How to Hard or Soft Reset Google Nexus 7 (2013)

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The Nexus 7 (2013) is one of the most adorable smartphones with incredible features released by Google  having that perfect: --inches display, --GB RAM, --GB ROM, runs Android OS --, has long lasting battery capacity, connectivity, multiple audio and video playing format. But if for any reason you want to hard or soft reset your Nexus 7 (2013) then this is a DIY guide for you.


Need to go through the phone specs? You will find full specifications of Google  Nexus 7 (2013) here.


Users of Android smartphones like Google  Nexus 7 (2013) mostly carry out a reset when the device becomes unresponsive or probably when they want to hand to the Google  Nexus 7 (2013) or related device to someone else as a gift. But just before you proceed with your device reset do ensure you go through our quick fixing guide for camera, Bluetooth, SIM, Wi-Fi, YouTube or other issues that might be the reason you want to hard or soft reset Google  Nexus 7 (2013).


Just before you follow the tips below to hard or soft reset your Google  Nexus 7 (2013). Do a backup of your personal data:

·         Setup an auto or carry out a manual backup regularly of your Google  Nexus 7 (2013) following our guide here with data or Wi-Fi connection.

·         You can also backup your Google  Nexus 7 (2013) offline – without internet connection following the steps provided here.

·         If the issue is password related. Be sure to check our tutorial on how to unlock forgotten Nexus 7 (2013)password without losing your data.


Here are steps on how to hard reset Google  Nexus 7 (2013):

Step 1: You might want to backup data because the reset will set your Google  Nexus 7 (2013) back to its factory mode. Else move to step 2.

Step 2: Ensure that your Google  Nexus 7 (2013) is charged to a minimum of 50% before you proceed.

Step 3: Hold down the volume up (or volume down) key and power button simultaneously for thirty (30) seconds or until the "Android or Google  Logo" shows up.

Step 4: Use to volume key to Select "Wipe data/factory data reset".

Step 5: Sit back and watch your wipe and after reset select "Reboot system now" and use the power button to accept.


Here is how to soft/factory reset Google  Nexus 7 (2013):

This option requires that the device must be in a good working condition which will enable to access the settings and do the reset.

Turn on the Google  Nexus 7 (2013) if switched off.

Go to Settings

Backup & Reset menu.

Factory data reset.

Press the "Reset phone" option

That's all, your Google  Nexus 7 (2013) will erase everything in it and boot afresh.


Disclaimer: How to hard or soft reset guide for Google  Nexus 7 (2013) by THEUPSPOT is mainly for education purpose and we are in no way responsible for any data lost or whatsoever makes your device warranty void. So, we strongly recommend you first of all try to locate your phone's support centre where the issue(s) might be fixed free or low cost. Although, this guide here is a do it yourself (DIY) free tutorial.    

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