Master resetting the Lumia 735

Nokia Lumia 735 was announced in September 2014 and the phone features a 4.7 inches OLED capacitive touchscreen with more than 16 million colors. The resolution of the display is 720 X 1280 (~ 312 pixel density). The processor of the smartphone is a Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7; Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 while the graphic processor is Adreno 305. The phone has internal memory of 8 GB and 1 GB of RAM. The operating system is Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1, upgradeable to Windows 10. If you bought this phone and have begun to experience software issues, such as lags, hangs and fatal errors, it might be the best time for you to read this article.17

Also popular under the name of a master or factory reset, this procedure is very simple and only takes about 5 minutes once you’re done going through the necessary steps. Including the backup you’ll need to make in advance, as all files will be deleted, and the time it takes to go into your settings and give the necessary commands to the device, it can take up to half an hour to do the whole thing. This is a recommended operation because it’s fast, very efficient and does no damage to the device.

There are two methods to perform a hard reset:

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 and hold the Power button and the Volume Down button.
  3.  Release the buttons when your device vibrates.
  4.  Press Volume Up then Volume down then Power button and the Volume down again.
  5.  Your phone will reset to its factory settings.