Hard Reset LG Stylo 3 – Give Your Phone A New Life

Hard Reset LG Stylo 3

The LG Stylo 3 is a budget device popular for having a stylus and pretty decent features for its price. However, as is expected from many budget devices, the performance eventually starts to lag. You may also start having frozen screen issues after prolonged usage. In such a situation, you can try this easy method to hard reset LG Stylo 3 and fix most of the problems.

Issues You May Be Facing

If you’re wondering whether or not your phone needs a reset, just try to identify the issue first. See if you are facing any of the following problems:

  • Phone running slow
  • Phone/screen freezing or not responsive
  • Forgot your password
  • Applications crashing
  • Touchscreen issues
  • Can’t make or receive calls
  • Sync issues

Some of the minor issues may be fixed with a soft reset or a factory reset. But for a more complex problem, especially when you can’t figure out what is causing it – you should consider a hard reset. Some other issues, not mentioned here, may also be fixed with a reset. You can always try it since a reset does not harm your phone.

LG Stylo 3

Soft Reset

A common situation that occurs when a large app fails to load is screen freezing. This can also be caused by other software issues. Although this may be the most common advice you get from IT service providers, you should first try restarting the device. This is what we call soft reset.

  • Press the Power button and hold it for a few seconds.
  • When you see options on the screen, choose “power off”.

Wait a few seconds after the device has completely shut down, before turning it on again. This usually solves app-related problems.

Factory Reset

If you are planning to sell your phone or pass it on to a family member, you need to perform an LG Stylo 3 factory reset. This method sets your phone back to default. All your data is erased and everything goes back to the original settings. If you have anything important on the phone, so remember to back up the information to cloud storage, for example, your Google account.

  1. Unlock your phone and go to Settings.
  2. You will some tabs on top – tap on Accounts.
  3. Under Backup Options, tap “Backup and reset”.
  4. You will see some options to back up your data. You may or may not choose to backup, but we recommend that you do. Tap on “Back up my data” to enable it.
  5. Below that, you will see the option for Backup Account. Tap on it and set up which account you want to send your data to.
  6. Then on the Backup and Reset screen, tap on “Factory data reset”.
  7. Read the information about the factory reset. Then tap the button that says “Reset Device”.
  8. On the following screen, tap on “Erase Everything”.

Your phone will be reset and will restart itself. Give it some time. When the phone restarts, it will be good as new.

Hard Reset

This method is generally recommended for more severe problems, like software glitches, and when your phone does not respond to anything else. This is also a viable solution if the phone keeps restarting on its own, gets stuck at the logo during starting or if you forgot your password. There are two forms – you can use these for both LG Stylo 3 and LG Stylo 3 Plus hard reset.

Hard Reset – Factory Mode

  1. Long press the Power button and turn off your device.
  2. Now press both Power button and the Volume Down button simultaneously. Keep the buttons pressed and wait a few seconds.
  3. You will see the device logo on the screen. When you see it, let go of the Power key only. While still pressing the Volume Down button, press the Power button once more.
  4. The device will go into Factory Mode. On the screen, you see options for factory data reset. When this screen appears, let go of all buttons.
  5. You will be asked if you want to “Erase all data and restore to default”. Use the Volume Up and Down keys to navigate and Power button to select options. Select “Yes”.

Wait for the device to complete the process. Your phone will perform a hard reset and then restart on its own.

Hard Reset – Recovery Mode

  1. Turn off your device using the Power button. Wait for a few seconds.
  2. Press both the Power button and Volume Down button simultaneously. Hold them for a few seconds until you see the device logo.
  3. When you see it, let go of the Power button only but keep pressing the Volume Down button. Then press the Power button again and hold it.
  4. You will have reached LG Stylo 3 Recovery Mode. When the said screen appears, let go of all buttons.
  5. Using the Volume (Up + Down) keys to navigate and Power button to select options, select “wipe data/factory reset”.
  6. In the same way, select “Yes – Delete all user data”. Give it a few seconds for the data to be removed.
  7. When the process ends, navigate to the “Reboot system now” option and select it.

Give your phone some time to complete the process and reboot the system. Your phone will have been reset.


Since many of us do not understand software issues, we tend to take devices for servicing even before trying to fix it. Plenty of issues can be fixed with a reset, and do not be afraid to try this at home. If this does not work, then you can get it serviced as a last resort.

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David Castano

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