2. Now, press and hold the Volume Down(-) and POWER buttons for a few seconds.
3. When the LG logo appears, release the POWER button, and then press the POWER button again.
4. Release all keys when it appears Factory Data Reset.
5. Double select Yes. Use the Volume Up(+)/Down(-) buttons to go through the menu items and the POWER button to confirm the selection.
Hard Reset - advantages and disadvantages LG V40 ThinQ?
In simple words, Hard Reset means hard resetting the phone. As a result, the system automatically returns to the factory settings and the system is completely cleared. Contacts, correspondence, application, files, search queries, passwords - all of this is deleted from the device's memory.
Benefits of Hard Reset:
The ability to get a completely clean phone from user settings and data. Remove viruses and malware that block applications on the device. Solving problems that arose after installing some applications and remained after they were removed from the phone.
Disadvantages of Hard Reset:
Permanently deletes all data on the device. The need to have a backup. After returning to factory settings, some viruses may remain in the phone.
What needs to be done before the Hard Reset operation.
In order to use the phone after a hard reset and it is not blocked by the FRP, make sure that you know the login / password to your google account. You can sign out of your google account before resetting. In this case, after performing a factory reset, you do not need to enter the login password for your Google account and you can immediately use your device. In case you have already done a factory reset and cannot remember the login and password for logging into your Google account, for most models there are instructions for bypassing protection (FRP). Not all modern phone models can bypass this protection, their owners will have to contact an official service center.
After performing a hard reset, your device will be completely wiped clean. Everything that was in the memory of your device will be deleted.
What can be done to avoid losing important information?
If important information remains in the memory of your phone, then there are the following options to save it:
Sync your data with Google contacts, Google drive. Backup your contacts and information. With the service programs for your phone, you can transfer contacts, media files, and important data to your PC.