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    Pressing down the power and volume buttons on Windows phone.

    I had held down the volume down and the power button down for about 10 seconds to restart it but this action seemed to have wiped of my data. What happens when this combination of keys are pressed?



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    expert Array
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    Re: Pressing down the power and volume buttons on Windows phone.

    The action that you have done is a reset and a restart. A restart is when you have shut down the phone and gets it started again. However for getting a restart done, you would just have to switch off your phone and gets it started again. This can be done by pressing down the power button on the phone. The same can be done for restarting the phone also. The combination of power and volume down button brings about a hard reset or factory reset and you have got your phone restored to the condition when it was first manufactured by the company. By doing a hard reset you would lose all you stored up data on the computer unless you have done a back up.

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    Aniruddha Array
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    Re: Pressing down the power and volume buttons on Windows phone.

    The action you took is known to as HARD RESET, in technical parlance.

    The combination of the two buttons POWER and VOLUME button when pressed togather for more thqn 4 seconds it generates a special signal and activates the function which wipe all the data which are generated , created or software installed after purchasing the phone in order to make the phone user friendly again.

    This is a firmware design and often comes handy under crucial situations but it backfired on you unknowingly.
    The process is irreversible.

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