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How To Factory Reset Your Windows Phone

Article: http://www.phonebuff.com/2012/06/hard-reset-windows-phone/

In this video, I show you how to factory reset (aka hard reset, master reset) your Windows Phone 7. Doing a factory reset is great for when your phone is having software related problems as it restores the phone to its original state when there were no problems. Another thing hard resets are useful for are when you want to sell your old phone and want to wipe all your personal information off of it.

To do this, go to the Windows Phone settings. Go to about, then scroll to the bottom and tap on “reset your phone” and confirm the warning. This will wipe your phone clean. Warning: Doing a factory reset erases EVERYTHING off of your phone. Make sure you back up everything you want before proceeding.

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  2. My phone got stuck on a lightning bolt and settings sign?

  3. Thank you very much for your help PhoneBuff!

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  5. the shit phone i ever have in my fucking life

  6. Hassnain Muraj

    Thanks. Really useful and helpful!!!

  7. This does not reset ALL the phone settings to factory original settings. For most people this will be fine. But it does not set it back 100% to original settings. Close but no cigar. Search..there are ways to do it. How would it know I am in the windows insider program if I did this, entered no data go to update and security an dit alrday know I am in the windows insider program?

  8. you know, you kinda helped but it just wasn't what I was looking for.

  9. Rana Haroon Haroon

    I forgot my Microsoft account password how can i change my password

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  13. Thanks 😍

  14. Sajeev Kumarkk

    if you remotely my settings reset now

  15. Karen Melville

    Thank you. This was the only way I could remove my Hotmail account from my Windows phone.

  16. Thank you bro

  17. Nan Adu-gyamfi

    thanks, that was useful.

  18. Cheers mate.

  19. thanks a lot more helpful

  20. this one works 100% i swear my life. only for windows phones try this one out,

  21. I'm struggling because it doesn't reset my Microsoft password and I forgot it what do I do

  22. Irakli Gazashvili

    Thanks soo much windows phone sucks. And it is big shit

  23. XxViliusPlayZxX Gamer

    It kinda was that very simple oh my god

  24. the worst phone and app store ever made

  25. Kane Measham-Pywell

    thank you very helpful

  26. prameela forgod

    thank u for u r video

  27. u have hTC and doing windows things … how ???

  28. thx:D

  29. thanks it took me ages before

  30. Thanks you are good please reply me

  31. lol 666 in the sub count XD

  32. Thank you bro

  33. Nishant Panthi

    Can anybody help me it tells phone can't be reset try again later. It is running windows 10. Please reply…

  34. Geoffrey Smith

    Brilliant and so simple. All of the other reset videos go through a useless button-pressing routine, which didn't work for me. All of the time, the reset was possible using keys. Great!

  35. thanksss

  36. Literally the only video showing me how to do this

  37. Nia Yaraulashvili

    and my miccrosoft account will be deleted? ^_^

  38. Nightshade Wolf

    THIS SUCKS!! Since I can't switch Microsoft accounts, I have to reset my phone! Worst phone ever!

  39. Game glitches 4 you

    thanks alot im an Android user and could not figure this out I broke 2 galaxy s3's because of glass screens my friend gave me this phone free I see why it sux

  40. Shamus Moriarity

    Thank you.

  41. Joker killer1018

    hey thank you man I just got this phone and it had a bunch of crap I didn't want that the other guy had and I got it so I could use it for a video against droid windows and apple

  42. **THNX BRO**

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