Preparing for a hard reset
Before proceeding with restoring a mobile gadget to factory settings, if the situation permits, copy all important information from it to external media, for example, to a computer hard drive or to the cloud.
It is convenient to save contacts on the Google service of the same name. To do this, copy them from SIM cards to the phone memory and log in to the device under the Google account to which you want to transfer them. Synchronization will take place automatically.
Videos, pictures, music and other user files can be simply transferred from folder to folder by connecting the phone with a USB cable to the PC.
If this is not possible, install a cloud service client on your mobile device, for example, Google Drive or Yandex.Disk, enter the “Files” section, click “Upload to disk” and select the data to save.
To avoid having to enter the owner’s login and password when starting the device after the reset, delete your Google account from the system.
Immediately before recovery, charge the device to at least 25-30% or connect to a power source, and also remove the memory card and SIM from it.
3 Ways to Factory Reset Samsung Phone and Tablet
By dialing code
This option is applicable under the same conditions as the previous one. In addition, he can help you out in case of problems in the operation of the system menu, if you still have access to the application for calls.
To activate the factory reset procedure, enter one of the following codes on the Samsung phone keypad:
- 27673855 #
After pressing the call button, the device will reboot and all data from it will be deleted.
3 ways to factory reset your Samsung smartphone or tablet
Via the system menu
This method is preferable when the device boots up and works more or less normally, that is, you have access to the system menu and all on-screen buttons.
- Open the system settings utility and go to the “General” section. Some Samsung models do not have this section. If this is your case, proceed to the next step.
- Tap the “Reset” button or its equivalent. “Privacy”, “Archiving (archiving) and reset”.
- Go to “Reset device (data)”.
- Click “Delete All” or “Reset”.
After a few seconds, the device will restart in a zeroed state.
What is a factory reset and when to apply it
Resetting or hard resetting any mobile gadget on Android (not only Samsung Galaxy) is clearing its permanent memory from all applications, settings and files, except for those installed by the manufacturer.
The reset function is intended for:
- Restoring the device to operability in case of software problems and malware infection, when the failure cannot be eliminated using milder methods.
- Preparing a gadget for sale or transfer to another user.
- Optimizations after firmware update.
After a hard reset, no user data remains on the smartphone, except for those stored on the removable memory card and SIM (contacts). However, in some cases, the changes made by the user are still saved. Namely:
- If, before the rollback, the device was root. Preinstalled applications removed with superuser rights are not restored after a reset.
- When FRP (Factory Reset Protection) is activated. enhanced protection of the owner’s data in case of loss or theft of the phone.
A device with FRP enabled, even after a hard reset, will ask for the user’s account password, without which access to the system is impossible. Therefore, it is completely pointless to rollback on such a device in order to delete a forgotten password.
This method is used for the most serious problems. He is the only salvation when the device does not load the operating system or insurmountable problems arise during its launch. For example, blocking by a ransomware virus.
Fortunately, Android devices, including Samsung, have a Recovery menu with a hard reset function for such a case. This menu can be accessed even when the main system has completely lost its performance.
To enter Recovery, turn off your phone or tablet by long pressing the power button. Then press one of the following key combinations:
- Home Power Volume up.
- Bixby (Voice Assistant Activation Button) Power Volume Up.
- Power Increase the volume (on devices with a touch home button).
After the manufacturer’s splash screen appears on the screen, release the power button. The rest continue to hold until the inscription “Samsung Galaxy” changes to the menu “Android Recovery”.
- Using the volume keys to navigate, highlight the “Wipe Data \ Factory Reset” item. To confirm the selection, press the power button 1 time.
- Confirm your choice again by pressing “Yes” or “Yes, delete all user data”. This will start the process of zeroing user data.
- When you return to the Recovery menu screen, select the “Reboot system now” command. The machine will restart.
If the reset and restore is successful, after a few seconds you will see the desktop, which will look the same when you pick up the phone for the first time.
How to reset Windows 10 if the system won’t start or factory reset won’t work
In cases where Windows 10 does not start or a reset in the settings does not work, you can try using the manufacturer’s tools or with the recovery environment.
If Windows 10 does not start, but shows a blue screen with an error, then clicking on the “Advanced options” item, you can get into the recovery environment. If the system starts, but you cannot reset the OS, go to Settings. Update & Security and click the “Restart now” button in the “Special boot options” section.
After rebooting, go to the “Troubleshooting” section, and then click on “Reset the computer to its original state”.
Further, just like in the first described method, you can:
- Keep or delete personal files. If you select “Delete”, you will also be prompted to either completely erase the disk without the possibility of their recovery, or simply delete. Usually (unless you are giving the laptop to someone else), it is better to use a simple removal.
- In the Select Target Operating System window, select Windows 10.
- In the Reset this computer window, review what will be done. remove programs, reset settings to defaults, and automatically reinstall Windows 10 Click Reset.
After that, the process of resetting the system to its original state will begin, during which the computer may restart.
If your device was preinstalled with licensed Windows 10 upon purchase, then the easiest way to reset it to factory settings is to use certain keys when turning on your laptop or computer. For details on how to do this, see the article How to reset a laptop to factory settings (also suitable for branded PCs with a pre-installed OS).
How to reset Windows 10 or auto reinstall OS
Learn how to reset Windows 10 to factory settings, reset, roll back, or otherwise automatically reinstall Windows 10 on a computer or laptop. This has become easier than in Windows 7 and even in 8, due to the fact that the way of storing the image for reset in the system has changed and in most cases you do not need a disk or flash drive in order to perform the described procedure. If for some reason everything described does not work, you can simply perform a clean install of Windows 10.
Resetting Windows 10 to its original state can come in handy in cases where the system began to malfunction or does not even start, and you cannot perform a recovery (on this topic: Restoring Windows 10) in another way. In this case, reinstalling the OS in this way is possible with the preservation of your personal files (but without saving programs). Also, at the end of the instructions, you will find a video in which the description is shown clearly. Note: A description of problems and errors when rolling back Windows 10 to its original state, as well as possible solutions, are described in the last section of this article.
Update: in the latest versions of Windows 10, additional methods of system reset have appeared, including removing all programs preinstalled by the manufacturer of the computer or laptop. Automatic clean installation of Windows 10, Restoring Windows 10 from the cloud.
The video below shows both ways to run an automatic reinstallation of Windows 10 described in the article.
Automatic clean install of Windows 10 using Refresh Windows Tool
In the latest versions of Windows 10, a new function has appeared in the recovery options. “New Start” (formerly called the Refresh Windows Tool), which allows you to perform an automatic clean installation or reinstallation of Windows 10 with the preservation of files, but with the removal of preinstalled programs from the manufacturer. Using it allows you to reset when the first method does not work and reports errors.
- In the recovery options, at the bottom under Advanced recovery options, click on Learn how to start over from a clean install of Windows.
- You will be prompted to go to the corresponding page in the Windows 10 Security Center, click Yes.
- Click the Get Started button in the New Launch section.
- Check out what exactly the Start Over feature is and, if you agree, click Next.
- Wait for the Windows 10 factory reset to complete.
Upon completion of the process (which can take a long time and depends on the performance of the computer, the selected parameters and the amount of personal data when saving), you will receive a completely reinstalled and functional Windows 10. After logging in, I recommend that you also press the WinR keys, type cleanmgr, press Enter, and then click on the “Clear system files” button.
When you clean up your hard drive, you will most likely be able to delete up to 20 GB of data left over from the system reinstallation process.
Reset Windows 10 in settings from the installed system
The easiest way to reset Windows 10 assumes that the system on your computer starts up. If so, then a few simple steps will allow you to perform an automatic reinstallation.
- Go to Settings (via start and gear icon or WinI keys). Update and Security. Recovery.
- In the Reset this computer section, click Get Started. Note: if during recovery you are informed that the required files are missing, use the method from the next section of this manual. Also, at this stage, an error may appear: Unable to find recovery environment.
- You will be prompted to either keep your personal files or delete them. Select the option you want.
- If you select the option to delete files, you will also be prompted to either “Just delete files” or “Completely clear the disk”. I recommend the first option unless you are giving your computer or laptop to someone else. The second option deletes files without the possibility of their recovery and takes longer.
- In the Ready to Reset This Computer window, click Reset.
After that, the process of automatic reinstallation of the system will begin, the computer will reboot (possibly several times), and after the reset you will get clean Windows 10. If you selected “Keep personal files”, then the system disk will also contain the Windows.old folder containing the files old system (user folders and desktop content may come in handy there). Just in case: How to delete the Windows.old folder.
Windows 10 factory reset errors
The first and simplest methods when you have problems resetting Windows 10 to factory settings consist of the following steps:
- Make sure there is enough free space on the system disk partition (drive C). Ideally 10 GB or more.
- Remove all third-party antiviruses and other protection programs before starting recovery.
If, when you try to reset Windows 10 after restarting, you see the message “Problem returning your PC to its original state. Changes not made ”, usually this indicates problems with the files required for recovery (for example, if you did something with the WinSXS folder, from which files are being reset). You can try checking and restoring the integrity of Windows 10 system files, but more often you have to do a clean install of Windows 10 (however, you can also save personal data).
The second error option is that you are asked to insert a recovery disc or installation media. Then there was a solution with the Start over function described in the second section of this guide. Also in this situation, you can make a bootable USB flash drive with Windows 10 (on the current computer or on another, if this one does not start) or a Windows 10 recovery disk with the inclusion of system files. And use it as your required storage device. Use a version of Windows 10 with the same bitness installed on your computer.
Another option in the case of a requirement to provide a drive with files is to register your own image for system recovery (for this, the OS must work, the actions are performed in it). I have not tested this method, but they write that it works (but only for the second case with an error):
- You need to download the Windows 10 ISO image (the second method is in the instructions on the link).
- Mount it and copy the install.wim file from the sources folder to the previously created ResetRecoveryImage folder on a separate partition or computer disk (not the system one).
- In the command line as administrator, use the command reagentc / setosimage / path “D: \ ResetRecoveryImage” / index 1 (here D acts as a separate section, you may have a different letter) to register the recovery image.
After that, try to restart the system reset to its original state. By the way, for the future, we can recommend making your own backup copy of Windows 10, which can greatly simplify the process of rolling back the OS to a previous state.
Well, if you still have questions about reinstalling Windows 10 or returning the system to its original state, ask. Let me also remind you that for preinstalled systems there are usually additional ways to reset to factory settings provided by the manufacturer and described in the official instructions.
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Yes, the reset seems to be completed and Windows has already started loading, after the cycle.
And this cycle is never interrupted, for example by a blue screen with a button “additional parameters”? She could help with recovery.
Well, and so, perhaps the fastest way without going into reasons to decide is to make a bootable USB flash drive with a 10 somewhere and put it cleanly (if there is important data, then you can do it without formatting).
Good day! Please tell me, if you reset to the factory ones for a licensed win 10, then the license will also be lost?
Is it possible with such a reinstallation to install Windows on another disk (SSD, currently on the HDD). I would be very grateful for your help
I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3110, there was a problem, I listened to music in headphones, and the sound became very quiet, I checked the headphones, the sound on the tablet also works, but the headphones give a very weak sound, although the volume is at full.
I decided to try the restart sound button. Did not help.
Sometimes tablets and phones running the Android operating system fail. If you are the owner of an Android gadget and decide to reset the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3110 to return your tablet computer to factory settings, then you have come to the right place. It is often necessary to reset the settings due to an application error or if a virus has infected the operating system (for example, a factory reset can help if a banner virus has entered Android that blocks the screen). Perhaps a similar situation has occurred with your gadget, or you just want to delete all information from the internal memory of your tablet computer.
Various factors can cause a system failure. This may be the general clutter of the system due to the frequent reinstallation of applications and the installation of a large number of programs and games on the internal memory and memory card. Or, which in general happens quite rarely without third-party intervention, it may be an internal OS error. Aside from operating system issues, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3110 may not turn on at all. If the device slows down, freezes or is unstable, then a hard reboot can also help it. But what exactly is rebooting and what is resetting on the tablet? It is worth clarifying here that there are two types of factory reset on Android tablets and smartphones. You can reset Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3110 using software and hardware methods. And these methods are different.
On some firmwares, during a soft reset, you can select the desired deletion options. In this case, all information is deleted from the memory card and internal memory of the operating system. When you hard reset the settings through the special Android System Recovery menu, there are no such options, so SMS messages, phone contacts, applications and games may be saved. Nevertheless, before doing a software or hardware reset of Android to factory settings, we still advise, if possible, to make a backup of important data for you and save them. As a result of the reset, the following data will most likely be lost: installed applications and games, Google account and all data associated with other accounts, your personal data (contacts, SMS messages, calendar notes), data on system and application settings.
If you want to reset the settings on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3110 tablet to return the old device firmware, then we have to disappoint you. Neither hardware nor software resets will help restore the old firmware. It can only be restored by manually flashing the gadget. Next, we will look at both methods of how to perform a factory reset on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3110 tablet computer and start with an easier method. a soft restart of the system.
How to reset Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3110 from Android If your tablet boots, it’s easier to do a soft reset to factory settings than to do a hard reset. To perform a soft reset, you need to enter the menu of your tablet. After you get to the device menu, find the settings shortcut and click on it. In the settings you need to find the ‘Accounts’ menu item or the ‘Personal data’ option (depending on the firmware of the gadget ). And then select the ‘Restore and reset’ menu item or another name of which may be ‘Backup and reset’. Next you need to find the ‘Reset settings’ menu item (it can also be called ‘Data reset’). As you can see from the explanation in the picture below, all settings will be reset and all data on the device will be deleted. By going to the data reset menu item, you can reset the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3110 to the factory settings of Android. After pressing the device reset button, Android will ask for confirmation ‘Delete all personal data and downloaded apps? It will be impossible to restore them ’to completely reset the operating system settings. By clicking on‘ Delete all ’(or‘ Erase everything ’) you will start the procedure of resetting the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3110 tablet. This concludes the description of the software reboot of the system and move on to the hard reset.
How to hard reset Hard Reset
If your tablet won’t turn on or start, then the Android OS software glitch may be the cause, not a hardware malfunction of the device. For this, the developers have implemented a hard reset, which can be launched by pressing buttons on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3110. To reset the settings without logging into the system, you must turn off the device. Here are some ways to reset, try:
1) To enter the reset settings, hold down and hold the volume up button (or the volume down key) and the power button. Or we do everything the same, but after pressing the power button, we continue to hold down the volume key. 2) The second option is similar to the first, you need to press and hold the volume down and up, and then just press the power key of the device. 3) The third option for launching the recovery menu is to hold down three keys at the same time: the home screen button, volume up, and the power key. 4) The last option. Press the power button and hold for 1-2 seconds, then hold down the volume up and down buttons and the power key, and hold until the recovery menu appears. Here’s how to hard reset Android in smartphones and tablets from Samsung (Samsung). Turn off the device. To enter the recovery menu, you need to simultaneously press three keys: the button to call the main screen of the device, increase the volume and the power key. Resetting the settings is carried out using the Wipe data / Factory reset item, which can be selected using the volume up and down buttons. Next, we agree to erasing the data and reboot the device using the ‘Reboot now’ menu item.
After that, the device will either simply reboot and reset automatically, or a recovery menu will appear. As soon as you get to the recovery menu, you need to select the Wipe data / Factory reset item using the volume down and up keys, click on it and agree to delete the settings on the tablet. We hope you managed to go to the recovery menu and reset the settings on Android. If you have a question, or cannot perform a factory reset on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3110 yourself, ask a question in the comments.
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How to Hard Reset / Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Android Tablet
How to avoid losing data when performing a factory reset on Android? Helpful tips for users
It is enough to add a Google account in the settings and turn on synchronization to make a backup:
- some application data;
It is also worth using applications that save data in memory when resetting parameters:
- Titanium Backup;
- SMS Backup Restore.
How to reset Android devices via computer?
Before you reset the settings, you need to do the following:
- In order not to lose contacts. copy them to the SIM card.
- Connect a smartphone via a USB cable to a computer and transfer photos, music, videos and other documents to it, or transfer them to a flash card.
- Based on the state of the smartphone, select the appropriate reset method and follow the instructions.
How to factory reset Android using the menu?
To reset the settings using the menu, you must follow the steps indicated in the table:
|Device||Algorithm of actions|
|Gadgets on pure Android 4.0. and higher||Menu ⇒ Settings ⇒ Restore and reset|
|Samsung||Menu ⇒ Settings ⇒ (General) Archive & Reset, Archive & Reset, or Privacy|
|Huawei||Menu ⇒ Settings ⇒ Accounts (Personal data) ⇒ Restore and reset (Backup and reset)|
Simple Factory Phone Reset App
When you turn on Simple Factory Phone Reset, the Start button appears on a white background. When pressed, the program starts to reset the settings, removing corrupted applications without affecting the necessary data.
Phone Hard Reset App
- installed applications;
- accounts and other personal data stored on the internal memory of the phone.
Phone Factory Reset App
Phone Factory Reset app will help clean your phone from viruses by rebooting the entire system. To do this, you need to click “Full Factory Reset”.
Factory reset apps on Android devices
If the methods mentioned above are not suitable, you can use special programs designed to reset Android to factory settings.
The following applications are best known for returning to initial parameters:
- Simple Factory Phone Reset;
- Phone Hard Reset;
- Phone factory reset.
How to Factory Reset Samsung Tablet
If there are system failures in the Android operating system, the user may have a question about how to reset the Samsung tablet to factory settings. The need may arise after installing software from unverified sources, software failures or physical damage to the tablet. Fortunately, there are several ways to fix the situation. and today we will talk about each of them.
System recovery via Recovery
The second way to factory reset your Samsung tablet is as follows:
- Turn off the device and simultaneously hold down the Home, Power and volume keys until the vibration appears.
- Release the power button. the System Recovery menu should appear on the screen. Then release the rest of the buttons;
- Use the volume rocker to navigate the menu, and Power to select the desired item. We need a Factory reset or Wipe data line.
After expanding this parameter, select the option “Delete all user data”. To start it, press the power button. the reset process will start to the initial settings, after which the smartphone will restart. Sometimes you have to start the process manually using the Reboot system now command.
This method is great not only for tablets, but also for smartphones on the Android operating system.
Resetting data via the menu
The most effective way to restore the tablet to its normal “Samsung” state is to reset or so-called rollback to factory settings. To use this option, repeat the following:
- Open the system menu and select the “Settings” section;
- Go to the point of resetting to factory settings (usually found in the “Backup” or “About system” section, depending on the version of the operating system);
- Choose hard reset.
A message will appear on the smartphone screen about the mandatory deletion of all data and recommendations for saving a backup on the device or cloud storage. Confirm your action by pressing the “Ok” button. the rollback process will be launched.
Entering the service code
For tablets with a 3G module, it is possible to reset the system by entering a special combination of numbers and symbols. To do this, you need to open the functionality of dialing phone numbers (the green tube icon on the desktop) and enter one of the proposed codes:
27673855 #. a universal code that works on most devices;
### or ###. specific combinations used if the previous code did not work.
After the numerical combination, you need to press the call key. This will start the reset procedure.
Samsung Service Center
Unfortunately, it is not always possible to resolve the issue on your own. All the techniques described above work only if the device continues to function, albeit with malfunctions. If the device does not turn on anymore, or the actions you have performed do not give the desired result, we recommend that you contact the service center. It is especially recommended to use this option if the device is still under warranty. Experts can not only fix the problem, but also give recommendations on how to avoid a repetition of such a situation in the future.
Resetting Samsung Galaxy Tablet from Settings
If most of the functions of your Samsung Galaxy tablet are still working or are slow, you can use the following method to reset tablets as below.
restore factory data from settings
After accessing your Android phone, you can go to factory reset through the main screen “Settings” “Privacy” “Factory data reset”.
And then you need to confirm that you want to reset your Samsung Galaxy phone. Click on the “Reset Phone” button, the factory setting of the tablet.
Click on the “Erase All” button to confirm wiping your Samsung Galaxy phone. And then the tablet will be reset to factory settings.
If it closes, you can restart your Samsung tablet by lifting the power button in about 10 seconds. And if the solution doesn’t work, you can try the second solution.
How to Reset Samsung Tablet with Easiest Way
Knowing methods to reset Samsung Galaxy tablet is essential for Android users. An accident will happen, the Samsung Galaxy tablet may not work suddenly. It can be broken, run very slowly, or take action. As for the case, you need to hard reset the Samsung tab to fix these issues. But what should you do to reset your Samsung Galaxy tablet without losing any data? The article explains some of the solutions on how to reset Samsung tablet without losing data. Now is the time for action. Choose the right solution to reset Samsung or get back important files to Samsung Galaxy accordingly.
Reset Samsung from Android System Recovery Mode
When Samsung Galaxy Tablet freezes or doesn’t work well, you won’t be able to use the menu. And then you should take the following steps to reset your tablet now.
enter android system recovery mode
Switch your Samsung tablet using the power key. Then press the Power and Volume buttons until the Samsung logo appears on the tablet. And now you enter the Android system recovery mode.
Navigate to the “wipe data / factory reset” option with the “Volume up” or “Volume down” buttons used to highlight the displayed options on the Android system recovery screen to reset your Samsung hard drive to factory setting.
Factory Reset Samsung Tablet
Press the Power button to install the Samsung hard drive. Then go to the next screen, press the Volume Down button a few times, and press Power to the highlighted Yes option. delete all user data “.
Wait for a while as the device will erase all data and restore it to factory settings. Later, you can simply select the “Reboot System Now” option to make the tablet work again. At that time, you performed a Samsung tablet reset.
How to Reset Samsung Tablet to Factory Settings
There are actually various ways to hard reset your Samsung Galaxy tablet. When your Galaxy tablet is responsive but doesn’t seem to be working very fast, or sometimes you forget your password and your Samsung tablet’s memory is very poor, etc., then you should use the internal reset of Samsung tablet.
recover lost data after factory reset on Samsung tablet
After factory reset, if you lose important data on your Samsung tablet, you can take Tipard Android Data Recovery for help to help you recover lost data or delete data by accident. Tipard Android Data Recovery should be the best way to back up your files before resetting. Just read more about the solution as below.
Download and install the program
Just download and install Tipard Android Data Recovery from the official website on Windows or Mac. And then you can run the program to get back Samsung Galaxy tab data.
Connect Samsung to Computer
And now you can connect Samsung to your computer with a USB cable. Usually Android Data Recovery can detect Samsung tablets automatically.
Enter Samsung Debugging Mode on Samsung Galaxy Tablet, Android Data Recovery will detect the tablet information. Click OK in this data recovery software and click OK on Android device to allow Samsung.
Select Samsung Data to Recover
Once the program scans your Samsung Galaxy tablet, you can get important data in advance. And now you can reset your Galaxy tablet without fear of losing important data.
Basically, the importance of backing up and restoring your previous data is just as important as rebooting your Samsung Tablet. Therefore, the next time we face such a dilemma, the first thing we should do is stop using the device when data loss occurs. And follow the instructions step by step to restart your tablet and fix the problems. The article also provides professional restoration to help us find them and restore them. If you have any questions about how to reset your Samsung Galaxy tablet, you can share more detailed comments.
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How to Reset Samsung Tablet with Easiest Way
Reset button and everything that concerns it
So you have a reset button on your tablet. The lion’s share of people consider it the Hard Reset button. In fact, this is not the case. Basically, its action comes down to a regular reboot of the gadget and very rarely to a factory reset. over, the latter is not guaranteed to you. The tablet can simply go into TEST mode. Still, you need to use it if your tablet just freezes or as the first way to help. However, there is a small snag here. For three years already, almost all manufacturers have abandoned it, based on the impracticality of its use. The task can be accomplished with other buttons, so taking out a separate button is not logical.
The Reset button is always located inside the device. An opening of 1-1.5 mm is provided for access to it. This is done to avoid accidental pressing. You need to do the “Reset” when the device is turned on. Hold the button with a thin object (pin, toothpick) for 2-5 seconds.
How to reset your tablet
Hard Reset literally means hard reboot. The user refers to this method of rebooting the system in different cases. Basically, when the system hangs, the pattern or password is forgotten. Now we will figure out how to make a hard reset on the tablet, but before that, we should remind you that all personal data and personal settings will be destroyed. True, there are some types of tablets (even on Windows RT), where special storage is provided for the user’s personal settings. So, in ASUS it provides for the “Flash Disc” technology (not to be confused with a flash drive or ordinary internal memory), and in HP. iPAQ File Store. Again, there are not many such devices.
How to reset your tablet to factory settings
Resetting the settings is very simple and the fear of some users associated with this process is not clear. Do not consider a reset only in terms of repairing or restoring your system. Sometimes it is necessary, for example, when selling a gadget to third parties. Why would they see your contacts, social media data, even Google searches? Why should they be able to recover (although sometimes it is still possible) your data, have access to personal photos and correspondence, etc. Naturally, you need to throw everything back to its original form.
- Service code. some tablets have a set of special codes. They were created for the service. As a rule, these are tablets with GSM and / or 3G modules. The method itself is a holdover from the telephone industry, where service codes were an integral part of phone service.
- Hard reset. reset the tablet in recovery mode (RECOVERY), it’s the same. the notorious Hard Reset. The settings are reset in a special mode. It is assumed that the MID is no longer loaded at all or these attempts are unsuccessful.
Hard Reset Instructions:
So, let’s start resetting the tablet to factory settings. We remind you again that all data will be destroyed (therefore, we advise you to copy them first), and the tablet will return to its original point, as if you just bought it.
- You need to go to the “Recovery” mode. To do this (tablet off), hold down the “” volume button, and then press the “Power” button. Wait for the vibro to appear and release the power. The volume sometimes needs to be kept until the menu appears. In half of the cases, pressing this combination at the same time is enough and that’s it.
- Navigation through the menu is carried out by physical buttons. Select wipe data / factory reset. Another list may appear. If you are not strong in English and cannot translate what is written, press “YES”.
- Now you wait a few minutes before the end of all actions, which will be evidenced by the appearance of a new menu, in which you will be prompted to restart the tablet.
Do not use Hard Reset every time. There are ways to reboot normally, enter safe mode, and more. For the latter, simply hold down both volume buttons as soon as the device starts to boot (second boot screen). When asked how to restart the tablet if it freezes and it is impossible to remove the battery, there is also a hot button. Hold the power button for 10 seconds, which will entail a reboot, no matter what state the tablet is in.
Samsung tablet freezes or slows down.
We often hear the question about how to reset Samsung tablets. We thought we would write a short article in which we will discuss the process of both full and soft reboots of these tablets.
When you buy a new Samsung device for the first time, you may never need to perform a system reset. Mainly because this is something that you will be doing in the future, not when you first get your device. However, as time passes, when you use your new device as usual, you will gradually begin to notice things that come naturally over time.
First, you will start using storage space, and as your storage space starts to run out, you will start to see a difference in the performance of your device. In this context, it is helpful to know how to perform a reset as it can help you extend the life of a tablet that has become laggy a little. What if you buy a more powerful Samsung device while the old device is still working? You can give your (now old) tablet to a family member or friend for personal use. This is a good idea. Or, if it’s in perfect condition, you can sell the device to a new owner.
However, a Samsung tablet, like a Samsung mobile phone, is often quite personalized. So, before you give your device to anyone, you will want to delete your personal data. The new user will want to customize the device and make it their own by adding their accounts. To delete your data and personalization, you perform a so-called “factory reset.” The new user will want to customize the device and make it their own, giving it their own look. To delete your data and personalization, you perform a so-called “factory reset”. To delete your data and personalization, you perform a so-called “factory reset”.
So let’s recap the reasons for factory reset on your Samsung tablet once again. You may want to reset when;
- After using it for a long time, your Samsung tablet may become slow. This is often due to a decrease in the amount of free memory due to the installed software. This by itself uses memory and runs in the background as a process.
- When the screen continues to freeze, often during operation, causing inconvenience and wasted time.
- When use or ownership of a Samsung tablet is transferred to another user or owner.
There are other reasons, but these are the most common.
Factory Restore Precautions
This reset will actually give you a new tablet. The tablet will be clean, ready for a new owner. Factory reset is also known as master reset. But wait a minute. Do you really need to take this extreme step? You will definitely want to do this if you give someone your tablet. Keep in mind that it will erase all of your data. E-books, PDF documents, many personal items. There may be documents that you have temporarily forgotten and that you will need later.
Okay, your email might be available on your computer too, but your tablet might have photos and electronic copies of documents. If lost, it will cause real problems or grief for you. So if you are selling or giving away your tablet. We advise you to back up all your data BEFORE factory reset.
If you’re just performing a reset to try to get your device back to its original powerful configuration, think long and hard. Do you want to get rid of all this data with a factory reset? In this case, a soft reset is usually sufficient. A soft reset is ideal for setting up your device for personal use. So, first we will test the soft reset process. Then we will move on to find out exactly how to reset your Samsung tablet to factory (hardware) settings.
How to soft reset your Samsung tablet
If you are trying to fix the slow performance of your Samsung tablet, then a soft reset is the first thing you should do. A soft reset closes all applications on the device and clears data from the RAM cache. The current data will be lost BUT the hard drive of the device will remain intact. Often times, restarting a device is just an action required for the device to work efficiently again. Sometimes a soft reset is necessary for the application to function properly after a crash. It is also sometimes necessary when installing new software. This is not an extreme step. Just turn off your device completely using the power key and then restart it again. That’s all it takes. Take your time with a hard reset.
How to Hard Reset Samsung Tablet
If a soft reboot is your first step, then a hard reboot will be your last option. As mentioned earlier, this operation cannot be undone, so make sure all your data is backed up before proceeding. Be aware that the software on the tablet will revert to its original configuration. This software may also need to be updated again to comply with the latest specifications.
When deciding to continue, it is worth remembering that there are two ways to restore the factory settings. If you’re doing a hard reset because you’re selling or giving away your device, it should be pretty straightforward. Turn on your tablet, go to settings and find the device control tab. From there, you can choose to restore your device to factory settings. After the device has been reset and rebooted, you can transfer the tablet to the new owner.
If your device does not start and allows you to use the above method, you need option 2. This can happen if you forgot your device password (for example).
Here are the steps you should take to perform a hard reset on your Samsung tablet;
- Make sure the device is completely turned off.
- Press the Power button, Home button (if equipped) and Volume Up button at the same time. Do not release these buttons until the Samsung logo appears on the screen.
- The Samsung tablet will now enter recovery mode and the screen should be available. You can then use the Volume Up key to select the Factory Reset option. You must also select “Yes” to delete all user data. After giving the command, the operation will take a few minutes.
- The “Volume Up” key can now be used to select the “Reboot System Now” option.
As a result, we get a device for activation. The next step is to enter user data (yours or the new owner).
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Resetting your tablet to factory settings
How to reset the tablet to factory settings is a question that users ask when the equipment does not work correctly. If no attempts to restore the device’s functionality help, the only way out is to completely reset the tablet.
Reset data if the tablet turns on
If the device is still operational, the user can return it to the factory settings via the menu. This is the easiest way to factory reset your tablet.
- Go to settings.
- Find the item Restore and reset.
- Click on the line Reset settings.
- Next comes the information that all data will be deleted from the device. You must agree and click on Reset Tablet PC.
Next, the system will reboot, a splash screen with an image of an Android robot will appear on the screen.
- Enter the contact book.
- Import data.
Contacts are saved to a file that has the extension.vcf. It can be transferred to the phone via Bluetooth or saved on a memory card.
When restoring the tablet to work, then reverse actions will be required. Transfer the file with contacts to the tablet and open, the data will be copied to the device’s memory again.
How not to lose information
An important point. before starting the action, you must save all the data from the device if it turns on. Otherwise, the information will be lost.
The easiest way is to copy photos, videos, music, documents and other necessary files to your computer. This can be done through a cable and a special program. Windows and Mac operating systems support Smart Switch and Android File Transfer.
Attention! If data is stored on the memory card, it must be removed before resetting. Zeroing process does not affect external media, but precaution will not hurt.
Making a backup
Users of gadgets based on Android can save all device data by creating a backup copy. It is saved in the cloud storage and tied to a Google account, which the user enters when starting to use the tablet.
- Go to settings.
- Find Google services. The place is different in devices from different manufacturers. Is it basic me, sync or accounts.
- Select “Data and Personalization”, create a copy of the data.
After resetting the tablet during the initial setup, the user will restore all data from the backup.
All well-known manufacturers. ASUS, Lenovo, Samsung, Xiaomi and others additionally offer their own services for data archiving. The procedure is exactly the same. settings, logging into an account, copying data to the cloud storage, restoring them after resetting the tablet computer.
Resetting data with the keys if the tablet does not turn on
This method is tougher. Advanced users call it a hard reset or “hard reset”. The name is not given by chance, this method of deleting data and restoring to the factory state is used when nothing else can be done and the tablet does not turn on or the user has forgotten the password. The data can no longer be saved, but the flash card still needs to be pulled out.
To restore the factory settings on the tablet, the user needs to get into a special Recovery service mode, it is not in the usual menu.
To reset data, you need to simultaneously hold down a combination of physical buttons on the device. By default, this is the power key and the volume down button. This method is suitable for inexpensive devices from manufacturers Prestigio, Digma, Irbis, Oysters.
If the combination does not work, you can hold down the power button and the volume up button at the same time. If your Samsung tablet has a physical Home button, you must also hold down that button.
- The display switches to Recovery mode. White English lettering will appear on the black screen.
- You should find the line “wipe data / factory reset” or “Clear eMMC”. The sensor does not work, so moving through the menu should be done with the volume buttons. To select the desired line, press the power button and confirm “Yes”.
- The device will erase information.
- Next, find in the menu “reboot system now” or “backup and restore”, select. The system will restart.
Attention! The tablet needs to be charged. If it is discharged and turns off during the erasure of data or reboot, it will have to be carried to the service center for repair, as part of the operating system information may be damaged.
On Chinese tablets, the Recovery menu may be in Chinese, that is, the user will only see hieroglyphs. In this case, you need to enter the menu on another similar gadget with Android and see which row is needed. Then proceed in the same way.
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