How To Reset Canon Camera Back To Factory Settings

If your camera is acting screwy or you just want to reset it to its factory settings, follow these simple steps.

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How to Reset a Canon Camera Back to Factory Settings

If you’re having trouble with your Canon camera but can’t seem to figure out what’s wrong, resetting it to the factory settings might be the solution. This procedure removes all of the user-generated data and settings, and returns the camera to its original operating condition. Here’s how to do it:

1. Open the camera’s housing and remove the battery and memory card.

2. Close the housing and turn the camera off.

3. Hold down the power button and press the “reset” button. The camera will turn on and show the message “Canon EOS Rebel T4i Digital Camera — Please Wait” for about 10 seconds.

4. Release the power button and press the “menu” button.

5. Scroll to “reset” and press the “OK” button.

6. The camera will show the message “Erasing ALL contents of memory.” The camera will take about 30 seconds to complete the reset.

7. When the reset is complete, the camera will show the message “Reboot camera now.” Press the “reboot” button to restart the camera.

Method Using the Menu

  1. Open the Canon Camera Menu.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the Menu and select “Clear Settings.”
  3. Press the OK button.
  4. The Camera will reset to its original factory settings.

Method Using the My Image Garden Software

  1. Locate the My Image Garden software on your desktop.

    2. Double-click on the My Image Garden icon.

    3. Click on the Tools tab.

    4. Select the Reset Canon Camera button.

    5. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Method Using the Factory Reset Option

First, make sure that the camera is turned off and then remove the battery and memory card. Next, hold down the power button for about 10 seconds to reset the camera. Finally, reinstall the battery and memory card.

Method Using the Initialize Option

If you have a Canon camera that you cannot reset to factory settings, it is possible to use the initialize option. This option is located in the camera’s settings.

To use the initialize option, first find the option. On some cameras, the initialize option is located in the camera mode setting. On other cameras, the initialize option is located in the camera settings.

Once you have located the initialize option, press the button to activate it. You will then be prompted to input your camera’s password. After inputting your password, the camera will reset to its factory settings.

Tips and Tricks

  1. Remove the memory card from the camera.
  2. Turn the camera off.
  3. Remove the battery pack.
  4. Hold down both the power button and the reset button at the same time for about 10 seconds.
  5. Reinstall the battery pack and turn the camera on.
  6. After the camera has booted up, press the delete button and then the setup button.
  7. Press the format button.
  8. Press the OK button.
  9. Press the OK button again.
    10. Press the pic button.
    11. Press the menu button.
    12. Press the left arrow button.
    13. Press the up arrow button.
    14. Press the right arrow button.
    15. Press the OK button.
    16. Press the OK button again.
    17. Press the DOWN arrow button.
    18. Press the OK button.
    19. Press the down arrow button.
    20. Press the OK button.

    You are now back at the main camera screen. To continue, press the OK button again and then the settings button. Press the left arrow button to go to the settings for picture quality. Press the up arrow button to go to the settings for picture size. Press the right arrow button to go to the settings for picture format. Press the down arrow button to go to the settings for picture effects. Press the OK button to set the settings and then press the OK button again to


If your Canon camera is not performing as well as it used to, it may be time to reset the camera back to factory settings. This will restore all of the camera’s settings to their default values and should fix any problems that you are experiencing.

Author: Eshant

My journey toward photography has been an interesting one. I started with a very basic DSLR camera, and after several years of experimentation with its manual settings, I finally made the jump to single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras. Being a photographer is not just about having a camera or being able to take pictures well. It requires the ability to process information from raw data, which is why I am passionate about learning things and implementing them in real life. Hey! I am Eshant, an 18-year-old student from India who loves blogging and photography. I was born and raised in Haryana India but moved to Chandigarh for education when I was 14 I want to be able to utilize my skills in both online and offline businesses so that's why I'm learning about internet marketing and my goal is to start a blog. I am passionate about learning new things, hence why I love blogging too. Please feel free to contact me via email or twitter if you have any questions!

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