Let's say you want to sell your device and want to delete all configured data such contacts, apps, settings, files, etc. In this case a factory reset will be enough to erase all data. This can be done pretty easy from your cell phone's settings.
In case you can't access the phone's settings because of broken screen, forgot your Sony phone passwordor PIN or any other reason, then you have to hard reset Sony Xperia XZ1. This process involves a little bit of tech knowledge, but we're going to show you the easiest way possible to factory reset a Sony device without password.
Before proceed any of these methods, it's important to have a backup of your phone, just in case you do something wrong or planning to buy a new device and important the data to it. Check this guide to see how to backup your Sony device.
How To Factory Reset a Sony Xperia XZ1 with Unlocky Tool
If you want a safe and fast way to factory reset your Sony phone, then Unlocky should be your first choice. Beside our tool will not cause any data loss, can hard reset a Sony phone even when it's locked and it works online on your browser on pc or mobile devices.Here's the steps to use Unlocky
- Access the tool's page by clicking on the button below.
- Connect your phone's IMEI with the app.
- Select your device's Brand (yes, Unlocky supports over 100 mobile brands).
- Select if you want to erase data or not.
- Get the secret code to factory reset / hard reset your Sony device.
Once the secret code has been generated you can download it. Beside that, you will also get the complete guide on how to use the generated code in order to reset your Sony phone. Even more, through Unlocky you can also generate a secret code that helps you to unlock your Sony phone without password.
How To Soft Reset Sony Xperia XZ1 in Easiest Way
Sony Xperia XZ1 soft reset is the process when you reboot the phone without changing anything. You may need to soft reset your Sony phone when the device isn't responding, got frozen and the touch is not working, or something got stuck. It's just like clearing the browser's cache.
To perform this action, below we'll show you the easiest possible method:
Step 1: Press and hold Power and Volume down buttons at the same time for like 5-10 seconds.
Step 2: Release the button when your device restart.
How to Perform a Factory Reset on Sony Xperia XZ1
A Sony Xperia XZ1 factory reset can resolve many of your cell phone's issues, but it will delete everything on your phone. In fact, will reboot to factory settings (just like you're setting up a new phone).
If you're planning to give to someone else or sell the device, do not forget about Factory Reset Protection (FRP) feature. This must be turned OFF, so the new owner can set his own Google account with the device.
Here are the step-by-step method to factory reset Sony Xperia XZ1.
Step 1: Access the phone's Settings on your device.
Step 2: Go to General Management, then choose Reset.
Step 3: Scroll down and tap on Factory Data Reset.
Step 4: Enter your PIN or Password when is asking.
Step 5: Tap on Delete all and you're done.
Sony Xperia XZ1 Factory Data Reset in Recovery Mode
In case the above method isn't suitable for you for different reasons, you can also reset Sony Xperia XZ1 by recovery mode feature. This method is used when your phone is stuck in a boot loop and can't access the device.
Step 1: Hold the Power button and tap on Power Off.
Step 2: Press and hold Volume Up, and Power keys simultaneously until you see the Sony animation logo.
Step 3: There you will see some options. using the Volume up and down keys select the Wipe Data/Factory Reset function and press the power button.
Step 4: When is asking you if you're sure you want to delete all the data on your phone, select YES by using Volume keys and then press Power button.
Once done, your phone will begin to erase/delete the data on your device. When the factory reset process is finished restart the device and you may go through the set up process.
Factory Reset Sony Remotely with Google's Find my Device
This method suppose to have your google account linked with your device but also have the "Find my Mobile" feature turned on. This method it also helps you to find your device in case you lost it, to unlock a phone without password and some other cool features.
Step 1: Go to Google's Find my Device and log in with your Google account.
Step 2: On the left corner you will see your device. Click on it.
Step 3: From the menu, select Erase Device.
Step 4: Click on Erase Device again to confirm.
Step 5: Enter your Google password account and you're done.
We hope you have successfully reseted your Sony Xperia XZ1 device. We highly recommend in using our tool, as the other methods described on this guide might delete all the data on your phone. We’d appreciate your support, so share this guide with your friends.