How Do You Fix a Frozen Tablet?


Quick Answer

The troubleshooting process for fixing a frozen tablet depends on the brand, but most tablets can be reset by shutting down through the task manager or through a hard reboot, states HP Customer Support and For Dummies. If shutting down and restarting the tablet does not solve the problem, the tablet may require a factory reset. Consult the manufacturer with questions.

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Full Answer

To troubleshoot a frozen HP tablet:

  1. Hard reboot
  2. If the HP tablet or touchscreen becomes unresponsive, hold down on the power button longer than eight seconds to initiate a hard reboot, states HP.

  3. Wait
  4. Allow the tablet to turn off and wait a few seconds.

  5. Turn on
  6. Press the power button to turn the tablet back on.

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