1. Djal Tropoje's Avatar
    If I reboot my phone by holding the power & vol down button for 10 seconds , will it delete all my apps and music , or its just a normal restart ?
    Last edited by Dave Blake; 05-10-2013 at 06:24 AM.
    05-10-2013 06:06 AM
  2. hopmedic's Avatar
    Nope. That's turning your phone off.
    05-10-2013 06:12 AM
  3. Muessig's Avatar
    Its not a restart its a soft reset. It will kind of 'kick' your phone back to its normal settings without changing your data. It will also most likely Change your date and time. To do a normal restart you just shut your phone down and turn it back on again.
    05-10-2013 06:31 AM
  4. akar33's Avatar
    What happens with the Vol up+ Vol down + power button?
    05-11-2013 12:13 AM
  5. troylytle's Avatar
    I think you mean a soft reset followed by holding the up volume key which boots into the installation screen.
    05-11-2013 12:53 AM
  6. akar33's Avatar
    I think you mean a soft reset followed by holding the up volume key which boots into the installation screen.
    Wut? What installation screen?
    05-11-2013 02:01 AM
  7. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    There's a lot of folks around who don't seem to know what specific terms mean.

    Soft Reset: This is generally just telling the device to reboot. It's non-destructive to data.
    Hard Reset: This is also commonly known as a factory reset. This sets the device back to the original factory standard image, and is destructive to data.

    BTW, to perform a soft reset, there is no need to press the vol down button. I don't know where the information originally got started, but it's not correct. Just holding down the power button will cause the phone to reboot. :)
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    05-11-2013 04:42 AM
  8. akar33's Avatar
    BTW, to perform a soft reset, there is no need to press the vol down button. I don't know where the information originally got started, but it's not correct. Just holding down the power button will cause the phone to reboot. :)
    I thought the same. But one day, my roommates L800 wouldn't boot up. We tried the power button, plugging into the charger etc. Nothing worked. We took it to the Microsoft store and they pressed the vol up + vol down + power button and the phone booted up perfectly. The guy said, that's the key combo for soft reset.
    05-11-2013 06:34 AM
  9. troylytle's Avatar
    Yeah. Held my power button on my Lumia 920 for a minute and all it did was bring up the option...
    05-11-2013 01:41 PM
  10. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    I thought the same. But one day, my roommates L800 wouldn't boot up. We tried the power button, plugging into the charger etc. Nothing worked. We took it to the Microsoft store and they pressed the vol up + vol down + power button and the phone booted up perfectly. The guy said, that's the key combo for soft reset.
    I haven't used a Lumia 800, but my 900 has always used a long power key press for a soft reset. I've never had to press any other key to soft reset.

    One thing to note is that if a phone is frozen and you're using another specific key combo you're not just doing a soft reset. What you are doing there is similar to when you press the power button on a PC for several seconds. You cut power and it can cause data issues.

    It may seem to be a slight difference, but it's not. In the case of a frozen device all you need to do there is Vol Down + Power. At least that's what Nokia says, and all that I've ever found necessary for the couple devices I've had to handle in that situation.

    Yeah. Held my power button on my Lumia 920 for a minute and all it did was bring up the option...
    That shouldn't be the case. A long power key press even on a 920 should do a soft reset on the phone...unless they changed something and didn't put it in the documentation.

    I don't have a 920 to test this with at the moment...but a long power key press has always been a soft reset on every Windows Phone device I have touched.
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    05-11-2013 11:46 PM
  11. ngvlongit1's Avatar
    No, it is soft reboot your phone.
    You can use my app to reboot your phone Quick Reboot | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    04-08-2014 11:52 PM
  12. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    No, it is soft reboot your phone.
    You can use my app to reboot your phone Quick Reboot | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    dude thats an old thread like 4 months old
    04-09-2014 12:04 AM
  13. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    No, it is soft reboot your phone.
    You can use my app to reboot your phone Quick Reboot | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    That app is only for WP8/8.1. It won't work on a 900, since the 900 only runs 7.8.
    04-09-2014 12:07 AM
  14. Enchikoy Etnnerfacir's Avatar
    If I reboot my phone by holding the power & vol down button for 10 seconds , will it delete all my apps and music , or its just a normal restart ?
    06-30-2015 10:29 AM
  15. Enchikoy Etnnerfacir's Avatar
    What happens with the Vol up+ Vol down + power button?
    06-30-2015 10:31 AM
  16. Danny Ruiz3's Avatar
    If I reboot my phone by holding the power & vol down button for 10 seconds , will it delete all my apps and music , or its just a normal restart ?
    11-14-2015 12:15 AM
  17. Kyle Stilkey's Avatar
    No guys, it will not delete anything. It's just a built in hardware feature to reboot the phone if it is to lockup/come unresponsive.
    11-14-2015 12:55 AM
  18. kingalex03's Avatar
    how can i see my data connection i already turn on it but i cant see and use Help

    For filipino patulong po hindi kopo makita yong aking data sa taas bakit ganon naka bukas naman pero ayaw talaga
    07-21-2016 07:21 AM
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