Mitac Mio A501 Soft reset

Resetting Your Device

CAUTION: Resetting will cause unsaved data to be lost.
Resetting the device is similar to restarting your desktop computer. It restarts the operating system, but you will lose any unsaved data.
Occasionally, you may need to reset the device; for example, you should reset when the device stops responding; in other words, it appears to be frozen or locked up.
Use the stylus to press the reset button on the device.

Mitac Mio A501 Hard reset

Restoring Factory Default State

In some cases, you may need to restore the device to the factory default state by clearing the memory from the device. For example, you should clear the memory:
  • When the device does not respond after being reset.
  • When you forget your password.
Clearing the memory means all data you have entered in the device's memory, including all files, system settings and additional programs you
have installed, will be erased. (Programs installed to ROM at the factory are not affected.)
CAUTION: To ensure the integrity of your data should it be necessary to clear the memory, you are advised to regularly back up your data.

Follow this procedure to clear the memory from the device:

1. Make sure that the device is turned off.
2. Press the Power button on the top of the device, and then press and hold the Talk button  on the front panel until the device vibrates.
3. The device will turn on automatically. The backlight of the keypad will glow, and the setup wizard will appear on the screen. Follow the
on-screen instructions to complete the setup wizard.
4. Re-establish a partnership with your desktop computer.
5. Re-install the add-on software, if necessary.