Tips and troubleshot for solving ACER ICONIA A3 TABLET (A3-A10/A3-A11) problems. The ACER ICONIA A3 TABLET (A3-A10/A3-A11) is 10.1 inches tablet with cheaper price but have average performance to do almost any work in this tablet. The Acer Iconia A3 have two type, ACER ICONIA A3-A10 is the 10.1 inches tablet without GSM slot network, so this tablet only work with WiFi network data. The other one is ACER ICONIA A3-A11 is the 10.1 inches tablet with GSM 3G HSDPA slot network, so we can use this phone for access Internet using simcard GSM provider.


What is Advantage of  ACER ICONIA A3 TABLET (A3-A10/A3-A11) Specifications:

GSM 3G HSDPA for A3-A11 / without GSM for A3-A10
LCD 10.1 inches screen
Internal memory 16 GB & 32 GB
External memory microSD, up to 32 GB
Main Camera 5 MP, 2592 х 1944 pixels
Front Camera for Video Conference
Processor Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
GPU PowerVR SGX544
Operating system Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Battery Li-Po 7300 mAh



How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery ACER ICONIA A3 TABLET (A3-A10/A3-A11) hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

The ACER ICONIA A3 TABLET (A3-A10/A3-A11) is tablet with 10.1 inches LCD screen, with big LCD screen, we can use this tablet to do many activity like doing work with office documents, doing all entertainment activity like listen music or watch movie, playing games and many more. Thee are many applications that we can download from Google Play Store, but we have to know some of them are not compatible for ACER ICONIA A3 TABLET (A3-A10/A3-A11). Some applications maybe not created for tablet but the developer not do filtering applications well at Google Play Store, so if we installed that kind of applications, can make some trouble like hang or stuck or frozen or some not compatible applications also can make our LCD tablet become not responsive with our finger touch. In this situations, we have to force soft reset or force reboot our ACER ICONIA A3 TABLET (A3-A10/A3-A11) to delete some cache and some temporary files. If the problem still happen, then we have to do hard reset or master format.


How to Force Soft Reset or Force Reboot or Force Restart ACER ICONIA A3 TABLET (A3-A10/A3-A11) ?

When ACER ICONIA A3 TABLET (A3-A10/A3-A11) have problem and hang or the LCD touch screen not responding, we need to force soft reset or force reboot this tablet with reset button. Reset button is a small button located at small hole near the POWER Button (above the POWER Button), we need some small stick or paperclip to press Reset button inside that small hole. After pressing that button, the tablet will be turn off, so we need to press POWER Button again to turn on the tablet. The other solutions to soft reset when the LCD still work normally, can be done by press and hold POWER button until pop-up menu appear, then choose Reboot/Restart to finish soft reset. This steps is safe, because soft reset or reboot will not erase any important data.


#Option 1, Hard Reset ACER ICONIA A3 TABLET (A3-A10/A3-A11) with Software Menu :

  1. Turn on ACER ICONIA A3 TABLET (A3-A10/A3-A11)
  2. Make sure the battery already charge properly
  3. You better to backup all important data
  4. Go to menu: Setting > Backup & reset > Factory data reset > Reset tablet  
  5. Choose Erase everything to continue and confirm you ready to do the format ACER ICONIA A3 TABLET (A3-A10/A3-A11)
  6. The ACER ICONIA A3 TABLET (A3-A10/A3-A11) will continue the step until ready to use in clean factory default.



#Option 2, Hard Reset ACER ICONIA A3 TABLET (A3-A10/A3-A11) with Hardware Key Button:

  1. Please check that the battery is not empty
  2. Do not forget to backup all important data
  3. Turn off the ACER ICONIA A3 TABLET (A3-A10/A3-A11)
  4. Press and Hold Power Button until the tablet vibrate and the Acer logo appear in LCD
  5. Press and Hold together: Volume Up + Volume Down Button for several seconds
  6. Choose Clean boot: YES, navigate with Volume Button
  7. Follow the menu at LCD screen to continue the hard reset ACER ICONIA A3 TABLET (A3-A10/A3-A11)

#Option 3, Hard Reset ACER ICONIA A3 TABLET (A3-A10/A3-A11) with alternative Hardware Key Button:

  1. Please check that the battery is not empty
  2. Do not forget to backup all important data
  3. Turn off the ACER ICONIA A3 TABLET (A3-A10/A3-A11)
  4. Press and Hold Volume Up Button
  5. Continue with Press and Hold Power Button for about 3 seconds, after that release the Power Button (but do not release the Volume Up Button)
  6. You can release Volume Up Button until the LCD screen turn to on
  7. You will see the menu at LCD then choose  [SD Image Update Mode]
  8. Choose wipe data/factory reset to performing hard reset with master format. Use Volume Button to navigate and press Power to Enter or OK.
  9. Follow the menu at LCD screen to continue the hard reset ACER ICONIA A3 TABLET (A3-A10/A3-A11)


How to Restore and Reinstall Clean Android Operating system / firmware at ACER ICONIA A3 TABLET (A3-A10/A3-A11)?

After install some applications from Google Play Store, maybe our ACER ICONIA A3 TABLET (A3-A10/A3-A11) get trouble or the operating system damage. In this situation, we need to do reinstall or restore clean factory default Android operating system or firmware at this tablet. We need to know that the clean and factory default setting Android operating system or firmware already saved inside ACER ICONIA A3 TABLET (A3-A10/A3-A11) ROM. We do not need to connect any gadget or copy anything from outside this tablet if we need to do reinstall the OS. Please try follow the steps to hard reset above, then the tablet will do reinstall the operating system from its ROM by itself. Please remember to backup all important data before doing hard reset or master format, because all data will be removed or wiped from this tablet. After reinstall, we should setting the ACER ICONIA A3 TABLET (A3-A10/A3-A11) from beginning, like setup the tablet user and etc.


How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for ACER ICONIA A3 TABLET (A3-A10/A3-A11) forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

We are really recommended to give security protection for ACER ICONIA A3 TABLET (A3-A10/A3-A11) users, because we need to secure our data from unauthorized people when we are away from this tablet. There are several option to protect this tablet, but we suggest to use screen lock pattern or some users also choose password pin for security protections. The problem happen when we forget the answer of security protections. Do not worry, because we can bypass or unlock the forgotten security screen lock pattern or password pin protections using Google account or Gmail account. This is how to unlock: please try to give several time wrong answer continuously until the tablet freeze for several seconds. At this time we can find Forgot Password / Pattern button. Press this button to unlock or bypass the forgotten security answer using Google account or Gmail account. If we can not access Google account or Gmail account, then we have to do hard reset or master format.



How to Improve Performance ACER ICONIA A3 TABLET (A3-A10/A3-A11) to make run more faster?

As we know the ACER ICONIA A3 TABLET (A3-A10/A3-A11) specifications is enough to do any works and entertainment, but some user maybe have more slow speed problem when access some applications or doing work at this tablet. Usually this problem happen because there are many applications run in the background. Some applications from Google Play Store will remain active and running in the background without any notice, that applications wait for special command or need to update any internet data at specific time. If there are too many active applications in the background, this situations can make the tablet work more slowly because some RAM and processor resource will keep by that apps. Therefor we should try to uninstall not use applications from this tablet. If we need to make ACER ICONIA A3 TABLET (A3-A10/A3-A11) performance run more faster again like new, then we should consider to do hard reset or master format.


Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format ACER ICONIA A3 TABLET (A3-A10/A3-A11)?

There is no secret hidden code for ACER ICONIA A3 TABLET (A3-A10/A3-A11) to make it back to factory default. Do the options above to hard reset it.


Latest Discussions & Share Information:

[Q] My Acer A3 will not turn on. Should I put it back to factory settings? I've also read about taking the back off and taking the battery out. Can that be done with this model? Thanks
[A] Hi, it is good idea to performing hard reset to reformat your Acer Iconia A3 to factory default when this problem happen.

[Q] My acer iconia a3 tablet freezes when i turn it on......when i hold the volume button then the power it gives me options to reboot i select by using the volume button but then do not know how to select option
[A] Hi, if you still can not fix this problems, it is better to bring your tablet to Acer authorize service center for further test and help.

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