How to reset a tablet: iPad, Samsung and more

How to reset a tablet
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There are many reasons why you might want to know how to reset a tablet. Maybe it's behaving oddly, freezing or it has become unresponsive. Or perhaps you want to sell it or give it away so you need to wipe your data. 

There are a few different types of reset, and you'll need to know which one is right for you. See below for an explanation of each, including when you'll need to enact each one. Following that, you'll find instructions for how to reset different types of tablet, including iPad, Samsung, Kindle and Amazon Fire.

Note: some of the button configurations may differ depending on which generation model you have. We have given the most common reset instructions. 

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Georgia Coggan

Georgia is lucky enough to be Creative Bloq's Editor. She has been working for Creative Bloq since 2018, starting out as a freelancer writing about all things branding, design, art, tech and creativity – as well as sniffing out genuinely good deals on creative technology. Since becoming Editor, she has been managing the site on a day-to-day basis, helping to shape the diverse content streams CB is known for and leading the team in their own creativity.