The factory data reset removes your account from the Android, removes installed apps, and erases all data from internal storage. A factory data reset doesn't remove the Android operating system or any updates or security patches. Use the factory data reset when selling or exchanging your phone or tablet. The factory data reset is necessary when you forget the device's screen lock code.
- [Instructor] One of the most drastic things…you can do to your Android is to erase all its data.…This process known as a factory data reset…restores your Android to the same condition it was…when you first opened the box.…This process is necessary…for when you forget your screen lock code…or to completely remove all your information…from a phone or tablet such as when you sell…or exchange the device.…It's drastic because a factory data reset…means that any information saved on the device…and not backed up, personalization, home screen layout…and all your data is completely erased.…
The process works like this.…Open the Settings app.…In the search box, type Reset.…If you don't see Factory Data Reset in the list,…choose Reset Options and Erase All Data.…This screen describes what's about to happen…and the effect it has.…Good.…Tap the button Reset Phone.…It might say Reset Device or it may say only Reset.…If a secure screen lock is applied,…you'll need to unlock at this time so work your password.…
And ultimately, you tap the button…
- Explain how to remove all geotag location data from images.
- Recognize the downside of disabling backup and synchronization processes for your Android.
- Recall what information is not affected by a factory data reset.
- Determine what to do when an app asks permission to access strange applications.
- Identify the dangers associated with an open network.
- Explain why users should never skip Android updates.