Did you know that the average daily time spent using tablets in Spain has been increasing in recent years? According to the Mobile Report in Spain and in the World 2020, tablets rank fourth as the device from which Spaniards access the Internet, with 47.8%. For this reason, for many people, it has become a necessity to know how to take good care of the tablet and how to reset it to its factory conditions if at any time its performance is severely affected.
If you don’t know anything about it, here you will find simple answers on how to reset a tablet, as well as some tips and tricks to substantially improve its performance and increase its life span a bit.
How to reset a tablet
As any self-respecting computer scientist would recommend, the most common solution to computer problems is to turn it off and on again. However, and unfortunately for us, this will not always end all our problems for which more drastic solutions will have to be resorted to.
Restoring or resetting to factory settings is one of the classic ways to improve tablet performance when it is oversaturated, operating system components begin to generate conflicts and other problems.
Keep in mind that this is a more extreme solution and that when you perform this procedure all the data and applications present in the internal memory will be deleted. It is important to make sure that you have backup copies of your information. Also, these steps are generic, so the names of some menus may vary according to your version of the system.
How to restore an Android tablet
When a tablet has an Android operating system, it can be restored using two simple and fast mechanisms:
If you can still navigate the menus on your Tablet, follow the steps below.
- Go to settings or settings.
- Select your privacy or security settings.
- Look for the “backup or restore” option.
- Select “Reset to factory settings.”
- Accept the reset terms by pressing the “reset” button.
From the “recovery mode”
If it is impossible to navigate through its menus, one option is to access the recovery mode that most tablets include and that allows access through the physical buttons to a limited number of rescue functions of the operating system.
Turn off the tablet if it is on.
Press and hold the power button next to the volume down button (on some tablets it could be volume up + power)
In the recovery interface, locate the option “wipe data Factory reset”. To do this scroll through the options using the volume buttons. Then select the option using the power button.
Select “Yes” using the same button.
Restore an iPad
Similarly, there are two ways to restore iOS tablets to factory settings:
- Access the settings menu.
- Select iCloud.
- Make a backup if you haven’t already.
- Now go to Settings and in iCloud deactivate the option “Find my iPhone”.
- Access Settings, in its General tab and click on Reset.
- Press delete contents and settings.
From the computer
- Open Finder or iTunes.
- Connect your device to the computer.
- Select your iPad on the interface.
- Click on the “Restore” option, which will prompt you to log in again.
- Once you have logged in again, click on the “restore” option again.