How do you hard reset a Nextbook device?


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A combination of button presses reset a Nextbook Android device to factory settings. As advised by the Nextbook support site, after charging the device and disconnecting from the charger, hold the up volume button while also depressing the power switch. Holding the two long enough brings up a No Command message on the screen. Releasing both buttons and then pressing the up volume button displays a menu. Navigating to Wipe Data Factory Reset and choosing Yes resets the device.

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Resetting a device to factory settings is a last resort for those attempting to fix a problem or to start fresh on a used device. A hard reset this way is necessary whenever the settings menu on the device is inaccessible —whether because of a software problem or a lost or forgotten password. A factory reset, hard or soft, deletes all user records and data on the device, as well as any downloaded apps and purchases. App and purchase information remains at the Play Store for recovery after the reset.

Similar hard-reset mechanisms exist for many Android devices, from smartphones to Chromebooks. The specifics may differ based on device and version of Android, but the reason for performing the rest and end result are the same.

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