How to Factory Reset Huawei P8

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Here is a quick post on how to factory reset Huawei P8. This new flagship from Huawei was recently announced and the phone has now started making its way to various markets across the world. We have with us a review unit of the Huawei P8, so expect lots of tips and bits from the phone as we explore — and oh, the camera is just brilliant for taking snaps in every light condition. More on that later in our review.

We start off with our very first Huawei P8 post on a tip on how to hard reset (or factory reset) your phone after you have messed up the settings or something else had gone wrong. There could be a number of reasons why you would want to do a factory rest.


Just like everyone else, we love to customize our Android devices to our liking. And at most times, we end up customizing and modifying the phone so much, one or more system files get corrupt or misplaced and changed in a way that cause problems for the phone. Similarly, you could run into a problem with you try to root Huawei P8, unlock its bootloader or install any other mods. You can do a complete wipe of your memory from the recovery mode, but we’ll get to that later.

Performing a factory reset from the Settings menu of Huawei P8 is a better and easier way to do a full reset of your Android phone. P8 runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop, and we have rarely seen an Android phone running Lollipop go slow, even after installing more than a hundred apps on the phone. But even then, if you do run into weird issues like a lag, or your phone gets slow during normal functions or you see an app crashing or causing problems that never did before — a simple reset can help you fix all these problems.

How to Factory Reset / Hard Reset Huawei P8

Let’s take a look at how you can perform a full factory reset on Huawei P8. We also have a video below the text instructions.

Step 1 – Go to Settings.

Step 2 – Scroll down and tap “Backup & reset”.

Step 3 – Select “Factory data reset”.

Step 4 (optional) – Check the option “Erase internal storage” if you want to wipe your storage as well.

Step 5 – Now tap the “Reset phone” button.

Step 6 – You will be give another warning that this process is not reversible. If you are sure, again tap the red “Reset phone” button.

The reset process will start now. It could take up to 5 minutes for the entire reset process to get over.

You can watch us performing a complete full reset on the Huawei P8 in a video below:

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