2 Simple Methods to Factory Reset Android Tablet (2022 Update)

Last Updated on January 11, 2022 by Jason Ben

Have you ever find your android tablet doesn’t work properly due to varieties of reasons or you just want to restore your tablet to its original state because it runs too slowly and you can’t stand it any longer. If your answer is yes, then factory reset the device is your solution. In this tutorial, I will tell you how to reset android tablet as known as factory reset android tablet. This article will lead you to reset your device step by step and your satisfaction is guaranteed, so don’t bother to find other articles like how to reset android tablet using pc or how to reset android tablet without volume button.

OK, before you reset your tablet. We need to make sure the state of your device. If your device can boot up normally please go to Method 1, if not, then you have to use Method 2.

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Method 1 Factory Reset Android Tablet in normal condition

If you choose Method 1, we assume your device can boot up normally.

Step 1 Back Up Data (Skip this step if you don’t care about the data loss although it is highly recommended.)

If you do not want to lose your data in the device during the whole factory reset process, don’t panic. You can easily back up your data by using some data recovery apps like Android Data Backup & Restore. It is software on PC or Mac to Back up your Android Data.

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  1. You need to Download Android Data Backup & Restore to your computer first.
  2. Install and then open the program.
  3. Choose Android Data Backup & Restore on the interface.
  4. Connect your device to the computer with a USB cable. Your android device need to be in develop mode now, if not, follow the instruction on your computer to enable USB debugging.
  5. After successfully connect the device to the computer, the app provides two backup options. Choose Device Data Backup, if you want selective backup. Choose One-click Backup, if you want to back up all data.
  6. The app will allow you to select what kinds of data you want to keep. Tick the items you want to keep. Choose Encrypted Backup, if you want it. Click Start to continue.
  7. Select the destination file folder to save the backup, and tap OK.
  8. This may take a few minutes, and you need to keep your device attached to the computer during the whole process.

Step 2 Factory reset the device via Setting

After backing up your data, you should find the icon with the name Setting on your tablet. Once you find it, follow the following steps.

Tap Settings > then tap Back up & reset > tick Back up my data and Automatic restore if you want to reset your device without losing your personal data > press Factory data reset (Attention: The steps may not be exact the same due to different brands or models but the basic procedures are the same.)

Method 2 Factory Reset Broken Android Tablet

If your device can not boot up, then you have to use this method.

Step 1 Retrieve data from broken Android Tablet

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  1. Download and install Android Data Recovery on your computer.
  2. Launch and choose Broken Android Data Extraction on the interface.
  3. Click Start and select the name and model of your tablet.
  4. Put the Android tablet in Download mode according to the instruction. Then connect your Android Tablet to the computer with a USB cable.
  5. Wait until your data were displayed in categories.
  6. Select those you want to back up and click Recover to save them in a chosen folder of your computer.

Step 2 Factory reset the device

After restoring the data you want to keep, we can now factory reset the device.

  1. Power off your device. Since the device won’t boot up properly, you can pull the battery out to make sure it is powered off.
  2. Go to the device’s recovery mode by pressing Power button + Volume up + Home button.
  3. Use the Volume up or Volume down button on your device to select the option wipe data/factory reset, then press Power button to confirm your selection.
  4. Grab a cup of coffee and wait till it is done.

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