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You may have to perform a reset if the device freezes
(i.e., device no longer responds to the buttons on the
To perform a soft reset:
A soft reset allows your device to get a fresh start, similar to rebooting a computer. This will restart your
device and adjust memory allocation. All records and entries are retained after a soft reset. Unsaved data in
open programs may in some cases be lost.
1. Remove the stylus from its holder.
2. Lightly press the tip of the stylus to the reset button located on the rear panel of the device.

Audiovox PPC-4100 Hard reset Soft reset


To perform an Audiovox PPC-4100 hard reset:

A hard reset will cut off power to your device. This will erase all records and entries, delete all programs you
have added, and restore the device default factory settings. Never perform a hard reset unless a soft reset
does not correct your problem. When you perform your next ActiveSync operation, you can restore any data that
you previously synchronized to your computer or you can restore data that you backed up to a storage card.

NOTE: When you perform a hard reset, the current date and time are not be retained. Formats, preferences, and other
settings are restored to their factory default settings.

1. Hold down the Power button on the front panel of your device.

2. While holding down the power button , gently press the tip of the stylus to the reset button.
The Confirmation message box appears.

3. Press the volume rocker key up.

General advice: Before you buy a new cell phone or new tablet, please try the following procedure to repair your device in a software way. First charge your battery, backup your important data if possible and in most cases take out SIM and SD card before doing factory reset. It is impossible to recover your data after doing a hard reset, so online backup is always important. For all of your data, a backup should be done on an external device, hard drive, raid system or media. With or without insurance, if your cell phone lost, damaged or stolen at least your invaluable data is backed up in a safe place. If you are about to sell your phone and you want to wipe your personal data, or if your phone affected with virus you have to do a hard reset. In some cases, you can delete the forgotten password or lock pattern from your device as well. All information is for devices with stock based ROMs. If you are using rooted device, always back up your EFS folder first, containing your IMEI info, etc.! Please also note, that a hard reset operation will not unlock your mobile phone's SIM lock or network lock, but it will remove the unlock pattern, remove the user password or PIN password (NOT the SIM card's 4 digit PIN code). Also note that the firmware version will not be affected in any way, it will not be downgraded, it will remain the same you are using and if you have rooted your device, root privileges remain also unaffected.