How to Factory Reset an Acer Iconia Tab

by Julius Vandersteen
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If your Acer Iconia Tab is not functioning properly -- for example, not responding when you press buttons or tap the tablet computer’s touch-sensitive display -- it’s a good idea to do a simple hardware reset. A hardware reset consists of inserting a small object into the recessed reset button on the right side of the tablet. If the operating system is performing sluggishly, has become corrupted or is otherwise still performing poorly after you have done a hardware reset to restore button and touchscreen functionality, you will want to do a factory reset on the Iconia Tab. However, a factory reset will erase any personal information and programs that you have installed on the tablet and you will need to enter the data once again.

Step 1

Tap the “Apps” menu icon in the upper right corner of the Iconia Tab’s display.

Step 2

Tap “Settings,” and then tap “Backup and Reset.”

Step 3

Tap “Factory Data Reset.”

Step 4

Tap “Reset Tablet.”

Tap “Erase Everything” to restore your Acer Iconia Tab to the default factory settings.


  • Information in this article applies to an Acer Iconia Tab running the Android operating system version 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.


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About the Author

Julius Vandersteen has been a freelance writer since 1999. His work has appeared in “The Los Angeles Times,” “Wired” and “S.F. Weekly.” Vandersteen has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from San Francisco State University.

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