How to reset an Android phone or tablet to original Factory settings?
Reset to Factory settings – Wipe the Data
You should do a reset on your Android phone or tablet if you ever sell or send your tablet in for repairs – be sure to erase all your personal data first. This is also referred to wiping the data, or doing a factory reset.
The process restores your Android phone or tablet to the original settings and content that it came with from the factory.
You can first back up all your data before erasing everything.
Create a backup:
- Touch Settings
- Touch Accounts and backup
- If you have a Samsung device, you have the option to back up to the Samsung Cloud and also back up to Google Drive. Learn more about doing backups here: “How to backup Android …“
Reset the phone or tablet:
- Open Settings
- Touch General management
- Touch Reset
- Touch Factory data reset
- Read all the messages then touch Reset
You can use the Restore process to re-install your data at a later point.