How to Hard Reset the Acer beTouch E120

The Acer beTouch E120 can be hard reset by using a simple solution that we will highlight during the second section of the article. This is the kind of procedure that you might want to use whenever you’re having a negative user experience due to a faulty phone. No matter if it’s due to a virus, too much data stored on the memory, an app or something else, this problem can be sorted out in much less time that you would’ve probably imagined.

Called a hard or master reset, this process brings the beTouch phone back to original settings. It also overwrites everything stored on the internal memory, as well as the operating system. For this reason, we advise our readers to use Google Drive or a device of their own choice to save the messages, contacts, appointments, media files and other data they find relevant.

Being a low-end smartphone released by Acer towards the end of 2010, this device comes with a 2.8 inch display. In case you’re wondering how fast its processor is, you should know that you’re dealing with a 416 MHz ST Ericsson PN6715. At the moment of its launch, this is a new kind of CPU to be using on an Acer phone, as most of them tend to use a Qualcomm.


Apart from these features, the device also comes with Stereo FM radio, GPS, a Bluetooth version 2.0 and Wi-Fi 802. In terms of camera options, you can only use one – the 3.15 MP camera can be found on the back of the Acer beTouch, and it is also useful for making videos. You can talk for up to 6 hours on end and keep the phone in stand-by for 600 hours without needing to charge it, as the Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery is one of the longest-lasting you could get.


You might have noticed similar procedures on other models from Acer. However, the same as it happens when you try to treat a medical condition by using the same medicine that your friend was prescribed, things will go wrong. Every smartphone has its own particularities, which is why it is necessary to make sure that you learn exactly how to reset yours without causing more damage.

Please ensure that you don’t use such a process unless you tried performing a soft reset first. This is a simple way to unblock the phone and close those failing apps before things get too crazy. All you’re required to do is to press the Power key for long enough in order to switch the device off. Wait for a few seconds, and then take the battery out and place it back into the slot. Power the phone on and check for results!

Acer-beTouch-E120-resetBefore you go for the second option, you should save all files that you would like to keep. This backup will be of great use when you’ll be looking for some of your old photos, music you downloaded in the past, videos you recorded and many more. Here is what to do:

  1. Switch off the Acer beTouch and remove cables.
  2. Press the left key, Power & Volume up, then hold all 3 keys.
  3. Let the menu show up and use volume buttons to scroll down.
  4. Select Wipe Data and tap the Power button to confirm.
  5. Press Power once again and accept to Reboot System Now.

You will now have to wait for the reboot itself to be done. After this happens, you will see your phone restart and be ready to use. It will look as it used to when you first purchased it, and in case you’ve installed any apps or newer versions of the OS, you should know that these have been lost. Please feel free to get in touch in case you have any questions or comments.