Windows Phone 8 – The Soft- and Hard reset

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Windows Phone smartphones usually run fast and stable. But sometimes it still comes to a crash of the operating system for example after installing different programs.
In this tip we will show you how to hard- and soft reset a windows phone smartphone after crashes or problems.

You can do a soft- and hardreset of a Windows Phone in two ways. The first way is to use the settings of your Windows Phone and the other way is to use the hardwarebuttons of the smartphone. The combination of the hardwarebuttons are in every smartphone different and is shown in this tip for every device.

 

The soft reset :

A soft reset can be done very easy on a Windows Phone. You have to hold the on-off switch of the smartphone for a few seconds and then select “ To turn of slide downward“ Now the smartphone is turned off and can be switched on again, press the on or off switch.

The hard reset:

If the soft reset does not work you have to run the hardreset to turn the phone back to the factory settings.

How to do a software hard reset :
The software hard reset is by Windows Phone smartphones every time the same. You have to go to he „Settings “ and click on „Info“ . Now you click on the „Reset phone“ button. After a restart of the smartphone, you return to the Setup Menu of Windows Phone and can enter their data again .

The hardware hardreset can be done with the hardware buttons of your smartphone:

Once nothing works, not even the software hard reset function, you can run the button shortcut of the smartphone to get it to the manufacturer-settings.

 

Nokia Lumia 925, 920, 820, 720, 620, 925, 928

 

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To do a hardreset you have to:
– Press the „On- or Offbutton“, till the smartphone switches of.
– When the smartphone is switching on again, add the „Volume down button“ to the holding of the powerbutton. till you will see a explination of how to reset the phone on the display. Now you can lift the buttons.
-Press this buttons now in the following direction „Volume up -> Volume down -> Power-Button -> Volume down“
– Now the smartphone will do a reset and restart the system.

HTC HD7 / HD7S

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To do a hardreset with th HTC HD7 you have to switch it off at first. If it is off press and hold „Volume up“, „Volume down“ and switch on the HD7. You will now get a screen with instructions in resetting your computer. Now only you have to press the „Volume down button“ and the HD7 will be resetted.

HTC 7 Mozart

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– Switch off your phone.

– Now hold the „Volume down“ and the „Volume up button“ at the same time and switch your phone on again.

-If you get a white display with informations in resetting your phone you can lift your fingers from the buttons.

– If you press now two times on the „Volume down button“ the smartphone will be hartreseted.

HTC 7 Pro
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– First switch of the smartphone.

– Now hold the „Volume down“ and the „Volume up button“ at the same time and switch your phone on again.

-If you get a white display with informations in resetting your phone you can lift your fingers from the buttons.

– If you press now two times on the „Volume down button“ the smartphone will be hartreseted.

HTC 7 Trophy

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– First switch of the smartphone.

– Now hold the „Volume down“ and the „Volume up button“ at the same time and switch your phone on again.

-If you get a white display with informations in resetting your phone you can lift your fingers from the buttons.

– If you press now two times on the „Volume down button“ the smartphone will be hartreseted.


HTC 8X / 8S

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To hardware hardreset the HTC 8X,  switch it of first.
– Now press and hold the „Volume down button“ and switch on the smartphone.
– Hold the both buttons so long till you see a picture on the display. Now you can lift your finger from the buttons.
– After that press the following button in this order:
„Volume up -> Volume down -> the on- and off button -> Volume down“

Samsung ATIV S

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To hardware hardreset the Samsung ATIV S, switch it of first.
– Now press and hold the „Volume down button“ and switch on the smartphone.
– Hold the both buttons so long till you see a picture on the display. Now you can lift your finger from the buttons.
– After that press the following button in this order:
„Volume up -> Volume down -> the on- and off button -> Volume down“

Huawei Ascend W1

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– To hardware hardreset the Huawei Ascend W1, switch it of first.
– Now press and hold the „Volume down“, the „Camera button“ and press the „Power Button“.
– Hold the buttons down until the smartphone vibrate. After that you can lift your fingers from the „power-button“.
– The other buttons must be hold till the smartphone ask you if you are sure that you want to clean up your smartphone.
– After that Press two times the Windows-button, to confirm and the smartphone will be hardresetted.

Huawei Ascend W2

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– To hardware hardreset the Huawei Ascend W2, switch it of first.
– Now press and hold the „Volume down“, the „Camera button“ and press the „Power Button“.
– Hold the buttons down until the smartphone vibrate. After that you can lift your fingers from the „power-button“.
– The other buttons must be hold till the smartphone ask you if you are sure that you want to clean up your smartphone.
– After that Press two times the Windows-button, to confirm and the smartphone will be hardresetted.

Dell Venue Pro

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To hardware hardreset the Samsung ATIV S, switch it of first.
– Now press and hold the „Volume up button“, the „Camera button“ and add the On/Off button.
– Hold the buttons till the smartphone while the smartphone is booting.
– If now you lift the buttons, the smartphone will be hardreseted.

LG E900 Optimus 7

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Important: The LG smartphone don’t have no securtity check screen if you are hardreseting it. This means if you have to be shure that you whant to hardreset your system.

– To hardware hardreset the LG E900 Optimus 7, switch it of first.
– Now press and hold „Volume up“, „Volume down“ and the „Camera button“
– Hold the buttons till the screen shows you the message „Cold Boot“.
– Now you can lift your fingers from the buttons and the Smartphone will be hardreseseted.

Samsung Omnia 7

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– To hardware hardreset the Samsung Omnia 7, switch it of first.
– Now press and hold the „Volume down button“ and switch on the smartphone.
– Hold the both buttons so long till you see a picture on the display. Now you can lift your finger from the buttons.
– After that press the following button in this order:
„Volume up -> Volume down -> the on- and off button -> Volume down“

 

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