How to Reset All Settings on Galaxy Z Fold 4

You can reset all settings you made on your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 allowing it to revert back to its default values. Performing this action does not affect your personal data such as downloaded apps and media.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is a premium Android smartphone that’s best known for its foldable display form factor. It’s a powerful device that’s designed to multitask with ease thanks to its large 7.6-inch inner display. 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.

Reset Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

Reset Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

Sometimes you will need to reset settings on your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 in order for it to revert back to its default values. You will usually do this when experiencing issues caused by a wrong phone setting, when experiencing system glitches, or even update bugs.

When you reset settings on your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 it removes all of the changes made to your phone system settings and restores it to their default values. What’s not affected are your security settings, account settings, language settings, personal data, as well as downloaded apps.

Reset all settings on Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4

Open the Settings app.

Find and then tap General management.

Tap Reset.

Select Reset all settings from the given options.

Read the reset details then tap Reset settings to proceed.

If prompted, enter your device PIN, pattern or password then tap Reset.

Your Galaxy Z Fold 4 will restart after you have performed the steps listed above. When your phone, starts the default settings will now be applied.

Other types of reset on Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4

Here are the other forms of resets which you can perform on your device. Each reset process can address specific issues you are experiencing with your Galaxy Z Fold 4.

Reset network settings on Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4

This is usually performed when you are experiencing connectivity issues on your phone.

  • Open Settings app on your phone.
  • Scroll down 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.

Reset accessibility settings on Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

The accessibility feature of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is designed for people with special needs like having limited sight, hearing difficulties and those who are having a hard time with dexterity and interaction. Here’s how to reset these to the default settings.

  • Open Settings app on your phone.
  • Scroll down and tap General management.
  • Tap Reset to view the reset options.
  • Tap Reset accessibility settings.
  • Read the reset description then tap the Reset settings button.
  • Review the final message then tap Reset to confirm action.

Wipe cache partition Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4

If you are experiencing performance issues with your Android phone, then you can wipe its cache partition. Unlike a factory data reset this won’t delete your personal data.

  • Press and hold the Side key and the volume up
  • Release the side key once the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 turns on and maintain the volume up button pressed until it enters Reboot Mode.
  • Select Wipe cache partition by pressing the volume down button.
  • Press the Side key.
  • Select Yes by pressing the volume down button.
  • Press the Side key.
  • The cache and the data have been deleted. Press the Side key.
  • The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 will automatically reset and reboot.

Factory reset Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4

The factory data reset resets all of the settings in your phone and deletes all of your phone data. This is usually done when experiencing issues caused by software glitches.

  • 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.

Soft reset Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

This is usually performed when experiencing minor software glitches such as freezing or crashing issues.

  • Press and hold the Volume down and Side buttons, then select Power off.
  • To turn the device back on, press and hold the Side button until the screen lights up.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What's the difference between a hard reset Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 and a soft reset Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4?

    A hard reset or factory data reset reverts the phone back to its original factory settings while a soft reset simply restarts the phone without affecting its data.

  2. What happens when I reset network settings of my phone?

    Resetting the network settings deletes previously associated Wi-Fi networks, security passcodes, Bluetooth devices and cellular network data settings.

  3. Will the factory data reset also delete my downloaded applications?

    The factory data reset will bring your phone back to its default condition deleting all the data stored in it and removing any downloaded apps.

  4. How do I start my device in recovery mode?

    To access the recovery mode turn off your phone and wait a few seconds. Press and hold the Volume Down and Power buttons until you see the Android logo. Wait a few seconds for the recovery mode menu to appear.

  5. How to do a reset without deleting important data in my phone?

    You can do a soft reset as this won't affect your device data.

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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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