Tips and tricks to fix SONY XPERIA XA2 PLUS problems. Sony release mid end smartphone which have 23 megapixel main camera at back side body. When release in the market, this phone still not use Android Pie, it use Android Oreo as factory default operating system. This phone use Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630 which can run with Octa Core processor. For support SONY XPERIA XA2 PLUS users playing games, this phone have dedicated GPU graphic processor unit Adreno 508. Find more review and information about how to fix problems of SONY XPERIA XA2 PLUS at www.hard-reset.org community.

 

Advantage of SONY XPERIA XA2 PLUS Specifications:

LCD Screen 6 inches for SONY XPERIA XA2 PLUS
IPS LCD touch screen LCD screen 18:9 ratio
Internal memory 64 GB with 6 GB RAM
Internal memory 32 GB with 4 GB RAM
External memory microSD, up to 400 GB share with simcard slot 2
Main Camera 23 MP (f/2.0, 24mm, 1/2.3″, 1.22µm)
Main Camera features phase detection and laser autofocus, LED flash
Front Camera 8 MP for selfie photography and video conference
Processor Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 508
Operating system Android Oreo version 8.0
Battery Li-Ion 3580 mAh

 

 

How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery SONY XPERIA XA2 PLUS hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

6 inches smartphone with 18:9 aspect ratio screen will make SONY XPERIA XA2 PLUS become more easy to hold with one hand. This size become popular for these days because we can see our work or entertainment better. The screen is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. We can choose to have 64 GB internal memory with 6 GB RAM or buy cheaper product with 32 GB internal memory with 4 GB RAM. Which one better? Yes, the bigger RAM and internal memory is better for heavy user. However, although we have 32 GB version, it still can install with many applications from Google Play Store like Whatsapp, WeChat, Telegram, Facebook, Viber, Instagram, Snapchat, Line Messenger, Skype, Blackberry Messenger (BBM). We always suggest to read several user review when we want to install new or not famous applications, because some developers at Google Play Store also have bad apps which contain viruses or malware. This apps will make our SONY XPERIA XA2 PLUS become work not normal get some troubles 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 XA2 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 XA2 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 XA2 PLUS ?

What should we do when our SONY XPERIA XA2 PLUS become crash or hang or LCD touch screen not responsive? First we need to try remove or clean temporary files and caches. Please press and hold POWER button until SONY XPERIA XA2 PLUS shutdown or turn off by itself. If it is not work, then try to press and hold POWER + VOLUME DOWN together until shutdown. 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 XA2 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 XA2 PLUS?

 

We can use microSD external card to copy or move important files using File Manager applications. If our SONY XPERIA XA2 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 XA2 PLUS with Software Menu:

  1. Make sure the battery is charge properly
  2. Turn on SONY XPERIA XA2 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 XA2 PLUS
  6. The SONY XPERIA XA2 PLUS will continue the step until ready to use in clean factory default.

 

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#Option 2, Hard Reset SONY XPERIA XA2 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 XA2 PLUS battery is charge properly or full charge
  4. Power off SONY XPERIA XA2 PLUS
  5. Boot SONY XPERIA XA2 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 XA2 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 XA2 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 XA2 PLUS

 

#Option 4, Hard Reset SONY XPERIA XA2 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 XA2 PLUS to factory default Android operating system.

 

How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for SONY XPERIA XA2 PLUS forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

Sony give alternative mid end smartphone with cheaper price. Although SONY XPERIA XA2 PLUS only have single camera, but as we know Sony have good photo result, it use IMX300 images sensor which can produce about 23 megapixel photo. This phone also can record 4K video. We will have many private pictures and videos. We need to secure all confidential data from unauthorized people when SONY XPERIA XA2 PLUS away from us or lost or stolen. The fingerprint sensor is available at SONY XPERIA XA2 PLUS, it is located at back side of body right bellow main camera. When the first time open from the box, while setup at beginning, SONY XPERIA XA2 PLUS will ask to activate fingerprint by register our finger hand several time, it will continue to ask alternative protections like 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 XA2 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 Gmail account, then we have to do hard reset using hardware button combination key above.

 

Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format SONY XPERIA XA2 PLUS ?

There is no secret hidden code for SONY XPERIA XA2 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 XA2 PLUS ?

There are two phone memory type at SONY XPERIA XA2 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 XA2 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 XA2 PLUS Stronger, Life Longer and Not Fast to Drain ?

The battery of SONY XPERIA XA2 PLUS use 3580 mAh. Average capacity for 6 inches LCD screen. Why? Because most users an use this phone for one day with standard activity. But for more heavy users for playing games or watching movie, then SONY XPERIA XA2 PLUS battery is not enough. But this phone use not removable battery, therefore we can not replace with bigger battery capacity if we want to use it more longer. However, we can do some adjustment like make LCD screen brightness as low as possible. We also need to disable all not use connections like GPS or Bluetooth or NFC or Wifi. Just turn it one by one from drop down notifications bar icon when we want to use each connections. If some applications want to know our locations like default camera applications, then please activate GPS Battery Saving Mode from menu Setting.