LG Q6 is the mid-range version of the high-end LG G6. It’s a decent device in terms of performance and design and it offers a light and fast Android experience. Now, if you want to learn how to apply basic Android operations on this device and if you want to better understand how the Android OS works, read our tutorials, starting with the guidelines from below. Here, and during other similar guides which will be soon posted, we will check how to perform a dedicated operation that can help you smartly deal different unpleasant situations; and yes, I’m talking about making a hard reset on the LG Q6.
Completing a hard reset, or a factory reset depending on how you prefer it (both terms are describing the same process), implies in initiating a full wipe on your LG Q6. This is a basic Android process as it is featured by default within the Android core system. Shortly, you can choose to apply this procedure without using third party apps or other risky and complex programs. Also, it is an operation that can help you smartly manage different situations whether we discuss about general Android malfunctions, an OS that runs with lags, tweaks initiatives and so on.
So, making a hard reset on your LG Q6 can be anytime achieved. This is an official operation and you won’t risk in losing your phone’s warranty while taking care of the steps from below. As you will notice, there are two ways in which you can perform this process on your smartphone – through the factory reset menu or by using built-in settings; either way, you should be able to quickly resume all the steps, without dealing with any sort of issues.
Mainly, the hard reset can help you remove third party apps and files from your LGQ6. A full wipe means one thing: everything that wasn’t there from day one will be erased, including your personal data, info, accounts and files. Thus, your handset will be partially restored back to its initial state (a full restore can be achieved only if you choose to reinstall the stock Android OS). So, you can free up space if you feel that your phone is running slower than it used to, or if you want to get rid of persistent processes or files such as malware, unresponsive programs, or malicious apps.
Thus, from this perspective you can use this tutorial if you have to manually address software related issues. In that respect, a hard reset can help you unbrick your LG Q6 when you deal with problems such as boot loops, lags, bugs, force close errors, screen freeze, battery drain, heating situations, signal strength problems, total blackouts and so on.
Additionally, the factory reset will be required during certain tweaks – for example, if you want to install a custom ROM firmware on your LG Q6, you will first have to wipe everything; without a wipe ensured the new Android software won’t run as expected.
Also, a full wipe can help you protect your personal files, if you are planning to sell your LG Q6 – of course, only if you first complete a backup.
Anyhow the main risk, as you can already tell, is related with the files that are saved on your phone and which might be still required afterwards. Thus, a general backup is more than recommended in this situation. A backup can help you secure your contact list, the call logs, texts, images, videos, audio files, market apps, internet settings, calendar info, saved passwords, the EFS folder, IMEI / NVRAM data and everything else you need to. The actual backup can be easily applied by syncing your files with your Google Account or by using built-in cloud storage services. Alternatively, you can choose to download dedicated and already tested backup and restore apps from Google Play.
Verify the amount of power that’s left on your LG Q6. A good idea will be to charge your smartphone before starting the hard reset operation – otherwise, if the power left is too low your device might get turned off in the middle of the factory reset process and in that particular situation your handset might get bricked (different soft related malfunctions can be caused). Therefore, as a general precaution measure you should plug in the charger before doing anything else, especially if the power left is currently lower than 50%.
How to Hard Reset the LG Q6
- Begin this first method by turning off your handset – press and hold the Power button for a few seconds or press the Power key once and select ‘power off’.
- Wait a few moments while the power off is completed.
- Now, press and hold the Volume Down and Power buttons together for a short while.
- When the LG Logo shows up release the Power key but keep the Volume Down button pressed.
- After 2 other seconds hold down the Power key one more time.
- The Factory Mode menu should be displayed; you can release the keys now.
- Follow on-screen prompts and resume the hard reset operation.
- Note: use Volume rocker keys in order to scroll up and down and Power button to select.
- Reboot your LG Q6 in the end.
- Power on your device as this method will use built-in settings.
- So, tap on Settings from Home Screen.
- Next, find and tap on the General tab.
- From there, select the Backup & Reset entry.
- Now, choose Factory Data Reset followed by Reset Phone.
- Pick up Delete All and agree with the alerts that will be displayed.
- The factory reset will be automatically completed.
- That’s all; just reboot your LG Q6 when you are done.
Good work. The hard reset is completed. You should now know how to wipe the internal storage system of your LG Q6. If you have questions or if you want further details about certain aspects that were explained above, don’t hesitate and use the comments field from below for sharing everything with us and with other users who are about to use this dedicated tutorial. Enjoy and stay close for further tutorials and other Android related tips and tricks.