Performing a Normal (Soft) Reset on a iPAQ 5150 / 5450 / 5455 / 5550 / 5555

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 on the bottom right hand side of the iPAQ h5000 series Pocket PC.
  • Use the stylus tip to lightly press the reset button. The pocket PC will restart and display the Today screen.

Performing a Hard (Full) Reset on a iPAQ 5150 / 5450 / 5455 / 5550 / 5555

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. A full reset deactivates the battery the power button does not function until the battery is reactivated.

Caution if you perform a full reset, your iPAQ 5150 / 5450 / 5455 / 5550 / 5555 returns to its default settings and looses all information that is not recorded in ROM.

  • Press and hold Application Buttons 1 (Calendar) and 4 (iTask) on the front of the unit, at the same time use the stylus to press the reset button on the bottom of the iPAQ Pocket PC.
  • Hold all buttons until the image displayed on screen begins to fade (take approximately four seconds).
iPAQ 5000 Series Button Locations

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