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View Full Version : How to Safely Factory Reset a Phone with Google Wallet

Craig Horlacher
05-29-2012, 05:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://phandroid.com/2012/05/28/android-alert-enjoy-using-google-wallet-a-factory-reset-could-break-it-forever/' target='_blank'>http://phandroid.com/2012/05/28/and...eak-it-forever/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"It all started after an app (Sense) began force closing repeatedly. Normally, under a situation like this when things start acting awry, a factory reset has long been the go-to method for fixing up a device&rsquo;s software issues good as new. Anyone who has ever contacted tech support when dealing with a software issue knows this well. But that&rsquo;s actually what started this whole mess."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/adt/auto/1338307398.usr309.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>If you have a device that supports NFC (Near Field Communication) and you use Google Wallet this is for you.&nbsp; It turns out that if you do a factory reset on your phone without doing a reset in Google Wallet first you will not be able to use Google Wallet again on that phone.&nbsp; It's a simple process to reset Google Wallet.&nbsp; Just open Google Wallet, go into the settings, and choose "Reset Google Wallet".&nbsp; Then you can safely do a factory reset of your phone!</p><p>I'm curious how many people use Google Wallet.&nbsp; I'm not aware of any stores near me that support Google Wallet and there do not seem to be many phones that even have a NFC chip.&nbsp; Is Google Wallet a service you use on a regular basis?</p>