(Archived) How to Factory Reset a Moto E4

Objective

  • To reset the phone to a factory state

Environment

  • Moto E4

Procedure

  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap Backup & reset
    • Note: For a complete reset, make sure Back up my data and Automatic Restore are set to off
  3. Tap Factory data reset
  4. Tap RESET PHONE
  5. Tap ERASE EVERYTHING
    • Note: If you have a screen lock set up (pin, pattern, or password), you'll need to verify that first
  6. When the phone turns on after the reset, you will need to go through the initial phone setup. Please select Set up as new device when given the option to restore your apps and data.

Additional Notes

A factory reset will reset your phone to a cleared state - apps, internal memory, contacts, photos/videos, or other personal info will not be backed up or synced automatically. Any firmware updates you have installed will still be on your phone.

You must have the correct Google account login information before resetting the device. Resetting without this information puts you at risk of permanently being locked out of your device.

  • Note: Do not change your Google account password for 72 hours before or after your factory reset, as it may lock you out of your phone for an additional 72 hours for security purposes.

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