The Nokia 6630 can be formatted in four different ways. Format the memory card to delete all the information you have stored on the card. If the phone freezes or malfunctions, soft or hard formatting can sometimes fix the problem. Soft formatting restores certain factory settings but preserves your user data like photos and applications. Hard formatting your phone deletes all your files and third-party applications. Back up any files you don't want to lose before following these instructions.

Things You Will Need

A Nokia 6630

Step 1

To Format Your Memory Card

Step 1

Select "Options" on your main menu.

Step 2

Click on "Format Memory Card." Press "Yes" to confirm the operation.

Step 3

Rename the memory card and click "OK."

Step 2

Type in this code to soft reset your phone:


It will delete some system files that and reinstall the factory settings, but will not delete your personal information. Try soft formatting your phone before hard formatting (also called hard resetting).

Step 3

Type in this code to hard reset your phone:


This will restore factory settings and delete all your personal information.

Step 4

Turn phone off. Press and hold down the following keys: the talk key (green button), the number 3 on the keypad and the asterisk (*), and turn the phone on. Hold down all keys while you boot up the phone until you see Nokia's "hands" logo. Try this alternative hard reset if step 3 does not work.

Tips & Warnings

  • Take your phone to a technician; you could lose all your information or break your phone if you do not know what you are doing.
  • Try the alternative reset (step 4) if you cannot switch on your phone.
  • When hard resetting your phone, you will need to introduce a security code. If you don't know what the code is, you probably haven't changed the original factory password: 12345.
  • Make sure your phone has at least a half-charge of battery before you format it.