How to Reset an RCA Tablet Running Android or Windows

RCA was a major American electronics manufacturer founded in 1919. Today, RCA sells a variety of customer electronic products, including tablets, 2-in-1 tablets and more. RCA tablet products are popular among young people and students, partly because they have higher cost-effective and offer better prices. We found that some people searched for how to reset an RCA tablet on forums. For example, "How to remove root features on my rooted 7 RCA Tablet through factory reset?", "My RCA tablet stuck in setup logo, how to reset it?" Therefore, we are going to tell you how to reset an RCA tablet to help you get rid of various problems.

Reset An RCA Tablet

Part 1: Before RCA Tablet Reset: Backup Data

People prefer to store files and information on their tablets, partly because they have larger internal storage. So, the starting point of resetting an RCA tablet should be backup, no matter you use which method. Apeaksoft Android Backup & Restore is one of the best backup tools for RCA tablets. Its key features include:

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Easy to use. It is able to create a backup for RCA tablet in one click.

View backup on computer. Users could back up RCA device to computer and view backup at any time.

Selectively backup. User could decide to back up what data types.

Lossless recovery. The program has the capacity to recover lost data from RCA backup in original conditions.

It supports all RCA tablet models, including Android tablets and Windows tablets.

This desktop program is available to Windows 10/8/8.1/7/XP and Mac OS

In short, Android Backup & Restore is the easiest method to back up RCA tablet before reset RCA tablet. This step is also necessary before you reset your Samsung, HTC, Huawei or other Android devices.

Android Backup and Restore

How to back up RCA tablet before reset

Step 1 Get the latest version of Android Data Backup & Restore installed on your PC. There is a specific version for Mac OS. Connect your tablet to the computer using a USB cord.

USB Debugging

Step 2 Click the One-click Backup button when your tablet is detected, the tablet backup tool will start to create a backup automatically. All you need to do is to wait for the process to complete.

Restore Completed

Step 3 In the result window, you can select the latest backup file and click on the Start button at bottom to open it, then you can view all data by categories, such as contacts, messages, photos, WhatsApp and more.

Part 2: How to Reset an RCA Tablet

If you need to wipe all content on your RCA tablet and restore it to factory conditions, you will find the guides below helpful. Make sure that your tablet has at least 50% power capacity.

Way 1: Reset an RCA tablet running Android with the Settings menu

There is a built-in reset feature on RCA Android tablet, and it is the easiest way to perform factory reset.

Step 1 Unlock your RCA tablet and run the Settings app from your Home screen.

Step 2 Scroll down and find the Backup & reset button. Tap on it and you will be prompted with the information that factory reset will delete all data on your device.

Step 3 If you are sure, tap on the Reset Tablet or Factory Data Reset button to trigger the process.

Step 4 When RCA tablet reset is completed, restart your tablet and you can set it up as a new device.

Setting Menu

Way 2: Reset an RCA Android tablet in recovery mode

Sometimes, you can't use the Settings app. For example, when you want to fix a bricked phone, you have no way to reach the Settings menu. At this time, recovery mode is a good alternative solution.

Step 1 Power off your tablet using the Power button. Wait for the screen to be black completely, then press and hold down the Volume Up and Power buttons at the same time until you see the recovery mode screen.

Recovery Mode RCA

Step 2 Navigate to the option labeled as Wipe data/factory reset using Volume Up and Volume Down buttons, then perform the command by pressing the Power button.

Android System Recovery

Step 3 When the confirmation screen appears, highlight and implement Yes to start resetting the RCA tablet. When it is done, tap reboot system now and then your tablet will restart and display the welcome screen.

Confirm Hard Reset Android RCA

Way 3: Reset an RCA tablet running Windows 10

If your RCA tablet runs Windows 10, reset an RCA tablet also works as the ultimate troubleshooting solution.

Step 1 Shut down your tablet completely and then power it back. Hold down the FN/function button on your keyboard during power on while repeatedly pressing the F9 button until you see Please wait.

Enter basic RCA Windows

Step 2 When you are presented with the boot screen, select the Troubleshoot option and then Reset Your PC. Then you will see two options, remove files or fully clean the device. The latter one will erase all personal files and apps from your tablet and restore it to the factory settings.

Reset RCA Windows Tablet

Step 3. Make a decision and the process starts when you see the RCA logo. The whole process will spend 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the amount of data on your tablet.

Part 3: Types of RCA Tablets

Generally speaking, RCA sells two types of tablet products, tablets and 2-in-1 tablets. The former is similar to iPad with a variety of models and each offers a different screen size, such as RCA Tablet 9 Gemini. The latter is a portable computer that shares the characteristics of both tablets and laptops. Briefly, a 2-in-1 tablet is a tablet featured a hot-pluggable complimentary keyboard.

And breakdown by operating system, RCA offers both Android tablets and Windows 10 tablets, such as RCA Cambio 10.1 tablet. Of course, the workflow to reset an RCA tablet is depending on its operating system.

If you've learned the methods above, it must be easy for you to reset your RCA tablet.

Part 4. FAQs About How to Turn Off Safe Mode on iPhone

Can I soft reset my RCA Windows tablet?

Yes, you can. You can search for Windows Defender in the search box on the bottom side. Then, click the Device performance & health button, and then click the Fresh Start button to reset your RCA tablet.

Does hard resetting cause damage to my tablet?

No, it doesn't. Those procedures are developed for you to hard reset your RCA tablet when the device isn't on. You can feel free to do it.

Why do I fail to enter the BIOS interface of RCA?

That's because different Windows RCA models require different keys to enter the BOIS interface. Before you want to reset the RCA tablet, you can go to the Internet to search for the hotkeys of your model.


If you have troubles on your RCA tablet, you will discover that it is difficult to find out troubleshooting. In this tutorial, we have shown you how to reset an RCA tablet in detail.

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