Xperia Z1 compact reset

How to reset your Sony Xperia Z1 compact to factory settings.

The reasons for wanting to do a factory reset on your smartphone can be many. The most common reasons are that you are selling your phone and want to make sure your data is not obtained by someone else or that your phone has been behaving strangely or slowly.

When you reset your Xperia Z1 compact you completely wipe all the data from its memory. Once the phone restarts, it behaves just the way it was when it was new. Apart from the fact that it will not revert to previous firmware versions.

Sony Xperia Z1 compact reset

Remember to tick the Erase internal storage option to completely wipe your phone.

How to reset Xperia Z1 Compact.

  1. Pull down the notification area on your phone, by putting your finger on the top edge of your screen and pulling down. Hit the settings icon.
  2. Scroll down and hit the backup and reset icon.
  3. On the lower half of the screen press where it reads factory data reset.
  4. If you would like to also remove your data, like music and photos be sure tick that box before hitting the reset phone icon.
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Your phone will now power down and restart. If you ticked the erase internal storage option your Xperia Z1 Compact will restart just the way it was the day you bought it.

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I am the owner and main contributor to this website. Throughout the years I've owned an embarrassing number of Android phones. Too many to mention in fact. Lets just say it started with the HTC legend and I'm now on the Galaxy Note 4.

2 thoughts on “Xperia Z1 compact reset

  1. Suneeth suja says:

    How to downgrade android 4.4 to 4.3

    • Hi.
      Downgrading an Android phone to a previous firmware version is something that can only be accomplished by rooting and flashing your device. I recommend that you spend some time investigating before doing this, as doing it will void your phones warranty. If you are still interested I suggest that you search the internet for the phrase “Xperia Z1 compact root”.
      If you don’t mind me asking, why would you want to do this?

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