Micromax A116 Canvas HD Hard Reset Instructions

The Micromax A116 Canvas HD is the third model of Micromax’s Canvas series of smartphones. After a successful release in February 2013, the A116 Canvas HD has become a strong contender on the mobile phone market with its flexible hardware and full set of features. If you own one of these smart phones and notice the operating system beginning to lag or hang while processing your commands, it may be time to perform a hard reset, wiping the phone clean of your personal data and returning it to its factory settings.

The Micromax A116 Canvas is a very versatile and powerful smart phone, with a full set of modern features such as a quad-core CPU and 1 GB of RAM. It currently ships with 4.1.2 Android Jellybean and it’s upgradeable to 4.2, housed in the same shell as the Canvas 2. This makes it a true under-the-hood conversion from the aging A110 model of 2012.

How to Hard Reset the Micromax A116 Canvas HD

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Despite this kind of power, your Micromax Canvas may accumulate small software errors during normal use that can, over time, lead to corrupted operating system files that cause the ever-dreaded hang, freeze, or surprise shut-down. If you start to notice this kind of behavior, it’s likely that a factory reset will resolve your problems by replacing the corrupted files and restoring your mobile phone to like-new condition.

It’s important to know that this procedure will erase all of your personal data and third-party applications. Before going any further, you  must make a full backup of your user information and keep it on an external device. Once you finish the hard reset, you can restore all the data back to your smart phone and use it like normal. Once you have your backup ready, it’s time to begin:



  1. Turn off the phone
  2. Press and hold the Power button along with both the ‘Volume +’ and ‘Volume -‘ buttons until the screen displays two options.
  3. Press the ‘Volume +’ button to enter Recovery Mode
  4. When the Android icon appears on the screen, press the Power button again
  5. Use the ‘Volume +’ and ‘Volume -” buttons to navigate the menu. To select, press both of the touch-sensitive buttons (Menu and Back) on the bottom of the phone, under the touchscreen. You will have to hold them for a few seconds.
  6. Choose Wipe Data/Factory Reset from the on-screen menu.

The phone will turn itself off and then restart like-new into a factory fresh state. All of your contacts, application and personal data will have been erased, and you can restore them back into the phone at this point. This process will have written over any dubious code that may have made its way into your Micromax Canvas phone, and from here on out it should run as smoothly as it did the day you got it.

  • manowar khan

    100% ok test

  • Sree

    i hav micromax a116 mobile. it is asking for login using email id and password.
    i have given my correct id and password. it says invalid id or password. bt the data connection is off. i’m trying fr past hour trying to loging in. bt still i couldnot. pls help me soon.

    • Alex Serban

      You must have the data connection active in order for the phone to login using your Google account and password.

  • abhi

    thanks it worked

  • Tejas Agrawal

    my phone is not working with ‘enter’ button (menu and back)……plz help….

    • Alex Serban

      Sorry, but this is the only method available for this handset.

      • amit bahadarpure

        same thing is happening with me… 🙁

    • vin

      same here……….

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  • vikas

    my micromax a116 doesnt get loaded while switching on canvas hd appears and gets restarted, factory reset done no use

  • Sanjeet Sharma

    how to deactivate data connection while MMX A1600 is locked.

  • Vinish Rustagi

    My micromax canvas a116 is not booting. when i am pressing power button,, screen starts blinking and not even showing canvas hd welcome screen, please help me on this.

  • Paul Kousik

    how to restore canvas 4 if factory reset showing eror

  • rahul

    im not able to enter after wipedat selection(enter– menu and back and hold upvolume)

  • Dhiraj Suryawanshi

    not able to select wipe data factory reset button in micromax a116

  • harveer

    my micromax hd a116 not going further showing micromax hd . not booting further please any one tell

  • Arjun Krishna

    i have done everything, but still my phone is not booting and sticks with the logo..
    please help!!!!!!!