Home / Xiaomi / How To Factory and Hard Reset Xiaomi Mi A2

How To Factory and Hard Reset Xiaomi Mi A2

You can regularly restore your Xiaomi Mi A2 to factory settings for troubleshooting some crashed and issues, or to wipe out your personal data from phone, or to boost the performance. In this article, you will find a step by step guide to reset Xiaomi Mi A2.

The Xiaomi Mi A2 comes with a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display having a screen resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels and a density of 403 PPI. It renders a good viewing experience with the 18:9 that adds style to it. There is a Corning Gorilla Glass protection as well.

The Xiaomi Mi A2 has a Snapdragon 660 chip on which an Octa-Core processor runs at a speed of 2.2 GHz. It is supported by the Adreno 512 GPU that handles the graphics of the smartphone. It also comes with 4GB RAM that, which tolerates moderate games and multitasking.

3 Methods to Reset Xiaomi Mi A2

The viruses and malware can slow down your phone’s performance and it will also cause problems in the operating system so the factory reset will remove all of the viruses, malware and your smartphone will be back to normal. Apart from that, it will improve the performance of your phone and your application will run smoothly.

Before performing a reset, please remove your Google Account and your screen lock. If the Google Account is not removed, the device will enter the Google Reactivation Lock. Do not forget to backup your phone’s data before doing a factory data reset.

Hard reset Xiaomi Mi A2 via Recovery

Hard reset Xiaomi Mi A2 via Recovery

Turn off your Xiaomi Mi A2 and wait a few seconds.

Press the “Power” and “Volume Up” button together till the device displays the start-up logo.

Once the Xiaomi logo is displayed, release the buttons and wait till the device enters the Mi recovery mode.

On the displayed screen, use “Volume Down” button to go to the “Wipe data” option.

Once the option is highlighted, press the “Power” button to select the option.

On the next screen, press the “Volume Down” button multiple times till the “Wipe All Data” option is highlighted.

Press the Power button to hard reset the Xiaomi Mi A2, which will also clear the dalvik cache.

Reset passcode or pattern lock Xiaomi Mi A2

Reset passcode or pattern lock Xiaomi Mi A2

  1. Log into https://www.google.com/android/find with your Google Account ID and password.
  2. Select the Xiaomi Mi A2 from the menu on the left.
  3. Select the Erase Device option from below the device information.
  4. Select the Erase button on the popup.
  5. Enter your Google Account password to confirm and send the task to your Xiaomi Mi A2.

Factory reset Xiaomi Mi A2

Factory reset Xiaomi Mi A2

  1. Go to the Home screen and choose Settings.
  2. Scroll down and choose Additional settings.
  3. Choose Backup & reset.
  4. Choose Erase all data (factory reset).
  5. Tap Reset phone.
  6. All data and settings saved on the phone will be deleted.
  7. The Xiaomi Mi A2 will automatically reset and reboot.


Xiaomi Mi A2 comes with an affordable budget and brings amazing features among which storage is a major highlight. It also offers excellent performance with a healthy power supply. The cameras are excellent to click good quality images and the presence of ginormous storage made it a good option.

If you have any problems that aren’t mentioned here, or just need XIAOMI help in general, please leave a comment below, and we’ll help you as best as we can.