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I have bought a second hand Galaxy s 8" Tablet. 1. It comes

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I have bought a second hand Galaxy s 8" Tablet.
1. It comes up with some of the instructions in German
2. I have connected to my home network, but the icon still shows a lock.
3. i would like to remove the requirement for the use of my pin each time I switch on.
As you can see, I am an (ancient) novice and would appreciate some help.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question, my name is ***** ***** I look forward to assisting you.
Please note, click on Reply to Expert to reply to me, a rating is only needed when we are finished.
You do not have any of your personal data on it yet correct?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What do you need ?
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.
An answer to my question please...
I will repeat it again
You do not have any of your personal data on it yet correct?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Apart from my name - no
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have no further persona data on it
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Can you give me ten minutes, I have something personal to deal with?
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.
Thank you
Are will want to factory reset the Tablet. This will return it to new so you can set it up for your own use, choosing the language ect. By default it should also no have a screen lock.
To do the reset
Turn off your tablet by holding the Power key.
Now press and hold Volume Up + Home button + Power button.
After few seconds you will see Recovery mode menu.
From this menu choose option "wipe data / factory reset" using Volume buttons to scroll and Power button to confirm your choice.
Next select option "Yes -- delete all user data".
Then accept option "reboot system now".
Once done, you can then setup the device for use.
Let me know the results please
Thank you
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I seem to be getting somewhere but now i have a screen in ? Cyrilic script -Greek ?
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.
I am not sure what screen you are referring to as it would not be in greek when you do my instructions.
Make sure the Tablet is completely off before doing my instructions.
So not just the screen is off but actually powered off
Best way is to hold the power button for 60 seconds then release to get to this.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
that doesn't work., but the "Greek" equivalent "Power Off" comes up and I have turned the tab off.
Following your instructions for a second time takes me back to Greek/ turkish
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.
What does it exactly say? Please type it out here.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Third time lucky - I'm at the Reboot system now stage
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Nope! Back to "greek"
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.
I need you please to type this "Greek" here
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have no caracters on my keyboard which match the first three bu from the 4th:
rapck Backwards n
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Following the arrow on the bottom, it seems to want my chip inserting.
Do I do so ?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Sorry Richard, all screens are now in Greek
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.
I dont really understand the message you sent me sorry, but if you got to the recovery menu once then this happened, its starting to point to a memory issue on the device else we would have reset it by now.
You can still start it normally correct? Its just in another language.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes. The only thing I have done without your instruction is remove my old chip , switch off and restart as per your advice.
I now have a rebooted tablet in a completely strange (to me) language.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I'll switch off and start again
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.
ok, my instructions will work, that I initially gave for resetting the Tablet.
They can just be a little tricky to do, but can you go back and try to do them please.
I repeated them below again.
Turn off your tablet by holding the Power key.
Now press and hold Volume Up + Home button + Power button.
After few seconds you will see Recovery mode menu.
From this menu choose option "wipe data / factory reset" using Volume buttons to scroll and Power button to confirm your choice.
Next select option "Yes -- delete all user data".
Then accept option "reboot system now".
Once done, you can then setup the device for use.
Let me know the results please
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No good I'm back to Greek
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.
I don't think its greek your looking at but a memory dump as my instructions work 100%.
Can you get the Tablet started?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Trying for 3rd time, Have got language menu and changed to English -that's better.
Am inserting Sim Card
I appear to be in ! My wi fi is showing with a lock
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.
ok, this is good.
Your wifi shows with a lock as its protected, this is normal.
You do not know how to connect to the wifi because you forgot the password?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Must go - please leave me any further instructions
I have the password, but do not wish to have to use it every time I switch on
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Many thanks for your help - and patience.
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.
Ok, go to Settings, Security, Screen Lock and you can turn this off here.
I have marked the question to close so any issue let me know
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Thank you
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Sorry Richard, Wifi is still locked.
I cannot find "security" to follow your instructions, so I am unable to get to screen lock
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
OK Richard , Ihave found "Security " under the "General" heading, but none of the applications give me a way to unlock the Wi Fi so I am unable to use it.
I have spent hours trying different combinations and Passwords . I'm getting very frustrated !Please help in simple terms, giving me every step.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
There is no screen lock that I can see.
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.
You need to enter the same password ***** you saw on the computer.
That's the password ***** use on the wifi on the Tablet.
This is why we went and found it so it can be used on the computer.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry Richard, I do not - did not see any password ***** the computer.I have an "Admin P/word" for my bt hub. A"Wireless Key" for my BT hub and a "Wireless network / SSID" for the BT Hub.I also have my sim P/word . I've tried them all without success.Which password ***** you think I saw on the computer ?