How to Easily Master Format LG W31 with Safety Hard Reset?

Tips and tricks to fix LG W31 problems. Cheap smartphone from LG with model code LMK315IM / LM-K315. It is powered by Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 processor which does not have 5G data broadband, but work fast at 4G LTE. We can use dual simcard slot with different GSM number that can standby together. Do not expect to play HD games without lag, because the GPU (graphic processor unit) use PowerVR GE8320, enough for light gaming.

Android 10 is factory default operating system. The screen use IPS type 6.52 inches HD at 720 x 1600 pixels resolution. At top of the screen, there is small notch drop that use for 8 megapixel front camera. Some users get troubles with LG W31 software or hardware issues. We will try to give more solutions, reviews and information about how to solve troubles of LG W31 at community.

What is Advantage of LG W31 Specifications and Features?

  • Network GSM 3G HSDPA or 4G LTE
  • LCD 6.52 inches
  • Processor Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU PowerVR GE8320
  • Bluetooth / GPS / Wifi
  • Memory Internal 64 GB
  • RAM 4 GB
  • External memory Slot MicroSD
  • Main Camera Triple 13 MP f/1.8 + 5 MP f/2.2 + 2 MP f/2.4
  • Main Camera Features autofocus & LED flash
  • Front Camera 8 MP for video conference and selfie photography
  • Operating System Android 10.0
  • Battery Li-Po 4000 mAh

How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery LG W31 hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

LG W31 (LMK315IM / LM-K315) is entry level smartphone with 64 GB internal memory and 4 GB RAM. We can extend the storage using external memory MicroSD / MicroSDXC. By default, all applications will be keep on internal storage, but we can choose to put our photos videos at MicroSDXC. There are many applications that can be install from Google Play Store.

We have to know that some applications at Google Play Store may contain viruses or malware that can make troubles if installed on LG W31 like become slowly or hang or stuck or frozen or bricks or LCD touch screen not responsive. We have to read many user reviews before install any applications. These bad apps will not get any Verified by Play Protect information at downloaded process. Please note, usually Editor choice is good options to try for safety reasons.

What do we have to do when we get this trouble? First we have to remove temporary files and caches inside this phone by doing soft reset. After our LG W31 can run again, then please try to download one good antivirus like NORTON or AVAST. It will scan all installed applications and give recommendation if there are some high-risk setting. If the problems still happen, then next steps is doing hard reset or master format.

Please note, doing hard reset will remove or erase all important data, therefore we have to backup all data first before doing master format. Doing hard reset will remove all Google account from LG W31. For safety reasons, please do not install any unknown APK files, because it is very easy to make our phone getting trouble.

How to Force Shutdown or Force Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart LG W31 ?

With 4 GB RAM, actually we can run several multitasking applications. Some installed apps may crash or corrupt when running at our phone. It can make our phone become hang or LCD touch screen not responding with finger touch. We need to force remove temporary files and caches inside this phone. Please press and hold POWER button until LG W31 shutdown or turn off by itself. If it is not work, then try to press and hold POWER + VOLUME DOWN together until shutdown.

After totally off, then we can press again POWER button to turn it ON. This process will not remove any important data, therefore we can do this process anytime we want. If our LG W31 still can work properly, but we want to clear temporary files and caches from some applications, then please press and hold POWER button until pop-up menu appear, continue choose Shutdown / Power off / Reboot menu.

How to backup data or Contact at LG W31 ?

We can use microSD external card to copy or move important files using File Manager applications. If our LG W31 has already signed in with Google account, by default our contact will be synchronize in the background to Google server. Please make sure we check all contact at Google contact server using Internet browse to make sure backup is done.

Please note: These options bellow may not work for some devices because of firmware update version or hardware troubles or some other possibilities.

#Option 1, Hard Reset LG W31 with software menu

  1. Turn on the LG W31
  2. Make sure the battery is not empty
  3. Backup important data at LG W31 because all data and applications will be erase or delete
  4. Go to Menu : Setting > Backup and Reset > Factory Data Reset
  5. Choose :Reset Device > Delete all
  6. The LG W31 will do the master reset process.

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#Option 2, Hard Reset LG W31 Factory Default using Hardware Secret Button Key

In some conditions, we can not do anything at LG W31 touch screen or frozen in some state. So we can not access reset menu like Option #1, do not worry, because we can do hard reset LG W31 with hardware key button:

  1. Turn off the LG W31
  2. Make sure the battery LG W31 already full or more than 50%
  3. Press together and hold thePower Button + Volume Down Button
  4. If the Logo appear, then release thePower Button(do not release theVolume Down Button), then continue to press again thePower ButtonuntilRecovery mode / Factory resetmenu appear, then we can release all button now.
  5. Choose wipe data/factory resetusingVolume Button, and pressPower Buttonto Enter or OK
  6. The LG W31 will continue master reset, wait for several minutes until the phone start like new again.

How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for LG W31 forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

This phone has 64 GB internal storage. We will have many important applications after use several period. There are some photos videos that shot using triple camera 13 megapixel wide + 5 megapixel ultrawide + 2 megapixel DoF or Bokeh effect. Some photos maybe private, therefore we have to secure all confidential data from unauthorized people when LG W31 lost or away from us or stolen.

Fingerprint is located at back side of body. We need to register our finger several time to make it recognizing for unlock. We also can use front camera for face unlock recognizing. Please continue register secondary protection for backup like screen lock pattern or password pin protections.

Please note, LG W31 fingerprint or face detection will not work after our phone restart or reboot. We need to activate using secondary protections. The problems will be happen when we forgot security answer or fingerprint can not recognize for unlock, what should we do?

Do not worry because we can unlock or bypass forgotten screen lock pattern or password pin protections at LG W31 use registered Google account. We have to force hard reset or master format using hardware button combination key like steps at #option 2 above.

After finish hard reset, this phone will ask for Verify your account with previous Google Account that has been used before performing hard reset. Please note that Google account is very important. This phone already use latest version of Android operating system, therefore LG W31 implement FRP (factory reset protection) to make our phone safe from hard reset when stolen or lost.

Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format LG W31?

There is no secret hidden code for LG W31 to make it back to factory default. Do the options above to hard reset it.

How to Format or Erase Phone Memory at LG W31 ?

There are two phone memory type at LG W31 , one is internal memory and the other one is external memory. If we want to format internal memory phone then we have to do hard reset or reformat the operating system of LG W31 as well. Please use menu setting to do hard reset or reformat using #option 1 above, but make sure to give checkbox mark at Erase Internal SD card / Internal storage. Then it will reformat the factory default operating system and remove or erase any data inside internal memory.

To reformat or wipe or erase all data at external memory, we can use menu Setting > Storage > Erase Internal Storage / SD Card. Please always make sure all data has already backup before reformat or wipe everything, because it is hard to recover formatted / wiped data at internal or external storage.

How to Make Battery of LG W31 Stronger, Life Longer and Not Fast to Drain ?

This phone use 4000 mAh battery capacity for make it work one day without recharge. But some users still get battery drain issues. We need to do some adjustment to make battery on LG W31 (LMK315IM / LM-K315) work more longer. Please make LCD screen as low as possible and disable all not use connections like GPS or Bluetooth or Wifi. NFC is not available on LG W31.

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