How to Hard Reset the Alcatel One Touch OT-993

The easiest way to solve most of the problems with your phone is to hard reset the Alcatel One Touch OT-993. This can be done in 1-2-3, and you won’t need the help of a professional IT-ist, but you should carefully read this article before taking any action. There are various methods that one can find on the internet, but not all of them are suitable for your phone, so please make sure that you use the right one for your OT-993.

A master or hard reset is a simple way to remove viruses from the system of your phone by deleting all files stored on the memory. Nothing from your SIM card will be erased, but you should make sure you save internal data before you continue following these steps. As part of the process, all settings will be brought back to factory mode and the apps installed, as well as your games will be removed.

While the OT-993 smartphone comes at a reasonable price, it does not compromise any of the important features that it is equipped with. It also offers a cool design, which is why we consider it to be a good-looking, but also efficient device. Its body is made of thick plastic with round edges and a frontal side that reminds us of iPhones.

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Requiring a mini SIM card in order to work, this phone was launched in August 2012 with a TFT capacitive display measuring 4 inches. It has an internal storage capacity of 3 GB and lets users save more files on a micro SD card – maximum 32 GB. There are 2 cameras on the Alcatel OT-993, and the main one is a 5MP auto-focused camera with LED flash. You can use the Wi-Fi 802 hotspot or BT version 3.0 for connectivity while the radio FM will keep you entertained during long trips.


There are two main methods to perform a factory restore on this device – one of them can be used in the Power On mode while the other solution is suitable in Power Off mode. We recommend saving all music, pictures, audios and videos, as well as contacts, messages, apps and other files in a backup that you will be able to access at a later time.

For the first option, do this:

  1. Turn the phone on and check that it is charged.
  2. Open the Menu and go to the Settings icon.
  3. Select Backup & Reset and scroll down to Factory Data Reset.
  4. Read the info and select Reset Phone.
  5. Enter the password to unlock the phone, and then confirm.
  6. Press Erase All and wait for the reboot to be done.

In a similar manner, you can also master reset your OT-993 by following a suite of simple steps that work while the phone is off.

alcatel-ot993-resetYou should, however, ensure that the Alcatel is fully charged before you get started and remove all of the attached chargers and cables to proceed. This is a good idea for those who cannot use the keyboard anymore or are currently dealing with an unresponsive device:

  1. Press the Power key and Volume Up button, and then hold.
  2. After a bit, the reboot interface will load; press √ for 30 secs.
  3. The factory reset will begin and the data will be erased.
  4. Wait for about 5 minutes and the device will then restart.

If the procedure takes place without any issues, you should be able to enjoy a great user experience – just the same as you did when you first purchased the phone. You will also be given the chance to restore your data using the backup at this time – please feel free to download the necessary applications and install them once again.