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.

Nokia Lumia 928

By following this tutorial you will be able to reset Windows Phone OS inside the well known and successful Nokia Lumia 928.

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Why would you need to reset Windows Phone on your Nokia Lumia 928 ?

Perhaps you want to resell or give away your Nokia Lumia 928 as a gift, but first you need to erase all your personal data and installed applications. You will accomplish such task by performing a hard reset on your Windows Phone. Luckily enough, there is a simple way to reset Windows Phone through it’s own settings menu.

Or -hopefully is not your case- maybe your Nokia Lumia 928 is behaving erratically or -most frustrating- you may have forgotten the password code to unlock it.

Luckily enough, there is a second way to reset Windows Phone,  even if your Nokia Lumia 928 is completely unresponsive, depicted on the last part of this tutorial.

Reset Windows phone using the settings menu on your Nokia Lumia 928

reset Windows PhoneFirst, consider the following: You need to have working access into your Nokia Lumia 928 phone. If your phone is unresponsive, just jump into the last method of hard resetting your Lumia 928, later on this tutorial.

In order to invoke the reset Windows Phone procedure on your Nokia Lumia 928 you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Tap into Settings menu
  2. Select the About option
  3. Choose or tap into RESET YOUR PHONE.

Quite easy, isn’t it ?

Soft reset windows phone when your ¡Nokia Lumia 928 has freezed on you

There is an alternative reset Windows Phone method, which does not involve erasing everything into factory default mode. It just powers off the phone, hopefully eliminating any circumstantial freeze or misbehaving.

This soft reset method may be invoked by pressing and holding the VOLUME DOWN and POWER keys at the same time, until you feel your Nokia Lumia 928 vibrates.

Reset Windows Phone when your Nokia Lumia 928 is locked or unresponsive

You will need to start with your Nokia Lumia 928 powered off in order to invoke this button based reset procedure. Please use the following steps in order to reset Windows Phone:

  1. Press -and keep pressed- the POWER, VOLUME DOWN and CAMERA buttons
  2. When you feel a small vibration, please release the POWER button (only the power button!)
  3. When the initial boot screen starts on your Nokia Lumia 928 you need to release the other two buttons.
  4. You need to leave your Nokia Lumia 928 alone for some minutes (it may take up to 5 minutes) so it can fulfill the reset Windows Phone procedure.

You will get a completely renewed Nokia Lumia 928, just as if you got it out from its factory box, by completing any of these two reset Windows Phone methods.