Performing a Normal (Soft) Reset on a HTC Polaris

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

Performing a Hard Reset on a HTC Polaris

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 Polaris returns to its default settings and looses all information that is not recorded in ROM.

  • Press and hold the GPS/Messaging and Internet Explorer buttons, and at the same time, use the stylus to press the Reset button at the bottom of your device.
HTC Polaris Button Locations
  • Release the Reset button, but continue pressing the GPS/Messaging and Internet Explorer buttons until a message comes up on the screen:
HTC Polaris Screen Output
  • Release the buttons, and then press send on your device to perform the hard reset, or press any other button to cancel the reset.

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