Master resetting the Nokia Lumia 1020

Having a bold and beautiful design, Nokia Lumia 1020 was announced in July 2013 and the phone will be available for sale from the moment it was announced. It features a 4.5 inches AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with more than 16 million colors. The resolution of the display is 768 x 1280 (~ 332 pixel density).21

The processor of the smartphone is a Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait; Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 Plus while the graphic processor is Adreno 225. The phone has internal memory of 32 GB and 2 GB of RAM. The operating system is Microsoft Windows Phone 8, upgradeable to v8.1. Even if it was designed to work at an optimal level, as any tech product on the market, it starts to work slower than usual after a period of time and even to freeze whenever you open some applications.

There are 2 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.