Hard Reset the Nokia 206 Dual-SIM to Factory Settings

The Nokia 206 is a simple but efficient dual-SIM smartphone that was released at the end of 2012. If you happen to own this device and you’d like to regain functionality of it, you should know that all errors, hangs, failing applications and similar software problems can be solved quite easily. The procedure we recommend is a hard reset for the Nokia 206 Dual-SIM phone.

You might also be familiar with the name factory restore. However, what is important is how this really works – you should make sure you totally understand how it will affect the Nokia 206. To explain it quickly, the operating system will be refreshed which means that all settings will be brought back to default and the data stored on the internal memory will be deleted.


Running on the Nokia Series 40 OS, this device has a rear 1.3 MP camera with 1280 x 960 pixels resolution. There is no front-facing camera available on the phone, but the primary one includes landscape orientation and also shoots videos. The Bluetooth v2.1 supports many profiles, such as  SPP 1.0, FTP, DUN, GAP, OPP, etc. Many social apps are included on the device for free – Facebook and Whatsapp are some of these.


Being very similar to other Nokia phones, this one can be restored using the same two methods that you’re probably used to. The first one is going to require a responsive phone as we will be using the Main Menu to perform the operation. The second one is going to use the master reset code to do the same. In both cases, you should be aware that all media documents, apps and other files will be erased.

To create a backup, you should connect the phone to some other device with the USB cable. It can either be another smartphone that is functional, a laptop or a desktop computer, as well as any other device you have nearby. Once connected, you will be able to transfer all documents into a separate folder that you will later use to restore the data.

For the first solution, do the following:

  1. End all possible calls, as well as other connections before proceeding.nokia-206-key
  2. From the Main Screen, open the Menu and go to Settings.
  3. Choose Restore to Factory Settings and select All to erase everything.
  4. Enter the security code if asked for it – the default one: 12345.

If for some reason, you were unable to use the option above, follow the instructions in the Youtube video in order to use the hard reset password solution:

  1. Make sure the battery is fully charged and the phone is switched on.
  2. Go to the Main Menu and click on the Phone Call option.
  3. Enter the code: *#7370# and wait for the automatic reboot to begin.
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