Reset: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

Learn how to wipe or master reset the Samsung Tab 7.0 Plus through the menu or hardware keys. Find out more on this page:

 

Cache partition

Master reset

Safe mode

 

 

Cache partition

Wipe cache partition

If the phone is not working correctly, you may need to master reset it and also clear the cache partition. These two resets clear different parts of the phone storage. Unlike a master reset, wiping the cache partition does not delete your personal data.

 

To wipe the cache partition, follow these steps:

 

  1. Press and hold the Power/Lock key, tap Power off, and then tap OK to turn off the tablet.
  2. Press and hold the Power/Lock key and Up Volume key at the same time.
  3. Release the Power/lock key when the Samsung logo appears.
  4. Release the Up Volume keys when the Android image appears.
  5. When the menu appears, press the Down Volume key to select Wipe cache partition.
  6. Press the Power/Lock key.
  7. Once the message, “Cache wipe complete” appears on the screen below the menu, Press the Power/Lock key to select Reboot system now.

 

 

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Master reset

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 downloaded content, ringtones, images, apps, and contacts. It does not delete data stored on the SIM card or SD card.

 

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:

 

  1. Back up all data on the internal memory. See: Backup & restore: Samsung Tab 7.0 Plus
  2. Back up all necessary data that is on the internal memory.
  3. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Tap Privacy.
  6. Tap to clear the Automatic restore check box, if necessary.
    Note: You must disable ‘Automatic restore’ before you disable ‘Back up my data.’
  7. Tap to clear the Back up my data check box, if necessary.
  8. Tap OK, if necessary.
  9. Tap Factory data reset.
  10. Tap Reset device.
  11. Tap Erase everything.

 

 

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 downloaded content, ringtones, images, apps, and contacts. 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. To perform a master reset, follow these steps:

 

  1. Back up all data on the internal memory. See: Backup & restore: Samsung Tab 2 10.1
  2. Press and hold the Power/Lock key, tap Power off, and then tap OK to turn off the tablet.
  3. Press and hold the Power/Lock key and Up Volume key (closest to the Power/Lock key) at the same time.
  4. Release the keys when the Android image appears.
  5. When the menu appears, press the Up Volume key to select wipe data / factory reset.
  6. Press the Power key to select.
  7. Press the UpVolume key to scroll to Yes – delete all user data.
  8. Press the Power key to select.
  9. Press the Power key to select reboot system now.

 

 

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Safe mode

Turn on and use safe mode

Safe mode allows you to turn on the device with third-party apps disabled. Then you can easily remove all apps that may be causing a conflict or software problem.

 

To turn on safe mode and use it to fix app problems, follow these steps:

 

  1. Turn the device off.
  2. Press and hold the Power key.
  3. When 'Samsung' appears on the screen, release the Power key. Immediately after releasing the Power key, press and hold the Volume down key.
  4. Continue to hold the Volume down key until the device finishes restarting.
  5. 'Safe mode' will display in the bottom left corner of the screen. Release the Volume down key when you see 'Safe Mode.'

 

 

Turn off safe mode

To turn off safe mode, follow these steps:

 

  1. Press and hold the Power key.
  2. Tap Restart. Tap OK.

 

 

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