Performing a Normal (Soft) Reset on a HTC Elf

A normal reset is sometimes referred to as a soft reset. A normal reset stops all running applications but does not erase any programs or saved data.

Caution be sure to save any unsaved data before performing a normal reset since a normal reset erases all unsaved data.

  • Locate the reset button hole on the HTC Elf unit.
  • Use the stylus tip to lightly press the reset button. The pocket PC will restart and display the Today screen.
HTC Elf Reset Button Location

Performing a Hard Reset on a HTC Elf

A full reset is sometimes referred to as a hard reset. Perform a full reset when you want to clear all settings, programs and data from RAM.

Caution if you perform a full reset, your HTC Elf returns to its default settings and looses all information that is not recorded in ROM.

  • Press and hold the two phone buttons on the from of the device (pick-up and hang-up buttons)
HTC Elf Screen Output
  • Inset tip of stylus into reset hole.
  • Remove the stylus from the reset hole.
  • Wait about 1-2 seconds then release the two phone buttons. The following message will appear:
HTC Elf Screen Output
  • Release the talk and end buttons, and then press enter on your device (large button in the center of the 5-way navigator) to hard reset the device OR press any other button to default to a soft reset

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Page last modified on February 02, 2011, at 01:39 PM