Clearing the internal storage memory on your LG G7 ThinQ is a useful process that can help you smartly resolve different problems related with the Android system. Thus, learning how to hard reset your LG G7 shouldn’t be optional, especially if you want to know how to apply basic Android operations, or if you want to become an advanced Android user. Well, in that respect you can now follow the guidelines explained below where we will detail this process along with other useful information.

So, right from the start you need to know that the hard reset is a full wipe process that will erase everything that wasn’t there from day one. It’s the same thing with the factory reset procedure as shortly, after completing it you will manage to partially restore your LG G7 back to factory mode. Therefore, since a wipe will be involved during this tutorial we will also discuss about the risks implied and the essential pre-requisites that should be first performed.

But why should you choose to make a hard reset in the first place? The advantages of being able to clear everything that’s installed on your LG G7 are numerous. And here are the main situations during which you might have to factory reset your device:

  • If you want to sell your smartphone, then you don’t want to share your data with others. So, in that case you will first have to delete everything – of course, not before making a general backup.
  • If you feel that your LG G7 is running slower than it used to – when there are many apps and processes installed the Android OS will get slowed down and then a hard reset can bump speeds once more.
  • If you are experiencing software related problems on your device – a full wipe can help you address the most common Android soft-related issues since you can easily get rid of malware, malicious apps, unresponsive processes, or inappropriate apps.
  • Thus, a factory reset can help you fix problems like boot loops, lags, hangs, screen freeze, battery drain, heating problems, signal strength issues, total blackouts and so on.
  • If you want to apply certain tweaks - for example, if you want to install a custom ROM firmware on your LG G7 ThinQ (such as Lineage OS, AOKP or Paranoid Android) a hard reset will not be optional: the new custom update can run only if the internal storage system is first cleared.
  • If you just want to free up some space – once more, the hard reset implies in erasing the data that wasn’t pre-loaded on your Android based device.

Now, making a hard reset is an official, supported operation. This functionality is featured by default within the Android system so it can be initiated regardless of the state in which your LG G7 is found in a certain moment. Shortly, you can use the steps explained below even if your smartphone was tweaked (if the bootloader was unlocked, if a custom recovery image was installed or if root was gained) and without using third party apps or other risky programs. Bottom line, you won’t risk in losing your phone’s warranty or in losing access to built-in apps.

Of course, you shouldn’t start the factory reset without previously backing up your LG G7 ThinQ. A general backup will help you secure your personal data, info, accounts and files including stuffs like contacts, call logs, texts, images, videos, audio files, market apps, internets settings, calendar info, saved passwords, EFS folder, IMEI / NVRAM data and other similar packages. Such backup process can be completed in different ways: you can choose to sync certain files with your Google Account, you can use already installed cloud storage services or you can go to Google Play and download already tested backup and restore apps.

Before starting the hard reset operation it’s recommended to verify how much power is left on your LG G7. It will be important to charge your phone before doing anything else if the power remained is lower than 50%. In that situation your device might get turned off while you try to apply the next steps and if a sudden switch off occurs you can end up in soft-bricking your handset.

How to Hard Reset LG G7 ThinQ

Method 1

  1. Start by switching off your LG G7 – press the Power button once and choose ‘power off’ or press and hold the Power key for several seconds until the shut down operation is completed.
  2. Next, start holding down the Volume Down and Power buttons – press and hold these keys at the same time.
  3. When you see the LG Logo displayed release the Power button but keep pressing the Volume Down button.
  4. Press the Power key again and when the Factory data reset menu is displayed release all the buttons.
  5. Just follow on-screen prompts and resume the hard reset operation.

Method 2

  1. Power on your LG G7.
  2. Tan on Menu and choose Settings.
  3. From general Settings screen switch to General tab.
  4. In there, choose the Backup & Reset option.
  5. Next, tap on Factory Data Reset and pick Reset Phone.
  6. Select Delete All and wait while the factory reset operation is being automatically completed.
  7. Reboot your smartphone in the end.


So, those are the ways in which you can complete a hard reset on the new LG G7 ThinQ. If you have questions or if you cannot manage to understand the details explained above, feel free and use the comments field from below for getting in touch with us – based on the info you provide we will try to assist you as soon as possible. For further tutorials and Android related tips and tricks compatible with your smartphone search through our ‘how to’ section.

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