How To Reset A Nokia To Factory Settings (VIDEO)

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Last updated March 12, 2024

With the recent announcement at the Mobile Word Congress (MWC) this year, of four new Nokia phones we thought it would be good timing to bring you a quick video guide on how you can go about resetting your Nokia phone.

Nokia Reset Guide

The video shows us restoring a Nokia N8 Smartphone but you should be able to follow this for most types of Nokia handsets that are running on the old Symbian OS.

Why Do I Need To Do This?

By performing a data reset it helps give you that peace of mind when you come to sell your phone, that you have successfully wiped all information and left the phone in a “factory condition” to then sell on, or recycle here at

This is one of the biggest problems in the industry to date, people generally delete a few things manually but forget to use the phone’s features to perform a hard reset. Therefore many phones still contain private and confidential data by the time it gets to the recyclers.

All of our recyclers use systems to wipe this data, however if you sell the phone elsewhere then you could end up a victim of identity theft.

So without any further ado, here is the video: