Nexus 7 (2013) Restarts Randomly – Fix

No Doubt, the Google Nexus 7 (2013) is the most popular Android tablet, but then no device is perfect. Users complain about the Nexus 7 (2013) restarting randomly, the rebooting issue can be quite an irritation. Here are ways to solve this-

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  • Check if all the apps have the latest version. The best way to do so is to go the Google Play Store, choose the Menu button and click on ‘My Apps’. Look for an ‘Update All’ option at the top right side.. The issue could be that the app may not be optimized for the latest Android version and if you do not find an update available, contact the developer and inform him about the same. In the meantime, you can also check for an alternative app that does the job. But how can be sure that the app is the reason for your Nexus 7 to restart? For this, restart your tablet in the safe mode.

Just keep holding the power button, then press and hold the ‘power off’ button that comes up and then press OK in the following box that fires up to restart the device in the safe mode. If the issue is longer there, it means the app was the cause of your device restarting. You have to reboot the Galaxy Nexus 7 to come out of the safe mode and look for the problematic app.

  • Your Nexus 7 is geared to show automatic updates, which can anyway, solve the problem. Else you can go to Settings – About Tablet and look for the Android Version. Now tap ‘System Updates’ and ‘Check Now’ to look for new updates.
  • Restart the device with a soft reset, hold the power button for 30 seconds, and wait till your tablet reboots.
  • If your Nexus 7 continues to restart randomly, you may have to do a factor reset. Back up all your content, your Google account should do that for you. Now tap the Menu button and click Settings – Backup & Reset- Factory data reset – Reset tablet and enter your pattern password, if asked for. Then tap ‘Erase Everything’.
  • If nothing works, you can take your Nexus 7 to the retailer where you bought it from for a replacement product.


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