LG G6 – How To Perform a Hard Reset: The Help Guide

You can perform a hard reset on LG G6 device by using its hardware keys such as the Volume and Power buttons. Hard reset is a term used in the smartphone world used to describe performing a factory data reset.

You will need to hard reset your LG G6 in the following situations:
-LG G6 stuck in bootloop
-Forgot unlock code, passcode or pin
-LG G6 won’t power on properly
-Can’t access apps or settings to factory reset
-LG G6 virus or software bug
-LG G6 won’t restart

Performing a hard reset erases everything on your device. If you are able, make sure to backup any data you need first (pictures, contacts, apps etc.)

If you can access your LG G6, then you can perform a factory reset by following these steps:

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap on Backup & reset
  • Select Factory data reset
    lg g6 factorydatareset
  • Confirm by tapping Reset settings

If you can’t access the settings on your LG G6 because of any reason such as a software issue or a forgotten pin, here is how you can perform a factory reset using the hardware keys, also called a hard reset:

  • Power off your LG G6
    lg g6 poweroff
  • Press the Volume Down button and Power button together until the LG logo appears on the screen
    lg g6 hardreset
  • Once the LG logo appears, quickly release then re-hold the Power button while still holding the Volume down button
  • At this point the “Factory data reset” screen should appear
  • It will display 2 options, No and Yes. Tap the Volume down button to select Yes
    lg hardresetscreen
  • Tap the Power button to confirm
  • “Erase all user data and restore default settings” appears
  • Again, tap the Volume down button to select Yes
  • Tap the Power button to confirm and reset the device
  • The device will reset to its factory settings and reboot to the initial android setup

Here is a video of the process to help you out:

YouTube video

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