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How To Reset Alcatel Tablet

A common and very effective fix for electronic devices is to do a reset. This is different from turning your device on and off again. In this article, I will explain how to reset an Alcatel tablet.

In general, press and hold the power button and the volume up button at the same time. Hold it until you see some options come up on the screen, they will be recovery, fast boot, or normal. Use the volume up button to cycle through the options, and press the power button with ‘normal’ selected.

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After that some info will display on the screen where it will tell you what it’s doing, then it will reboot itself. There are a few different types of resets that can be done, and each is applicable to different issues you can have with your Alcatel tablet. So, below I will cover step by step when and how to do the different kinds of reset on an Alcatel tablet.

How To Reset Alcatel Tablet

A reset solves a whole host of issues that can occur with an Alcatel tablet, such as not being able to connect to a WiFi network, or one of the apps not opening. Here’s instructions for how to perform a reset on an Alcatel tablet.

As a general rule, press and hold the volume up button and the power button until some additional options come up on the screen. It will have three options, cycle through the options using the volume up key to select ‘normal’. Then press the power button.

The additional options that come up are the different kinds of resets you can do on your Alcatel tablet. You want to do a normal reset to fix most issues. But, in some cases you will want to do a factory reset.

To do that first select ‘recovery’. Then it will ask you to select the language. After that it will give you a further list of options. These are:

1. Reboot system now

2. Apply update from ADB

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3. Apply update from sdcard

And 6 other options. To factory reset your Alcatel tablet select ‘wipe data/factory reset’. Which is typically the 5th option on the list. Press the power button to confirm it.

How to Soft Reset Alcatel Tablet

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A soft reset is different from a hard reset. A soft reset doesn’t delete anything on the phone, whereas a hard reset will wipe all of the data. In order to do a soft reset on an Alcatel tablet here’s what you should do.

In general, press and hold the power button and the volume up button at the same time until a list of options shows on the screen. Select ‘normal’ and then select, ‘reboot system now’. It will soft reset your Alcatel tablet, and return to the home screen.

Alcatel states on their official website that you use the volume up button. But, I’ve found that on some models you need to hold the volume down button instead of the volume up button. Try holding the volume up button and the power button first. If nothing happens after 10 seconds, then hold the volume down and power button at the same time instead.

How to Hard Reset/Factory Reset Alcatel Android Tablet

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A factory reset is required on an Alcatael tablet for a range of different reasons. It’s very simple to do. Here’s step by step how to do it.

As a general rule, hold the power button and the volume up button at the same time until some options appear on the screen. Select ‘recovery’, use the volume up button to change what’s selected, and the start button to select it. Then select ‘english’, and then ‘wipe data/factory reset’.

It will show a bunch of writing on the screen showing the files it’s deleting, and the changes it’s making. After it’s all finished it will restart, and return your Alcatel Android tablet to the home screen.

How To Reset Alcatel Tablet WiFi/Network Settings

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There can be issues with an Alcatel tablet being able to connect to a WiFi network. Or, the mobile data won’t connect for some reason. A good way to solve this issue is to reset the WiFi and network settings, here’s how to do that.

In general, first open up the apps by pressing the apps icon in the middle bottom of the screen, then select the ‘Settings’ app which has a cog-wheel icon. Then select ‘backup and reset’. Then scroll down until you see ‘network settings reset’, select that then click ‘reset settings.’

It will then ask you one final time to select ‘reset settings’, to make sure you don’t reset them accidentally. After pressing that it will say ‘network settings have been reset’. And that’s everything you need to do to reset the WiFi/network settings.

It will only give you the option to reset Wi-Fi, mobile data, and bluetooth all at once. And you can’t reset them individually. Therefore, be aware that any bluetooth devices connected to your Alcatel tablet will need to be re-paired.

How To Reset Alcatel Tablet Password

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The home screen can be locked on an Alcatel tablet with either a password, pin, or swipe pattern. It can be reset or changed in the settings. Here’s step by step how to reset the password on your Alcatel tablet.

Overall, go to the settings by selecting the Settings app from the home screen, then tap on pin lock. There are three options, pattern, pin, and password. Select password and put in a new password.

If you can’t log in you will need to do a factory reset. To do that hold down the power button and either the volume up or volume down button.

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It depends on the specific Alcatel password you have. This will enter the restart screen, after that do the steps below.

How To Reset Alcatel Tablet Without Password

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A password can be enabled and it needs to reset certain features. But, there is a way to reset an Alcatel tablet without the password if you’ve forgotten it. To do that, here’s what to do.

Overall, you will need to do a factory reset. But, it will reset everything on your tablet back to factory settings. A factory reset is done by holding down the power button and the volume up or volume down button until a screen with some additional options comes up. After that do the following.

Some options will appear on the screen. Use the volume down or volume up button to move the cursor. Move it so that ‘wipe data/factory reset’ is selected. Then press the power button to select it.

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After that it will do a factory reset, it will restart, and then return to the home screen. From there, you can set a new password, pin, or swipe pattern from the settings.

How To Reset Locked Alcatel Tablet

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An Alcatel tablet can be locked with a password, pin or swipe pattern. But, it may also need to reset to factory settings. Here’s instructions for how to reset a locked Alcatel tablet.

In general, you can do either a soft reset or factory reset by holding down the power button, and the volume up or volume down button at the same time. Some options will display on the screen. Select either ‘factory data reset’, or ‘reboot system now’, using the volume up/down, and power button.

If you only need to do a soft reset select ‘reboot system now’. Whereas, if you need to reset the password, then do a factory reset. However, a factory reset will wipe everything on the device, and return it to the default settings.

How to Hard Reset Alcatel Tablet Bypass Google Account

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A Google account will generally lock various features on an Alcatel tablet. Therefore, it can be necessary to remove the Google account and log in with a new one. To hard reset an Alcatel tablet and bypass your Google account do the following.

As a general rule, you need to do a factory reset. However, in doing so it will wipe everything off the device and return it to factory settings. Hold down the power button and the volume up button until the reset menu appears. After it appears do the steps outlined below.

Select ‘Recovery’ > ‘English’ > ‘Wipe data/factory reset’. After that it will factory reset itself, restart, and return to the home screen.

Overall, there are two types of resets, a factory reset and a soft reset. Both are done by holding down the power button, and either the volume up or volume down button. Then select ‘normal’ or ‘factory reset’. Volume up changes the selection, the power button selects something.

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