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.

Huawei Ascend W1

Huawei Ascend W1 is the first device by Huawei to run Windows Phone 8. In this article we will explain how you can restore the Huawei Ascend W1 to factory settings if needed. We will explain step by step the two methods available to hard reset Windows Phone on a Huawei Ascend W1 device.

reset Windows Phone on Huawei Ascend W1When do I need to hard reset Windows Phone on a Huawei Ascend W1 device?

To hard reset your phone is a drastic move, which should be taken with care. It involves putting your device in the same state it was in when it came out of the box.

This means everything you have installed, your personalized settings, photos, videos, music, etc., will all be erased.

You would want to return your Huawei Ascend W1 to factory settings if, for example,you have forgotten your lock pin and therefor can not access or use your device.

Another reason could be if you are passing the phone to another person, and do not want that other person to have your personal data. Or maybe you have used your Huawei Ascend W1 for a while and the operative system feels bloated, and you feel like you would like to give it a fresh start.

No matter the reason behind you wanting to hard reset Windows Phone 8 on a Huawei Ascend W1 device, we will explain the steps.

Reminder: Since performing a hard reset wipes out all your data, please consider doing a backup of the information you want to keep before going through with the following steps.

How to hard  reset Windows Phone on a Huawei Ascend W1 device using Windows Phone settings

If you have access to the menus on the Huawei Ascend W1 device and can use it, follow these instructions:

  1. Make sure your battery is at least 50% charged. You don’t want to run out of power in the middle of the hard reset process.
  2. While on the main screen, wipe to the left to access the applications menu, choose settings -> about and then click on the button that says “Reset your phone”
  3. The process will start automatically and will take about 5 minutes. Once it’s finished your device will reboot itself and will start as if just out of the box.

How to hard  reset Windows Phone on a Huawei Ascend W1 device using hardware buttons

This is the method used if you don’t have access to your phone, for example if you forgot the lock pin to unlock your device.

  1. Make sure your battery is at least 50% charged. Once the hard reset process is started, you don’t want to run out of power.
  2. Turn off your device
  3. Press Volume Down button for 3 seconds, and then press 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 start the process of hard reset. This process will take about 5 minutes, after which the Huawei Ascend W1 running Windows Phone will restart itself, and the device will be just as it was outside of the box.

We hope this tutorial about how to hard  reset Windows Phone on a Huawei Ascend W1 device was useful to you, and please leave us a comment here in our comments section or  on our Facebook page.

How to take a screenshot on Windows Phone

In this tutorial we will be explaining how to take a screenshot on windows Phone. There are many, many reasons to want to take a screenshot of your phone. Maybe someone sent you the funniest text and you want to save it as a picture or send it to someone else. Maybe the funniest autocorrect ever happened and you want to share it with the world on damnyouautocorrect.com.

How to take a screenshot on Windows Phone

how to take a screenshot on windows phone

Whatever the reason you have for wanting to immortalize something you’re seeing on your phone, the steps to do so are very simple: Just press the Start button and the POWER button at the same time. You’ll here the sound of the camera taking the picture and TA-DA, you’re done!

Where does the phone save the screenshots I take

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The screenshots are saved in an album called Screenshots in the Photos Hub.

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