If your Samsung tablet is overwhelmed by files that you can’t reach and delete easily and you are looking for a fast and efficient way to clear everything, stick around to reveal how to factory reset a Samsung tablet to default settings.
Not only that you will delete everything from your tablet but it will also recover all settings to their default state.
Keep in mind that a factory reset is the last resort and if you are experiencing any issue with your Samsung tablet feel free to refer to our technical solution blog and troubleshoot, instead of erasing everything.
It is important to back up everything that you will need before you recover your Samsung tablet to factory settings.
To do so you can easily connect it to any other computing device and transfer all images, files, and miscellaneous that you will need.
Also before the factory reset make sure that your device is full of battery otherwise the system will not allow you to initiate the process.
Once everything is prepared and ready to start let’s check how to factory reset your Samsung tablet.
Before we can start taking a look at everything that will be gone after a Factory Reset:
- Email accounts
- System and app data
- App settings
- Downloaded apps
- Media (Music, pictures and videos, etc.)
- Temporary files
- Browser Cookies and more…
Easy Guide to Factory Reset a Samsung Tablet Using Settings
You can perform a factory reset fast and easy through Samsung settings. As we already mentioned you should ensure that the device has at least 70% battery or it is connected to the power before you start. Once everything is settled, follow the steps below:
- Navigate to Settings and search for the Factory Data Reset option.
- Tap the Factory Data Reset and confirm all warnings that will appear.
- If you have a lock screen, you will be asked to enter your password/PIN or pattern.
- Finally, a button will appear “Delete All”, to proceed tap on it.
At this point, your device should vibrate to a black screen and a small working Android robot should appear. The factory reset could take up to an hour so leave your device connected to power aside and wait until it is ready.
Once the factory reset is completed, your device should restart and you will have a complete restore to default settings.
TIP: Keep in mind that if you have an Android software update disabled, the auto-update setting is enabled by default, so if it is important for you not to update your tablet, simply disable it again afterward.
Factory Reset Through Bootloader
So in case, your tablet does not boot the Android software or you can’t use the touch screen we have prepared an alternative method to factory reset your Samsung talent without the settings menu. Instead, we are going to use Bootloader to factory reset the tablet that does not require the Android software running.
- Ensure that the device that you are going to factory reset is powered off. To power off the Samsung tablet hold the Power Button for about 5-6 seconds until it vibrates and press on Shut Down/Power Off.
- To enter the Bootloader, press the Volume Up Button + Power Button simultaneously and hold for another 5 or 6 seconds, again until it vibrates.
- At this point your device will boot but not the Android OS, instead, you will see the Bootloader Menu.
- To navigate in the Bootloader menu, simply use the Volume Down button, and to select settings use the Power Button.
- Highlight and select the Factory Reset settings and press on Wipe Data/Factory Reset.
- A warning should appear stating that this action Can’t be Undone and if you would like to proceed. Highlight “Yes” and press the Power Button to select and proceed.
- Once ready, select Reboot System Now and wait until your device restarts. Now it should load the wiped, factory restored Android software.
If the device is responsive and can be powered on, the preferred reset method should be performed.
For devices with Android Device Protection turned on, it’s imperative Google™ sign-in credentials are known prior to completing a factory reset with the device powered off. If credentials are unknown, do one of the following:
- Attempt to sign in with any Google account previously used on the device.
- Reset the password via the https://www.google.com/accounts/recovery website.
We hope that our post was helpful for you to factory reset your Samsung Tablet. If you are unable, however, to restore the tablet to its default settings you might need to visit professional services using far more complex tools to achieve that. The only important thing is to remember to back up all files that you are going to need as you already know, factory reset erases everything.