How to Hard Reset the Toshiba Windows Phone IS12T

Having a very vivacious and bright look, the Toshiba Windows Phone IS12T is also easy to do a hard reset on. Being a cool smartphone powered by W 7.5 Mango and having been launched in Japan, the device is now available in most parts of the world and didn’t take long to become an appreciated one. If you’re experienced various software issues with this WP, you should take a look at the following methods that we advice you to use.

All of them will produce the same effect, the only difference being the fact that you will be able to use one or the other depending on how well the device is still working. One of the most important aspects of a hard reset operation is that is erased the data stored on the internal memory, so that it can bring everything back to factory software. This means that you should save all relevant documents, as well as videos, music and videos that you’d like to keep.

As you might already know, this is a dust and water-proof phone that is easy to use and extremely user-friendly. Coming with a 1 GHz single-core processor, it has a 3.7” WVGA screen equipped with multitouch. The total capacity of its memory is of 32 GB, but the sad news is that it does not have a card slot, so you won’t be able to save additional files on microSD cards.


However, thanks to its Bluetooth v2.1 and USB cable, you can connect to other devices in just a few minutes. This will allow you to transfer the necessary files, but you can also use the SkyDrive option if you like saving data on a cloud. The available colors are black, magenta and citrus, the Li-Ion 1460 mAh battery last for a fairly long period of time, and you’ll definitely be happy to discovered some of the apps that the IS12T comes with.

How to Restore the Toshiba Windows Phone

There are two options when it comes to restoring this Windows Phone to factory settings. The same as it works with other Toshiba devices, you can either use the master reset keys on the outside of the case or take advantage of the phone settings in order to erase the data and bring the phone to its original state.

Starting with the first one, you can do the following:

  1. From the Main Screen, tap the arrow that opens the Apps Tray.
  2. Go to the Settings icon and open the About Phone section.
  3. Click on the option saying Reset your Phone and tap Yes to confirm.
  4. Wait for the procedure to begin and allow a few minutes for it to be done.

Alternatively, you can get the same results by doing something slightly different. This is a great solution for whenever you don’t have access to the previous apps and settings or the keyboard is stuck. All you will need to do is to turn the device off and then do these things:

  1. toshiba-windows-phone-is12t-hardMake sure you charged the phone and then removed all cables.
  2. Press Power, Volume Up and the Camera key at the same time and hold.
  3. Wait until the keys flash white and then remove all of them.
  4. Simultaneously press the Back key, the Search button and the Camera one and hold for a few seconds.
  5. The reboot will begin by itself and the status of the procedure will be shown on the screen.

Avoid interrupting this operation at any given time and make sure you wait until the phone also restarts before you do anything else. Please bear in mind that it is your sole responsibility to create a backup before doing the hard reset. Therefore, if any files are lost because you forgot to save them in advance, there is nothing that we can do to help. Thanks for understanding and good luck bringing your phone back to a functional state!