How to HARD and SOFT Reset a Galaxy Tab 10.1


I need to know what is soft reset and hard reset ? And how to HARD and SOFT Reset Galaxy Tab 10.1

asked Feb 14, 2012 in Samsung

reshown Feb 14, 2015

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If you’re experiencing problems with your Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, you may want to try to soft or hard reset the device using these methods.
Soft Reset
If the device is frozen or unresponsive, try pressing and holding the Power button for about 10 seconds. This should force the Galaxy Tab 10.1 to restart normally.
Hard Reset
A hard reset will set the device back to factory default settings and erase all data on the device. This is normally done when troubleshooting methods prove to be fruitless.
1. From the Home screen, select Apps in the upper-right corner.
2. Choose Settings.
3. Select Privacy.
4. Select Factory data reset.
5. Select Reset tablet.
6. Select Erase everything.
Access Recovery Screen at Boot
answered Feb 14, 2012
reshown Feb 14, 2015