If you’re selling your Nexus 7 tablet, or if it’s running unstable, you’ll need to reset it to factory settings. Doing this on the Nexus 7 running Android Jelly Bean is easy, and it includes some cool back up options that makes it easy to restore.
Back Up and Reset Nexus 7
Go into Settings and scroll down to Personal. Then tap Backup & Reset.
The cool feature is the ability to back up your app data and settings. Also, when reinstalling apps, it will automatically restore backed up data and settings.
Next you get a message letting you know all of the tablet’s internal storage will be erased. It will also show you the accounts you’re currently signed into. Tap the Reset button at the bottom of the screen.
Now if you’re absolutely sure you want to reset, tap Erase Everything. The tablet will restart after a few minutes and now you can sell or regift it.
Restore Nexus 7
The cool thing about backing up everything on your tablet is it makes the restore process much easier. You’ll need to go through the initial set up, then choose the option to restore your apps, passwords, and settings.
Depending on the restore settings you selected, and the amount of data backed up, you might want to leave it plugged in over night and wait while apps are downloaded again and mail is retrieved.