Blackberry Passport (or BB Classic) – Soft reset and Factory Reformat

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Is your Blackberry Passport acting up? acting sluggish?  Its probably time for a soft reset.

Or is it time to sell or upgrade?  If you’re no longer going to be using your device, you should format your phone.

Alright, let’s go through the steps.

Soft Reset

A soft reset is quite easy and this is something you should perform periodically to clear all data in the RAM and to close all applications.

To perform a soft reset – hold the power button for 10 seconds.

Hard Reset (Factory Reformat)

I don’t recommend this if you’re keeping your phone – only use as a last resort.

Go to Settings > Security and Privacy > Security Wipe.  Just follow the instructions and your Blackberry Passport will be wiped clean like a baby’s bottom (minus the smell).  Don’t forget to remove your SIM and your microSD card!

If you’re a visual person – don’t forget to check out the video above!

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Max Sandoval

Founder at Asian Geek Squad
Founder of Asian Geek Squad, Max loves tech, travel and desserts. Oh yeah, and he's learning Spanish (finalmente!)