Tips and tricks to fix SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB ACTIVE 2 problems. This is strong tablet which can use for heavy usage, because it have some hardware performance like IP68 certified and MIL-STD-810G compliant for more durability outdoor usage and water resistance. The LCD size is 8 inches with HD resolutions. This tablet comes the first time using Android Nougat 7.0 and powered with Samsung manufacture processor Exynos 7870 Octa. Some tablet only have limited RAM and Internal memory, but at this tablet we can get 16 GB internal memory with 3 GB RAM. We can extend more storage using external MicroSD memory maximum 256 GB size. Find more information about how to solve trouble of SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB ACTIVE 2 at community.


What is Advantage of SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB ACTIVE 2 Specifications:

LCD 8 inches
Internal memory 16 GB with 3 GB RAM
External memory microSD maximum 256 GB
Main Camera 8 MP, autofocus, LED flash
Front Camera 5 MP for video conference & selfie photography
Processor Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
Operating system Android Nougat version 7.1.1
Battery Li-Ion 4450 mAh



How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB ACTIVE 2 hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

This tablet comes with 3 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory. There are not easy to find big RAM tablet right now. This is the right options when we want to buy bigger RAM and enough internal memory to install several applications from Google Play Store like Facebook, Instagram, WeChat, Telegram, Snapchat, Line Messenger, Snapchat, Viber, Skype, maybe we also can install Whatsapp or Blackberry Messenger (BBM). More applications we install will make the internal memory before insufficient, beside that, we also have to read as many users review as possible especially when we want to install new or not famous apps or does not have Google Play verified information, because they may contain viruses or malware that can make our tablet become trouble such as stuck or bricks or hang or bootloop or frozen or LCD touch screen not responsive or LCD screen not responding with our finger touch. What we have to do? First we have to try do soft reset or reboot or restart to remove temporary files or caches that can make some trouble at this device. If our SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB ACTIVE 2 can boot again, then please directly download one good antivirus applications from Google Play Store like AVAST or NORTON, please choose only one antivirus we like. The antivirus will try to scan all installed applications and give recommendation setting to our device. If the problems still happen, then next steps is doing hard reset or master format. Please note, doing hard reset will remove or erase all important data, therefore we have to backup all data first before doing master format. Doing hard reset will remove all Google account from SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB ACTIVE 2. For safety reasons, please do not install any unknown APK files, because it is very easy to make our device getting trouble.


How to Force Shutdown or Force Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB ACTIVE 2?

We need to do shutdown or soft reset whenever the applications crash or stuck in the middle of running applications to clean temporary files inside SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB ACTIVE 2. Please press and hold POWER button until SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB ACTIVE 2 shutdown or turn off by itself. Or we can try to use POWER + VOLUME DOWN button together to turn it off. After it is totally off, then we can press again POWER button to turn it ON. This process will not remove any important data, therefore we can do this process anytime we want. If our SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB ACTIVE 2 still can work properly, but we want to clear temporary files and caches from some applications, then please press and hold POWER button until pop-up menu appear, continue choose Shutdown / Power off / Reboot menu.


How to backup data or Contact at SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB ACTIVE 2 ?

We can use microSD external card to copy or move important files using File Manager applications. If our SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB ACTIVE 2 has already signed in with Google account, by default our contact will be synchronize in the background to Google server. Please make sure we check all contact at Google contact server using Internet browse to make sure backup is done.



#Option 1, How to Hard Reset SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB ACTIVE 2 with software menu:

  1. Turn on this device
  2. Make sure SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB ACTIVE 2 battery already charge properly
  3. Go to menu: Setting > General tab > Backup & Reset > Factory data reset > Reset device
  4. Choose Erase Everything
  5. SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB ACTIVE 2 will do the process to Master Reset to Factory Default


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#Option 2, How to Hard Reset SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB ACTIVE 2 with Hardware key button:

  1. Make sure the battery of SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB ACTIVE 2 charge properly or battery have more then 50% capacity
  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 ACTIVE 2 will do the process of restoring to factory default.


How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB ACTIVE 2 forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

Some users will use this tablet to do some presentations or do some office work that may keep confidential data and private pictures that we take from 8 megapixel camera with flash to make picture become better. Therefore we have to secure our important files from unauthorized people when this tablet away from us or stolen or lost. We are very happy to have fingerprint at SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB ACTIVE 2 to make security protections more easy to open and secure enough. But we need to activate this sensor when the first time use this table and register our finger hand to make it can be recognize to unlock this tablet. However, some users maybe get hard to register their fingerprint to this sensor because of age or any other possibilities. Then we can use other alternative protections such as screen lock pattern or password pin protections. The problems will be happen when we forgot security answer or our finger hand can not unlock SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB ACTIVE 2 fingerprint sensor, what should we do?

Do not worry because we can unlock or bypass forgotten screen lock pattern or password pin protections at SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB ACTIVE 2 use registered Google account. Please turn ON our device, when it ask for security answer, please give several time wrong answer continuously until our SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB ACTIVE 2 freezing or locked 30 seconds, at this time we can find Forgot Password / Pattern button, press this button to unlock using Gmail account that we have already sign-in before. If we can not access our Google account, then we have to do hard reset using hardware button combination key




This is the way to help for unlock or bypass forgotten security protection at SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB ACTIVE 2. Although we are sure about our security protection, but sometime we may forget about the right answer. Please note, when we give security protection at our SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB ACTIVE 2, it also give step to put our own PIN / PASSWORD as BACKUP PASSWORD / 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.


Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB ACTIVE 2 ?

We can try to use secret code for doing hard reset SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB ACTIVE 2 is *2767*3855#. But please remember to always be careful typing that code, because the SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB ACTIVE 2 will do hard reset and remove all data also installed applications.


How to Format or Erase Device Memory at SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB ACTIVE 2 ?

There are two device memory type at SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB ACTIVE 2, one is internal memory and the other one is external memory. If we want to format internal memory device then we have to do hard reset or reformat the operating system of SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB ACTIVE 2 as well. Please use menu setting to do hard reset or reformat using #option 1 above, but make sure to give checkbox mark at Erase Internal SD card / Internal storage. Then it will reformat the factory default operating system and remove or erase any data inside internal memory.

To reformat or wipe or erase all data at external memory, we can use menu Setting > Storage > Erase Internal Storage / SD Card. Please always make sure all data has already backup before reformat or wipe everything, because it is hard to recover formatted / wiped data at internal or external storage.


How to Make Battery of SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB ACTIVE 2 Stronger, Life Longer and Not Fast to Drain ?

Tablet need more bigger battery and Samsung understand about that. However, the battery that already use at SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB ACTIVE 2 is 4450 mAh battery capacity, this is actually standard for 8 inches LCD screen tablet. As far as we are not use Internet all the time when we actively use for work, then this capacity still enough to run standard activity for full one day. We can not replace SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB ACTIVE 2 battery with bigger capacity because it is not removable battery. We can do some adjustment to make SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB ACTIVE 2 battery work more longer. First try to reduce LCD brightness as low as possible. Second, please disable all not use connections such as Wifi or Bluetooth or GPS. We can use drop down notification bar to enable whenever we need that. Some native apps will need to know our locations, please use GPS battery saving mode to make that apps like Maps or Camera can recognize our location.