Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 – How to Factory Reset
A factory reset can come in handy if you are having malware or virus problems with your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. On the other hand, if you wish to sell or give away the smartphone you can use a factory reset to wipe all of your personal data beforehand.
While the factory reset can be very useful, you should know that it is irreversible. There is no way to get your data back after a reset unless you perform a backup first. So let’s see how to prepare your phone for a factory reset.
Preparing the Phone for a Factory Reset
It is very easy to do a Local Backup on your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. You can then move the backup files to your computer or an SD card. Here is what you need to do:
1. Doing a Local Backup
To perform a Local Backup, you need to follow these steps:
- Open the Settings App and Select Additional Settings
- Select Backup & Reset then Select Local Backups
- Tap Back Up and Check all Your Data
- Tap Back Up Again and Wait until the Backup is Complete
- Check the Backup Log after Completion
2. Moving the Backup Files
After you’ve finished backing up your phone, you should move the backup files to your PC or other external storage. Here’s how to do it:
- Open the Explorer App and Select the Storage Tab
- Select MIUI Folder then Tap on Backup Folder
- Select AllBackup Folder and Select the Most Recent Backup Log
- Tap on More at the Bottom of the Screen
- Select Copy and Move Files to the Desired Destination
How to do a Factory Reset:
After you’ve completed the backup, you need to take the following steps to perform a factory reset:
1. Launch the Settings App
Once inside the Settings App, swipe to Additional Settings and tap to enter the menu.
2. Select Backup & Reset
When you enter Additional Settings, swipe to Backup and Reset and tap to access all the options.
3. Select Factory Data Reset
Tap to open Factory Data Reset and enable Erase Stored Content. The Erase Stored Content action will delete all of the data stored on your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.
4. Select Reset Phone
After you’ve enabled Erase Stored Content, tap on the Reset Phone icon at the bottom of the menu.
5. Enter Your Password
A window will appear asking you to type in your password to confirm the reset. Type in the password and tap next
6. Type Your Mi-Account Password
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 will ask you for the Mi Account password. Enter the password and tap on Ok.
7. Confirm the Reset
After you’ve entered the Mi password, the phone will ask you to confirm the factory reset. You should tap on Erase to initiate the process.
8. Wait Until All the Data is Erased
When you tap on the Erase option, the phone will start removing all of the data from your phone. You can observe the progress bar at the bottom of the screen to check on the status of the factory reset.
Performing a factory reset on your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is quite simple and straightforward. But don’t to forget to back up all of your data before you start the reset. After the reset, you can easily restore your phone using the backup files.