How to hard reset or force restore Sony Xperia 5 IV

If your Sony Xperia 5 IV does not turn on, it does not react, it shows an error message when it turns on or you want to sell it, give it away or take it in for repair and you want to make sure that all the content stored in its 128 GB 8 GB RAM, 256 GB 8 GB RAM internal memory is erased, you will have to force its restoration.

Forcing the restore or doing a “hard reset” is a drastic method that can be used when the Xperia 5 IV settings cannot be accessed either because the password has been forgotten or the operating system is corrupted.

If you can access the settings of your Xperia 5 IV and want to perform a restore, it is preferable to do so using the “Reset” method.

This procedure erases all the content stored on the Xperia 5 IV so if possible, you should make a backup copy of your data before proceeding and unlink the Google account, otherwise continue reading to see step by step how to force the reset, format or do a “hard reset”.

Estimated time: 5 minutes.

1- First step:

First of all, turn off your Sony Xperia 5 IV completely. If you can't unlock the screen, press and hold the power button for about 20 seconds and the phone will turn off.

Power Off Sony Xperia 5 IV

2- Second step:

Simultaneously press the power key and the volume key down on the Sony Xperia 5 IV for a few seconds. On some devices, depending on the Android version, the combination may be the power key and the volume key up.

Hard reset buttons

3- Third step:

When the Sony logo is displayed, release the buttons. In the following menu, the touch screen does not work, so you must move through the menu with the volume up and volume down keys until you reach the option "Wipe data/factory reset" and press the power button to access it.

This menu is usually displayed in English, if the device menu appears in Chinese characters, see how to reset a mobile in Chinese.

Hard reset buttons

4- Fourth step:

A warning message will appear to avoid hard reset the Sony Xperia 5 IV by mistake. Use the Volume Up and Volume Down keys to select the "Yes" option and press the Power button to activate the option.

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5- Fifth step:

After a few seconds, the formatting and deletion of all data from the Sony Xperia 5 IV will have been carried out, returning to its factory state, now it is necessary to restart the Xperia 5 IV so using the volume up and volume down buttons we move to the option "Reboot system now" and press the power button to proceed to the restart.

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Keep in mind that depending on the country, model and firmware updates of the Sony Xperia 5 IV, the procedure may be slightly different.

If you have had problems performing a forced restore of the Xperia 5 IV , consult the following articles with frequent problems that appear below, if you cannot find a solution to your problem, consult the section “Frequently Asked Questions about Sony Xperia 5 IV” and leave your comment so that we can consult it and offer better service.

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