Tips and tricks to fix SONY XPERIA 10 or SONY XPERIA PLUS. Sony release mid end smartphone with Android Pie 9.0 as factory default operating system. It is work with mid level Qualcomm Snapdragon processor depend on the type.  Both version have 64 GB internal memory and can be extent with MicroSD external memory maximum 512 GB using network simcard slot 2. We will not find full screen with notch at both version, because the top frame still big to hold camera and speaker. Find more review and information about how to solve some troubles of SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS) at www.hard-reset.org community.

 

What Are The Differences Between SONY XPERIA 10 vs SONY XPERIA 10 PLUS ?

  • The screen size at SONY XPERIA 10 use 6 inches, while SONY XPERIA 10 PLUS use 6.5 inches
  • Processor at SONY XPERIA 10 use Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630, while SONY XPERIA 10 PLUS use Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 636
  • Main camera (rear camera) at SONY XPERIA 10 use dual camera 13 mp + 5 mp, while SONY XPERIA 10 PLUS use dual camera 12 mp + 8 mp
  • Battery at SONY XPERIA 10 use 2870, while SONY XPERIA 10 PLUS use 3000 mAh

 

Advantage of SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS) Specifications:

LCD Screen 6 inches for SONY XPERIA 10
LCD Screen 6.5 inches for SONY XPERIA 10 PLUS
IPS LCD touch screen LCD screen 19.5:9 ratio
Internal memory 64 GB
External memory microSD, up to 512 GB share with simcard slot 2
Main Camera Dual 13 MP f/2.0 + 5 MP for DOF for SONY XPERIA 10
Main Camera Dual 12 MP f/1.8 + 8 MP for DOF for SONY XPERIA 10 PLUS
Front Camera 8 MP for selfie photography and video conference
Processor Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 for SONY XPERIA 10
Processor Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260 for SONY XPERIA 10 PLUS
Operating system Android Pie version 9.0
Battery Li-Ion 2870 mAh for SONY XPERIA 10
Battery Li-Ion 3000 mAh for SONY XPERIA 10 PLUS

 

 

How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS) hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

As mid-end smartphone, SONY XPERIA 10 (I3113, I3123, I4113, I4193) and SONY XPERIA 10 PLUS (I3213, I3223, I4213, I4293) try to give enough specifications using Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 or Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260, using dedicated GPU (graphic processor unit) to make it work without lag when playing 3D games. The internal memory is 64 GB, still big enough to keep many installed applications from Google Play Store like Facebook, Line Messenger, Skype, Whatsapp, WeChat, Telegram, Viber, Instagram, Snapchat, and some other more.

Please read as many user review as possible, because almost every week we will find new or not famous application from Google Play Store, but they give interesting title for their apps. The problems that we have to know are about bad stuff inside their apps. Some of them may create applications with viruses or malware that can make troubles at our SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS) like hang or stuck or bricks or LCD touch screen not responding with our finger touch. This bad apps will not get Verified by Play Protect information.

What do we have to do? First we have to remove temporary files and caches inside this phone by doing soft reset. After our SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS) 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 SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS). 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 SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS) ?

Restart or soft reset is very important to remove temporary files and caches from SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS). Please follow these steps to force soft reset or reboot when the phone stuck or freezing:

 

  • Press and hold together Power Button + Volume Up Button
  • Wait until Vibrate and then Release All Button
  • Then SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS) will reboot or restart

After it 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 SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS) 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 SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS)?

We can use microSD external card to copy or move important files using File Manager applications. If our SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS) 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.

 

#Option 1, Hard Reset SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS) with Software Menu:

  1. Make sure the battery is charge properly
  2. Turn on SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS) smartphone
  3. Don’t forget to backup all important data
  4. Go to menu: Setting > Backup & reset > Factory Data Reset > Reset Phone 
  5. Choose Erase everything to continue and confirm you ready to do the format SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS)
  6. The SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS) will continue the step until ready to use in clean factory default.

 

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#Option 2, Hard Reset SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS) with Flashtool applications:

  1. Flashtool in the applications from Sony can be download from Sony website.
  2. Flashtool software need to  installed in our computer and ready with USB data cable
  3. Make sure SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS) battery is charge properly or full charge
  4. Power off SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS)
  5. Boot SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS) to flashmode with using: Volume Down Button and connect to USB cable at No.1 above
  6. Follow the menu at our computer display, it is easy to understand the steps.

 

 

#Option 3, Hard Reset SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS) with Hardware Key Button:

  1. Make sure the battery fully charge
  2. Do not forget to backup all important data
  3. Turn off the SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS)
  4. Press and Hold together: Power Button + Volume Up Button for several seconds
  5. Follow the menu at LCD screen to continue the hard reset SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS)

 

#Option 4, Hard Reset SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS) with PC Companion Software from Computer (software repair)

  1. Please Make Sure the Battery not Empty
  2. PC Companion is default applications for Sony Smartphone which can be download from Sony Website
  3. After install at our computer, open PC Companion Applications
  4. Before connect to phone, please choose Phone Update and follow several step at PC Companion
  5. At some menu, PC Companion will tell us how to connect the phone with PC Companion using USB cable and press the Volume Down button
  6. Finish the PC Companion step and until it doing Factory Reset to SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS) to factory default Android operating system.

 

How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS) forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

Not like other smartphone, These SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS) create their phone with unique fingerprint location, it is located at right side of the body, some people like it and some people don’t like the location, it is depend on each person preference. But fingerprint need to be activate to secure all data inside SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS) when away from us or stolen or lost. We need to register our fingerprint several time to make it recognize to unlock. We also can use face unlock.

Secondary protections will be ask to help unlock when fingerprint and face unlock can not work. We can choose to use screen lock pattern or password pin protections. The problems will start happen when we can not unlock this phone or forgot security answer or fingerprint sensor cannot recognize our fingerprint to unlock. What should we do?

Do not worry about this trouble, because Android already give solutions when we forgot security screen lock pattern or password pin protections using Google account to unlock it. Please turn on this phone, when it ask for security answer, then please try to give several time wrong answer continuously until SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS) locked or freezing about 30 seconds. At this situations we can find Forgot Password / Pattern button. Press this button, to give our Gmail username and password account that we have already signed-in before. If we still can not access Google account, then we have to do hard reset using hardware button combination key above.

 

Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS) ?

There is no secret hidden code for SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS) to make it back to factory default. Do the options above to hard reset it.

 

How to Format or Erase Phone Memory at SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS) ?

There are two phone memory type at SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS), 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 SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS) 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 SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS) Stronger, Life Longer and Not Fast to Drain ?

We thing this phone need more bigger battery, because SONY XPERIA 10 only use 2870 mAh battery. The processor is not too good for battery saving. However, we can not replace SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS) battery with bigger capacity, because the battery is not removable. We have to do some adjustment to make it work more longer when we use SONY XPERIA 10 (PLUS) for playing games or watch movie several hours continuously. Please make LCD screen brightness as low as possible. If we are not use some connections, it is better to disable such as GPS or NFC or Wifi or Bluetooth. Please activate GPS battery saving mode for some apps which need to know our location.

 

SONY XPERIA 10 also known as I3113, I3123, I4113, I4193 product code number and SONY XPERIA 10 PLUS known as I3213, I3223, I4213, I4293. Both type have almost similar specifications. The steps to hard reset SONY XPERIA 10 (I3113, I3123, I4113, I4193) or SONY XPERIA 10 PLUS (I3213, I3223, I4213, I4293) are not different, this process will reformat the operating system to factory default. We have to backup all data beforedoing hard reset or master format.

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