Hard reseting the Microsoft Lumia 650

Microsoft Lumia 650 was announced in February 2016 and the phone will be available for sale from the moment it wasannounced. It features a 5.0 inches IPS capacitive touchscreen with more than 16 million colors. The resolution of the display is 720 x 1280 (~ 297 pixel density). The processor of the smartphone is Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7; Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 while the graphic processor is Adreno 304. The phone has internal memory of 16 GB and 2 GB of RAM. The operating system is Microsoft Windows Phone 10 and the device has two amazing cameras. 21

If you often encounter freezes and lags that give you no choice but do force starts, that might be a sign that you need to hard reset the device to factory settings. During this process you`ll lose all data and customized settings stored on the memory, but at the end all problems should be gone and you`ll enjoy your brand new device. The method is recommended even when you want to give or sell your phone and need to delete all your information.

First method is also known as soft reset. Soft resetting your smartphone is a method very much alike to a hard drive format on a conventional computer. Whilst everything important is deleted, the smartphone will be brought back to a working state in an instant. You need to keep in mind that a backup is recommended before beginning this process. Here is the first method to bring back your device to a functional state and get it up and running without problems:

  1. From the main screen you have to select Windows Phone Settings
  2. From the Widows Phone Settings menu, you will have to select About icon.
  3. You have to touch the Reset your phone.
  4. Choose Ok and the process will begin. Your phone will reboot with the factory settings.
  5. Your phone will restart and it will start up with the factory settings.

The second method uses the hardware buttons and works when the phone is unresponsive and you can`t access the menu of the device. Make sure you have the battery charged because if the phone turns off unexpectedly during the process, your device may be affected. Now you can try the following steps:

  1. Turn off your device.
  2. Press the Power button.
  3. Press and hold the Volume Down button.
  4. Release the Volume Down button when you notice an exclamation point.
  5. Press Volume Up then Volume down then Power button and the Volume down again.
  6. Your phone will reset to its factory settings.