How to Data Reset your Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 (Powered Off)

How to Data Reset your Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 (Powered Off) 1
  • If the device is responsive and can be powered on, the preferred reset method should be performed.
  • For devices with Android™ Device Protection turned on, it’s imperative Google™ sign-in credentials are known prior to completing a factory reset with the device powered off. If credentials are unknown, do one of the following:
  • Perform a factory data reset only if absolutely necessary as it removes all data including:
    • Contacts
    • Email accounts
    • System and app data
    • App settings
    • Downloaded apps
    • Media (Music, pictures and videos, etc.)

If a pattern, PIN, etc. is or has ever been set up on this device, Google account sign-in is required during initial setup.

  1. Ensure the device is powered off.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up and Power buttons.Volume up and Power buttons
  3. Continue to hold the Volume Up button and Power button until the Android Recovery screen appears (about 10-15 seconds) then release both buttons.A blue screen with ‘Installing system update’ may display, followed by a screen with ‘No command’; continue to wait until the recovery screen appears.
  4. From the Android Recovery screen, select Wipe data/factory reset.Use the Volume buttons to cycle through available options and the Power button to select.Android recovery screen with Wipe data/factory reset
  5. Select Factory data reset.Allow several seconds for the factory data reset to complete.Android recovery screen with Yes
  6. Select Reboot system now.Allow several minutes for the reboot process to complete.If needed, set up your device .Android recovery screen with reboot system now

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 – Factory Data Reset (Powered On)

A factory data (hard) reset may help with a blank or frozen screen, apps crashing or freezing, keypad / touchscreen problems, can’t hear, device making noises and device won’t sync.

Perform a factory data reset only if absolutely necessary as it removes all data including:

  • Google™ account
  • System and app data
  • App settings
  • Downloaded apps
  • Media (It’s recommended to back up this data.)Alternatively, music, pictures and videos can be backed up to a computer.
  • Personal data (e.g., Wi-Fi passwords, browser bookmarks, etc.) can be backed up to Google’s servers .
  • An alternate reset method is available if the device is unresponsive or won’t power on.
  1. From a Home screen, swipe up to view all apps.
  2. Navigate: Settings General managementReset.
  3. Tap Factory data reset.
  4. Review the info then tap Reset.If presented, enter the current unlock pattern, PIN or password.
  5. Tap Delete all.Allow several minutes for the factory data reset and reboot processes to complete.If applicable, set up your device .

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 – Google Backup and Restore

Backups can’t be restored from a higher Android™ version onto a device with a lower Android version.

  1. From a Home screen, swipe up to view all apps.
  2. Navigate: Settings Accounts and backup data.
  3. Tap the Backup by Google One to turn on Switch on or off Switch off.If turned off, existing backups are deleted from Google’s servers.
  4. When turned on, ensure the appropriate account is listed in the Backup account field. To change the backup account:
    1. Tap Account storage.
    2. Tap the preferred account.
    3. Tap OK.

SOURCE: VERIZON.COM


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