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Deleting All Personal Information from Your Galaxy Tab S2

Your device lets you perform a factory reset to delete all of your personal information from the device (the microSD™ card is not affected). This feature lets you ensure your data are removed before sending the device in for replacement or repair, properly disposing of the device, or giving the device to a friend or family member to use.

Perform a Factory Reset

Your personal information cannot be recovered after using this feature. Please save any information you need prior to using this feature.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.   

    Samsung From the Home screen, touch Apps
  2.  Navigate to Settings > Backup and reset > Factory data reset.

    Samsung  Navigate to Settings > Backup and reset > Factory data reset
  3. Review the information provided. If you have inserted SD card, mark the Format SD card checkbox if you also want to delete the data on your micro SD card. Then, touch RESET DEVICE.

    Samsung Mark Format SD card checkbox, and touch RESET DEVICE
  4. Touch DELETE ALL to delete all information and downloaded apps.

    If you have a security lock set on the device, you will be prompted to enter the lock information before proceeding. Touch CONTINUE after entering the password and then touch DELETE ALL.

The process may take a few minutes while your device removes your personal data and restores the Android™ platform to its original state. You can reinstall any downloaded or purchased apps from Google Play store.

Perform a Remote Factory Reset

Google offers an Android Device Manager app that lets you track your Android device's location and reset its memory remotely. Both Location services and the erase feature must be turned on and active on the device.

  1. From your computer, sign in to the Android Device Manager webpage using the Google Account associated with the device you want to locate.   

  2. Click Accept to allow the location data to be sent to Google.

  3. An interactive dialog box displays in the top-left corner.   

    Samsung An interactive dialog box displays in the top-left corner
  4. Click Erase.   

  5. Click Erase again to confirm deletion.

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