Perhaps, you’re most likely to perform a factory reset on your LG V40 ThinQ in conditions where you find this phone malfunction or suffer from major performance and stability problems. Almost all Android phones are capable of doing this action. Out of the box, this smartphone runs on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo firmware and suppose to get Android 9 update soon. In this tutorial, we’ll help you factory reset/hard reset LG V40 ThinQ to improve performance, remove bugs and third-party apps and files.
There are two ways to perform this action; either you can use the Reset action present within the ‘Settings’ menu or choose to get into the recovery mode and have this action performed. No matter whichever you prefer, it wipes the phone’s internal memory thoroughly, removes all third-party apps, games, downloads and other files. That deeply cleans the phone and remove bugs and issues causing your LG V40 ThinQ to malfunction or work inappropriately. These days, facing firmware and performance related problems are quite common. No one knows when you could encounter some drastic problems on your phone.
Thus, it is important for you to certain about some troubleshooting actions. Performing a hard reset/factory reset is commonly used troubleshooting. We know that over the time the performance declines and that happen due to different reasons. The phone might be suffering from low internal memory, excessive cache memory or some toxic applications might resist your phone to run properly. In such cases, you can perform a hard reset on your LG V40 ThinQ to wipe all such problematic files or apps instantly. That will instantly improve performance and stability of your phone. Or else, you could re-flash the stock firmware on your phone to restore it completely.
This the basic troubleshooting that works most of the time. It happens the over the time, the Android OS is distracted by the junk and cache files. That affects the overall functionality of the phone. The symptoms are low performance, lags, sluggish user interface, app crashes, apps would lag and similar ones. In worse cases, your phone won’t be able to boot up to the Android UI. If that something like that is happening on your phone, most probably you need to factory reset your phone. That will turn each and every setting to default configuration and remove all third-party apps/files.
Moreover, you can consider performing a factory reset on your LG V40 ThinQ while giving your phone to someone else or sell it. That is the best way to remove all the personal details including images, videos, contacts, messages, apps, documents, and other login details. That would be a much safer way to give/sell your phone to someone else. Otherwise, your personal details could be missed used. Also, performing a hard reset comes helpful just after we install a custom ROM/firmware. Sometimes it happens that our phone goes into a neverending boot stuck or boot loop, in such cases, factory reset seems to make things right.
The above information should be enough to derail the usefulness of performing a factory reset. Before you proceed further, you must know that performing this action will wipe your phone completely. That data/apps/games/documents and all the files stored within the internal memory are deleted during this process. And once processed, there isn’t a way to undo. Therefore, you better take essential steps to back up your phone before making a move any further. We hope that you’re now ready to go further and learn how to factory reset LG V40 ThinQ smartphone.
How to factory reset LG V40 ThinQ
As we have already discussed that there two ways to perform a hard reset on this phone. Either you can perform it through the Reset option present within the Settings menu or use the recovery mode to get this action performed. If you’re able to boot up and visit the Settings menu, then following steps useful to you or else the next method should help you.
The following instructions should help you factory reset this phone:
- Open the Settings menu on your phone.
- Tap on the Additional setting or General tap.
- Now, look for Backup and Reset option and tap on it.
- Next, tap on ‘Factory data reset’
- And finally, tap on ‘Reset phone’
That’s how you can easily hard reset on your LG V40 ThinQ phone using the Settings menu. This might take several minutes to complete and your phone might reboot.
That will clear all the third-party apps/games and other stuff including the cache files. That leaves no space for bugs or problems to persist. Also, see our tutorial on how to take screenshots on LG V40 ThinQ.
What if you can’t turn ON your phone or the Android UI doesn’t boot up? There’s still a way to perform a hard reset to correct these problems.
How to reset LG V40 ThinQ using the recovery mode
This smartphone comes with a minimal version of the recovery mode that allows users to perform a factory reset only. If you find that your phone is stuck at the boot logo or the above method is not applicable to you, then the recovery mode could help you a lot.
The recovery runs independently, that means if the firmware has been affected and doesn’t load, then still you can enter into the recovery mode. This mode is specifically built for maintenance purpose. Now, just follow the below instructions to perform a factory reset using the recovery mode on your phone:
- Turn OFF your phone using the Power Key. Just press and hold the Power key until it gets turned off.
- Now, enter into the recovery mode on LG V40 ThinQ phone.
- Under the recovery menu, tap on factory reset and perform this action.
- Once this action is completed, exit this mode.
Now, your phone should reboot and take you to the fresh home screen soon. You might need to put your Google account details to configure and set up your phone. Now, it should have removed all problems and issues you were facing.
That ends our tutorial here on how to reset the LG V40 ThinQ through these different methods. We hope that LG users would this guide helpful. Don’t forget to share your opinions and thoughts in the comment section below. If you have any other question or queries, feel free to write to us. We would be glad to answer your questions.