hard reset will be required when you will try to install a custom ROM firmware (like Lineage OS, AOKP or Paranoid Android) on your device.
Anyway, just make sure you backup your Huawei Honor 9 Lite before starting the reset. Only in this way you can protect your personal data, info, accounts and files – otherwise, everything that wasn’t there from day one will be erased. Therefore, if you have important files stored on your phone, don’t hesitate and use your favourite backup and restore solutions – you can sync your data with your Google Account, you can use dedicated apps from Google Play (get only already tested apps in order to avoid further issues) or you can just use cloud storage platform that are already running on your handset.
Completing the hard reset is an official process – it is a feature pre-loaded within the Android core system. That’s why you won’t need to use third-party apps or other risky programs during the steps from below. Also, that’s why you won’t risk in losing your phone’s warranty while initiating the factory reset. And finally, that’s why you can successfully apply all the steps from below regardless of the state in which your phone is currently found – it can be running without problems, it can be stuck, rooted, running on an unlocked bootloader, flashed with a custom recovery image or even powered by a custom ROM; it won’t matter.
As you will notice, the reset can be done in two ways – by using built-in settings or through recovery mode. You can test both procedures, or you can just use the one that you prefer the most. However, before starting the actual steps verify the battery power that’s left on your Huawei Honor 9 Lite. Do that as if the power is lower than 50%, your handset might get switched off in the middle of the hard reset operation, situation during which further problems can be experienced. Therefore, if required, plug in the charger before doing anything else.
How to Hard Reset Huawei Honor 9 Lite
- Start by switching off your Huawei Honor 9 Lite: press and hold the Power key until the shut down process is completed or press the Power button once and choose ‘power off’.
- Next, press and hold the Volume Up and Power buttons simultaneously, for a few moments.
- When you are in recovery use Volume Rocker keys to scroll up and down and Power button to select.
- So, select ‘wipe data factory reset’ and confirm.
- Wait while the hard reset is automatically completed.
- When done, return to main menu of recovery.
- From there pick ‘reboot system now’.
- Power on your device and go to Menu and tap on Settings.
- Scroll down and tap on the System option.
- Next, from System find and enter the Reset option – it should be located at the bottom of the settings list.
- Then, choose Factory data reset and read the alerts.
- Agree with these prompts and then check ‘Erase internal storage’.
- Finally, on your Huawei Honor 9 Lite tap on ‘Reset Phone’.
- If asked, enter the security code and confirm.
- Now, wait while the factory reset is performed and reboot your device in the end.
That’s it; those are the methods through which you can succesfully reset the Huawei Honor 9 Lite. If you are still experiencing software related problems on your device you can also try to: reboot into safe mode and choose to manually remove certain programs, clear app data cache from recovery mode or reinstall the stock Android software. You can also share your own observations on that matter with us and with other users who might need further assistance – you can easily get in touch with us by using the comments field from down below.