How To Reset Lenovo Tablet

A guide that helps you to make a soft reset and a hard reset on a Lenovo tablet. Explain the differences between these two resets and answer the most common FAQs.

If you’re experiencing issues with your Lenovo Tablet, performing a reset can often resolve them. Whether it’s freezing, crashing apps, or sluggish performance, a reset can give your device a fresh start.

When Should You Try a Reset on Your Lenovo Tablet?

Knowing when to reset your Lenovo Tablet can save you time and frustration. Consider trying a reset if you encounter any of the following scenarios:

  • Your Lenovo Tablet is frozen and unresponsive.
  • Apps are crashing frequently.
  • The device is running slow/lagging.
  • You’re experiencing connectivity issues(WiFi/LTE).
  • There are unusual behaviors or errors/

Things to Do Before Resetting Lenovo Tablet

Before initiating a reset, it’s essential to take some precautionary steps to ensure a smooth process and prevent data loss:

  • Backup Your Data: Use Lenovo’s cloud services or a computer to backup your important data, such as photos, videos, contacts, and documents.

This is mainly necessary if you are planing to make a hard reset. Soft reset doesn’t delete any files on Lenovo tablets, it just simply restarts your device.

Steps on How to Reset Lenovo Tablet

Performing a reset on your Lenovo Tablet is a straightforward process. Follow these steps to perform a soft reset:

  1. Press and Hold the Power Button: Press and hold the Power button until a menu appears on the screen.
  2. Select Restart: Tap “Restart” from the menu options. If your device is unresponsive, continue holding the Power button for ~15 seconds until the device restarts automatically.

This is how you perform a soft reset on your Lenovo Tab. This guide will apply to all Lenovo tablets like(Lenovo Tab Extreme, Lenovo Tab P12, Lenovo Tab P11, Lenovo Yoga Tabs, Lenovo Duet, Lenovo Tab M10, Lenovo Tab M9, Lenovo Tab M8, Lenovo Tab M7, etc.)

A soft reset is a way to restart the device without deleting any data or settings. It can help fix minor problems or glitches with the device, such as app crashes or freezing.

How to Do a Factory Reset on Lenovo Tablet

If a soft reset doesn’t resolve your issues, you may need to perform a factory reset. Keep in mind that a factory reset will erase all data and settings from your Lenovo Tab, restoring it to its original state. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Backup Your Data: Ensure that you’ve backed up all your important data, as mentioned earlier.
  2. Open Settings: Swipe down from the top of the screen and tap the gear icon to open Settings.
  3. System: Scroll down and tap “System.”
  4. Reset Options: Tap “Reset options” or “Advanced” and then “Reset options.”
  5. Erase All Data (Factory Reset): Tap “Erase all data (factory reset).”
  6. Confirm: Tap “Reset tablet” or “Erase everything” to confirm your decision to erase all data and settings.
  7. Wait for Reset: Your Lenovo Tablet will now erase all data and settings and restart automatically. This process may take some time.

This is a universal guide; it applies to all the latest Lenovo Tablets and older ones as well.

Alternative Hard Reset Method

Open Power Menu: Press and hold the power button until the power menu appears.

Enter Recovery Mode:

  • Tap and hold the “Power off” option until the “Reboot to Recovery Mode” prompt appears.
  • Tap “OK” to confirm.

Navigate to Factory Reset:

  • Use the volume buttons to highlight “Wipe data/factory reset.”
  • Press the power button to select it.

Confirm Factory Reset:

  • Use the volume buttons to highlight “Yes.”
  • Press the power button to confirm.

Wait for the Reset Process:

  • The device will begin the reset process, which may take a few minutes.

Differences Between Soft Reset and Hard Reset

Understanding the differences between a soft reset and a hard reset can help you troubleshoot effectively. Here are the main distinctions:

  • Soft Reset: A soft reset involves restarting your Lenovo Tablet to resolve minor software glitches or issues. It does not erase any data or settings.
  • Hard Reset (Factory Reset): A hard reset, also known as a factory reset, erases all data and settings from your Lenovo Tablet, restoring it to its original factory condition. It’s typically used as a last resort for resolving major software issues or preparing the device for resale.


Is There a Reset Button on Lenovo Tablets?

No, there isn’t a physical reset button on Lenovo Tablets. You can perform a reset using the Power button or through the Settings app.

Will Reset Delete My Data?

A soft reset will not delete your data or settings. However, a factory reset (hard reset) will erase all data and settings from your Lenovo Tablet, so be sure to backup your data beforehand.

How Long Does Reset Last?

A soft reset typically takes only a few seconds(~50 seconds) to complete.

How Long Does Factory Reset Last on Lenovo Tablets?

The duration of a factory reset varies depending on factors such as the Lenovo Tablet model and the amount of data to be erased. It can take anywhere from a few minutes to over an hour to complete. Make sure you have internet access when making a hard reset.

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