How to Hard Reset the Microsoft Lumia 435I was recently given a Lumia 435 to trial from Connects (previously 1000 Heads) and as always I needed instructions on How to Hard Reset the Microsoft Lumia 435, so that I could remove all of my content, before I sent it back.  This can vary from phone to phone, usually is the same with a manufacturer but its been a while since I had a Nokia / Microsoft phone to play with.

Acutally I believe the last one that I reviewed is the Nokia Lumia 900 although I did trial another when I was thinking of switching from Apple.

I’m not to go into the details of the Microsoft Lumia 435 trial right now, that’s for another post, but I just thought some people might find this information useful.

The first is a Factory reset and the second is the Hard reset – The difference is that a factory reset is rebooting the entire system –  and a hard reset resets all of the hardware in the system. There is a whole website dedicated to explaining the difference – please check it out. Difference between Factory Reset and Hard Reset

How to Factory Reset the Microsoft Lumia 435

Factory Reset.

Turn on the phone using the power button – on the bottom right.

Swipe to the right to get the options on the left.

  • Scroll down to Settings (This list is in alphabetical order)
  • Tap Settings
  • Tap About
  • Tap reset your phone – you will see this at the bottom.

You will then get a warning

Resetting your phone will erase all of your personal content, including apps games, pictures, music and video and will restore the factory settings – do you wish to continue.

It will also ask you here if you want to Erase data from your SD card

How to Hard Reset the Microsoft Lumia 435

Turn off the phone.

  • Press the power button
  • Press and hold the volume key until an exclamation point appears.
  • Let go

Some say an easier way to get the exclamation point is

  • Switch off the phone
  • Disconnect the charger
  • Press and hold the volume down key and connect the charger

When you have the exclamation point…

Press

  • Volume Up
  • Volume Down
  • Power
  • Volume Down

And thats it.

Thats How to Hard Reset the Microsoft Lumia 435  – I hope you found this helpful