Unfortunately Google Glass isn’t always straightforward and there are things that you might not know how to do, like a factory reset. But it’s really simple to factory reset Google Glass, thankfully.
If you’re planning to add another account to it, sell it, offer it as a gift or just get rid of all the data on your Google Glass, then a factory reset is the best solution for you. You should know that everything will be erased, so you might want to make a backup beforehand in order to be sure you don’t lose something you might actually need.
We we will first let you know how to perform a factory reset, but if you need to make a backup, then read the second section first to be sure you don’t lose anything.
How To Factory Reset Google Glass
In order to factory reset your device, you have to head over to Settings and swipe to the Device info. Now you have to tap again and you will find Factory Reset. Here you must tap on it and confirm that you want to perform the factory reset.
Once you confirm, there’s nothing that can be done to stop the operation and everything will be lost. You should know that only files that are actually on the device will be deleted and not those stored in Google’s cloud. But to be safe, you should make a backup before and here’s how to do it.
Factory Reset From Fastboot Mode
If you have USB Debugging enabled on your Glass, then you can hard reset it from Fastboot mode.
Once you are in fastboot mode, open
Command prompt, navigate to the location where you installed the Android SDK and find the adb.exe file. While you are in its location, enter the following commands:
$ fastboot erase cache
$ fastboot erase userdata
How to Backup Google Glass
In order to backup your Google Glass, you will have to connect it either to a computer or to a charger.
To backup your Glass on the computer, connect it through the USB cable and copy the media files. If you want to do it wirelessly on Google Plus, then enable WiFi and connect Glass to the charger. The Google Plus auto backup will begin and it shouldn’t take long.
If you encounter any issues, let us know and we will do our best to help you.