HTC Windows Phone 8x

In this occasion we will talk about how to reset Windows Phone on the HTC Windows Phone 8x device. The process is similar to other devices that runs Windows Phone, but we will walk you through it step by step for this particular telephone.

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Two methods to reset Windows Phone on HTC Windows Phone 8x

When you decide to reset windows phone it is probably because of two reasons, one being that you want to erase everything from your phone and start fresh, and the other one that for some reason  you have lost access to the SO of the device, so you don’t have another choice but to reset windows phone to regain access to your phone. We will explain the method you use in each case.

Reminder: When you reset Windows Phone you erase everything on your device, making the HTC Windows Phone 8x be exactly like it was when out of the box. Please, remember to backup any data you don’t want to loose before going through with the following steps.

Hard reset Windows Phone on HTC Windows Phone by using WP Settings

This is the method you will use if you still have access to your mobile.

  1. Make sure your battery has more than 50% charge. The reason for this is the reset Windows Phone process takes up to 5 minutes, and we don’t want your battery to die out in the middle of the process.
  2. Go to the Settings menu, then select About, and then press the “Reset your phone” button
  3. The reset Windows Phone process will start. This process will take about 5 minutes and will require no interaction from you. Once the process is finalized, the phone will restart and it will be as out of the box.

Hard reset Windows Phone on HTC Windows Phone 8x using hardware buttons

This is the method used when, your some reason, you can’t access the operative system of the phone, and therefor you can not access the Settings menu. The reason is probably because you forgot your pin, and so you have no choice but to reset the phone to factory settings.

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  1. As with the other option, please make sure your battery is charged at least at 50% so your phone will not die in the middle of the reset process.
  2. Make sure your phone is turned off
  3. Press down the Volume Down button, and after 3 seconds press the POWER button BRIEFLY. Keep pressing the Volume Down button until an exclamation appears on the screen.
  4. Now release the Volume Down button and press the following buttons in this sequence: VOLUME UP – VOLUME DOWN – POWER – VOLUME DOWN.
  5. The phone will reboot starting the reset process. This process will take about 5 minutes, after which the phone will restart as it came out of the box.

 

 

We hope this article will help you to reset Windows Phone on HTC Windows Phone 8x and if you have any comments, please leave them in the comments section below or on 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.