How To Hard Reset Blackberry Playbook, Factory Reset, Wipe Data!

If your Blackberry Playbook Android smartphone has become slow or you wish to factory reset the device for any reason and completely clean the data, then the process is not extremely difficult. You can easily perform a factory reset on Blackberry Playbook without spending any money on it. Users might wish to perform a hard reset on their device for multiple reasons such as the device not working properly or when they forget the password. The hard reset or factory reset of the Blackberry Playbook device is also useful when you want to prepare the device for resale. The Hard Reset or Factory Reset of the device will remove all of the data from your smartphone.

The following tutorial will show the method to reset the Blackberry Playbook smartphone, you can check the combination of hardware keys that will help you reset the device.

Hard Reset deletes all the data on your smartphone including photos, contacts, apps, and more. The Data deleted from your smartphone include the Google Account, System and App Data, Settings, Downloaded apps, music, Pictures, Service Provider Apps and Content, SD Card decryption key, SD card data.

How to backup Data or Contacts on the Blackberry Playbook?

Backing up important data on any smartphone is extremely important and we have to do it all the time because we never know when the smartphone will have trouble. Using a microSD external card to copy the important files using a file manager application will help make the backup tasks a little simpler. If your Blackberry Playbook device is already linked to your Google account, by default, the contacts and other app data are synchronized in the background to the Google Servers.

  • You can easily check if all the contacts are synced to the Google Contacts server an internet browser on your computer or your Blackberry Playbook smartphone to ensure that the data is completely backed up. You can check the backup of your contacts at contacts.google.com
  • For all your data, like photos, music, and videos. You can either copy all your data to your internal SD card or to your laptop/PC. In case you don’t have access to any of these you can upload all your data to Google Drive.

If you wish to go ahead with the Factory reset on your Blackberry Playbook smartphone then here are some ways.

Hard Reset (Factory Reset) Blackberry Playbook

Method 1: Factory Reset Blackberry Playbook using Device button

This method is mainly useful if your device has an unresponsive touchscreen or if you have forgotten your lock screen password. This method for factory reset on the Blackberry Playbook device does not require you to go to the Settings app, however, just like any other method for factory reset, it will erase all user data on the Blackberry Playbook smartphone. If you have not backed up your device before the factory reset, then you will likely lose all your information after this step.

Step 1 – Power Down Device

If your Blackberry Playbook smartphone is not turned off already, power it down completely by holding the Power Button, this is necessary to access the recovery menu on the Blackberry Playbook smartphone

Step 2 – Open the Recovery Menu

Now it is time to access the Recovery Menu on Blackberry Playbook, press and hold the Volume Up button, and the Power button at the same time and keep holding these buttons till you see the recovery menu on the screen.

Step 3 – Wipe and Reset

Navigate through the options using the Volume Up or Down buttons and confirm the selection by pressing the Power button.

To reset your phone, choose the “Wipe and Reset” option. In the next menu, choose “Wipe All Data” and confirm this action by tapping on “Yes” when prompted. This wipes the data on your Blackberry Playbook

Method 2 – Reset Blackberry Playbook Using the Settings Menu

This method is much easier, and you might want to use this method on your Blackberry Playbook device for factory reset for the sheer simplicity. You might want to use this method if your touchscreen is still responsive and the applications have not frozen. This doesn’t require you to reboot your Blackberry Playbook smartphone for the factory reset and allows you to do the reset when the device is still powered on. This method also does not work in case you have forgotten your lock screen password, in this case, refer to Method 1.

Step 1 – Access the Settings Menu

Access the Settings app on the smartphone by tapping on the Settings icon and then scroll down to the System & Device section to tap on the Additional Settings option.

Step 2 – Access the Reset Menu

In the Settings menu, Scroll down again and select the “Backup & Reset” option and tap on this option to open the next menu here. Or you can search “Backup” or “Reset” in the settings search box at the top.

Step 3 – Factory Reset

You will see a category called Personal Data and an option called Factory Data or Erase All Data to reset, choose this option to reset your Blackberry Playbook smartphone, this will open a new screen and you will have to confirm the reset here.

Hard Reset or Wipe Data on Blackberry Playbook with Google Find My Device!

This is a very straightforward method to reset your Blackberry Playbook smartphone using Google Find My Device. You can erase all of your mobile data remotely with Google Find My Device, but it is better to take a backup on the smartphone as this data cannot be recovered. This method to reset the Blackberry Playbook smartphone is especially useful when you do not have access to the smartphone or if you have lost the device. 

  • Open the Google Find My Device Link from here
  • Log in with your Google account
  • In the Android Device Manager, you will have options to play sounds, secure, or erase the device
  • Select the Secure and Erase Device option from here
  • In the next screen, select the Erase Device option and click on the Erase Device button to confirm.
  • This will wipe all your data from the mobile phone and factory reset your Blackberry Playbook device remotely

Wipe Data with Android Multi Tools Software

This is yet another interesting method to factory reset the Blackberry Playbook smartphone, this is useful if the device buttons are not working properly, in this case, the first method will not be very useful. However, for this method to work properly, you should be able to unlock the device, have a computer, and a USB cable. This tool will allow you to reset and unlock your Blackberry Playbook device for no additional cost. Follow the steps given below for Android Multi Tools.

  • You will first need to have a Computer or Laptop for this method to work and the tools will not be of any use without a computer
  • Now, download the Android SDK and the Android Multi Tools software on your computer
  • Install both the software’s and run the Android Multi Tools software
  • Go to the Mobile and the Settings app, herein the Developer Options, enable USB Debugging
  • Now use the USB cable to connect the Blackberry Playbook to the system
  • Select the 5th, or the 8th option and press enter to reset the Blackberry Playbook smartphone
  • If you have successfully followed the steps, then your Blackberry Playbook device should now be completely reset.

Soft Reset Blackberry Playbook Mobile

  1. Select Settings from Menu
  2. Tap on More Settings
  3. Tap on Backup and Reset.
  4. Then Select to Erase all data and Reset Phone. Check Reset phone only if you want to delete all the data on the phone internal storage.
  5. Finally, Choose Erase Everything.
  6. it will do Soft Reset Your Blackberry Playbook Mobile.

Unlock Blackberry Playbook with Google Account

If you want to unlock Blackberry Playbook with Google account, then you have to follow the below procedure for that:

  • First of all, you must have an active internet connection on Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 mobile.
  • Now, turn on Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 mobile.
  • After trying your password, you are still not able to unlock the phone.
  • Now, click on the “Forgot Pattern” option.
  • Now, enter your Google account credentials.
  • After that, tap on the Sign In button.
  • Finally, choose a new password, and it will unlock Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 mobile.

Password Recovery Blackberry Playbook with Security Questions

In case you are unable to access your Blackberry Playbook smartphone because you have forgotten the password, then luckily there is a simple way to recover the password on your device without losing any of your data. This method will use the security questions that you might have set up during the first setup of your Blackberry Playbook smartphone.

  • You will need an active internet connection on the Blackberry Playbook smartphone for this method to work
  • Turn on the Blackberry Playbook smartphone and ensure it is connected to the internet
  • After entering and trying your password when you are unable to unlock the Blackberry device click on the Forgot Pattern option
  • Now select the Answer Questions option
  • In the new screen Answer the security questions to gain access to the Blackberry Playbook device and unlock the device
  • You can now create a new password or pattern to unlock your Blackberry Playbook device at all times. 

Reset Blackberry Playbook with Code

You can hard reset Blackberry Playbook mobile with codes also. Dial the following codes on mobile to hard reset:

*#*#7780#*#* – This Code wipes all Blackberry Playbook data.

2767*2878# – Refresh your device (keeps your data).

*2767*3855# – This Code also reset your Blackberry Playbook mobile.

Warning: These codes will remove all your data like Contact, Photo, Songs, Applications, Setting, etc. from your mobile. Think twice before using these

Reset Network Settings Blackberry Playbook

This option will allow you to only reset the network settings on the Blackberry Playbook instead of completely resetting the device. This will mainly reset the Wi-Fi Settings, Mobile Data Settings, and Bluetooth settings and retain all the other data.

  • Turn on the device and tap on the Settings icon from the home screen
  • Find the Reset option in the General Management section 
  • Tap on the Reset Network Settings, now select SIM and tap on the Reset Settings
  • Tap again on the Reset Settings
  • You should now have successfully reset the network settings on the Blackberry Playbook smartphone

Reset Accessibility Settings

Your phone accessibility settings will be reset to their default settings with this method. Accessibility settings in downloaded apps won’t be changed. Personal data on the phone won’t be changed. To reset the accessibility settings on the Blackberry Playbook

  • Power On your phone, by holding the power button.
  • Tap the Setting’s icon from your home screen.
  • Next, find Reset option (It may be in General management or About Phone).
  • From the list, tap on Reset accessibility settings.
  • Then, tap on the option Reset Settings.
  • Well done, You are successfully Reset accessibility settings on your Blackberry Playbook.

How to Improve Performance Blackberry Playbook to make run faster?

The Blackberry Playbook is a pretty decent device and gives a good overall performance when you are getting your work done, or for entertainment. The Playbook is pretty decent for all activity and comes with a dedicated GPU to handle the gaming. If you are having trouble with the Blackberry Playbook device or if the device is getting slow then it is usually just because of the application that is installed on the device causing issues.

A lot of applications that we install from the Google Play Store or using an APK will keep running in the background and wait for data updates from the network. All of these apps use up RAM and this, when they run together, the Processor and RAM solutions are insufficient. Uninstalling apps that are not in use can help a lot with the performance of the Blackberry Playbook smartphone overall. If you want to speed up the trusty Blackberry Playbook smartphone then you can improve the performance and make it run faster again like when it was new by performing a simple factory reset using the procedure outlined above. 

FAQ for Blackberry Playbook:

Q1. How to Remove Google Account on the Blackberry Playbook device

A: You can remove the Google Account on the Blackberry Playbook device from the Account menu in the Settings app. You can alternatively choose to perform a factory reset but this will lead to all the data being removed from the smartphone.

Q2. How to Reset the Blackberry Playbook smartphone?

A: It is very easy to reset the Blackberry Playbook with the Hard reset or Factory reset methods that are mentioned above, you can also reset the Blackberry Playbook with the Google Find My Device method outlined above.

Q3. What is Recovery Mode on the Blackberry Playbook Smartphone

A: Android Recovery mode is an independent runtime environment that is included in a separate partition from the main Android operating system on any Android device such as the Blackberry Playbook. Recovery mode will allow you to Wipe Data or perform a factory reset on the device, it also allows you to reboot, or update the software of the smartphone. 

Q4. How to Reset Blackberry Playbook phone without the Password

A: You can easily reset the Blackberry Playbook device without the password using the hard reset or using the Google Find My Device method. We have outlined both the methods above for ease of use and with just a few steps it is now possible to remove all the data on the smartphone and perform a factory reset even without knowing the password of the device.

Q5. Does performing Factory Reset delete everything on the Blackberry Playbook Device

A: Yes, the process of Factory Reset will delete all the data on the smartphone, you can take a backup of the smartphone before initiating the factory reset process. The data lost during a factory reset process cannot be recovered easily.