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Resetting the Audiovox PPC-5050 Pocket PC Phone and Clearing Memory

You can perform a soft reset or a hard reset – a soft reset restarts your device and a hard reset switches the battery off. With a soft reset, some data may be lost in the programs that were open when the reset was performed. However, by performing a hard reset, all the data and new programs that you have added will be erased and the device will be restored to its factory setting – i.e. only programs installed at the factory will remain. With this in mind, it is important not to think about a hard reset as you would restarting, shutting down or even improperly switching off your desktop, but rather like a complete crash that requires you to erase your OS. Therefore, it is extremely important that you regularly back up data on your device to a SD card in the event you have to perform a hard reset.

Performing an Audiovox PPC-5050 soft reset:

If your Pocket PC Phone responds slowly, stops responding or freezes, try performing a soft reset. A soft reset causes the Pocket PC Phone to restart and re-adjust memory allocation. Unsaved data in open windows may be lost.
• Use the stylus to press and hold the Reset button.

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1. Soft Reset. To reset the device, press the end of your stylus into the hole

4. Battery On/ Off Switch. To return the device to its original factory settings, simultaneously press here with the end of the top-half of your stylus and hold down the power button.
Battery Off will wipe all the data from your device

Performing an Audiovox PPC-5050 hard reset:

A hard device reset clears memory, deletes all data and restores the Pocket PC Phone to its default settings. Programs installed at the factory remain, while data you have created and programs you have installed are erased.

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Unscrew the stylus and use the smaller point of the top-half.

Audiovox PPC-5050 Hard reset Soft reset

Simultaneously press the battery switch and hold down the power switch to turn it off. Repeat to turn it back on.

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.