How to hard reset on LG V40 ThinQ

Learning how to hard reset on your LG V40 ThinQ can come quite handy if you encounter software problems you can’t seem to fix, or if you want to determine whether or not there’s a hardware issue. Hard reset or factory reset will delete all downloaded apps, personal data (photos, videos, music, documents, etc.) and user customization. When it comes to troubleshooting, hard reset is usually the last resort. It’s a powerful troubleshooting step and is usually effective in dealing with bugs that develop as the system age.

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Two ways to hard reset on LG V40 ThinQ

In case you’re wondering, there are two methods to wipe or hard reset an LG V40 ThinQ. The first method is by going through the device’s Settings menu while the other one is by using the hardware buttons.

How to hard reset on LG V40 ThinQ from Settings menu

  1. Create a backup of your personal data.
  2. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  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

How to hard reset on LG V40 ThinQ from Settings menu

If your phone has a problem and you are unable to power it back on normally, a hard reset using its hardware buttons is useful. Factory reset using this method will erase all your files. If you are unable to create a copy of your data before the problem hits, there will be no way for you to recover them after a factory reset.

  1. Create a backup of your personal data.
  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


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