How to hard reset a OnePlus 6

Learning how to hard reset or factory reset your OnePlus 6 is important if you are troubleshooting, or if you want to sell or give away your device. In this short tutorial, know the exact steps on how to wipe your OnePlus 6 and return all its software to defaults.

Before you actually perform the hard reset, it is important that you remove your Google account from the device. If you don’t want to do that, then be sure to enter the correct username and password after for that account after a factory reset.

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Method 1: Hard reset OnePlus 6 via Settings

Under normal circumstances, you should only try to factory reset your OnePlus 6 by going under its Settings menu. This method is easy to do and straightforward. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Create a backup of your data.
  2. Go to the Main Menu and enter the Settings screen. Alternatively, you can just open the Settings app directly.
  3. Find the Backup and Reset entry and tap on it.
  4. Tap Factory Data Reset.
  5. Tap on Reset Phone and once more review the warning messages.
  6. Tap Erase Everything (that’s how you can confirm your option).
  7. Now the factory reset will be automatically completed.
  8. When done, reboot your OnePlus 6.

Method 2: Hard reset OnePlus 6 via Recovery Mode

If your OnePlus keeps rebooting or has become unresponsive, doing a factory reset via Settings may not be possible. This is where factory reset via Recovery Mode becomes a a good alternative. Compared to the first method, this one requires pressing a combination of hardware buttons. Make sure to follow the steps below:

  1. Create a backup of your 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. Reboot to recovery mode by pressing and holding (at the same time) the Volume Down and the Power buttons.
  4. When you see the OnePlus icon displayed on your phone, release all keys.
  5. Enter your PIN code if it’s asked.
  6. In recovery, use Volume Up and Down rocker keys in order to scroll within options and use the Power button to select your option.
  7. Select ‘wipe data factory reset’ and wait while the wipe is performed.
  8. Optional: choose ‘wipe cache partition’ followed by ‘wipe dalvik cache’.
  9. Return to main menu of recovery when done and choose ‘reboot system now’.




  1. How can I reset my One plus 6 to the standard settings without deleting my data and apps?

  2. One final quistion.
    How can I make a backup of my Phone One Plus 6?

    With kind regards from Jens Meiland

  3. When I follow Your instruktions I have the following three Options available:

    Reboot to fastboot
    Reboot to recovery
    Ver 2.0

    Which Option schould I Sellect 1-3 to maintain my data on the Phone after the reset?

    With kind regards from Jens Meiland

  4. Thank You for Your fulfilling answer to my Quistion.

    Is it possibel to make a soft reset to maintain all the data on the Phone, and reset the Phone to the standard settings?

    With kind regards from Jens Meiland 🙂

  5. My phone is in protected mode, and I can’t access the menu to make the nessesary changed within the system setup.
    What is the name of the menu for the help funktion for disabelt people?

    With kind regards from Jens Meiland

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