Tips and tricks to fix problems at SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0, the Android tablet which have 7 inches LCD screen with two options model type base by network. First model is SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 without network 3G/4G which only use Wifi connection for access data and Internet connection call by T280 and the other model is SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 which have 3G/4G LTE capabilities call by T285. Both type have similar specifications. This tablet have 5 megapixel main camera but do not have light flash, for selfie photo-shot then using 2 megapixel is ready to use.


What is Advantage of SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 (T285 / T280) Specifications?

Network GSM 3G HSDPA + 4G LTE for T285 model
No Network provider options (Wifi Only) for T280 model
LCD 7 inches
Processor Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
Memory Internal 8 GB storage
RAM 1.5 GB
External memory slot MicroSD maximum 200 GB
Main Camera 5 MP, 2592 х 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Front Camera 2 MP for video conference
Operating System Android v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Battery Li-Ion 4000 mAh



How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 (T285 / T280) hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

By using tablet with Android operating system, we can use SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 this mostly for work or playing games. This tablet have 8 GB internal memory with 1.5 GB RAM for multitasking applications. We can install many applications from this tablet like Facebook and other social media, Line messenger, Instagram, Whatsapp and many more. But we have to read carefully users review before install new applications, because sometime some developers create viruses or malware inside their apps. If we install that kind of applications, then our SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 will become hang or stuck or bricks or frozen or LCD touch screen not responding with our finger touch. We need to force soft reset or force reboot or shutdown to clean temporary files and caches. After our SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 can boot normally again, please install one recommended antivirus from Google Play Store, we can use this antivirus applications to scan suspected files and bad setting options. If the problems still happen, then we have to do hard reset. Please remember to backup all important data before doing hard reset, because this process will remove any important data and installed applications.


How to Force Shutdown or Force Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 (T285 / T280) ?

Like other Samsung tablet, the battery of SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 is not removable, therefore when some applications hang which make LCD touch screen not responsive in the middle of running applications, then we can not remove SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 battery to restart. What should we do? When this tablet stuck, then we can press and hold POWER button until SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 shutdown by itself, after this tablet totally off, then press again POWER button to turn it on. That is the process of soft reset, and this steps will not remove any important data, so we can do this soft reset anytime we want or when we think our tablet become strange. We also can remove temporary files anytime we want when our SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 still work normally and at ON positions, press and hold POWER button until pop-up menu appear, then choose Shutdown / Reboot / Power off menu.


#Option 1, How to Hard Reset SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 (T285 / T280) with software menu:

  1. Turn on SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 (T285 / T280)
  2. Make sure SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 (T285 / T280) battery already charge properly
  3. Go to menu: Setting > Backup & Reset > Factory data reset > Reset device
  4. Choose Erase Everything
  5. SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 (T285 / T280) will do the process to Master Reset to Factory Default



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#Option 2, How to Hard Reset SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 (T285 / T280) with Hardware key button:

  1. Make sure the battery of SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 (T285 / T280) charge properly
  2. Turn off SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 (T285 / T280)
  3. Press and hold together : Power Button + Volume Up + Home Button 
  4. If the button at number 3 not work, we can try with press and hold together Power Button + Volume Up Button
  5. If we see the menu at LCD screen, choose Wipe Data/Factory Reset with Volume Button to select and use Power Button to ok or enter.
  6. The SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 (T285 / T280) will doing the process of restoring to factory default.


How to Restore and Reinstall Clean Android Operating system / firmware at SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 (T285 / T280) (Reformat) ?

We do not need to install the operating system when the first time use SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 (T285 / T280), because Android Lollipop operating system already installed inside this tablet. We just need to login with Google account to make us can install many interesting applications from Google Play Store and also login with several other account like Samsung account and etc. But after installing some applications, sometime it can become crash and make SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 operating system become damage or corrupt that make this tablet can not work properly. We have to reinstall factory default operating system. First we have to know that clean factory default Android operating system file source already saved safely inside SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 (T285 / T280) ROM or internal memory, therefore when this tablet need to reinstall the os, then we do not need to copy or connect with other device. Just follow simple steps to hard reset above, then clean factory default Android operating system will be reinstall automatically.


How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 (T285 / T280) forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

We might have many important applications or confidential data inside SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0, therefore we have to protect with some factory default options like Screen lock pattern or password pin protections to keep our data secure when our SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 (T285 / T280) away from us or stolen or lost. But what to do when we forgot the answer of security protections? Do not worry, because we can bypass or unlock forgot screen lock pattern or password pin security protections at SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 using Backup PIN or Google account. Please try to give several time wrong answer continuously until SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 (T285 / T280) freezing or locked 3o seconds, then at LCD screen we can find button to bypass using our PIN Backup or Google username and password. Please type the correct answer of PIN or Gmail username and password that we have already signed-in before. If we can not access our Gmail account, then we have to do hard reset or master format with hardware button combination key.


What is PIN BACKUP at SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 (T285 / T280) ?


Sometime we forget about the answer of security protections, and Samsung give alternative solutions to prevent user who forgotten the security protection. Although we are sure about our security protection, but sometime we can forget about it. When we give the security protection at our SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 (T285 / T280), it also give step to put our own PIN as BACKUP PIN. This backup PIN use to bypass or unlock forgotten security code later. Use above steps to unlock forgot password or screen lock pattern security protection using Google account or Gmail username and password.


How to Improve Performance SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 (T285 / T280) to make run more faster?

This tablet have Quad Core processor from Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410, base by several benchmark review, the result is fast to run applications or HD playing games because it have Adreno 306 dedicated GPU (graphic processor unit). But we have to know that some applications from Google Play Store will keep run in the background to wait data update or command, all applications need some amount or RAM, therefore if many of them run together, then our SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 1.5 GB RAM will be insufficient and this tablet will become slowly, because it need to find which old applications for force close to give more resources and RAM to the system. Please make sure to uninstall some not use applications, because we still can install that apps anytime we need it again. If we want to make our SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 (T285 / T280) performance before faster again like new, then please consider to do hard reset or master format.


How to Update SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 (T285 / T280) operating system for Android Marshmallow (firmware upgrade) ?

SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 (T285 / T280) use Android Lollipop when the first time this tablet introduce in the market, although all features can run normally without problems with Android Lollipop, but some users willing to have Android Marshmallow at SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 (T285 / T280), but Samsung still not give exact information about when they will release Android Marshmallow for SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0. Please do not install any non official custom ROM because some of them will make this tablet features can not run normally.


Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 (T285 / T280) ?

We can try to use secret code for doing hard reset SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 (T285 / T280) is *2767*3855#. But please remember to always be careful typing that code, because the SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 7.0 (T285 / T280) will do hard reset and remove all data also installed applications.


Latest Discussions & Share Information:

[Q] Hi can I help optimising my tablet sm t285
[A] Hi, basically this Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 has been out of date if you want to install new Android operating system. However, with Android 5 or 6, you still can install some important apps from Google Play Store. At least you can use it for browsing Internet, watch movie from Youtube or doing some other activity. Please do not install many apps to make your table run more faster.

[Q] did reset twice.onmy samsung t280. after reboot unit still demands old password. i never put one in and has been working fine for 6 monyhs
[A] Hi, maybe you did not use correct steps. Please try using hardware button combination key to reformat your Samsung Galaxy tab A 7.0 operating system to factory default. Usually all data will be refresh back like new again, and you have to setup from beginning.

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