What to Do: Before Formatting Your Phone

format phoneIn one of our earlier posts on this blog, Aryk Enterprise, we explained a Step-By-Step process on how to format your phone to correct some phone errors by using either the Hard Reset Method or the Soft Format Method. And to that, we have received lots of email messages on how to recover lost files on the phone.

The claim was that most of the files were lost during the process of formatting the phone.
Within this tutorial, we intend to explain how to prevent such data lost or corrupt cases while flashing or formatting your phone.

Sometimes, formatting your phone might be necessary to make the phone free from errors and malfunctions. There are some faults that cannot be corrected until the phone is formatted or flashed using either the hard reset method or Flashing by making use of some computer programmes.

Things to Do Before Formatting Your Phone


  1. Battery Level
    The number one thing you should do before formatting or flashing your phone is to make sure that your battery is good and that it is at at least, 50% fully charged. This must be done to ensure a successful flashing or formatting operation.
    If during flashing or formatting process, your phone went off as a result of the low battery level, the phone may never come back on and if it does, it may render the phone useless.
  2. Content Back Up
    Of course, formatting or flashing your phone would erase all the content of the phone. It is advised that you back up the phone content before you format or flash the phone.
    At least, your phone contacts should be backed up before you flash or format the phone. You may learn how to back up the phone contacts here or how to back up the entire content of the phone using Nokia PC Suite here.
  3. Back Up Notes
    A back up note should also be made before you flash or format your phone.
    For instance, you might need to make a back up note of usernames and passwords for the applications you use on that phone.

Well, above are the three most important things we know you should do before you format or flash your phone to avoid lost of data or corrupt files. If you have any additional suggestions on what should be done before formatting or flashing a phone, you may share it with others by dropping your comment and opinions in the comment box below.



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