How to Factory Reset Samsung Tablet with/without Password?


    Does your Samsung tablet hang? Does it give you failures, or do you intend to sell to somebody else? If you are a Samsung user having such problems or intent, resetting your Samsung tablet to factory settings might be the only option to clear out the existing issues and remove settings.

    In this guide, we will show you how to factory reset Samsung tablets in different ways and introduce you to software to reset your device without facing problems.

    Things You Should Know Before Resetting Samsung Tablet

    There are some things you need to know before resetting your Samsung tablet to factory settings.

    First and foremost, you need to know that factory reset will delete all your data stored on your Samsung tablet, as well as linked account credentials. After resetting, you can set up your Samsung tablet as a new device. Therefore, please remember to back up your important data and write down your account credentials before you perform a factory reset operation.

    Secondly, make sure that your Samsung tablet has enough battery power. The resetting process will be long if there is a large amount of data on your device. Therefore, please ensure there’s at least 50% battery power before starting the process.

    Method 1. Factory Reset Samsung Tablet via Settings

    The easiest way to hard reset Samsung tablet is through Settings menu. But this method only works when you can access the home screen of your Samsung tablet.

    1. Open the Settings app on your Samsung device and search Factory data reset.
    2. Tap Factory data reset and read the provided information.
    3. Tap on the Reset button when you agree with the information.
    4. If any password is requested, you may provide it as required. Then tap on the Delete all button to complete the process of factory resetting a Samsung tab.

    factory reset samsung tablet via settings

    Method 2. Factory Reset Samsung Tablet with Buttons

    If the touch screen of your Samsung tablet isn’t responsive or not working, you can factory reset your Samsung tablet with buttons. By using this method, you’ll need to put your Samsung tablet into Recovery mode.

    Here is the way you can reset Samsung tablet via Recovery mode:

    1. Make sure to turn it off.
    2. Keep holding the Volume Up, Home, and Power buttons together until the Samsung logo appears.
    3. Move through the list using the Volume button and select wipe data/factory reset. Then confirm it with the Power button.
    4. Select Yes and click the Power button again on the next screen.
    5. This will start the hard reset, and once it is done, your tablet will reboot automatically.

    factory reset samsung tablet with buttons

    If you have logged into a Google account and set a screen lock on your Samsung tablet, like pattern, PIN, password, etc., you’ll need to enter the Google account credentials after resetting.

    Method 3. Reset Samsung Tablet with Free Samsung Factory Reset Tool

    What if you can’t hard reset Samsung tablet via Settings menu or with buttons? Don’t worry; we have a free Samsung factory reset tool for you. iToolab UnlockGo (Android) can help you factory reset Samsung phone/tablet in one simple click. It supports all Android OS versions and Samsung devices, including Samsung Galaxy Tab, Tab A series, Tab S8/S7/S6/S6 Lite, Tab S2, Tab 2/3/4, etc. It will only take 5-10 seconds to complete the resetting process. Therefore, it’s a must-have tool for running a second-hand phone shop or phone repair shop.

    Here is how to factory reset Samsung tablet with tool.

    Step 1 After installation, run iToolab UnlockGo (Android). Choose "One-click Factory Reset" on the main interface.

    one click factory reset samsung tablet

    Step 2 Connect your Samsung tablet to the computer with a USB cable. Then click the "Reset" button to continue.

    connect samsung tablet to the computer

    Step 3 The tool will start to reset your Samsung tablet after your confirmation.

    reset samsung tablet with free samsung factory reset tool

    Method 4. 1-Click to Factory Reset Samsung Tablet without Password🔥

    It’s easy to reset a Samsung tablet to factory settings if you know the screen lock password. However, there exist a situation where you forgot the screen lock password or purchased a second-hand Samsung tablet with screen lock. No matter your situation, iToolab UnlockGo (Android) got you covered.

    UnlockGo (Android)- One-stop Solution for Android

    • Remove various Android screen locks, including password, PIN, pattern, fingerprint, etc.
    • Bypass FRP lock on Samsung, Xiaomi, Redmi, vivo, OPPO devices without password.
    • Factory reset Samsung phones/tablets in one click.
    • Support almost all Android brands and models.

    Here are the steps to remove screen lock from Samsung tablet. Once your Samsung tablet has been unlocked, it’ll be reset to factory settings.

    Step 1  Launch UnlockGo (Android) on PC

    Launch UnlockGo (Android) and select “Remove Screen Lock” on the home page.

    Unlock Samsung Galaxy Tablet

    Step 2  Start to unlock Samsung Tablet

    On the next screen, you will need to connect your device with the PC. If your Tab is running Android 12, click on the one-click removal screen lock link below the button.

    Factory reset Samsung tablet without password using UnlockGo Android

    Note: For other Android OS version, click start button to general process.

    Step 3  Get into the resetting process

    When it shows the device is connected, then click on Unlock button. Your Samsung Tab should be reset to factory settings without password.

    Boot your Samsung tablet into Recovery Mode

    ❗ Important Note:

    🔹 After a factory reset Samsung tablet, Google Device Protection functionality gets triggered, and only the account owner can unlock the device. So once you reset the Samsung tablet with the Recovery Mode, you need your Google account credentials to unlock the device.

    🔹 If you intend to sell your Samsung tablet, clearing all your linked accounts to the device is needed. You need to remove all the data, including the linked Samsung account and the Google account. Otherwise, this will misuse your data for different illegal activities.

    Bonus Tip: Bypass FRP After Resetting Samsung Tablet to Factory Settings

    If you purchased a second-hand tablet, sometimes you may find that the previous owner has not removed the linked Google account and you need to enter the original Google account credentials after factory reset it. In this case, it is hard to remove the Google account without knowing the credentials. For that, you can use our software iToolab UnlockGo (Android) to bypass the Google Verification Lock (FRP) and get access to the device.

    With the leading technology, UnlockGo (Android) has become one of the most recommended software to resolve many of the issues faced by Android users. UnlockGo for Android provides a step-by-step guide to unlock your device, even a non-technical person finds it easy.

    Video Tutorial: Bypass Samsung FRP Android 5-13

    Back Up Your Data Before Factory Resetting Samsung Tablet

    This article shared the easiest ways to factory reset Samsung tablets with or without password. You must follow the steps that we have elaborated to make sure you are doing the reset correctly since incorrect ways could damage the device software. Also, you can try iToolab UnlockGo (Android) if you want to reset Samsung tablet quickly and efficiently. Last but not least, please remember to back up your precious data before resetting Samsung tablet to factory settings.

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    • Avatar Dan L says:

      Your fix is useless. If you don’t know the password, you cannot turn it off. Why do your instructions say, to rest without your password, to make sure you turn it off first?

    • Avatar Garrad Richburg says:

      To whom it may concern,

      I need to see about getting a refund. I have successfully canceled my subscription, but I would like to see about a full refund. I purchased the subscription in order to unlock a samsung device from its google lock. Unfortunately, the unlock process requires a second samsung device in order to complete the process. I dont have any other devices, so I was unable to remove the google lock.

    • Avatar Fabrizio Lascaris says:

      Beth, I don’t have access to the email account associate to Samsung. If I try to factory reset I am warned to provide those details once restart. Is there a way to bypass this step or to remove the account link to the Samsung account? Thank you.

    • Avatar Juila says:

      please help I’ve tried every pass I could’ve used none of them work I can’t unlock my tablet after it rest it was recently my brother but he blocked me so I have no way of knowing the Google acc I’ve tried all my old ones all the passwords I would’ve set it to and NOTHING I don’t know what to do. please help me

    • Avatar Jennifer C. says:

      I couldn’t get my Tab S2 to reset even *with* the password. Method 2 worked flawlessly. Thank you, Beth, for saving the day!!

    • Avatar Youlonda Dudley says:

      forgot password for my tablet

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Youlonda, you can use iToolab UnlockGo (Android) to remove password from your tablet.

    • Avatar lara says:

      This doesnt even work … to power it off, you need the password. My cousin forgot her password and honestly doesnt really help 💀