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December 28, 2023

How to Reset Zebra Scanner: Quickly Factory Reset a Zebra Barcode Scanner

How to Reset Zebra Scanner

Introduction of How to Reset Zebra Scanner

If you’re looking to sell your Zebra barcode scanner or need to start fresh with your device, performing a factory reset will clear the existing settings. This step-by-step guide will walk you through the process of resetting your Zebra barcode scanner to its factory settings. At TeleTraders, we specialize in purchasing used IT assets and equipment, including Zebra barcode scanners. Our team has hands-on experience with evaluating and resetting thousands of IT assets. If you’re interested in selling your equipment after completing the reset, get a free quote Note: This guide on how to Reset Zebra scanners applies to most Zebra Barcode scanners. To find out which scanner you have, check your device or find your scanner with Zebra.  

Before You Begin Resetting Your Zebra Barcode Scanner

Before you begin the factory reset process for your Zebra barcode scanner, it’s important to prepare for a smooth and successful reset. Here’s what you should keep in mind:  
  • Backup Your Data: Start by backing up any important data, settings, or configurations stored on your Zebra barcode scanner. This step is crucial because performing a factory reset will erase all data on the device, returning it to its default settings. Make sure to save any critical information, such as custom applications, settings, or scanned data, to an external storage device or a cloud-based solution.
  • Device Settings: If you have specific customizations or settings that you want to recreate after the reset, document them before proceeding. This will help you reconfigure the device efficiently.
  • Ensure Adequate Power: Ensure that your Zebra barcode scanner has sufficient battery life or is connected to a power source during the reset process. A loss of power during the reset can lead to incomplete or unsuccessful reset attempts and unnecessary troubleshooting.

5 minute Reset Process


Step 1: Access the Menu

Turn on your Zebra barcode scanner. Tap the “Menu” button on the scanner’s screen to access the main menu.  

Step 2: Go to Settings 

Use the arrow keys or touch screen to scroll down and select “Settings.”  

Step 3: Choose Factory Reset

Within the “Settings” menu, scroll down and locate the “Reset” or “Factory Reset” option. It may vary depending on your Zebra model. Select “Factory Reset.”  

Step 4: Confirm the Reset

You will be prompted to confirm the factory reset. Confirm by selecting “Yes” or “OK” when prompted.  

Step 5: Wait for the Reset

The device will begin the reset process. Wait patiently for it to complete. This may take a few minutes.  

Step 6: Initial Setup (Optional)

Once the factory reset is finished, the Zebra barcode scanner will restart, and the initial setup wizard will appear. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your scanner with the desired language, date, and time settings.  

Step 7: Customize Settings (Optional)

You can customize your Zebra scanner’s settings according to your preference if you will be utilizing the barcode scanner going forward. Your Zebra barcode scanner is now reset to its factory settings and ready for a new user.   How to Reset Zebra Scanner: Factory Reset a Zebra Barcode Scanner in 5 Minutes

Sell Your Equipment Now

If you’ve completed the factory reset and are ready to sell your used Zebra barcode scanner or any other IT equipment, TeleTraders is here to assist you. We offer competitive prices for your used IT assets, providing a hassle-free quick selling process. Get a free quote today and discover the value of your Zebra barcode scanner.  


Performing a factory reset on your Zebra barcode scanner is a straightforward process that allows you to prepare your device for resale or a fresh start. Remember to back up any important data before proceeding, and if you’re interested in selling your equipment, TeleTraders is your trusted partner in the IT asset resale industry. Get a free quote today! We hope this guide has been helpful in understanding the process of how to reset Zebra scanners. Need to reset other equipment, see more TeleTraders reset guides below!
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