Factory resetting a BlackBerry PlayBook returns the tablet back to its original state, as if it hadn’t been used before. It deletes data, files, downloaded applications and any assigned accounts such as a Google Mail address.
Performing a factory reset can be useful in a number of situations and for different reasons. You might want to sell the tablet and make sure all your personal data is removed from the device beforehand. It can also be useful if your device has become too clogged up with apps, files and different accounts which may be compromising the performance.
Note: Before resetting the PlayBook, make sure sure backup any data you wish to keep. Apps can be downloaded again after the reset.
Navigate to the Setting s menu. Do this by swiping downwards from the bezel above the screen or tapping the cog icon in the top right hand corner of the home screen.
Scroll down the Setting menu and click on Security.
Within the Security pane on the right, click on the Security Wipe option.
Type the word ‘blackberry’ into the text box and click Wipe Data. The PlayBook will carry out the full factory reset and reboot the tablet ready for use again.