Soft Reset - Samsung Galaxy Tab® 2 (7.0)
A soft reset (turning the device off then back on) is similar to restarting a desktop computer and is one of the first steps in troubleshooting a device. In most cases, a soft reset won't affect data on the device unless the battery is very low.
- Press and momentarily hold the Power button.
- Select Power off.
If the device isn't responding, continue holding power button for 7 to 10 seconds to force a shut down.
- Select OK.
- Press and hold the Power button to power on the device.