Hard Reset the Nokia Lumia 720 to Factory Settings

The Nokia Lumia 720 is a chic device with a lot of interesting features and a slimline uni-body design. It was announced in February 2013 and released in April the same year. Its users highly appreciate its Nokia-exclusive applications, modern look and HD front-facing camera with a wide-angle lens. Just like any other smartphone, it can work at a slower rate or even show signs of unresponsiveness. However, if you hard reset your Nokia Lumia 720 to its factory settings, all these problems will disappear. Read this guide to learn how to get your phone up and running in no time!


The Nokia Lumia 720 is powered by Windows Phone 8, upgradeable to v8.1 and Qualcomm MSM8227 Dual-core processor. Just like other Lumia devices, the 720 has great Nokia-exclusive features which differentiate it from other Windows Phone 8 handsets, here including Huawei Ascend W1, Samsung Ativ S or the HTC 8X.

It has a card slot of up to 64 GB of memory, extra long battery life and an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen of 16M colors which works perfectly even with gloves or fingernails. Despite the fact that it may seem the ideal phone for anyone, this device can freeze or get stuck in some applications. However, if you appeal to an ingenious process called a master reset, you can achieve peace of mind and see all these issues disappear.

Nokia Lumia 720 master format

You should keep in mind that the process of bringing back your Nokia Lumia 720 to its default software will delete all your data, firmware settings, installed applications, as well as content in the internal storage. This is why a backup is highly recommended before starting. Follow the next instructions in order to get your phone up and running in no time.

  1. Switch off your device.
  2. Press and hold together the Volume down button and Power key.
  3. Release all keys when the phone vibrates.
  4. When an exclamation sign appears on screen, press the following sequence of buttons: Volume Up -> Volume Down -> Power button -> Volume Down.
  5. Wait for the device to restart.