How to Easily Master Format MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 with Safety Hard Reset?

Tips and solutions for fix trouble at MICROSOFT LUMIA 550. This is cheap Microsoft Windows (phone) 10 OS smartphone with 4.7 inches LCD screen and have 8 GB internal memory and 1 GB RAM for multitasking applications. Although it have limited internal memory capacity, but we still can expand using microSD external memory maximum 200 GB. MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 use Qualcomm processor with Quad Core 1.1 Ghz clock speed.

What is Advantage of MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 Specifications:

LCD 4.7 inches touchscreen
Internal memory 8 GB
External memory 200 GB
Main Camera 5 MP, f/2.4, autofocus, LED flash
Front camera for Video conference 2 MP
Processor Quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7
GPU Adreno 304
Operating system Microsoft Windows 10
Battery Li-Po 2100 mAh

How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

This phone have 8 GB internal memory and already installed with Microsoft Windows 10 operating system. With this internal memory capacity, we still can install MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 with several interesting applications from Windows Store like Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, Blackberry Messenger (BBM), Skype, Viber and many more. But we have to know that maybe some applications is not compatible with this phone. If we have installed that kind of apps, then MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 will become hang or stuck or bricks or frozen or boot logo loop or LCD touch screen not responsive. We have to force shutdown or force reboot or force soft reset to clean temporary files and caches. If this problems still happen, then we have to do hard reset or master format. Please note, doing hard reset will remove or wipe all important files at MICROSOFT LUMIA 550, therefore we have to backup all important files first before doing hard reset.

How to Force Shutdown or Force Soft Reset or Force Reboot or Force Restart MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 ?

What should we do when our MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 get hang or LCD touch screen not responsive in the middle of running applications? We have to force soft reset or force shutdown or force reboot to clean temporary files and caches. Please remove back cover case of MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 and then unplug the battery, wait about 5 until 10 seconds and put again the batter at right positions. Press again POWER button to trun ON this phone. This process will restart all running applications from beginning and will not remove any important files.

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 550 will turn off. We need to press Power button again to turn on this phone.

How to Master Reset MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 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 550 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 550
  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 550 will do by it self

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#Option 2, How to Hard Reset MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 with Hardware Button Key:

Now we have other option to hard reset or format MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 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 550
  3. BIG STEP ONE (a). Press and Hold thePower Button, do not release until the phone vibrate (if you feel the vibrate in MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 then release thePower Button)
  4. BIG STEP ONE (b). Press and Hold theVolume Down Button, do not release until the LCD show the exclamation mark (if you see the exclamation mark in LCD, then release theVolume 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. PressVolume Up Button Keyand release
  3. PressVolume Down Button Keyand release
  4. PressPower Button Keyand release
  5. PressVolume Down Button Keyand release
  6. The MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 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 10 operating system / firmware at MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 ? (Reformat)

There are several games and entertainment that can run without problems at MICROSOFT LUMIA 550. But some applications can make trouble to the operating system, it can become damage or corrupt. The MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 will act not normal or not responsive or can not run properly. We need to reformat or reinstall the operating system. But first we have to know that clean factory default Microsoft Windows 10 operating system file source already saved safely inside MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 ROM or internal memory, therefore we do not need to copy or connect MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 with other device when we want to reformat. Just follow simple steps to hard reset above, then clean factory default Microsoft Windows 10 operating system will be reinstall automatically.

How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 forgot password code or security lock screen or pin (lost password)?

It is good to activate security protections at MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 by using factory default security menu setting. But the problems will be happen when we forgot security protections pin password at MICROSOFT LUMIA 550, what should we do? Unfortunately we can not bypass or unlock forgot security pin password protections at MICROSOFT LUMIA 550. We have to do hard reset or master format MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 using hardware button combination key like steps at #Option 2 above.

How to Improve Performance MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 to make run more faster?

MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 is the low price Microsoft Windows 10 smartphone, therefore we can not expect to much from Qualcomm processor using 1.1 Ghz clock speed. But base by benchmark review, we can have average speed performance of MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 when running for standard chat, browsing, playing games, email, social media and several other applications. But please do not install too many applications especially the apps that not very famous, because some of them will make our MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 resources become insufficient and make become slowly. If we want to make our MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 performance run faster again like new, then please consider to do hard reset or master format.

What is the Secret Code Key for Hard Reset MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 ?

There is no secret code for doing hard reset or master format MICROSOFT LUMIA 550. Just follow the step above to hard reset is the easy way to do.

5 thoughts on “How to Easily Master Format MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 with Safety Hard Reset?”

    • Hi, there are two options for hard reset your Microsoft Lumia 550 whether using menu setting if your phone still can boot or using hardware button combination key. Both steps will reformat your Lumia 550 operating system to factory default.

      • How do I stop a factory reset on a Lumia 550?
        I last backed up the phone about a week ago, but tonight it has gone into the factory reset mode by itself. I’ve tried removing the battery for awhile, rebooting it, and even connecting to a laptop etc but it still is going through this process.
        I’m unable to therefore back up my data for the last week (which I need) and I really need to know how to stop this reset before I lose all of the data. 🙁

        • Hi, usually the hard reset process will be happen when you force it do happen. It will not work by itself. However, please try to do hard reset using hardware button combination key like steps at #Option 2 above. It will reformat your Lumia 550 operating system to factory default. Hopefully it will make your phone work like new again.


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