How to Master Reset a Kyocera Rio

Reset options are limited on your Kyocera Rio.
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A reset may allow you to restore your Kyocera Rio to working order, resolving minor system errors such as a frozen screen or other operational glitches. You can accomplish a basic reset by simply removing and reinserting the battery; this power cycles the phone and clears its memory. A full factory reset might be necessary to correct more serious issues. This process deletes all data and restores the phone to its factory settings. Kyocera recommends you seek the assistance of a store associate or the original mobile phone dealer for a factory reset since it requires a special six-digit Service Programming Code, which varies by service provider.

Remove the battery cover from the back of the Kyocera Rio E3100 phone.

Remove the battery, reinsert it and then reinstall the battery cover.

Power on the phone. If the problem persists, return to the store or dealer and request a hard reset, or if the phone cannot be repaired, request that it be replaced.

  • Information in this article applies to the Kyocera Rio E3100 mobile phone. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.
  • If the phone responds to button commands, you may find that a simple power cycle effectively clears minor errors. Simply press the "Power" button on the right side of the phone for a few moments, allow the device to power down, and then press the "Power" button again to turn it back on.

Based in Tampa, Fla., Danielle Fernandez been writing, editing and illustrating all things technology, lifestyle and education since 1999. Her work has appeared in the Tampa Tribune, Working Mother magazine, and a variety of technical publications, including BICSI's "Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual." Fernandez holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of South Florida.