HTC One Running Slow? Try A Hard Reset
The HTC One is a marvelous display of hardware power and classy design. It is a smartphone anyone would love to handle, and many already do. But even the fastest and meanest smartphones can get a little laggy after you’ve been using them for a while. Either you clogged up the memory with personal files, or the apps you’re running kept depositing information. No matter what the cause behind your phones reduced performance might be, it’s always a good idea to do a factory reset once in a while. It will freshen up your device and make it run like you’ve just taken it out the box for the first time.
There are two ways you can do this, but before we get into that, make sure you backed up everything of importance to you, including music, video or photos, or any other type of files you need, as well as your personal information stored on the device, such as contacts. The factory reset will wipe your memory clean, so make absolute sure you backup everything you don’t afford to lose forever. This is very important.
Now, let’s get on with the process itself. There are two ways you can achieve a factory reset: either by the specific option from the Settings menu, or through the phone’s hardware buttons.
Factory Reset From Your Settings
The first, and easier method out of the two, is resetting your phone via the reset option found in your device’s settings. This is an option all Android smartphones come with. Simply navigate to your Settings, than scroll until you find the Backup and Reset section. Tap on that, then choose the reset option. It will prompt you about files you are going to lose and backing up your info. Once you made sure everything you will further need is backed up, you can go ahead and start the process.
Factory Reset Through The Hardware Buttons
The Settings menu way is easier, no doubt, but it’s good to have a backup plan in case something is wrong and you can’t use the easy way, like, for instance, if your device’s screen is unresponsive for some reason. To perform the reset this way, simply turn off your device, then reboot it in Recovery Mode. You can do this by holding the, Power and Volume Down keys down altogether. Once you’re in the Recovery Menu, use the Power button to select and the volume keys to navigate. Use them to scroll down to the Factory Reset option, then select it. Be advised that the reset process will start as soon as you select the option, so you won’t have the chance to go back if you start it.