How to reset the Microsoft Band 2

Microsoft Band 2

This won't be an issue for most people, but if you switch phones frequently, you'll also need to factory reset the Microsoft Band 2. The good news is that it's really simple. We'll show you how to do it.

  1. On your phone, open the Microsoft Health app, tap the hamburger menu, and select My Microsoft Band.
  2. Tap unregister your Band
  3. On your Microsoft Band 2, press the power button and tap Settings (gear icon)
  4. Tap the Power icon
  5. Swipe left, and tap Reset device.
  6. Tap Yes to erase all data

That's it! The Microsoft Band 2 should now be back to factory settings. You can follow the steps to pair the Microsoft Band 2 with Windows 10 Mobile if you need to connect the band again.

As a reminder, the Microsoft Band 2 also works with Android and iOS devices. However, Cortana only works on Windows Phone, and the keyboard for composing messaging replies only works for Windows Phone and Android, but not iOS.

Most users won't need to reset the Microsoft Band 2, but this will come in handy when you are switching phones, trying to solve a problem, or if you need to restart the setup process.

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