How to Reset a Nokia or Microsoft Lumia

Reset a Nokia or Microsoft Lumia

Is your Nokia or Microsoft Lumia slow?

Stuck on the Nokia, Microsoft or Windows logo?

Freezes or hangs a lot?

Or do you have any other problems?

Then you are on the right page, because here I will show you step by step how to reset your Nokia or Microsoft Lumia Windows Phone 8, 8.1 or Windows 10 Mobile smartphone.

So wait before bringing your phone to a repair shop, because you might fix these problems by resetting your Windows smartphone.

Resetting your Windows phone will return your phone to the same and perfect state it was as when you first turned it on.

All your personal data will be erased, and the phone will be restored to its factory settings.

Before you reset your phone it's best to backup your data and remove your sd and sim card.

The methods on this page will work for all Windows Phone 8, 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile smartphones such as the Nokia and Microsoft Lumia 435, 520, 530, 532, 535, 550, 620, 625, 630, 635, 638, 640, 650, 720, 730, 735, 830, 920, 925, 930, 950, 950 XL, 1020, 1320, 1520 and all other types.

Reset a Nokia & Microsoft Lumia through Settings

Before you reset your phone it's best to backup your data and remove your sd and sim card.

1 Open "Settings".

Nokia & Microsoft Lumia Settings

2 Tap on "About".

If you are using Windows 10 Mobile, then tap first on "System" and then on "About" (located at the bottom).

3 Tap on "Reset your phone".

4 Tap "Yes" at the first warning.

5 Tap "Yes" at the second warning.

This will reset your phone and restore it to its factory settings.

Reset a Nokia & Microsoft Lumia that's Stuck (Freezes or Hangs)

If your phone is stuck and you can't open "Settings" then you need to use the buttons located at the side on your phone to reset.

Before you reset your phone it's best to backup your data and remove your sd and sim card.

1 Press on the volume down button and the power button at the same time until you feel a vibration (about 10–15 seconds).

Reset a Nokia or Microsoft Lumia Windows phone

2 When you feel the vibration, immediately press and hold the volume down button until you see a large exclamation mark.

3 When you see the exclamation mark, then press on the volume and power buttons in the following order:

  1. volume up
  2. volume down
  3. power
  4. volume down
Reset a Nokia or Microsoft Lumia Windows phone

This will reset your phone and restore it to its factory settings.

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