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Help! I Lost My Tablet Settings

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 by | Filed Under: Android, File & Disk Management

Samuel from Westland, Michigan writes:

HELP! something happened on my Tablet and I lost my SETTINGS, (IM 82YRS YOUNG) is their any way to get it back, cause I can’t make any changes in my Wi Fi setting or other settings when I need to .

Samuel, I promise you that your settings are still there on your tablet. You can’t delete them, those controls are part of the operating system. Sounds like you might have lost your shortcut from the homescreen, but we can take care of that in a few seconds.

Tap the icon for your App Drawer. It looks like a little square of squares.


Find Settings among your apps.


Press and hold Settings. The screen will become smaller and the icon for Settings transparent.

Now you can drag the Settings icon back to your home page and release.


Your Settings are not front and center.


You can access settings on some models of tablets just by tapping the menu button on the homescreen.

~ Cynthia

3 Responses to “Help! I Lost My Tablet Settings”

  1. Samuel Kittle says:

    Thank you for your answer to my Help! I Lost My Tablet Settings, Found the Settings in my apps ,like you said. But when i click on the Settings Icon, There Is No setting for WiFi or anything else,only a Blank screen with the word Settings on Top. Is there any way to get these settings back? I use the wiFi setting ,when i go to my daughters (2) homes and go other Places. Thank you again

  2. ronald lane says:

    Hello all i lost settings on my 4inch tablet and could only get it back by removing the battery and the card
    and resetting them and it works now.

  3. Ed Borisinkoff says:

    Just like Samuel I too lost my settings. With your help it is now back. Thank you Thank you Thank you

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