Master reset: Samsung Galaxy Tab S

Learn how to master reset the Samsung Galaxy Tab Susing the menu or hardware keys.

 

 

 

Master reset from settings menu

A master reset restores the original factory settings and may delete your personal data on the internal storage, such as downloads, ringtones, images, apps, contacts, and Visual Voicemail. It does not delete data stored on the SIM card or SD card.

 

  1. From any home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings > the General tab > Backup and reset.
  3. Under 'BACKUP AND RESTORE, review these settings:
    • Back up my data
    • Backup account
    • Automatic restore
  4. Under 'PERSONAL DATA,' tap Factory data reset.
  5. Tap Reset device.
  6. Confirm device lock PIN or password if one is set, then tap Continue.
  7. Tap Delete all.
  8. The device shuts down, restarts, and takes you to the startup menu.

 

Master reset with hardware keys

A master reset restores the original factory settings and may delete your personal data on the internal storage, such as downloads, ringtones, images, apps, contacts, and Visual Voicemail. It does not delete data stored on the SIM card or SD card.

 

If the device menus are frozen or unresponsive, you can master reset using hardware keys.

 

  1. Back up data on the internal memory.
  2. Save any open files.
  3. Back up all necessary data to a computer.
  4. Press and hold the Power key.
  5. Tap Power off and then tap OK.
  6. Press and hold the Power, Home, and Up Volume keys at the same time.
  7. Release all of the keys when the Android image appears.
  8. Press the Up Volume key to select wipe data / factory reset.
  9. Press the Power key.
  10. Press the Down Volume key to scroll to Yes – delete all user data.
  11. Press the Power key.
  12. Wait for Data wipe complete to appear.
  13. Press the Power key to move the cursor to Reboot system now.
  14. The device shuts down, restarts, and takes you to the startup menu.

 

 

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