How to Hard Reset the Huawei Honor 3C

The Huawei Honor 3C is an affordable high quality smartphone that comes with a great variety of features, such as a dual-SIM and an octa-core processor, as well as a large display. Released in December 2013, this is one of the newest models from Huawei and it’s well-known for its amazing performance. As it happens with more such phones, this one can also experience software-related issues at times. If you are the owner of this device and would like to regain functionality of it, we suggest performing a hard reset on the Huawei Honor 3C.

As you may already know, this is a popular procedure that is recommended before trying to sell the phone as brand new. The same can be done when dealing with software bugs, and when the phone is running slow. Before getting started, however, you should understand how this is going to affect the Huawei – in short, the phone will be restored to factory settings, which means all data will be erased. To avoid losing any important contacts, apps, or media files, it’s always important to create a backup.

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While running on Jelly Bean, the Huawei Honor 3C comes with a power-tracking application that enables you to monitor the level of power consumption and save energy. Coming with 1 GB of RAM, it has a capacitive touchscreen of 720 x 1280 pixels. Thanks to its Li-Po 2300 mAh battery, the phone can be used for long hours without any problems. If you love entertainment, you should know that it comes with FM radio, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and two cameras: an 8 MP one and a 5 MP rear one.


Before reading any further, please be aware that all the data stored on the internal memory of the phone will be erased by the end of the data reset. In order to make sure you don’t lose anything, you can save all files and documents on an external hard-drive, or use the micro-SD card the phone comes with. If you prefer an app that guides you through the process, you can also download the Phone Copy application that works on most Android devices.

Huawei Honor 3C Factory ResetOnce you finish transferring all the information you’d like to keep, you’re ready to move on with the necessary steps. To refresh the phone’s software you simply need to follow the instructions, as shown below:

  1. First of all, go to the Home Screen and touch Privacy.
  2. Tap Factory Data Reset and select Reset Phone.
  3. Read any additional information on the screen and tap Erase Everything to confirm.
  4. Make sure you read the warnings and details before beginning the procedure, then allow your phone to reboot.

At this time, you will have a functional phone that works just as a brand new Huawei – the OS will have been renewed and the memory will be blank. In order to use the phone just as you did before you can freely transfer the data from the backup on to the phone. If you’re planning to sell the device, this won’t be necessary. However, make sure that the phone is not running slow anything and all apps are working fine, as the reset can sometimes fail, in which case you should repeat the same once again.