Tips and tricks for troubleshot MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 DUAL problems. This phone have dual simcard GSM-GSM which can on together with 5 inches LCD screen and using Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim. Moreover, the price is less expensive. Microsoft said that MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 DUAL will get Windows Phone 10 update later. This phone also can have 5 megapixel front camera for selfie and 8 megapixel for main camera at the back side. Although this phone have 8 GB internal memory which good enough for installing daily applications,  but we still can expand with external memory up to 128 GB. Note This is not Nokia Lumia 540, but already use name Microsoft Lumia 540.


What is Advantage of MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 DUAL Specifications:

LCD 5 inches touchscreen
Internal memory 8 GB
External memory 128 GB
Main Camera 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Front camera for Video conference 1 MP
Processor Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
GPU Adreno 305
Operating system Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
Battery Li-Po 2200 mAh



How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 DUAL hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

Using Windows Phone 8.1 at MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 DUAL will give goo experience with several factory default applications. But we still can install more interesting applications from Windows Phone Store like Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, Line Messenger, Viber, Skype, WeChat, Blackberry Messenger and many more. But sometime there are not compatible applications that can make our MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 DUAL become hang or stuck or bricks or frozen or this phone can not boot properly. Sometime this situations also can make LCD touch screen not responding with our finger touch. What should we do? Please try to force soft reset or force shutdown or force reboot to restart all applications also remove temporary files and caches from this phone. If the problems still happen, then we have to do hard reset or master format. Before doing hard reset or master format, we have to backup all important data first, because all data will be remove while doing hard reset or master format.


How to Force Shutdown or Force Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 DUAL ?

What should we do when our MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 DUAL get hang or freezing or LCD touch screen not responsive when running applications? Then we have to restart app running applications again from beginning using soft reset or force shutdown or reboot by open or remove the battery in the back side after open back case cover. Wait about 5 seconds, then insert again that battery at right positions, then press POWER button to turn on. This process will not remove anything from our MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 DUAL, so we can do this anytime we want if we thing the running applications hang or stuck.

We can do this shutdown process when our phone still not get trouble for clean up the temporary files or cache or to refresh the running applications. Please Press and hold  POWER BUTTON for several second until the phone shutdown by itself, if you see ‘slide down to power of‘, do slide the icon at this  phone then MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 DUAL will turn off. We need to press Power button again to turn on this phone.


How to Master Reset MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 DUAL to Factory Default ?


After doing soft reset, maybe our smartphone still have problem or act not normal. Some problem can make the operating system damage and need to be fix by doing hard reset or master format. Please follow this several option step bellow:

#Option 1, How to Hard Reset MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 DUAL with Setting Menu:

Please remember to backup your important data before doing the hard reset to factory default, because all data and installed applications will be erased.

  1. Turn on the MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 DUAL
  2. Make sure the battery is fully charge or not empty
  3. Go to menu: Setting > About > Reset Your Phone
  4. The process of formatting MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 DUAL will do by it self


hard reset microsoft lumia 540 dual - format factory default


#Option 2, How to Hard Reset MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 DUAL with Hardware Button Key:

Now we have other option to hard reset or format MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 DUAL with hardware key button especially when the phone stuck or can not access to menu :


  1. Please remember, we have to do two BIG STEP, do it step by step
  2. Turn off the MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 DUAL
  3. BIG STEP ONE (a). Press and Hold the Power Button, do not release until the phone vibrate (if you feel the vibrate in MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 DUAL then release the Power Button)
  4. BIG STEP ONE (b). Press and Hold the Volume Down Button, do not release until the LCD show the exclamation mark (if you see the exclamation mark in LCD, then release the Volume Down Button)



B. BIG STEP TWO (this can be done after all BIG STEP ONE finish)

  1. To continue reset, you have to do the last step bellow
  2. Press Volume Up Button Key and release
  3. Press Volume Down Button Key and release
  4. Press Power Button Key and release
  5. Press Volume Down Button Key and release
  6. The MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 DUAL will do the hard reset format, wait about three until five minutes. While waiting you will see the gear appear until it finish.

Please remember, you have to follow the step From BIG STEP A until BIG STEP B by sequence.


How to Restore and Reinstall Clean Factory Default Windows Phone 8.1 operating system / firmware at MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 DUAL ? (Reformat)

The MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 DUAL release using Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim, what does it mean? Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Demin mean at the time release, this is the latest firmware version from Microsoft to their Windows Phone product which have several update facility and also several factory default applications like  Cortana virtual assistant, Live Folders, Better Camera application features, and many more. All of that file source operating system or firmware also already saved safely inside MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 DUAL ROM or internal memory. If at anytime we get trouble with operating system which probably happen because installed applications crash or viruses, then we have to reinstall or reformat or restore with factory default operating system or firmware without connect or copy OS file source from other device. Just follow simple steps to hard reset above, then our MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 DUAL operating system will be reinstall automatically using Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim firmware.


How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 DUAL forgot password code or security lock screen or pin (lost password)?

We always recommended to give security screen lock pattern to keep safe our important data when this phone away from us or stolen or lost. There are already installed factory default security protections at Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1. But please be careful to keep our security protections answer in safe place, because when we forget security protection or password pin of MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 DUAL, then we can not bypass easily. We should reformat or hard reset MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 DUAL to bypass or unlock forgotten security protection or password pin, and unfortunately all data will be remove or wipe as well.


How to Improve Performance MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 DUAL to make run more faster?

MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 DUAL have Quad Core Processor 1.2 Ghz from Qualcomm, this phone have 1 GB RAM for multitasking applications. For daily activity this phone can work good and fast for daily activity, but this phone have limited performance because several things, especially when there are too many applications run in the background or viruses or malware apps which can take many phone resources, then MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 DUAL will become slowly. Therefore we have to uninstall some not use applications and use only important daily activity one. We still can try several applications from Windows Phone Apps but if you think the applications is not good, then please uninstall that apps again. If we want to make MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 DUAL performance run faster again like new,  then please consider to do hard reset or reformat the operating system.


What is the Secret Code Key for Hard Reset MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 DUAL ?

There is no secret code for doing hard reset or master format MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 DUAL. Just follow the step above to hard reset is the easy way to do.




  • How to Hard Reset or Master Format MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 without Password ?

    We always suggest to activate security protections at our phone to protect all importnt data. However, after use several period, some troubles happen at our MICROSOFT LUMIA 540, then we have to do hard reset or reformat. The problems happen when we can not reformat to factory default MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 because it always ask for password or pattern. Please do hard reset or master format MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 using hardware button combination key like steps at #option 2 above, it will reformat your MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 without ask any password or pattern security protections, because that process will start from OFF positions.

  • How to Remove or Wipe Google account from MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 ?


    MICROSOFT LUMIA 540 is not Android operating system smartphone. It use Microsoft Windows Phone operating system, therefore Google account is not main account at this phone. The Google account will be setup manually at any Google applications that we have downloaded from Microsoft Store. If we uninstall any Google Apps, then the Google account will be removed as well.


Latest Discussions & Share Information:

[Q] My phone is showing nothing . its showing blank when i switch on it. Only 3 marks coming at the bottom i.e back options window symbol and search symbol. If i press and hold the search option voice command is working. But screen is completely blank
[A] Hi, perhaps your Microsoft Lumia 540 OS need to be reformat. Please follow steps at #option 2 above to reformat your Lumia 540 operating system to factory default.

[Q] No app opening even after hard reset
[A] Hi, usually after finish hard reset, your Microsoft Lumia 540 operating system will be restore back to factory default like new again, including the default installed applications. Perhaps you have done hard reset using menu Setting, then try to do hard reset using hardware button combination key like steps at #option 2 above. If you can not see anything then maybe some other troubles happen, please consult at Microsoft / Nokia authorized service center.

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