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How to Factory Reset Lenovo Tablets in 5 Easy Ways


Jun 14, 2024 • Filed to: Mobile Repair Solutions • Proven solutions

Want to factory reset Lenovo tablets but are not very sure of the methods that can be used? No need to worry as we are here to help you. In this topic, we will not only let you know about the different ways in which reset can be done like Lenovo tablet soft reset and others, but will also discuss situations in which the need for factory reset arises.

Stick with us till the end, and your tablet will be surely in working condition again.

Part 1: When Lenovo Tab Should Be Reset?

The need to reset your Lenovo tablet may arise in several different situations and some of the common ones can be checked as below.

Irregular lockups or tablet stops responding

If you are experiencing that your tablet is not responding properly and there are irregular lockups, a reset can help solve the issue.

The system will not boot in Android completely but seems to Power ON

If you can Power On your Lenovo tablet, but the device fails to boot in the Android completely, a factory reset can be a workable solution.

OTA (Over the Air) update failure

If your OTA update is failed and the tablet is stuck, a reset of the device is a recommended solution.

User forgot Lenovo tablet password, pattern, PIN, or password

Forgetting your tablet pattern, PIN, or password is not a rare scenario and if this has happened to you too, try resetting your tablet and you will have access to your device.

Besides these, there can be many other situations when you would need to factory reset your tablet.

Part 2: How to Reset Lenovo Tablet to Factory Settings?

Now once you know that the problems that you are facing with your Lenovo tablet can be resolved by factory resetting, the next thing is the process and the method to reset the device. The factory reset will format the hard drive and will completely erase all the data present on your tablet. Thus, ensure that you have taken the backup of your device.

Below we have listed the steps for factory reset on your 32GB and 64GB of Lenovo Tablet.

Steps to reset Lenovo tablets for 32GB Model

Step 1. Turn on your tablet and press the Volume Up and Power button together at the same time for a few seconds till you enter the ThinkPad Setup Program.

Step 2. Next, into the USB connector of the tablet, insert the USB Recovery Key.

Step 3. At the top, choose the Start-up option.

Step 4. After the Boot sub-menu appears, choose CD/DVD “Generic Mass Storage” and then click on “+/- “till you see the CD/DVD as the first Start-up device.

Step 5. To save the configuration change, click on F10 and then exit the ThinkPad Setup. With this, the tablet will restart and the recovery program will open.

Step 6. Choose the desired language from the given options and click on Next.

Step 7. Follow the instructions as they appear on the screen and your device will reset.

Steps to reset Lenovo tablet for 64GB Model

Step 1. On your Lenovo tablet swipe from the right edge of the device and click on Settings > Change PC settings.

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Step 2. Click on the General option,

Step 3. Click on the Get Started option under the Remove everything and reinstall Windows section.

Step 4. Follow the instructions as they appear on the tablet and you will be able to successfully reset and restart Lenovo tablets.

Part 3: How to Reset Lenovo Tablet to Factory Settings [Powered Off]?

The above-listed process to reset your Lenovo tablets can be done when you are able to Power ON or switch ON your device. But what, if your device is powered off? In such situations, the factory reset of your Lenovo tablet can be done using the hardware keys.

Note: This hardware key factory reset process will also delete all the documents, images, and apps that are not preloaded on your tablet.

Steps for Lenovo tablet factory reset when the device is powered off

Step 1. First of all, make sure that the tablet is switched off and also not connected to any charger.

Step 2. Next, depending on the device and the model, you need to press and hold the keys combination to enter the tablet into the recovery mode.

The common key combinations that are used for entering the Lenovo Android tablets into the recovery mode are as follows.

  • Volume Up + Power
  • Volume Down + Power
  • Volume Up + Volume Down+ Power

Step 3. After the right combination of keys is used and the device enters the recovery mode, navigate to the Wipe data/factory reset or Reset Factory option.

Step 4. Pressing the Enter will automatically start the Factory Reset process. Then reboot the Lenovo tablet when it’s done.

Part 4: How to Reset Lenovo Tablet to Factory Settings without Password?

If you have forgotten the screen lock/password of your Lenovo tablet and in spite of multiple attempts, are not able to gain access to our device, the tool you can completely rely on is Dr.Fone - Screen Unlock (Android). This Windows and Mac-based software is capable of removing and bypassing all types of Android screen locks including PIN, Password, Pattern as well as a fingerprint.

The program works on an array of Android devices including Lenovo tablets and its intuitive and user-friendly interface makes the entire task quick and hassle-free. Just follow a few simple steps, and Dr.Fone will bypass the lock after which you can get complete access to your tablet or any other device.


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Steps on how to factory reset Lenovo tablet without password using Dr.Fone – Screen Unlock ( Android)

Step 1. On your PC, download, install, and run the Dr.Fone software, and from the main interface choose the Screen Unlock option. 

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Step 2. Connect your tablet with your PC and then on the software interface choose Unlock Android Screen option.

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Step 3. Now from the given list of options, you need to choose the device brand and model so that the right recovery package can be downloaded.

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Step 4. Select your device brand which prompts the specific mode. Wait for the screen unlock process. If unsuccessful, click Try Again. Once the Android screen is successfully unlocked, tap Done.

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Part 5: What to Do If Lenovo Tab Factory Reset Not Working?

At times, the Lenovo Factory Reset might not work and you are stuck in a whole new problem. Below listed are some of the probable reasons for factory reset not to work and also their possible solutions.

The Lenovo tablet doesn't enter recovery mode

One of the initial steps to factory reset your Lenovo tablet is to enter the device into recovery mode. So, if your tablet does not enter the recovery mode only, a factory reset cannot be performed.

How to fix the issue?

In the above situation, you would need to do the full reset of your device to start the process again. Here you can try starting your device in the Safe Mode and if it loads, you can save your important data and files and then proceed with the factory reset process again.

Shuts off after the windows come on “Unfortunately System UI has stopped

At times, while you try to reset your tablet, the screen of the device becomes black and a Window appears saying “Unfortunately System UI has stopped” and the device turns off over and over again.

How to fix the issue?

Here the simplest thing that you can do is try disconnecting and then reconnecting the battery. If it works then nothing like that. The message System UI mostly appears when there is an incompatible root application that is Google Search or G-apps package.

So, to overcome this problem, you can root it manually and then install the latest GApps or in a case before the factory reset, you can access the recovery menu, select the Wipe the cache option first and then do the factory reset.


If you have come here following all through this topic, we are sure that you can successfully factory reset your Lenovo tablet. The choice of the method depends on the model of the device and the Android version it is running on. For a reliable, safe, and effortless solution we recommend Dr.Fone – Screen Unlock as the best tool.

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