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LG V40 ThinQ Reset Guide: How to soft reset, reset network settings and factory reset V40 ThinQ

When problems occur on your LG V40 ThinQ, there is one thing that can almost immediately fix them, a reset. That’s why it’s important that you know how to reset your device just in case issues occur.

In this post, I will walk you through in doing different types of reset on your device as you may need them in the future. So, if you’re one of the owners of this new smartphone, continue reading to learn how to reset it.

Before anything else, if you’re looking for a solution to a different problem, then visit our LG V40 ThinQ troubleshooting page for we have already addressed some of the most common issues with this device. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, feel free to contact us so that we can help you.

How to do the soft reset on LG V40 ThinQ

This is also what we call a Forced Reboot and you it will be helpful in dealing with a device that got frozen or unresponsive for some reason. It should be done instead of pulling the battery out since the V40 ThinQ has a non-removable battery. Your phone is also hard-wired to perform this procedure provided it’s done correctly. Here’s how…

  • Press and hold the Power button and Volume Down until the device powers off, approximately 8 seconds, then release.

Most of the time when this procedure is done, your phone will work properly but if not, then you still have other reset procedures below.

How to reset Network settings on LG V40 ThinQ

You use this kind of reset when your LG V40 ThinQ has some kind of internet or network related issues that you don’t know how they started or fix. The following changes will occur after doing this procedure:

  • Stored Wi-Fi networks will be deleted.
  • Stored tethered connections will be deleted.
  • Paired Bluetooth devices will be deleted.
  • Background data sync settings will be turned on.
  • Data restrictive settings in applications that were manually turned on/off by the customer will be reset to the default setting.
  • Network selection mode will be set to automatic.
  • Preferred mobile network type will be set to best.

In addition to that, only the mobile data connection will be left turned on so if you want to connect to a wifi network, you will have to enable it and allow your phone to scan the area for available hotspots. This procedure is, of course, very effective against network issues and here’s how you do it:

  1. From the Home screen, Settings.
  2. Tap the ‘General’ tab.
  3. Tap Restart & reset > Network settings reset > RESET SETTINGS > Reset Settings.
  4. A ‘Network settings have been reset’ message briefly flashes to indicate the reset is complete.

How to perform the Factory Reset on LG V40 ThinQ

A factory reset will always have a big impact on the firmware as well as to your phone’s overall performance simply because it will bring the device to its default configuration wherein the phone will become like it’s fresh from the box. This is what you need to do if you don’t know what the problem is or if you don’t know how to fix it. Before doing this though, make sure to backup all your important files and data as they will be deleted. Here’s how you perform the factory reset on your LG V40 ThinQ:

  1. Back up data on the internal memory before performing a master reset.
  2. From the Home screen, Settings.
  3. Tap the ‘General’ tab.
  4. Tap Restart & reset.
  5. Tap Factory data reset.
  6. If desired, tap the Erase SD card checkbox.
  7. Tap RESET PHONE > Delete all > RESET.

You will have to set your up like new after this and redownload apps you want to use.

How to perform Master Reset (Hard Reset) on your LG V40 ThinQ

This is basically like the factory reset only that it’s done differently. You can also use this when your phone cannot boot up successfully. Still you will lose all your files and personal data if you did this so do your best to create a backup before you actually do this procedure that is if your phone is still responding properly. If not, then you have no other choice but to compromise them in exchange of fixing your device. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Back up all data on the internal memory before performing a master reset.
  2. Turn off the device.
  3. Press and hold the Power and Volume down buttons.
  4. When the LG logo appears, quickly release and then re-hold the Power button while continuing to hold the Volume down button.
  5. When the ‘Delete all user data (including LG and carrier apps) and reset all settings’ message appears, use the Volume down button to highlight Yes.
  6. Press the Power button to reset the device.

I hope that these tutorials can help you one way or another.

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