LG G4 was announced in April 2015 and the phone was available for sale from the day it was announced. It features a 5.5 inches True HD-IPS + LCD capacitive touchscreen with more than 16 million colors. Despite the fact that this might sound like the ideal device, you should note that customers have noticed that this phone starts performing at an undesirable rate after a while. If you want this problem to disappear, then all you have to do is to hard reset the device back to its default settings. This hard reset procedure offers you the chance to keep all your desired contents of the SD card, so only elements that are stored on the internal memory will be affected.
The resolution of the G4’s display is 1440 x 2560(~ 538 pixel density). The processor of the smartphone is a Quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53 & dual-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57; Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808, while the graphic processor is Adreno 418. The phone has an internal memory of 32 GB and 3 GB of RAM. The operating system is Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop).
If you’ve experienced an unresponsive phone with slow performance, frozen screens, errors and similar issues, the problem might be coming from the software. This means that is not the phone itself that is getting old from a hardware point of view, but it’s a virus that attacked it. In such cases, it is recommended to do a master restore in order to bring the phone to its initial settings and OS. This will also remove all user data including contacts and messages.
There are two methods to hard reset your LG G4:
First method, also known as soft resetting your smartphone is a method very much alike to a hard drive format on a conventional computer. Whilst everything important is deleted, the smartphone will be brought back to a working state in an instant. You need to keep in mind that a backup is recommended before beginning this process. Here is the first method to bring back your device to a functional state and get it up and running without problems.
- From the main screen you have to select Settings
- From the Settings menu, you will have to select Back up & Reset icon.
- You have to touch the Factory data reset.
- Select Erase everything (remember that you will lose any personal data on your phone)
- Choose Ok and the process will begin. Your phone will reboot with the factory settings.
- Your phone will restart and it will start up with the factory settings.
Here’s the second one:
- Turn off your device.
- Press and hold the Volume Down and the Power button.
- Your phone will reboot in Recovery mode. Use the Volume buttons to navigate in the menu and the Power button to select an option.
- Using the Volume buttons navigate to the Wipe data/factory reset option and select it using the power button.
- The process will end with the message Data Wipe Complete
- Your phone will reboot with the factory settings