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.
The 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!