There are many reasons why you might want to restore your Windows Phone 7 device to factory settings. If you are selling your Windows Phone, passing along to a family member or sending out for repair are just a few examples. We here at everythingWM regularly review devices, so removing personal information is the final step before sending a phone back to the manufacturer. Thankfully, Microsoft has made it very easy to erase your phone and bring it back to the default settings.
Follow these easy steps to reset your Windows Phone to factory settings and erase all personal information.
- From the home screen, tap the ‘right’ arrow at the top right and scroll to settings.
- Under ‘System’, scroll and select ‘about’
- Scroll down and select ‘reset your phone’
- You will see the following warning: Resetting your phone will earase all your personal content, including apps that you have purchased and downloaded, and will restore the factory settings. Do you want to continue. If you are absolutely certain you are ready to restore Windows Phone 7 to factory settings, then select ‘Yes’.
That’s it. Your phone will be restored to the same state as when you took it out of the box.