How to Restart Windows Mobile

By Laura Gianino

Restart Windows Mobile on your smart phone with a soft reset.
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Windows Mobile is the operating system developed by Microsoft for smart phones and pocket PCs. Like all operating systems, Windows Mobile may act sluggish or occasionally malfunction. In such cases, you may need to restart Windows Mobile. You can do this with a soft reset. Much like rebooting a computer, a soft reset clears active memory and shuts down all programs. Restarting your Windows Mobile is simple.

Step 1

Save any data in open applications. Resetting Windows Mobile will cause your device to lose all unsaved data.

Step 2

Locate the reset button on your device. This may be found at the bottom, side, or rear of many smart phones and pocket PCs. If you cannot locate it externally, try looking under the battery compartment cover.

Step 3

Press the reset button. This will power off then power back on your device and Windows Mobile will be restarted. All your active programs will be closed and your smart phone or pocket PC will be ready to use.