How to Reset a Nook

If your Nook is unresponsive or occasionally freezing, you may consider resetting your device. You can perform a soft reset that essentially remedies minor technical issues. You can perform a hard reset and return your Nook to factory condition. With a hard reset, everything saved on your Nook will be deleted. When you re-register your Nook with your Barnes and Noble account, you can sync the device with your previously stored data.

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Take multiple books and magazines with you in your Nook.

Soft Reset

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Press the Power button on your Nook and hold it for about 20 seconds, then release it. Wait for the device to power down.

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Press the Power button again for about two seconds to turn on your Nook.

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Confirm that any minor errors have been solved. If not, either perform the soft reset again, or perform a hard reset.

Factory Default

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Push the Power button for about two seconds to power on the device.

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Tap the white navigational arrow on the screen, then press the "Settings" icon on the navigation bar.

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Tap "Device Info" from the Settings menu.

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Tap "Erase & Deregister Device" on the Device Info screen.

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Press the "Erase & Deregister Device" button. A pop-up window appears asking you to confirm that you want to reset your device.

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Tap "Reset Nook" in the pop-up window. The device will first de-register itself, then erase all of the data stored on your Nook. The Nook will then reboot itself.