Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A1 Hard Reset to Master Software

As most of other similar models from Panasonic, the Toughpad FZ-A1 is a high-quality tablet that does not support GSM voice communication. Coming with an LCD capacitive touchscreen and only a 2G network, this is one of the older devices from the brand, as it was released at the end of 2012. If you own it and started dealing with unpleasant software problems, it might be time to hard reset the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A1 to factory settings.

Also known as a master reset, this procedure is recommended by specialists in order to solve all such issues, as it is able to remove all possible viruses stored on the tablet. Before we move any further with the important features of this device, it is important to bear in mind that this process is going to wipe down all media files, apps and contacts on it, which is why we suggest saving it on a PC or cloud.


This tablet runs on Android OS v3.2 – Honeycomb – and it’s equipped with a Dual-Core 1.2 GHz processor that makes it work well at high speeds. It also had two cameras – the 5 MP one has autofocus and geo-tagging, while the one on the back is a 2 MP camera. The non-removable battery is a massive, long-lasting one: a Li-Ion 4590 mAh. Although it comes with no radio, you can play most music files – MP3, MP4, AAC, H.263, etc.


If you’re planning to sell the Panasonic as brand new, you won’t need to save any of the documents on the tablet before restoring it. However, in case you’re simply trying to regain functionality of it, you should make sure to transfer everything onto an external hard drive, a PC, the micro SD card or any similar device.

This can also be done by using the Phone Copy app – although the name might indicate something else, it can also be used for tablets, as long as they operate Android OS. The application can be downloaded here and installed, and then it will guide you with indications on the screen.

Once you’re done transferring the documents, we’re safe to say you can move on to the next steps:

  1. Go to the Home Screen and open the Apps Tray.
  2. Select Settings from the available options, and then go to Privacy.
  3. Scroll down until you find the Factory Data Reset option and wait for the next screen to appear.
  4. Select Reset Tablet and confirm it by tapping Erase Everything.

Make sure you read all warning that might pop up, and allow your tablet to reboot by itself without interrupting. When it will be ready for use, the Panasonic ToughPad will automatically be switched on, having a blank memory and a new operating system.