How to Reset Nokia Lumia 520

Reset Nokia Lumia 520

Nokia 520

We already posted resetting guides for Nokia Lumia 1020 and Lumia 521, and now presenting it for Nokia Lumia 520. All Lumia phone seems to be facing the same problems like freezing, hanging, stuck, low performance etc. The best way to get rid of all these problems is resetting the phone. Here we are providing an most convenient and easy way to reset Nokia Lumia 520 without having to damage or bricking the device.

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There are two ways in which you reset your phone, one is soft reset and other one is hard reset. Before resetting the phone, you must know which reset is best for you. Below we have show both resets with proper recommendation for their uses.

Soft reset

In case you’re getting freezes or stuck, randomly restarts and low performance problems then soft reset is good enough to repair it back to normal state. Remember, this reset will wipe out all your phone settings, and restore it back to default one. It won’t be deleting any other stuff, so you don’t have to worry about any other thing. Follow the below step to perform it on your device:

  • Go to Settings > About > reset your phone.

Hard reset

After having soft reset, if you still face the problems listed above then the only method left is hard reset. It works to remove mostly all problems, can be think as sure shot solution. This will reset your phone to factory settings. Follow the below steps to perform the hard reset on Lumia 520:

  1. Press and hold the power key until it vibrates then release.
  2. Press and hold the down key volume. If the exclamation mark will be shown on the screen, you can now release the button.
  3. You need to input these key combination:
    • Volume Up > Volume Down > Power > Volume Down.

Done, you have successfully applied hard reset on your Lumia phone. So, these are the two reset methods, if you have problem then let us know.

Deepak Gupta

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  1. Im fed up now. I have done what you have trold me to do but still my phone nokia lumia 520 does not want to connect to the internet. Please help out!

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