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  1. Darren Walsh's Avatar
    I did a soft rest the other day and it has doubled my battery life!! it's the first time i've done one and would highly recommend it to people who are having a bit of battery drain trouble !!
    08-01-2013 08:05 AM
  2. inteller's Avatar
    same here. Apparently we have runaway processes that are gobbling battery and Microsoft needs to do something about it.
    08-01-2013 08:08 AM
  3. Darren Walsh's Avatar
    They do indeed! Hopefully in the next update, in the mean time I'm going to do one, once a week as the only thing I need to do is fix the date/time so no biggie!!
    08-01-2013 08:33 AM
  4. Valiant Lumia 720's Avatar
    how to do a soft reset? will it erase everything?
    08-01-2013 08:55 AM
  5. Darren Walsh's Avatar
    Not a thing, you might need to adjust the date and time that's all,press and hold the volume down and power button at the same time for around 10 seconds until you feel the phone vibrate then release them and the phone will turn back on. Happy days!!
    Mathura likes this.
    08-01-2013 09:06 AM
  6. kwajr's Avatar
    What's the diff between this and powering off
    08-01-2013 09:14 AM
  7. Darren Walsh's Avatar
    Turning it off is just rebooting the phone, a soft reset is sort of like a cold boot, anyway Nokia and Microsoft do recommend it from time to time
    Wilson Robert, gedzum and xandros9 like this.
    08-01-2013 09:38 AM
  8. Wilson Robert's Avatar
    What about apps brother..do we have to reinstall all apps after soft reset.
    08-01-2013 09:43 AM
  9. walter1832's Avatar
    A soft reset is like pulling the battery out of the phone. I've done it many times on my 920, just because. The time and date correct it self within a few seconds of turning on.
    08-01-2013 09:46 AM
  10. Mayuresh Kulkarni's Avatar
    Thanks Darren for this Tip :)
    Darren Walsh likes this.
    08-01-2013 09:48 AM
  11. Darren Walsh's Avatar
    No no all your apps will be fine!! Didn't know the date corrected itself after a few minutes though, I just manually did it myself. Thanks for the heads up Walter!!
    08-01-2013 09:50 AM
  12. Darren Walsh's Avatar
    Thanks Darren for this Tip :)
    08-01-2013 09:58 AM
  13. Darren Walsh's Avatar
    No problem at all !!
    08-01-2013 09:58 AM
  14. naren_bn88's Avatar
    I had bought lumia 720 a month ago , because of some hardware issues i got it replaced. Now the new one is working completely fine but when i try to do a soft reset it wont vibrate and restart on its own even if i keep the combo buttons pressed for 2 or more mins, when i leave the buttons it vibrates and restarts
    08-01-2013 10:54 AM
  15. Terence John Vidal's Avatar
    Do I need to turn off the phone first before I soft reset my phone?
    walter1832 likes this.
    08-01-2013 11:12 AM
  16. Darren Walsh's Avatar
    You should have your phone turned on, you only need to press the buttons for about 10 seconds till it vibrates then release them. Not 2 minutes lol
    08-01-2013 11:14 AM
  17. B1zzle's Avatar
    I am trying this now. My battery has been acting so weird with the percentages, 99% when pulled off charger, then like 20 mins later says 73%------------------
    08-01-2013 12:10 PM
  18. despertador's Avatar
    I'll try this after my phone's done charging. Thanks for the tip!
    08-02-2013 12:06 AM
  19. gedzum's Avatar
    Thank man. My battery seems fine at the moment, but if I run into issues, I'll be sure to give this a try.
    08-02-2013 04:17 AM
  20. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    A soft reset is like pulling the battery out of the phone. I've done it many times on my 920, just because. The time and date correct it self within a few seconds of turning on.
    Only if the network supports automatic updating of date and time. My network does not so I have to manually set the date and time after a soft reset.
    08-02-2013 05:48 AM
  21. TechFreak1's Avatar
    My dutch friend bought this to my attention 8 days ago and I concur, it did double my battery life - like for example I would have used my phone and its down to 67% - soft reset and im back upto 98% wth lol - tried this like 7 times and it worked. However the miracle juice unfortunately ran out a today but yeah it was an odd period nothing new installed on my phone and always used it as normal. My guess is some O/S process was going drunk on battery juice and a soft reset would knock some sense into it.

    Only if the network supports automatic updating of date and time. My network does not so I have to manually set the date and time after a soft reset.
    That's odd I never had to manually set the date and time after a soft reset and I have set automatically off.

    Edit: Strike that above.. comment I thought I had auto updating off - I turned it off when was messing around with region settings.. how weird lol
    Last edited by TechFreak1; 08-02-2013 at 04:00 PM.
    08-02-2013 01:51 PM
  22. broar94's Avatar
    Thank you sir! This helped my standby time alot , previously battery was draining inspite of not using the phone hence was getting close to 18-20hrs(before 10%) now its better..

    I have "thanked" your post :)
    08-07-2013 04:36 AM
  23. taymur's Avatar
    ok, I just soft reset my L720, if I noticed anything ill come back for feedback, thanks for the tip :D
    08-07-2013 04:58 AM
  24. RoarinRow's Avatar
    Stupid question, how do you do a soft reset? I was thinking just powering off/on the phone, but sounds like it's something else?

    Thanks!
    10-18-2013 11:45 PM
  25. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    Stupid question, how do you do a soft reset? I was thinking just powering off/on the phone, but sounds like it's something else?

    Thanks!
    A soft reset is achieved by pressing and holding the volume down and power buttons until the phone vibrates. This is effectively the same as pulling out the battery which is useful for devices with a non removable battery.
    The purpose of this reset is to clear the RAM and reboot the phone into a fresh state. You won't lose any data or personal information but if your network doesn't support automatic date and time adjustment you will have to reset the date and time yourself.

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    10-19-2013 06:31 AM
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