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Saturday, 19 January 2013

How to restart Windows Phone

What is restart? The term restart for Mobile phone means turning off and turning on the phone. In Windows desktop OS we have hard restart and soft restart option but in Windows Phone we have hard restart option only, hard restart is restarting phone by pressing power button on the phone. The other name for the word restart is reboot.

Note: Do not get confuse with the word 'Reset' and 'Restart', both are different, do not reset anything without taking backup first.

How to restart Windows Phone?

1. Before restarting the phone make sure you close all applications (Internet Explorer Tabs, Music Player etc.).
2. Now press power button for couple of seconds until 'slide down to power off' option appears.
  (Power button - In My Samsung Omnia W i8350 it is in right hand top side of the phone). The power button location may vary from phone to phone.
3. Now slide down the screen, this will switch off your phone. You will see a goodbye message (in white) with black background for couple of seconds.
4. Now press power button for couple of seconds again to restart your Windows Phone. When phone starts it will vibrate and you will see Windows Phone logo.

Important Notes:

1. It is not necessary to unlock the phone if you want to restart it.
2. If you want to cancel the restart in between than instead slide down, slide up this will stop your phone from shutting down (turning off).

How long does it take to restart Windows Phone?

It take hardly 3 to 5 seconds, whereas Blackberry takes 2 to 5 minutes, Android also takes 1+ minute I believe.

Why do we require to restart Windows Phone?

You may require to restart your phone following reasons?
1. You phone is hung (hang) and you are not able to do anything.
2. Some function (feature) are not working.

Applies To: Windows Phone 7, Windows Phone 7.5, Windows 8

Author : pankaj gopal // 23:50
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