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How To Format Or Reset An Android Tablet

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 20, 2017
How To Format Or Reset An Android Tablet

Do you have an Android Tablet that has gradually filled with things that you do not need? Or are you just going to give it to someone and you do not want to hand it over with all your information? For both these cases you may want to delete all the content you have added to a tablet (applications, images, videos, etc.) suddenly, and so it is more practical to format it and return it to its factory settings. In other words, reset it back to how it was the first time you switched it on. How to do it? In we tell you how to format or reset an Android tablet.

Steps to follow:


The first step to formatting a tablet is to access the home screen of the device. You then have to go to Applications by pressing the button consisting of several squares that appears at the bottom right of the screen.


Once there, click on 'Settings', its icon is a metal cog wheel. Through this option you can change most of your tablet settings and customize it to your liking, and here is also the possibility to format it.


But before proceeding with the formatting of the tablet it is important that you keep a backup of all your files, should you want to. For this, you will go to the Settings menu and look for the option Backup. If you want to save the data you will previously have to make a copy of it on cloud services such as Dropbox.


In this screen there will appear several options to format your tablet, you must click on "Factory data reset", then reset tablet. If your tablet is password protected, the system will prompt you to enter it. Then you will have to confirm that you really want to format the tablet by clicking on 'Clear All'. Done!


Depending on the brand you have, the tablet may ask you if you'd like to also clean the external memory card (if you have one). Though you can choose to do so or not, this will not be necessary in order to Factory reset your tablet.

How To Format Or Reset An Android Tablet - Step 5

Once your phone has been automatically rebooted, you will be prepared to set your Android tablet once more, ready to resell or to set up a new user.


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Thank you, I wiped all my data after reading this article. It was so easy to do.
Matthew Nesbitt (oneHOWTO editor)
Glad we could help!
my 'll yuntab k107 will not let me scroll to unlock to get on my home screen, ive tried the reset button on the side as i can't access the settings, my partner has managed to access the boot menu and did a factory reset but that didn't restore to factory settings, what else can i please.
OneHowTo Editor
If factory reset didn't work it's best you take it to a technician so he/she can take a closer look at your tablet.
Hope you can solve the problem!
Bongiwe Mnqokoyi
I have a problem with my Tablet my sim cards are not reflecting on the screen
OneHowTo Editor
Take them out of the slot and put them back in. Sometimes they may move and the tables doesn't detect them. If this doesn't work, we advise you to take your tablet to a technician so he/she can examine the problem closely.
Hope this helps
My tablet stop working when you turn it on the android logo comes up then it's asking me if I want to wipe etc it want to wipe it but there's no volume bottons to scroll up r down i need some help please.
What shoult I do,or how can I turn my tablet on again after I formated it? Please help me..
OneHowTo Editor
After formatting you should be able to turn it on as per usual. Make sure there's enough battery left. If this is not the case, take it to a specialist so he/she can take a closer look at it.
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