Lumia 650

Microsoft Lumia 650 hasn’t been on the market for a long time, but you may still need to reset Windows Phone on it, for any reason.

Lumia 650Maybe you forgot the lock pin, or maybe you need to pass it on to another person, and don’t want your personal information to still be available.

No matter the reason you may have for reseting your Lumia 650, this tutorial will explain in very simples steps how to do just so.

There are two methods available to reset Windows Phone on the Lumia 650, depending on the state of your device. Please, stay with us, while we go through each step for each method.

First we have to decide what method to use.

If you have access to the Windows Phone operative system, but you simply want to bring your Lumia 650 back to it’s factory settings, you will use Method number 1, which involves using options from within the OS.

If, however, for some reason you do not have access to the Windows Phone OS, for example if you lost the lock pin, then you will use Method number 2, which involves pressing hardware buttons in a certain order.

We will now proceed to explain each of the methods. Please, before we start, make sure the battery of your Lumia 650 is charged to at least 80% to avoid any unwanted shut downs in the middle of the process. If you’re able to, consider doing a backup of your data before proceeding.

Reset Windows Phone on Lumia 650, through the Settings Menu

To reset Windows phone on your Lumia 650 using this method, please follow these easy steps:

  • Go to the Settings Menu
  • Select About
  • Press the button Reset your phone.
  • You will be asked if you’re sure about going through with the process. Select Yes, and the Lumia 650 will start the process of returning to it’s factory settings automatically.

Reset Windows Phone on Lumia 650 using hardware buttons.

To reset Windows Phone on your Lumia 650 if you have lost access to your Operative System, follow these steps and you’ll be done in no time:

  • Make sure your mobile is completely turned off and no cables are attached to it.
  • Press the Volume Down and Power button at the same time. When you feel the smartphone vibrate, let go of the power button but keep pressing the Volume Down button until an exclamation point appears on the screen.
  • Press the following buttons in this order: Volume Up -> Volumen Down -> Power -> Volume Down
  • The Nokia 650 will automatically start the process to reset Windows Phone, restarting after a few minutes having returned to it’s out of the box state.

You should now have been able to reset Windows Phone on the Nokia 650, but if you need any more assistance, please leave a comment below.

Microsoft Lumia 940

This tutorial is intended for those who need to reset Windows Phone on their Microsoft Lumia 940 device. If this is you, please stay with us and we’ll show you how to accomplish this in very simple steps.

Microsoft Lumia 940The Microsoft Lumia 940 is the first smartphone to be released to the market with Windows 10 installed from the factory, so the process to reset Windows might differ a little from what it was for Windows 8.0 or 8.1.

As usual you can choose to do a soft reset of Windows Phone or hard reset Windows Phone. The method you choose depends a lot on the state of your Microsoft Lumia 940. If you have access to the operative system, you can do a soft reset to get it back to its factory settings, just by using software options. If, on the other hand, you have lost access to your device, for example if you forgot your lock pin, you will have to do a hard reset.

Before going through with any of the methods, please make sure your battery is fully charged to avoid any unexpected shut downs.

Soft reset Windows Phone on Microsoft Lumia 940

  • Go to Settings, and then About and click on Reset Your Phone
  • Confirm that you want to go through the process and it will start automatically. When your smartphone restarts, it will have returned to it’s factory settings.

Hard reset Windows Phone on Microsoft Lumia 940

If your Microsoft Lumia 940 does not respond, or you forgot the lock pin, you can reset windows using this method, following these easy instructions:

  • Completely turn off your smartphone.
  • Press the Power button and the Volume Down button at the same time.  An exclamation point should show up no the screen at this point.
  • When you see the exclamation point, press the following button combinations: Volume Up, Volume Down, Power and then Volume Down
  • The process will start automatically and when your Microsoft Lumia 940 restarts, it will be at the same state it was when out of the box, ready for your configuration.

You have now reset windows on your Microsoft Lumia 940, if you have any comments, do not hesitate to leave them right here below!