Nokia Lumia 520

In this article we will explain step by step how to reset Windows Phone on your Nokia Lumia 520 device.

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Reasons why you’d want to hard reset Windows Phone on Nokia Lumia 520

There are many reasons why you would want to reset Windows Phone. You could have forgotten your security pin, and therefor loose access to your device. Or you could simply want to reset Windows Phone back to factory settings, to clean the system and have a fresh start. The same option would be used if, for some reason, you want to pass your Nokia Lumia 520 for another person to use, and don’t want all your personal information and settings to remain in the phone. We will explain the method used for each of these options in detail to walk you through the process.

Attention: Completing any of these steps will erase EVERYTHING from your phone, including photos, installed applications, etc.. Please, be sure you have a backup before going further.

Reset Windows Phone to factory settings having access to the phone

These will be the steps you will follow if you have access to your phone, and you simply want a fresh start with your device for any reason.

  1. Make sure your battery is at least at 50% to make sure you don’t run out of energy in the middle of the process
  2. Go to Settings -> About
  3. Press the button Reset Your Phone
  4. The reset process will start by itself and will not require any interaction on your part. When the phone restarts it will be just as it was out of the box.

How to hard reset Windows Phone to factory settings using hardware buttons

  1. Make sure your battery is at least at 50% to make sure you don’t run out of energy in the middle of the process
  2. Turn off your phone
  3. Press the power button and hold it until the phone vibrates. When you feel the vibration release the power button and press the Volumen Down button. Keep pressing the button until an exclamation mark appears on the screen.
  4. Press the following buttons in the exact sequence:  Volume Up -> Volume down – Power – Volume Down
  5. The phone will reset, and will show two cogs as to show the system is working reseting the phone. This process will take about 5 minutes. After it’s done your phone is just like it was when it came out of the box and it’s ready to be configured for first use.

Hopefully you’ll be able to hard reset Windows Phone on Nokia Lumia 520 following these steps, you can leave us a comment in the comments section if you have any questions.

8 thoughts on “Nokia Lumia 520”

  1. I have windows 10 technical preview in my 520 and if I hard reset by the key process. my phone will it go back to windows 8 ?
    If no, what should I do to roll back to windows 8
    Thankz in Advance

  2. My watsaap page does not show the new sms and there is notification appear which say’s to reboot my phone, how Can i reboot my phone?

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