LG Leon Factory Reset

Simple, yet powerful, the LG Leon was announced in February 2015 and the phone was available for sale from April the same year. The smartphone targets tech enthusiasts who want to have an elegant and modern device which can run as smoothly as possible and that can also be affordable for every wallet. It is important to note that, whenever you might feel like this phone works slower than usual or gets stuck in various apps, you should definitely appeal to an ingenious process called a master reset. Performing this on a conventional phone will bring the device back to factory settings, deleting every piece of personal data and media file, except the version of the operating system.


The Leon features a 4.5 inches IPS + LCD capacitive touchscreen with more than 16 million colors. The resolution of the display is 480 x 854(~ 218 pixel density). The processor of the smartphone is a Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53; Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 while the graphic processor is Adreno 306. The phone has an internal memory of 8 GB and 1 GB of RAM and runs on an Android OS, v5.0.1 (Lollipop).

If you’ve experienced an unresponsive phone with slow performance, frozen screens, errors and similar issues, the problem might be coming from the software. This means that is not the phone itself that is getting old from a hardware point of view, but it’s a virus that attacked it. In such cases, it is recommended to do a master restore in order to bring the phone to its initial settings and OS. This will also remove all user data including contacts and messages.

Soft resetting your smartphone 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:

There are two known methods to perform a hard reset. The first one is considered to be the easy one

  1.  From the main screen, go to the Settings menu
  2.  Touch on ‘Backup and reset’ and select the ‘Factory data reset’ option.
  3.  Select ‘Reset device’ (remember that you will lose any personal data on your phone).
  4.  Choose ‘Ok’ and the process will begin. Your phone will reboot with the factory settings.
  5. Your phone will restart and it will start up with the factory settings.

Here is the second method (using the device’s external buttons)

  1. Turn off your phone.
  2. Press and hold the Volume up key and the Power button.
  3. Your phone will reboot in Recovery mode. Use the Volume buttons to navigate in the menu and the Power button to select an option.
  4. Using the Volume keys to navigate to the ‘Wipe data/factory reset; option and select it using the Power button.
  5. The process will end with the message Data Wipe Complete
  6. Your phone will reboot with the factory settings.