Tab S3: How do I perform a Factory Data Reset and delete personal information

Last Update Date : Apr 12. 2018

Factory Data Reset


A factory data reset will erase all personal data from your device, including downloaded applications, music, pictures, and any personal information. This ensures 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. Your personal information cannot be recovered after this procedure, so save any data you need on your computer (or any other device) before following these steps.


Restore to Factory Default Settings


Warning: All of your personal information will be erased and cannot be recovered if you follow the steps. Back up your files before.

1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Apps.

2. Touch Settings Settings.

3. Swipe to and touch General management.

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4. Touch Reset.

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5. Touch Factory data reset.

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6. Review the information provided. Touch RESET DEVICE.

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7. If you have a screen lock enabled on the device, you will be required to enter your credentials before proceeding.

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8. Touch DELETE ALL.

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9. If a Samsung account was setup and linked to your device, you will be prompted to enter your Samsung password. Then touch CONFIRM to proceed factory reset.

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10. The process takes a few minutes. Your device will restart and display the initial setup screen:

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