How to Reset Honor Play 40 Plus

It’s time to learn how to give your Honor Play 40 Plus a fresh new coat of paint with a factory reset. If you’re selling your device or transferring ownership, or if your phone is having issues, a factory reset may be the solution.

It will wipe all data in Honor Play 40 Plus and return the software to its original state, as it was when you first turned it on, just like it were brand new, fresh from the factory’s oven. Also, performing a hard reset using Recovery Mode can be a solution to bypass screen lock on Honor Play 40 Plus.

Quick Steps:

Go to Settings > Tap System & Updates > Select Reset > Choose Reset phone > RESET PHONE. Confirm by tapping RESET.

Reset your Honor Play 40 Plus: Table of Contents

This guide focuses on factory resetting Honor Play 40 Plus. It’s important to note that the process may vary for different devices and Android versions due to differences in the user interface and button combinations. That’s why you should always pay careful attention to all the instructions, no matter how simple or basic they may seem.

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Be careful! Proceed with caution

First things first: let’s get the disclosure out of the way. Performing a Honor Play 40 Plus factory reset will delete all your data and get the software back to its original state. This means all apps and data stored on your device will be deleted.

Make sure to back up all critical files and data before proceeding, because there will be no turning back once the process is complete. Also it is recommended to remove all accounts, particularly your Google account. This will prevent any issues with FRP (Factory Reset Protection), which requires the original Google account or PIN code when resetting the device.

Try to search for other options before resetting your Honor Play 40 Plus

Starting fresh can be a real pain, as the backup process is complicated and re-downloading all your data takes time, especially if you’re not on Wi-Fi and especially if you’re not a tech-savvy person.

Before you reset the Honor Play 40 Plus, consider finding a simpler solution by checking our tutorials for fixing Honor Play 40 Plus. If that doesn’t work, try a restart or a Soft Reset (hold Power and Volume Up until the screen turns off), which won’t erase your data.

If you have tried all other options and need to reset your phone, continue reading. Trust us, you’ll get the desired results in no time.

Factory reset Honor Play 40 Plus using Settings menu

If you’ve decided to factory reset Honor Play 40 Plus, the simplest way is through the Settings app:

How to factory reset a Honor Play 40 Plus phone using the settings:

  1. Charge your phone or make sure it has enough battery to complete the process.
  2. Go to the home screen and tap the Settings icon. HowToReset Honor Play 40 Plus
  3. Choose System & updates. Wipe data on Honor Play 40 Plus
  4. Go to Reset. Format your Honor Play 40 Plus
  5. Tap Reset phone. Restore settings on Honor Play 40 Plus
  6. Scroll down and tap the RESET PHONE button. Erase Honor Play 40 Plus
  7. Confirm by pressing RESET and wait for the phone to erase all data. Factory reset Honor Play 40 Plus

Hard reset Honor Play 40 Plus via the Recovery Mode.

Sometimes, due to malfunction, users report they can’t access the Honor Play 40 Plus’s settings. Luckily there’s a way to reset through Recovery Mode, a method known as Hard Reset. This can effectively resolve issues that a regular factory reset couldn’t fix.

How to hard reset a Honor Play 40 Plus phone using Recovery Mode:

  1. Turn off your Honor Play 40 Plus. You can do this by pressing the Power button. Soft reset Honor Play 40 Plus
  2. Press and hold down the Power and Volume Up buttons at the same time. Hard reset Honor Play 40 Plus
  3. Keep holding until the screen starts up and Huawei logo shows up. Now release the buttons.
  4. Now you’re in Recovery Mode.
  5. With the Volume buttons, go down to Wipe data/factory reset.
  6. Press the Power button to select it. Remove Screen Lock on Honor Play 40 Plus
  7. Confirm the factory reset by choosing once again Wipe data/factory reset.
  8. After the reset is complete, select Reboot system now. Permanently delete data from Honor Play 40 Plus


Does a factory reset on a Honor Play 40 Plus remove malware, viruses, and other harmful software?

Typically, yes. Factory resetting your Honor Play 40 Plus will return it to its original software state, effectively removing viruses, malware, and other harmful software. However, exceptions may exist, such as in the case of a rooted phone where malware can be coded into the system and persist even after a full wipe.

Do I need to download all my apps and files again after a Honor Play 40 Plus factory reset?

Yes, you will need to. But there are backup tools available to simplify the process for your Honor Play 40 Plus.

Does factory resetting a Honor Play 40 Plus bypass security measures?

It depends on the specific phone and Android version on the Honor Play 40 Plus. In some cases, a factory reset may erase all information and make stolen or lost phones vulnerable. However, manufacturers such as Samsung and LG are implementing stronger security measures, requiring a password, PIN, or identity confirmation even after a factory reset.

Does a factory reset erase data on an SD card?

No, a factory reset only wipes data in the phone’s internal memory. To erase content on an SD card, you will need to format it.

Do I need to update my Honor Play 40 Plus after a soft reset?

No, after a factory reset, the phone will revert to the latest software version you installed, not the original version it came with.

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