The Mytouch 3G is one of the most popular and inventive smartphones on the market. Nevertheless, as with any other device, you may encounter some serious issues regarding its functionality and overall performance. Resetting your MyTouch can help you with problems such as applications that no longer work well or at all, messages and emails not succeed to reach destination, bad quality call and so on. Even if you simply want to clear your phone erasing every file, application, contact or photo, restoring it to the factor defaults is the fastest way to do it.
Important tip: before you even think of resetting your Mytouch 3G, you have to back up all of your files. Reset will wipe out everything; photos, applications, contacts, messages, audio and video files and everything else you have previously saved on your device. Sync your phone to your pc to save everything on your hard drive using the USB cable that came with the device to avoid any data loss.
Now that you have saved every important file, you can move on to factory reset. It is as easy as 1, 2, and 3! Let’s take a look!
1. While your phone is in standby, use the main menu button to access the phone’s menu and settings. Click on settings and slide the menu up until the ‘SD Card and Phone Storage’ tab is shown on the screen. Choose it and the ‘Factory data reset’ option will be revealed.
2. Tap on it and you will be prompted with a notification informing you that factory data reset will erase all of your data and applications. Once again, keep in mind that this is an action that cannot be reversed so, take a minute and think if you have certainly saved every file you need! Are you sure? OK, let us move on!
3. Click on ‘Reset’ and your screen will go black for a couple of seconds until your Mytouch completes a full restart. You are done! Now your phone is back to factory default settings and you can install from scratch any data and application you want. If you simply wish to reinstall everything without change, just sync your phone to your pc. Good luck!
A Mytouch 3G with performance problems.
A USB cable.
A personal computer.
Tips and warnings
Resetting your Mytouch erases every file and application from your phone. For that reason, save everything to your personal computer hard drive before any action.
Reset does not void your phone’s guarantee.
To resync your Mytouch with your pc, it is highly recommended to use a high speed USB port.