How to Factory Reset Windows 10 Mobile Devices

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Dec 28, 2015

Factory resetting your device solves a number of problems. From inexplicable battery issues to performance lags, factory reset is one of the last solutions that a user is recommended before actually going to an expert or a help center. If you are wondering how to factory reset Windows 10 Mobile powered devices for a renewed experience, here are the easy few steps.

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How to factory reset Windows 10 Mobile devices:

If you need to factory reset your Windows powered device, it can be done in a few simple steps. Please note, however, that a hard reset erases all the data present on your Lumia device. The process restores your phone to a state of a new device, setting it back to the default configurations. Make sure that you create a backup of your data before proceeding.

  • Go to Settings > System > About > Reset your phone.

However, if you can’t access this option or if your Windows 10 Mobile device is stuck, following are the steps to hard reset your Lumia device.

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  • Turn off your Lumia smartphone.
  • Hold down Power and Volume Down keys simultaneously for about 15 seconds until your phone vibrates. If it switches back on, repeat the step.
  • When you feel the vibration, release the Power key, but keep on holding the Volume Down button.
  • You will next see an exclamation mark on the screen of your Lumia device.
  • Press Volume Up, Volume Down, and Power keys.
  • Your Lumia device will now reset to the factory settings.

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