1. YesEvil's Avatar
    Hi all,

    This is probably a real noon question but I've never had to factory reset before.

    What is the quickest and best way of getting everything back onto my phone after a reset?

    Many thanks
    01-13-2016 01:53 AM
  2. the tall guy's Avatar

    First of, if you want to perform a reset, make sure you go into Settings / Accounts / Google - make sure everything has properly synced up to date. That way when you factory reset your phone it will ask you during the initial set up if you would like to restore your phone to a previously synced date. If you say yes it will start the phone up and begin downloading all your previously installed apps. Photos, music, videos (media) aren't synced up, so I would recommend either moving them to a cloud storage or connecting your phone to a PC and manually dragging the files to the PC so you have them backed up. Once the reset has been performed, connect the device to the PC and move your media back.

    Text messages are another thing that isn't synced - have a look in the play store for apps to back them up.

    Finally, do you mind me asking why you are performing the reset? I only ask because there might be a quicker / easier method to take if you have an error on the phone.
    01-13-2016 02:20 AM
  3. YesEvil's Avatar
    Thanks for that mate. I have a Z5 Compact and it's being a bit laggy. I know it's a common fault, and I've tried all the recommended fixes.
    I was hoping that a reset and clean start may help to make the phone smoother and faster again.
    01-13-2016 03:14 AM
  4. the tall guy's Avatar
    Yeah - perfect example of when a factory reset might help and freshen up the device. You could also look to install a custom launcher from the play store like Nova Launcher or Action Launcher 3 - this might help with the lag if it continues.
    01-13-2016 03:23 AM
  5. YesEvil's Avatar
    Cheers mate, I already use Nova Prime, but that's been installed since I got it so no comparison with stock launcher
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    01-13-2016 04:21 AM

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