Every owner of a modern phone or smartphone based on Android, faced with the problem of "cluttering" the device with various games, applications and other "mobile garbage", which terribly slows the system. It is simply impossible to work with such equipment, so it is advisable to format it. About how to do it manually without the help of paid technical support, we'll talk just below.

How to clear phone memory

Formatting means clearing the memory completely and resetting its settings to the factory settings. In fact, after this operation you will get a completely "clean" phone, as if it had just been brought from the manufacturer's warehouse. The only difference is that before formatting you can save your personal data, for example, address book, music and photos.

Carrying out a "general" cleaning in a phone or smartphone based on Android OS is not so difficult, especially since we have prepared a detailed step-by-step instruction. If you want to save your data, do not forget to make a backup or backup. Otherwise, they will eradicate along with unnecessary applications and long forgotten games. To make a backup, transfer the data you need to a removable SD-stick and do not forget to remove it before the operation! You can also use the "Backup" function.

How to format the phone

If the device starts to work very slow, turns itself off or freezes, then it's time to do it formatting. Major cleaning of a mobile phone was practiced long before the invention of smartphones with touch screens and it consists in the introduction of special codes. Every code is unique and individually designed for a particular model mobile device. To find out combination of numbers to format phone available on specialized forums.

It should always be remembered that self-interference in the operation of mobile technology is a personal decision of the owner of the phone, for the consequences of which no one answers except him. If you are not sure about your abilities, it is better to provide work to an experienced master.

How to format an Android phone

Formatting your phone on Android OS is much easier and safer than in the case of outdated phone models. Because some models differ in terms of reset settings, there may be some difficulties. Before starting the operation, it is recommended that you read the instructions to the phone for the foreseeing of negative consequences.

How to clear memory on Andriod phone:

  1. Go to menu, select "Settings" and go to "Privacy" (depending on phone model key path may differ).
  2. In the menu that appears click on the option "factory Reset" and wait till formatting starts. In the process from the phone forcibly deletes all data on the Google account, cleared settings, native apps and brought to factory standards, deleted all apps that you installed. System programs the formatting is not affected.
  3. After clicking "Reset" will appear on the screen warning about deleting data. If you agree that the information was permanently deleted, then press "Erase everything" and wait for the end of the process.
  4. When formatting is complete, you will need to install the interface language and to reconfigure the entrance to the account. As a result, the memory of your phone will be completely cleaned from the unwanted programs and applications, maintaining the system data packets.

Helpful hint: after pressing the "Erase everything" button, the phone hangs for a while (from 2 minutes to 15 minutes). Do not try to reset it, press any buttons and even drag your finger across the screen. Otherwise, the formatting of Android may not work properly.

How to format android today is known to every student, but for stable and long work is not recommended to resort to this operation too often. To secure your phone and keep it "clean", do not get carried away by downloading various applications or take care of their timely removal with the help of special utilities.