How To Reset Canon Camera To Factory Settings

If your camera is behaving strangely, or you just want to reset it to its factory settings, here’s how to do it. First, remove the battery and memory card. Then, hold down the power button until the camera powers off. Next, hold down the shutter button and press and hold the reset button until the camera beeps twice. Finally, reinsert the battery and memory card and press the power button to turn on the camera.

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How to do a hard reset

So you’ve been given a Canon camera, excited to start shooting pictures like a pro. But then you find out that the buttons don’t work, and the menus are all gibberish. This is where a hard reset comes in handy – it restores your camera to the factory default settings, ready for you to start again from scratch.

To perform a hard reset on your Canon camera, first turn it off. Next, hold down the Power button and the Menu/Set button simultaneously for about 10 seconds. (If you’re having trouble resetting your camera, try holding down the Power button for a longer period of time, or try a different reset method.) When the camera beeps, release the Power button and the Menu/Set button. The camera should now reboot and be in the default mode.

There are a few things to keep in mind when performing a hard reset on your camera. First, make sure you have the latest firmware installed. (For more information, check out our Canon firmware guide.) Secondly, make sure your memory cards are formatted in the correct format – the camera won’t be able to read any old pictures. Finally, make sure any cords you’re using are properly plugged in – a hard reset can damage your camera if it’s not done correctly.

So there you have it – a detailed guide on how to perform a hard reset on your Canon camera. Just remember to backup your pictures first, and have fun shooting!

How to do a soft reset

  1. Turn off the camera.
  2. Remove the battery and memory card.
  3. Press and hold the power button for at least five seconds.
  4. Put the battery and memory card back in and turn on the camera.
  5. The camera will display a message saying “User mode access failed. Please try again.”
  6. Press the menu button and select “Reset.”
  7. The camera will display a message saying “Reset failed. Please try again.”
  8. Press the OK button.
  9. The camera will reset to the factory settings.

How to clear your settings

If your camera starts to malfunction, there is a possibility that your settings have been corrupted. In order to clear your settings and restore your camera to its factory settings, follow these steps:

1. Open the camera’s settings menu and select the “reset” option.

2. Confirm your choice by pressing the “reset” button again.

3. After the reset process is complete, your camera will return to its default settings.

How to restore your settings

There are a few methods to reset a Canon Camera to factory defaults.

1. Power off the camera and remove the battery.

  1. Wait 10 seconds and re-insert the battery.
  2. Press the Menu button and select the ‘Setup’ option.
  3. Select the ‘Reset Camera’ option and press the OK button.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.

    If this fails, you may need to send the camera in for repair.

How to fix your camera

Assuming you have a functioning camera, the first thing you’ll need is some sort of Phillips head screwdriver. The camera has a few screws around the edge which need to be unscrewed in order to pull out the battery, memory card, and lens.

Once the screws are out, hold down the power button and unscrew the lens mount. This will release the lens from the camera body. Now, you can gently push the lens back and forth until it pops out of the camera body.

Next, unscrew the focus ring around the lens. This will allow you to remove the lens from the camera body.

Finally, unscrew the camera body from the lens. Be sure to reverse the order you removed the screws in, in order to put it all back together the right way.


If your Canon camera is not behaving as you would like it to, resetting the camera to factory settings may help. This process is manual and requires a few steps, but it can restore your camera to its original settings and make it work correctly again. If your camera is not responding as you expect it to, resetting it to factory settings may be the best solution.

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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