How to Soft & Hard Reset your Fairphone 2

If your Fairphone 2 commences knowing troubles, really do not stress! Just before you begin seeking for deep glitches found in the Android operating system, you can try to perform a Soft and Hard Reset of your Fairphone 2. This adjustment is usually relatively user-friendly and may very well solve troubles that may influence your Fairphone 2.

Just before performing any of the actions just below, bear in mind that it truly is essential to create a copy of your Fairphone 2. Albeit the soft reset of your Fairphone 2 is not going to result in data loss, the hard reset is going to delete the whole data. Perform an entire copy of the Fairphone 2 with its software or on the Cloud (Google Drive, DropBox, …)

We are going to start with the soft reset of your Fairphone 2, the most simple solution.

Fairphone 2

How to Soft Reset your Fairphone 2

The soft reset of the Fairphone 2 is likely to let you to solve minor problems like a clogged application, a battery that heats, a screen that freeze, the Fairphone 2 that becomes slow…

The methodology is going to be quite simple:

  • Simultaneously press the Volume Down and Power button until the Fairphone 2 restarts (approximately 20 seconds)


How to Hard Reset your Fairphone 2 (Factory Settings)

The factory settings reset or hard reset is a bit more definitive remedy. This process is going to delete all the information of the Fairphone 2 and you are going to get a mobile phone as it is when it is manufactured. You have to save your principal documents like your pics, apps, chat, records, … in your pc or on a hosting site like Google Drive, DropBox, … prior to starting the hard reset operation of your Fairphone 2.

To retrieve all your info soon after the reset, you can keep your data to your Google Account. To do that , look at:

  • Settings -> System -> Advanced -> Backup
  • Activate the backup

As soon you generated the backup, all you have to do is:

  • System -> Advanced -> Reset options.
  • Erase all data (factory reset) -> Reset phone

You will be needing to write your security code (or PIN) and as soon it is done, go for Erase Everything.

The Fairphone 2 is going to remove all your data. It will last a little while. Once the operation is finished, the Fairphone 2 is going to restart with factory settings.


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About the Fairphone 2

The size of your amazing Fairphone 2 is 73.0 mm x 143.0 mm x 11.0 mm (width x height x depth) for a net weight of 148 g. The screen offers a resolution of 1080 x 1920px (FHD) for a usable surface of 66%.

The Fairphone 2 smartphone integrates one Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB v3 processor and one Krait 400 (Quad-Core) with a 2.3 GHz clock speed. This smartphone doesn’t include a 64-bit architecture processor.

Related the graphic part, the Fairphone 2 takes advantage of Qualcomm Adreno 330 graphics card with 2 GB. You’ll be able to use 32 GB of memory.

The Fairphone 2 battery is Li-Ion type with a maximum power of 2420 mAh amperes. The Fairphone 2 was revealed on May 2016 with Android 7.0 Nougat

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