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How to Hard Reset the Motorola Moto G6

If you feel that something is wrong with your Motorola Moto G6 you should try to refresh the Android UI by making a hard reset. Yes, cleaning out the internal storage memory can free up some space and can also refresh the RAM memory, which are great results when we discuss about the overall daily Android experience. Anyhow, we will discuss in detail about these aspects below, where we will also learn how to successfully complete a hard reset on the Motorola Moto G6.

Right from the start you have to know that both hard reset and factory reset terms (as we will refer to these terms quite often during this guide) are describing the same operation. This operation is wiping-type of process that can be applied without too much effort on your Motorola Moto G6. Actually, we will discuss about a full wipe as the factory reset process will remove everything that wasn’t there from day one.

Why should you choose to erase almost everything from your phone? Well, there different reasons why you should learn how to make the hard reset, though we will try to explain the most important ones now:

  • A full wipe will free up the internal storage capacity and will free up the RAM memory – thus, by applying this process you can speed up your Moto G6 when you feel that the Android OS is not as fast as it used to be.
  • A factory reset can partially restore your device back to factory state. Thus, it can help you fix various software related problems that might affect the Android UI – boot loops, lags, hangs, screen freeze, battery drain, heating issues, total blackouts and more.
  • The hard reset will be needed if you will want to sell your Moto G6 – the best way in which you can protect your data in that case is by erasing everything (of course, a backup should be initially applied).
  • A full wipe will be required during different tweaks too – for example, you will have to complete a hard reset on your Motorola Moto G6 if you will want to install a custom ROM firmware like Lineage OS, AOKP or Paranoid Android.

Now, completing the hard reset can be done without hassle since this capability is featured within the Android core system. Shortly, this operation is supported by your OEM and by Google and that’s why you won’t have to use any third-party app or program for completing the steps explained below. Also, that’s why you shouldn’t worry about your phone’s warranty – everything will be kept safe and secured all the time.

As you can already tell, a backup is not optional in this case. If you don’t previously save everything that might be afterwards required you can lose essential data including contacts, call logs, texts, images, videos, audio files, market apps, internet settings, calendar info, saved passwords and so on. That’s why you must use the right backup and restore solutions on your Motorola Moto G6 – you can already choose to manage built-in cloud storage services, you can sync files with your own Google Account or you can download and use backup and restore apps available on Google Play (download already tested apps in order to avoid any possible problems).

Charge your Moto G6 before starting to apply the steps from below – plug in the charger if the power that’s left is lower than 50%; otherwise you can skip this task. Low power means that your device can get turned off during the hard reset operation, situation during which you can experience malfunctions on your phone.

How to Hard Reset the Motorola Moto G6

Method 1

  1. Press the Power button on your phone and select ‘power off’ or press and hold the Power key for a short while.
  2. Wait while the shut down process is completed.
  3. Then, reboot recovery mode on your Motorola Moto G6.
  4. In recovery use the Volume Rocker keys for navigating between available options and the Power button to select.
  5. So, choose ‘wipe data factory reset’.
  6. Optional: for a full wipe also select ‘wipe data factory reset’ followed by ‘wipe cache partition’.
  7. When done, return to main menu of recovery.
  8. From there, pick ‘reboot system now’.
  9. That’s all.

Method 2

  1. Switch on your Moto G6.
  2. Tap on the main Menu icon and then navigate towards General Settings.
  3. Under Settings find the Backup & Reset entry and access it.
  4. From the next window tap on Factory Data Reset and then pick Reset Device.
  5. Agree with all the alerts displayed and when done tap on the Erase Everything button.
  6. Wait while the factory reset is being automatically completed.
  7. In the end reboot your phone.
  8. Done.

Conclusions

These two methods should easily guide you through the factory reset process. Try these hard reset solutions on your Motorola Moto G6 and share your experience with us by using the comments field available below. Also, stay close for more Android related tips and tricks compatible with your device.