Android phone soft / hard reset, master / factory reset - difference
Hi, what is the difference between soft reset and hard reset, master reset and factory reset of android smartphones ?
There are not many phone reset methods available. I would say you can use soft reset or hard reset on your android mobile phone.
Soft reset - power off the phone using the power button, wait for approx. 30 - 60 seconds and then switch the phone on.
Hard reset - power off the phone using the power button, then boot the phone into Recovery mode and choose Wipe data / factory reset. This type of reset will delete your data and installed applications. It will reset the phone into factory conditions.
Master reset and Factory reset - these are the different words for the same thing. Hard reset is also known as master or factory reset. There is no difference between them.
Soft reset doesn't delete data saved on your phone. To perform a soft reset, it takes a couple of seconds.
Hard reset deletes the data and installed apps. It can be performed also via phone's settings and it takes approx. 10 - 15 minutes.