Being released in the winter of 2014, the Acer Liquid Jade S features a 5.0 inches captive touchscreen with more than 16 million colors. The resolution of the display is 720 x 1280(~ 294 ppi pixel density). The processor of the smartphone is a Octa-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53; Mediatek MT6752M while the graphic processor is Mali-T760MP2. The phone has internal memory of 16 GB and 2 GB of RAM. The operating system is Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to v5.1 (Lollipop). Even if it was designed to work at an optimal level, as any tech product on the market, it starts to work slower than usual after a period of time and even to freeze whenever you open some applications.
Inevitably, with time your phone won`t work as on its first day of use so you may notice an unusual behaviour. If, for example, your applications are taking too much time to launch and battery drains faster than normal, it means you really have a problem and it’s time to hard reset the Acer. You can try different ways to fix these problems and spent time trying to figure out what goes wrong, but one useful method is to restore the device to factory data settings as quickly as possible.
There are two ways to restore your device to its factory settings.
First method is also known as soft resetting 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 choose the ‘Back up & Reset’ icon.
- Click on ‘Factory data reset’.
- Choose Ok and wait for the device to reboot.
The second method uses the hardware buttons and works when the phone is unresponsive and you can`t access the menu of the device. It is especially suitable for a phone that does not respond to any commands – a frozen display and no reaction to most keys on the keyboard are a clear sign of this. Please do the following in this situation:
- Turn off your device.
- Press and hold the Volume Up key, the Home button 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 button, navigate to the ‘Wipe data/factory reset’ option and select it using the Power key.
- The process will end with the message ‘Data Wipe Complete’.
- Wait for your phone to reboot.