How to Factory Reset HTC Windows Phone 8X?

This article will explain how to hard reset or factory rest your HTC Windows Phone 8X.

There are times when you want to factory reset your Windows Phone. Some of the reasons could be that you are selling your phone to someone else and want to wipe out the complete data in the phone or your phone is not very responsive and you feel that factory reset would solve the issue. Be careful or note that when you do factory reset, you will lose all the data in the phone and hence do it only if you know what you are doing.

How to Factory Reset HTC Windows Phone 8X?

There are 2 techniques to factory reset your HTC Windows Phone 8X.

The first technique is to use the Settings App of your Windows Phone.

  • Launch the Settings app from the Application list.
  • Tab About and then tap the “Reset your Phone” button.
  • This will display a confirmation dialog, select yes and soon the phone will start erasing the data and the initial activation and setup will begin.

The second technique is for advanced users who are not able to access the settings app.

  • Power Off the device.
  • Press the Power button to turn on the device and then press and hold the “Volume Down” key.
  • This will display an Exclamation mark (!).
  • Press the keys in the order as specified.
    • Press Volume up Key
    • Press Volume down Key
    • Press Power Key
    • Press Volume down Key

This will factory reset the phone.