There are moments when you forget the pattern or unlocking PIN or password for your LG Nexus 5X. You can bypass this by using the factory or “hard reset” function. By doing this, you will lose all the information that you had stored in your phone. This is why you should always back up this information one way or another.
To perform the hard reset follow the following procedure:>
Turn your phone off
Hold the “Volume Up” and “Volume Down” keys (or just the “Volume Down” key) and press the “Power” button to turn it on. The word Start’ with an arrow drawn around it will appear.
Push the “Volume Down” button until you get to the Recovery’ option.
Push the “Power” button to select Recovery’. The Android robot with an exclamation mark will then appear.
Hold down the “Power” button and simultaneously press the “Volume Up” button.
Make use of the button that is used to increase/decrease the volume to scroll to the Wipe Data/Factory Reset’ option.
Press the “Power” button in selecting the option.
Use the volume keys to scroll to the Yes – Erase All User Data’ option.
Press the “Power” button in selecting the option. All the data will then be deleted and you can restart your device.