The Acer Liquid Z2 is a dual-SIM single core mobile phone released in March 2013. It is a simple and capable smart phone targeted towards the everyday consumer who doesn’t feel the need to be too flashy or impressive. If you own this phone, you may eventually notice a gradual decrease in its responsiveness over time, or a rise in the number of error messages and hangs.
If this happens, it is likely that a hard reset could help restore the Acer Liquid Z2 to factory settings, removing the corrupted software in question and allowing you uninterrupted use of your phone.
The Acer Liquid Z2 was not designed for the power user, but it was intelligently combined with the latest in necessary hardware and manufactured to be sold at rock-bottom prices. The phone garnered great reviews for its reliability, ease of use and hassle-free operation. Even the factory reset procedure that will be covered in this article is designed with simplicity and effectiveness in mind.
How to hard reset the Liquid Z2
There are two methods available, which one you use largely depends on what kind of problems your phone has, and how advanced those problems have become.
Before moving any further, it’s important to know that this procedure will delete all of your personal data from the phone. This includes third-party applications, contact info, photos, everything. You must backup this data onto an external device before attempting any of the steps outlined below. Don’t worry, the internet will wait for you.
If you’ve gotten your important data backed up and are ready to go, we’ll begin with an outline of the steps to perform the hard reset on your Acer Liquid Z2 through the home screen:
- From your main Menu, enter Settings and then Privacy.
- Enter Factory Data Reset, then tap on Reset.
- Choose Erase Everything, confirm your choice, and let the phone restart itself.
This is the simplest and easiest way to reset the phone. However, if your software problems have become very advanced you could find it difficult or impossible to navigate the home screen menu in order to do this. If this is the case, there is a built-in alternative using the phone’s firmware that can help you:
- With the phone off, press and hold the Power button until the Acer logo appears.
- Press and hold the Volume Up and Volume Down keys for several seconds.
- When an on-screen menu appears, select Clean Boot and confirm
- The phone will now reset itself, turn off and back on again into a newly restored state.