Nokia Lumia 925

In this tutorial we will teach you how to reset Windows Phone on Nokia Lumia 925 in a quick and easy way, without any technical assistance, and from the comfort of your home.

Nokia Lumia 925Nokia Lumia 925 is a Windows Phone that has the award winning technology PureView, and runs OS Windows Phone 8. This OS might give you some errors and might lag after a long time of use.

Follow these instructions to do a reset Windows and return your Nokia Lumia 925 to it’s factory settings.

Before going through with the process, make  sure your battery is charged to at least 80%.

If you forgot your active lock pattern on your Nokia Lumia 925, use the first method.

If, on the other hand, you just need to reset Windows as maintenance on your Nokia Lumia 925, the fastest and easiest is to use the second method to reset Windows.

First method to reset Windows Phone on Nokia Lumia 925

This method to reset Windows on your Nokia Lumia 925 is very simple just pressing a combination of buttons to activate the Window restauration process.

  • Turn off your Nokia Lumia 925 and wait 20 seconds before continuing, and check that no cables are connected to it.
  • Press the Volume down button and connect the charger at the same time. After a few seconds an exclamation point will show on the screen. (You can also press the Power button, instead of connecting the charger, if you have made sure the battery is charged.)
  • Now press the following sequence of buttons in this order:
    • Volume up
    • Volume down
    • Power
    • Volume down
  • Now your Nokia Lumia 925 will start the reset Windows process to return it to its factory settings.

Second method to reset Windows Phone on Nokia Lumia 925

You will be able to run this process to reset Windows Phone from the Applications Menu of your Nokia Lumia 925.

Go to Settings -> About -> Reset your phone, and confirm the warning you get.

Wait a few minutes and your Nokia Lumia 925 will return to its out of the box state.

And you’re done! You have now successfully reset Windows Phone on your Nokia Lumia 925, leave a comment if you have any questions!

 

How to reset Windows Phone on Nokia Lumia 1520

In this article we will explain how to hard reset Windows Phone on a Nokia Lumia 1520 device. With it’s 6 ” Full HD display, the Nokia Lumia 1520 is like a hybrid between a table and a phone, also known as a “phablet“. It has an amazing lens and camera software, as you can see by looking at the pictures National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez took, using only a Nokia Lumia 1520 or a Nokia Lumia 1020 for the “Explore the 7 natural wonders of the world” project.

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Two methods to hard reset Windows Phone on Nokia Lumia 1520

There are two methods to hard reset Windows Phone on Nokia Lumia 1520, depending on what is the situation with your device. If you have access to the software of your smartphone, you can use the method that involves using the option that Windows Phone provides through some menu options. If, on the other hand, you can not use your phone for any reason, you should use the method that involves doing a hard reset using hardware buttons.

Reminder: When you hard reset Windows Phone everything you have added to your phone since you took it out of the box will be deleted. That means all applications, personalization, photos, music, etc.. Make sure you do a backup of everything you need to keep before going through the following steps.

Hard reset Windows Phone on Nokia Lumia 1520 using Windows Phone settings

  1. Check that the battery of your Nokia Lumia 1520 device has 50% battery or more left. The process of going back to factory settings can take a few minutes, and you don’t want your device to say goodbye in the middle of the process.
  2. Go to Settings on the Applications Menu.
  3. Go to the About option
  4. Click on the “Reset your phone” button.

Windows Phone will ask if you are sure you want to return your device to factory settings. If you click yes it will proceed with the process, that will take about 5 minutes. After the process is completed, the Nokia Lumia 1520 will restart in the same state it was when it came out of the box.

Hard reset Windows Phone on Nokia Lumia 1520 using hardware buttons

  1. As in the previous method, you need to check that your battery is at least 50% charged
  2. Turn off your phone
  3. Hold down the Volume Down button during 3 seconds, and then hold down  and release the Power button, while still pressing the Volume Down button.
  4. Let go of the Volume Down button and go through the following sequence: VOLUME UP -> VOLUME DOWN – POWER – VOLUME DOWN.
  5. Windows Phone will now start the process to return your phone to factory settings. This process will take about 5 minutes. After the process is finished, the Nokia Lumia 1520 will re-start, and the device will be in the same state it was when it came out of the box.

We hope this tutorial about how to hard reset Windows Phone on a Nokia Lumia 1520 was useful to you and in case you have questions please leave them in the comment section below or in our Facebook page.

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.