Factory Data Reset (Powered On) - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

A factory data reset may help with a blank or frozen screen, apps crashing or freezing, keypad/touchscreen problems, can't hear, device making noises, can't make or receive calls, and device won't sync.

Caution Perform a factory data reset only if absolutely necessary as it removes all settings and data including:

  • Contacts
  • Email accounts
  • System and app data
  • App settings
  • Downloaded apps
  • Media (It is recommended to backup this data)
    Note Alternatively, music, pictures and videos can be backed up to a computer.

 

Note Notes:

  • Personal data (e.g. Wi-Fi passwords, browser bookmarks, etc.) can be backed up to Google's servers.
  • An alternate reset method is available if the device is unresponsive or won't power on.
  • If troubleshooting third-party apps, disable the Automatic Restore option.

 

  1. From the Home screen, navigate: Apps Apps icon > Settings > Privacy.
  2. Tap Factory data reset.
  3. Tap Reset tablet.
  4. Tap Erase everything.
    Note Allow several minutes for the factory data reset and reboot processes to complete.
    Note If applicable, set up your device.

 

Related Topic: Video Icon Factory Data Reset

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