How To Factory Reset or Hard Reset Motorola Moto E phones


Step by step guide to do Factory Reset or Hard Reset on Moto E smartphones

Factory Reset Motorola Moto E

Many of us fall for the spectacular Motorola Moto E which is a great burger smartphone. If you are the owner of a new Moto E and somehow end up with a situation you want to Factory reset your phone or want to perform a hard reset then follow the guide below to do the task properly.

A factory reset to your Motorola E is recommended in various situations such as in case you bricked the phone, want to boost the performance of the phone, forgot the password/pin to unlock the phone or you are having performance issues. Doing a hard reset will wipe all data and bypass screen lock in Moto E. Whatever the reason to do the factory reset there are several things to be aware of.

Note: Resetting the device to its factory state and restore defaults will erase completely the content of your device (all the apps, data, and settings). Make sure to backup your necessary apps data. You can use a good Android backup tool in order to create a backup.

Sync your contacts and other data with your Google Account to restore them when your device is ready again. Make sure your device is charged for at least 60%.

How to hard reset Motorola Moto E all generations

You can either perform the reset through the phone’s setting menu or use the hardware button. The latter comes handy in a situation when you can not access the phone or you forgot the passcode.

How to Fctory Reset Moto E from the Settings menu

  • Go to the Menu of your handset.
  • Next, go to “Settings”.
  • Select the “Backup and Reset” option.
  • Next, choose the “Factory data reset phone” option.
  • Select “Reset phone” and wait for the procedure to be completed.

How to Hard Reset Moto E using hardware buttons.

  • First, turn off the Motorola E.
  • Enter your device into fast boot mode by pressing simultaneously the “Volume Down” and “Power” buttons.
  • navigate through the menu using the “Volume” buttons. Go to the “Recovery” option and select it by pressing the “Power” button.
  • Now, chose the “wipe data factory reset”, “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvick cache” options.
  • Scroll down and select “yes” to confirm that you want to remove all files.
  • Once finished, go back to the main menu of recovery and select ‘Reboot system now’.

Well done, you’ve just successfully factory reset your Moto E. Hopefully your phone now runs smoothly as it were out of the box. Let us know in the comments section how the procedure went for you.

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Khaled Shariar
Khaled is using Android OS since the very first Google Phone. Back in 2008, he started to help other Android users to find the right Applications/ Games and solving issues with their phone. Khaled also works in Creative Media Design.


  1. how can you make a cell phone like new that is a motorola moto E that wont let you get pass the gmail verification partthat has android

  2. But how do i do a factory reset or get into a phone i was given because they didnt know the password it an XT1525 or XT1526 not sure which one but if you can help me that’d be really great!!??????!?!!!?!!?!?!?

  3. I have a Moto E and it crashed so I did a factory reset, that went fine but now it wants my gmail acct to get back into it and I don’t have that info. I hope there’s some help out there.

    • I have the same probably I cant get it to go pass that or skip that part please help my phone is the same kind of phone two

  4. Above procedure is not working with my phone.after menu selection doesn’t happen.what should I do?

    • This how to is for modified systems

      If you are still stock it requires an extra step

      From the “No Command” screen (Android figure lying on his back), press and hold the Power button then press and release the Volume Up button to display the menu options.


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