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How to factory reset and clear system cache on Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro?

How to factory reset and clear system cache on Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro?

By  Sophia Windsor 2020-01-03 2393 0

If your Redmi Note 8 or Redmi Note 8 Pro smartphone suffer from malfunction, such as freezing or not responding properly, or insufficient storage available, or even forget lock screen buttons, you can try hard resetting it, which will return your phone to its original stage. In this guide, we are going to show you how to factory reset and clear system cache on Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro?

How to factory reset and clear system cache on Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro 


Usually, there are mainly two ways to reset your Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro. One is through system reset settings, another is through pressing physical keys to enter recovery mode. Just check the detailed steps below.

Things you should know before factory resetting your phone

● First, please back up all the important data on your phone, such as contacts, photos, documents, etc. As the factory reset will wipe all the data in your phone.


● To avoid Google’s Factory Reset Protection, please remove all of your Google account from your phone.


● You’d better encrypt your data first before resetting it to avoid leaking your personal information into the wrong hands.


After that, you can start resetting your phones via the following methods.


How to factory reset and clear system cache on Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro 

Hard reset Redmi Note 8 or Redmi Note 8 Pro via system reset settings

This is the easiest way to reset your phone. Here are the detailed steps:


Step 1. Go to "Settings" on your phone.

Step 2. Click "Additional settings".

Step 3. Hit on "Backup and reset".

Step 4. Select "Factory data reset".

Step 5. Click on "Reset phone" and wait for about 10 seconds.

Step 6. Then tap on next and wait for a moment.

Step 7. Confirm by clicking "OK".

Step 8. Down! You have successfully reset your Redmi Note 8 or Redmi Note 8 Pro.

Factory reset Redmi Note 8 or Redmi Note 8 Pro via physical keys

The first reset method is the best solution. However, sometimes, the system settings function in your smartphone may be inaccessible due to a problem, or you forget the lock screen pattern or password. In such case, you need to factory reset your smartphone via physical keys. Just do as the following steps:


Step 1. Turn off your Redmi Note 8 or Redmi Note 8 Pro.

Note: if your phone cannot be turned off via the power button, you need to wait until the phone’s battery is drained and then charge the phone for 30 minutes before resetting your phone.

Step 2. Press and hold "Volume up" key and "Power" key for a few seconds on your Redmi Note 8 simultaneously until you get a response and see the Xiaomi Mi logo, then release the button.


How to factory reset and clear system cache on Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro 


Step 3. Then your phone has entered the recovery mode, you can set the language for your phone.

Step 4. Then your phone will enter the stock recovery mode.

Step 5. Use Volume keys to select Wipe Data / Factory reset and press Power button to confirm.

Step 6. Go to "Yes" - "Delete All User Data" using volume down and press power button to continue.

Step 7. When the process finishes, go to "Reset System Now" and press Power button.


After a few minutes, your device will reboot and factory data reset process finishes. After your phone successfully turns on, you can login your Google account and restore your useful data on your phone.


That’s it. It’s not a difficult thing. Just have a try according to the steps above. Moreover, the factory reset doesn’t harm your phone, so please rest assured to try it, but do remember to back up all your important data before resetting.


For Gearbest customers: If you've purchased the Redmi Note 8 or Redmi Note 8 Pro from us and still have problems after reading the post, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Just fill in the ticket with your questions at our Support Center and send it to us. We will do our best to deal with your problem as soon as possible. We are always happy to help.               


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