How to hard reset on Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

Learning to hard reset or factory reset your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 may become handy if you’re troubleshooting. We’re sure that some of you can’t remember all the steps on how to do this procedure so we decided to post this article in case you’ll need guidance later.

Method 1: How to hard reset on Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 via Settings Menu

This is the easiest method to factory reset or hard reset your Galaxy Tab 4. If the Settings menu is still accessible, make this as your first option when wiping the device.

Don’t forget, hard resetting your Galaxy Tab 4 will delete all personal data from your device. Be sure to back them up ahead of time. Also, make sure to remove your Google account first to avoid encountering problems with Factory Reset Protection later on.

  1. Launch Settings app.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Select the General tab.
  4. Tap Backup and reset.
  5. Under BACKUP AND RESTORE, review these settings:
    • Back up my data
    • Backup account
    • Automatic restore
  6. Under PERSONAL DATA, tap Factory data reset.
  7. Tap Reset device.
  8. Confirm device lock PIN or password if one is set, then tap Continue.
  9. Tap Delete all.
  10. Wait for the device to restart.
  11. Set the device up again.

Method 2: How to hard reset on Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 using hardware keys

There are situations wherein Settings may become inaccessible. If your Galaxy Tab 4 won’t boot up normally and Settings menu won’t load, you can restart the phone to Recovery Mode. Once the device has booted to Recovery, you can then hard reset it from there. Here’s how:

  1. If possible, create a backup of your personal data and remove your Google account.
  2. Turn off the device.
  3. Press and hold the Volume up button, the Power button and the Home button at the same time.
  4. When you feel the device vibrate, release ONLY the Power button.
  5. A screen menu will now appear. When you see this, release the remaining buttons.
  6. Use the Volume down button until you are highlighting ‘Delete all user data’. Press the Power button to select.
  7. Press the Power button again to select the Yes – delete all user data option.
  8. Press the Power button to highlight, then select the ‘reboot’ option.
  9. Wait for the device to restart.
  10. Set the device up again.

Method 3: How to hard reset on Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 using Find My Mobile

Find My Mobile is Samsung’s own service that allows owners of Samsung devices to remotely track their unit, unlock the screen, back up data, block access to Samsung Pay, or delete all data (factory reset). The steps in wiping the device using Find My Mobile is very straightforward. The important thing to do first though is to ensure that you set it up. You won’t be able to use Find My Mobile service if you haven’t activated it on the device before losing it.

We suggest that you follow this link to get instructions from official Samsung site.

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