How to Factory Reset Poco F1 [Hard reset]

Whenever things become wrong, we look out for the solutions. On an Android smartphone, we have many troubleshooting solutions and a factory reset is most popular among them. Whether your phone has malfunctioned or you’re getting some errors while using it, perform a hard reset that knows as a factory reset can sort such problems for you. In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to perform a factory reset/hard reset on Poco F1 to remove bugs/issues and restore the default configuration.

Dip in performance and stability issues arise over the time as we use our phone. This usually happens because of the clutter that gathers silently while we use our phone. This clutter includes cache memory, toxic applications and of course the junk files downloaded from the internet. So, as the time passes this clutter starts affecting the different aspects of the Android operating system and that outcome different problems and bugs on our phones. Most of the time, these problems are sorted through uninstalling applications and clearing the cache memory.

Performing a factory reset has many advantages. Imagine if you’re giving your phone to someone or just selling it, you could reset your phone. That way, another user won’t be able to obtain your files or use them for some unethical purposes. Thus, it becomes important for you to be concerned about your privacy and security. There are many folks, those who keep switching from one phone to another. For those users, this hard reset mandatory and should be applied each time they move to another phone. A factory can be easily performed on the Poco F1.

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There is no need to have the technical skills to perform this action. This is one of the basic troubleshooting solutions that you must know and learn to perform on your phone. Sooner or later, you might need to format your Poco F1 phone for some reasons. During this tutorial, we’ll learn the method to perform a hard reset on this smartphone. Since we are performing a reset, it’s going to remove stuff present on the internal memory. All installed applications, games, downloaded stuff, music, videos, and files present in the phone are wiped out completely.

And once we perform this action, there is no way to undo it. Therefore, you must back up all the important stuff before you perform this action on your phone. It doesn’t matter if you’re using custom aspects like custom ROM or recovery or mod, it won’t affect those things. It only wipes the applications, games, settings, custom configuration and downloaded stuff present the phone. So, after we perform this reset on your phone, it would become like factory fresh piece like you had it for the first time. The configuration/settings would turn to default ones.

Nor it removes the root access. If you’re rooted Poco F1 then there is no need to worry while you perform this action. You won’t lose the root access on your phone. Performing a factory reset just deletes the external files and configuration, it has nothing to do with the firmware and root access. The following instructions will help you perform a hard reset on your phone:

perform a factory reset on Poco F1

How to perform a factory reset on Poco F1

This process removes both, cached data and cache files. Thus, it clears the device thoroughly, leaving nothing behind cause problem on the devices. So, you should perform this method precisely and carefully.

  1. Open the Settings menu on your phone.
  2. Tap on the Additional setting.
  3. Then, tap on Backup and reset entity.
  4. Next, tap on ‘Factory data reset’
  5. And finally, tap on ‘Reset phone’

Make sure to remove the SD card before you do this action. Otherwise, this reset will format the SD card and everything stored in that card will be removed.

That’s how you can perform a factory reset on your Poco F1 phone. That helps in multiple ways. It removes app crashes, unusually reboots, abnormal behavior, and many other problems.

After you perform this action, your phone will reboot and take bring the setup screen forth soon. It might take several minutes to turn up, so don’t worried about it. That’s normal and happens generally.

That’s it, you’ve successfully performed a hard reset on your phone. There is one more way to do this. You can use the Recovery mode to perform this action more precise.

Enter Recovery Mode on Poco F1 and perform a reset

Perform a reset on Poco F1 using the recovery mode

Generally, the recovery mode has many useful features. But on Xiaomi smartphones, the stock recovery is limited to certain features. On Poco F1, the recovery mode has only two options; either you can perform a reset or connect it to MI center to unlock further recovery options.

To perform a factory reset through the recovery mode, just follow the below steps:

  1. Turn OFF your phone.
  2. Now boot Poco F1 into the recovery mode.
  3. Under the recovery mode, tap on “Wipe data” and perform this action.
  4. Exit the menu.

You’re done with the procedure. So, these are the different ways to rest this smartphone. We hope that Poco F1 users would appreciate our work. If you have any problem or question regarding this phone, do let us know. You’re most welcome to make comments. We’ll reach out to you at the earliest with our response.


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  2. I did a factory reset from inside the ‘Settings’ menu on Poco F1, but after reset I observed that ‘Microsoft apps’ folder which existed when i first setup my phone was missing and also the navigation buttons (Home, Back & multi-tasking) have changed the style to stock android ones (square, circle and triangle and not MIUIs). Everything works same as before (no problems and frankly I like the stock android style nav buttons better) but not sure why this happened. Just to be sure I reset my phone again and the results were same. Did you observe the same on your phone reset? Please share

    1. Hi Manish,

      Thanks for sharing your feedback.

      It has happened because the Micorosft apps were added to this smartphone additionally, you could consider them as the bloatware ones. Since you performed the factory reset, these apps were removed.

      The remaining apps are the native ones that stock firmware has.

      Thanks for sharing your finding. I appreciate your efforts.

    1. Same problem here!
      Battery got empty and when recharging I was stuck in that MAIN MENU or REBOOT menu.
      It reboots itself endlessly.
      Phone is 1week old! Da hell?
      What to do?

  3. How to get my lost data Like photos after factory reset…i really get upset….i lost my memorable photos…can i got it pls reply

  4. Hi if I hard reset so my root also getting delete? Bcz I want to delete fully boot magisik and install again please give me a answer

    1. No, reset won’t remove root and magisik. For that you’ll need to flash stock firmware on your phone.

  5. Hi, I rooted my phone and installed the Google pixel phone skin. Now the mobile internet isn’t working properly at all. How do I fix this? If I factory reset it, will it remove the Google pixel experience ? Please advise

    1. Hi Aseem,

      Performing a factory reset won’t remove the Google Pixel Rom from your phone. This just removes third-party apps, settings and clutter. Most probably, this will fix the problem that you’re facing.

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