Moto Z2 Force – How to Factory Reset and Wipe Device

Factory resetting your Moto Z2 Force clears all data, settings, and content from your phone and restores it to its original factory settings. This can be useful if you plan on selling or giving away your phone, or if you’re experiencing performance issues that a reset may help fix.

When to Factory Reset Your Moto Z2 Force

Here are some common reasons for factory resetting your phone:

  • You’re selling or giving away your phone – A factory reset erases all personal data from your phone
  • You’re experiencing performance problems – Resetting can help improve sluggish behavior
  • You forgot your lock screen password or pattern
  • You want to start with a clean slate if you just purchased a used or refurbished phone

Back Up Important Data

Before factory resetting, make sure to back up any data you want to keep. A factory reset erases everything, including:

  • Contacts, call logs, text messages
  • Photos, videos, and other media
  • Music, ebooks, and other downloaded files
  • Apps and associated data and settings
  • Calendars, notes, and other documents

Back up data to your Google account, SD card, or a cloud storage service.

How to Factory Reset a Moto Z2 Force

You’ll need to access the Recovery menu to perform a factory reset. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Turn Off Your Phone

Start by fully powering off your phone:

  • Press and hold the Power button
  • Tap Power off on the screen
  • Wait for your phone to fully power down

Step 2: Initiate Recovery Mode

Next, initiate Recovery mode:

  • Press and hold the Volume Down button
  • While still holding Volume Down, press and hold the Power button
  • Release only the Power button while still holding Volume Down
  • Use the volume buttons to scroll to “Recovery mode”
  • Press the Power button to select

You should see an Android figure lying down with an exclamation mark.

Step 3: Wipe Data and Reset

Now to wipe data and reset:

  • Use the volume buttons to scroll to “Wipe data/factory reset”
  • Press the Power button to select
  • Scroll down to “Yes — delete all user data”
  • Press Power to select
  • Highlight “Reboot system now”
  • Press Power to confirm and reboot

This will erase all data and reset your phone to factory default settings. Be patient; it can take several minutes for the reset process to complete. Your phone will automatically reboot a few times.

When finished, you’ll be greeted with a “Welcome” screen to set up your phone from scratch as if brand new.

Alternative Reset Methods

If you can’t access the Recovery menu, here are a couple other methods to reset your phone:

Before Factory Resetting

Keep these things in mind before resetting your device:

  • Back up any data you want to keep. A factory reset erases everything.
  • Log out of accounts – Sign out of email, social, and other accounts before resetting.
  • Factory reset is not reversible – There will be no way to retrieve data after a reset.
  • Reset deletes everything – Photos, apps, contacts, settings will all be erased.
  • Phone will be like brand new – A reset restores factory settings as if just purchased.

Resetting your Moto Z2 Force clears all user data and restores original factory settings. Be sure to back up important data before wiping your device.