How to Hard Reset Android Tablet

Alicia Santos

Android, Tutorials

How to Hard Reset Android Tablet

If you are facing issues with your Android tablet and need to perform a hard reset, this guide will walk you through the process step by step. A hard reset can help resolve software glitches, freezing issues, or other problems that are affecting the performance of your device.

Please note that performing a hard reset will erase all data on your tablet, so make sure to back up any important files before proceeding.

Step 1: Power Off Your Tablet

Before starting the hard reset process, ensure that your tablet is powered off completely. Press and hold the power button until you see the power options menu on your screen.

Tap on “Power Off” and wait for the device to shut down.

Step 2: Boot into Recovery Mode

To perform a hard reset, we need to boot your tablet into recovery mode. The exact method may vary slightly depending on the make and model of your device. Here are three common methods:

  • Method 1: Press and hold the Volume Up button and the Power button simultaneously for a few seconds until you see the recovery mode screen.
  • Method 2: Press and hold the Volume Down button and the Power button simultaneously for a few seconds until you see the recovery mode screen.
  • Method 3: Some devices require a combination of pressing Volume Up, Volume Down, and Power buttons simultaneously. Consult your device’s manual or search online for specific instructions.


If none of these methods work for your specific device,

  • Try searching online for your device’s specific hard reset method or consult the manufacturer’s support.
  • Alternatively, you can contact customer support for assistance.

Step 3: Navigate Recovery Menu

Once you have successfully entered recovery mode, you will see a menu with several options. Use the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons to navigate through the menu options.

Look for an option that says “Wipe data/factory reset” or something similar. This option may be located under a sub-menu like “Advanced” or “Options.”


The exact wording and placement of this option may vary depending on your tablet’s manufacturer and Android version.

Step 4: Perform Factory Reset

Highlight the “Wipe data/factory reset” option using the Volume buttons and press the Power button to select it. On the confirmation screen, use the Volume buttons to navigate to “Yes” and press the Power button once again to confirm.


This action will erase all data on your tablet, including apps, settings, contacts, and personal files. Make sure you have backed up any important data before proceeding.

Step 5: Reboot Your Tablet

After the factory reset is complete, you will return to the recovery menu. Use the Volume buttons to highlight the “Reboot system now” option and press the Power button to select it.

Your tablet will restart, and it should now be restored to its factory settings.

Congratulations! You have successfully performed a hard reset on your Android tablet.

You can now set up your device again from scratch or restore your backed-up data to get back to using your tablet as before.

Remember, a hard reset should only be used as a last resort when all other troubleshooting methods have failed. If you continue to experience issues with your tablet after the reset, it may be necessary to seek professional assistance or contact the manufacturer for further support.

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