How to Reset Android Phone Using PC

In this article, several effective methods will be introduced elaborately to enable you to easily factory reset Android phone from computer. Now, follow this article to get to know how to hard reset an Android phone from a computer.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jun. 30, 2021

In this era, many important data are stored in our phones, such as documents, photos, videos, audios as well as some other confidential data. And no matter what we could encounter while using it. We can easily reset our phone to its factory settings to fix it and erase it.

However, if the Android phone was frozen or broken, there’s no doubt that it can’t be factory reset itself. As known for all, easily reset the phone within the Settings app on Android directly or hard reset Android via Recovery Mode can fix issues like this. So no worries, to factory reset it from the computer can be one of the valid options.

Now, follow this article to learn how to factory reset an Android phone from a computer.

How to Factory Reset an Android Phone

We usually know that factory reset on an Android phone can be done via Settings on Android directly. It is also one of the most direct but effective methods to fix Android phone frozen issues.

However, people may wonder is there any way to factory reset an android phone with the computer? Of course, there are methods available to reset the Android phone to its original settings via computer.

Factory reset means all the data on your Android phone, including photos, videos, downloaded apps, etc. will be erased. Therefore, you actually need to make sure that you have backup the Android phone before so as to avoid data loss.

Method 1- Using Android SDK Tools

The Android SDK means software development kit which enables people to hard reset Android phones. Here, I will show you a step-by-step guide on how to factory reset Android phone from the computer via Android SDK tools.

You can only apply this method once the phone had turned on the USB Debugging. 

Step 1: Turn on the USB Debugging on Android

Run the Android phone > head to Settings app > scroll down to find and click Developer Options > select USB Debugging option to turn on it.

Step 2: Download and Install SDK Tools on your Computer

Launch your computer > search for SDK tools on the internet > download and install it on your PC > run Android SDK manager on PC > select Android SDK Platform-tools and drivers in Android SDK Manager.

Step 3: Check Whether the Device’s Drivers are Installed.

If your PC hasn’t installed the drivers for your Android phone, you are able to use some other generic drivers as well.

Step 4: Connect your Android to your PC by using a USB cable.

Note: In step 4, you need to make sure that your Android phone is recognized in Android SDK Manager.

Step 5: Wipe Data or Factory Reset your Android Phone

Run Windows Command Prompt > head to ADB (Android Debug Bridge) folder by inputting

C:\Users\Your username\AppData\Local\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools > input ADB reboot recovery, and then your Android phone will reboot > the Android System Recovery screen will present > choose Wipe Data/Factory Reset option to reset your Android phone t its original settings.

Method 2 – Using Android Device Manager

Android Device Manager is an effective tool for users to easily locate, remotely lock and wipe data on the Android device. It is an extremely effective method to erase data stored on your device when your Android phone is missed or stolen. Now, follow the below tutorial to factory reset your Android phone from your computer.

To successfully factory reset an Android device, you need to make sure that your phone is turned on. It is signed into a Google account, connected to Wi-Fi as well as the Location and Find My Device is turned on.

Step 1: Go to Google.com > head to android.com/find > sign into your Google account > choose the device you want to factory reset > two options will be present. They are Ring and Enable Lock & Erase.

Click Ring will make your Android phone ring for five minutes even you have set your Android phone into the silent or vibrant mode.

Step 2: Select Completely Wipe the Data to reset your Android phone to its factory setting.

The Bottom Line

In this article, we introduced 2 methods to help you fix how to factory reset Android phones from the computer at ease. You are able to choose the method you prefer most. From my perspective, I recommend method 2 which is simpler and more user-friendly.

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Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.

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