How To Enable Auto Factory Reset on your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

One of the security features of your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 that you can turn on is the auto factory reset. This starts a factory reset on your phone after 15 incorrect attempts to unlock it. All of your personal data including files and apps will be erased preventing it from being accessed by unauthorized individuals.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is one of the newest premium Android devices available in the market that makes use of a foldable display form factor. It’s a smartphone and tablet device that can even become act as a desktop PC with the help of Samsung DeX. Some of its best features include its use of a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chip, 4400 mAh battery, and has a storage of up to 1TB.

Turning on the automatic factory data reset feature of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

Turning on the automatic factory data reset

Samsung Galaxy devices are well known for the security features that they have. The company’s latest Galaxy Z Fold 4 is one such device that has a lot of security measures available. It has Secure Folder and several methods to unlock the phone.

In case you lose your phone there’s the Find My Mobile feature which you can use to search for your Galaxy Z Fold 4. Sometimes though, the phone will be lost forever and can’t be found. If you are concerned about your phone data falling in the wrong hands, then you can enable the automatic factory data reset feature of the phone.

When the automatic factory data reset option is enabled it makes it harder for anyone to access the data stored in your device as 15 incorrect attempts to unlock your phone will trigger the factory reset.

Take note that this is an extreme security feature that you should enable with care. It’s not recommended to have your phone do a factory reset if your child accidentally triggers it by incorrectly typing the PIN or pattern to unlock your device.

Turn on auto factory reset Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

Here’s how to turn on the auto factory data reset on your phone.

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Scroll to find then tap Lock screen.
  • Continue by tapping Secure lock settings on the succeeding menu. If prompted, enter your primary PIN, pattern or password to proceed.
  • Find Auto factory reset from the given options then tap to turn on the switch next to it.
  • When the switch turns blue (highlighted), the automatic factory reset function is already enabled.

Your phone will now perform a factory data reset after 15 incorrect attempts to unlock it.

Turning off auto factory reset Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

If you want to turn off this feature, then here’s what you need to do.

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Scroll to find then tap Lock screen.
  • Continue by tapping Secure lock settings on the succeeding menu. If prompted, enter your primary PIN, pattern or password to proceed.
  • Find Auto factory reset from the given options then tap to turn off its switch.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I update my Galaxy Z Fold 4 software?

    Go to your phone Settings.
    Scroll down and tap Software update.
    Tap Download and install.

  2. How do I wipe cache partition on my Galaxy z Fold 4?

    Press and hold the Volume Up key, then press and hold the Side key.
    When the green Android logo displays, release all keys (‘Installing system update’ will show for about 30 – 60 seconds before showing the Android recovery screen).
    Press the Volume down key several times to highlight wipe cache partition.
    Press Power key to select wipe cache partition.
    Press the Volume down key to highlight yes, them and press the Power key to select.
    When the wipe cache partition is complete, Reboot system now is highlighted.
    Press the Power key to restart the device.

  3. How do I reset network settings on my Galaxy Z Fold 4?

    Open the Settings app.
    Scroll down to and tap General management.
    Tap Reset to view the reset options.
    Tap Reset network settings.
    Tap Reset settings and if prompted, enter your security lock.
    Tap Reset to proceed with the network settings reset.

  4. How do I factory reset my Android phone?

    Turn off your Samsung Galaxy device.
    Simultaneously press and hold the Volume up and side buttons until the device vibrates and the Android Recovery screen appears then release all buttons. Allow up to 30 seconds for the recovery screen to appear.
    From the Android Recovery screen, select Wipe data/factory reset. You can use the volume buttons to cycle through the available options and the side key to select.
    Select Factory data reset. Allow several seconds for the factory data reset to complete.
    Select Reboot system now. Allow several minutes for the reboot process to complete.
    Set up your Android phone.

  5. How do I run a hardware test on my Android phone?

    Open the Samsung Members app.
    Tap Get Help.
    Tap Interactive checks.
    Run tests on Battery status, Cable charging, USB connection, and Wireless charging to check your hardware.

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Chad Buenaflor

Chad has been in the tech industry since 2000. He has a degree in Electronics Engineering and is interested in the hardware and software side of technology. Initially working for a Japanese semiconductor company as a Test Engineer for nearly 10 years, he then pursued his passion for internet technology by working for the support team of Time Warner Cable then finally joining TheDroidGuy as one of their troubleshooting and tech writers. On his free time he plays his favorite games on his PC, Xbox Series X, and Android phone.

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