How to hard reset on LG G7 ThinQ

Learning how to hard reset on your LG G7 ThinQ can be handy if you’re faced with problems that simple troubleshooting steps can’t address. If your device keeps freezing, has app problems, not syncing, has screen troubles, is making unexplained noises, or has any other issues that won’t go away, factory reset might help.

Before doing a hard reset or factory reset, you want to make sure that you remove the Google account from the device. This will ensure that you won’t encounter any issues later on with Factory Reset Protection.

Doing a hard reset will delete the following:

  • contacts
  • Email accounts
  • System and app data
  • App settings
  • Downloaded apps
  • Media (Music, pictures and videos, etc.)
  • Personal data such as photos, videos, etc. that are stored in the internal memory.

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Method 1: How to hard reset on LG G7 ThinQ via Settings Menu

This should be the primary option that you want to use when doing a  hard reset on your device. It is easy to do, simple, and fast. In many cases, users only hard reset their device as a last option. If Settings menu is working and you can access it normally, then factory reset on your is as easy as following instructions. Below are the steps to do that.

  1. Create a backup of irreplaceable data in your internal storage before performing a master reset.
  2. From the Home screen, open Settings app.
  3. Tap the General tab.
  4. Tap Restart & reset.
  5. Tap Factory data reset.
  6. If desired, tap the Erase SD card checkbox.
  8. Tap Delete all.
  9. Tap RESET.
  10. Wait for the factory reset to finish and the phone to restart.
  11. Set your phone up again.

Method 2: How to hard reset on LG G7 ThinQ using hardware keys

The second method of doing hard reset on your LG G7 ThinQ is an option that you should take if Settings menu is inaccessible. This requires pressing a set of hardware buttons in order to load the device to Recovery Mode. If you’re having trouble booting up the phone, or if you want to wipe the device outside Settings, then this is how you do it:

  1. Create a backup of irreplaceable data in your internal storage before performing a master reset. If not possible, skip this step and proceed to the next one below.
  2. Turn off the device. This is important. If you can’t turn it off, you’ll never be able to boot to Recovery Mode. If you are not able to shut the device off regularly via the Power button, wait until the phone’s battery is drained. Then, charge the phone for 30 minutes before booting to Recovery Mode.
  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
  7. Wait for the factory reset to finish and the phone to restart.
  8. Set your phone up again.


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