How to Hard Reset the Acer neoTouch P300 (Easy Guide)

Today, we’re going to present the main characteristics of the Acer neoTouch P300, as well as the hard reset procedure for the same device. This smartphone comes with a 3.2 inch touchscreen and uses Windows mobile in order to function at high standards. Launched in the second quarter of 2010, its only disadvantages are the poor battery and the small storage space.

If you own this model from Acer, and it lately fails to respond to commands while its display doesn’t show the right information, this article will be perfectly suited for you. Such problems can happen in various scenarios – it sometimes is the fault of a virus, but it can also be due to a large amount of files stored on the phone. Some other times, it’s just because the Acer neoTouch is getting old and needs to have its OS refreshed. The good news is that all such issues will be solved by the end of reading this page.

Although it uses a 528 MHz ARM 11 processor, user reviews show that this one works very well. While it was first launched in the US and Western European countries, the phone is now largely commercialized all around the globe. It didn’t take long to become one of the most valued models in stores, as its interface is very attractive and similar to the one of the Sony Xperia 2.

acer-p300-fullIt comes with A-GPS support and uses the Qualcomm MSM7225 as its chipset. This Acer isn’t great for taking professional photos, but it does a good job in recording basic videos and taking simple photos. The 3.15 MP camera attached with autofocus is placed on the back of the chassis, and there is no secondary one available on this phone.


Before we dive into the steps of the reset itself, we’d like to remind you that this process is going to restore the Acer neoTouch to factory settings. This being said, it will also delete all of your personal information. The latter could include media files, contacts, SMS, application details, etc. It is your responsibility to make a backup that includes all files you’d like to keep.

The quickest and most efficient way of doing a master restore is the following:

  1. acer-p300-keysSwitch the phone off, remove and reinsert battery into its slot.
  2. Press the Start key and wait for the Acer to vibrate.
  3. Allow the logo to appear, and then release both keys to see the menu.
  4. Choose Clear Boot with the Camera key and wait until it reboots.

For the next method, it is necessary to be able to use the display and keyboard. In case you forgot the PIN code, please refer to the first solution. Do these for the second one:

  1. Press the Windows logo to see the Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Default Settings and read the warning on the display.
  3. Enter the security code if required, and then tap OK to confirm.