Samsung devices are not the most reliable collection of devices and as such may require several fixes throughout their lifetime. The most annoying of these problems is when it hangs and freezes and locks you out of your device preventing access to the tablet. Resetting the tablet is one of the easiest ways to solve these problems and is a fix for many other problems as well. Here’s how to reset a Samsung tablet.
1) When Do You Need To Reset A Samsung Tablet?
There are several situations where resetting the tablet is the best fix for the problem. These include:
- The tablet has become faulty and/or unresponsive to clicks.
- You need to format a device to resell it or clear space.
- You have been locked out of your Samsung device and need to restore it.
Some of these problems can be solved by simply restarting your Samsung tablet so before you go ahead and reset your tablet, try restarting it a couple of times which will clear your RAM and might just give your Samsung tablet a fighting chance. If not, resetting the tablet under such conditions can be the ideal workaround to these problems.
Before you reset your tablet, you should know that it will erase all data that is stored on your Samsung tablet which cannot be recovered after resetting. So before going ahead, make sure that you’ve either backed up your data or you can afford to lose the data on your tablet Go ahead and try backing up your data first!
2) How do you Backup Your Data?
Several ways are using which you can back up the data stored in your Samsung tablet.
2.1) Backup Your Data Using Google Drive
Google Drive is one of the easiest ways of backing up your data. However, this will only work if you can use your tablet, even to a little extent. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to backup your data using google drive:
- Open your Google app and then open settings.
- Tap on accounts and then select back up.
- Click on the ‘backup now’ option
- Google will start backing up your data to Google drive now.
2.2) Backup Your Data Using Samsung Cloud
Like Google Drive, Samsung has its cloud service where you can back up your data. This is how to do it:
- First, sign in to your account.
- Tap on your name and then find your way to the settings.
- Then tap on Samsung Cloud. ( If this is your first time, you have to click on ‘backup now)
- Then tap on ‘backup data’.
- You can then go ahead and select the apps and data that you want to back up.
- Then select ‘backup now’.
- It will start backing up your data. Once it’s completed, click ‘Done’.
2.3) Backup Data Using a PC
You can also use your pc to back up your data from your Samsung tablet. You can use this way if your device is completely unresponsive.
- Connect your Samsung tablet to your pc with the tablet’s charging cable. Make sure that the cable used can facilitate media transfer.
- Go to ‘My Pc’ on your desktop and your Samsung device will show up.
- Open the files of the device and then you can select whichever files you want and copy them onto your computer.
- If the amount of data is large, it’s better to use a hard drive to store the data.
3) Think About the Following Things Before Resetting a Samsung Tablet:
To begin a Samsung device’s factory reset, the battery should be at least 50% full.
You must first back up all of your files before performing a factory data reset on your Samsung devices because you won’t be able to access any previous files or data.
Both your Google and Samsung account username and password must be known.
The issues with your device’s hardware won’t be fixed by a factory reset.
Before you read about how to reset a Samsung tablet, you should think about all of these essential factors.
4) How To Reset A Samsung Tablet?
Follow these steps to reset your Samsung tablet.
Keep your important data saved before beginning the steps. Once you use this feature, you cannot get it back. To reset your Samsung tablet, simply follow these easy steps:
- Go to the settings menu after signing in to your Samsung account.
- Tap once more on the factory data reset option after finding the buttons for the factory settings from the settings menu.
- After that, look over all of the data, tap reset, and then enter the security code.
- You can enter the information for your Samsung account if prompted; it may ask you to verify the device-added password.
- After that, tap Delete All.
This is how to reset a Samsung tablet. Factory resetting your Samsung tablet, removing all of your stored data, and restoring it to its original state may take a few seconds. You will immediately be returned to the initial setup page after your factory reset is complete. Your Samsung tablet may occasionally request your account information for verification. If you request a hard reset, it will behave like Google Drive’s request for credentials.
(Note: If you couldn’t perform the above steps after the factory reset, go to Samsung Support Center here and call for the service.
5) How To Factory Reset A Samsung Tablet
- Start by holding down the power button on the Samsung tablet to turn off the device and hold the volume up button at the same time.
- Turn on the device again by holding down the power button.
- When you can see the Samsung logo appear on the screen, you can let go of the buttons.
- The Android logo or the android robot will appear on the screen. You will see a list. You can use the volume up and down buttons to navigate the list.
- Select the Factory wipe and then press the power button again.
- Press the volume button to select yes and power buttons and wait until all your data get erased.
- Plug your device into a power supply and keep it charging until all the data is erased.
- Once finished, your device will be rebooted and ready to use.
This is how to reset a Samsung tablet to its factory settings. This method is particularly useful as it won’t erase the data in your Micro SD card which means any data stored in it, for example, paid APKs, music, media, etc. can be saved.
6) How to Bypass the Factory Reset Protection Lock on Samsung Galaxy Tablet A 10.1
- To begin, turn off your tablet and simultaneously press and hold the Volume Up, Home, and Power buttons.
- Release all buttons as soon as the Samsung logo appears on the screen.
- If you don’t see the Android recovery screen after that, try following the first step again.
- Use the power button to confirm it and press the volume button once more to navigate.
- Now select both the factory reset and the wipe.
- After that, you can follow the on-screen instructions, and your Samsung galaxy tab will restart in a few seconds.
Your settings and data will all be erased and restored to their default state.
7) How To Soft Reset A Samsung Tablet
If your Samsung tablet freezes or runs slowly, you can restart your Samsung galaxy tablet by following these steps:
- Hold both the power button and the volume button simultaneously.
- Turn on your tablet after holding it in place until the screen goes black.
Try holding the power button for more than a minute until the screen goes black, then turn on your Galaxy tablet if the above steps do not work.
8) Can I Reset My Samsung tablet without a Password?
Yes, it is very much possible to reset your Samsung tablet without a password. For a simple guide, check out how to do that here.
9) How do I perform a factory reset on an Android device running version 7.0 or later?
- Select Apps and Settings from the Android home screen.
- Now continue to scroll down and tap on General Management.
- After that, tap factory reset followed by a reset.
- Tap the reset button at the bottom of the screen, and then the Android recovery screen will appear.
- Tap confirm and then delete all of your data after you have done that.
- To confirm it, you must now enter the password for your Samsung account and tap again.
- Note: If you have set it up on your Samsung device, it will only ask for your password.
Samsung devices have irrevocably been a part of our digital ecosystems even before Apple was in the market. This is why it is much more annoying when our devices stop functioning or have various other such issues. While this article may not be the fix that you were looking for for your hardware issues, it will help you in various other ways because more often than not, what our Samsung device requires is not much more than a good reset.
Do try out these fixes but make sure all the conditions described in the article are met. Before going for the factory reset, make sure it’s required. Most times, just clearing up the RAM and removing useless data, images, etc. can solve the problem