How to Reset App Preferences on Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4

This post will walk you through restoring app defaults on the newest Samsung Galaxy Flip smartphone. Here’s how to reset app preferences on the Galaxy Z Flip 4.

Time Needed : 4 minutes

Reset app preferences is one of the many reset options embedded in modern Android smartphones including Samsung's recent Galaxy flagships.

When triggered, this reset will clear out the default apps that you've selected to open or process certain file types or data protocols. So the next time you open a certain file, expect your device to ask how you would like to open the file or which app you would like to use a default app for that specific file type.

If you’re wondering how to perform this reset on your new Samsung Flip 4 smartphone, then you may refer to these subsequent instructions.

  1. First, navigate to the Home screen and then tap the Settings icon.



    Doing so will launch the Settings app menu with inbuilt features and system functions.

  2. Scroll to find Apps from the given items and then tap on it to proceed. You will be routed straight to the Apps menu.



    Here, you will see a list of all preloaded and downloaded applications installed on the phone.

  3. While in the Apps menu, tap on the three dots located on the upper-right corner next to the search icon.



    Doing so will launch a side menu with three sub-items.

  4. Tap to select Reset app preferences from the given options to proceed.



    A pop-up window will load up beneath the display.

  5. Read and review the pop-up message to learn what happens when you execute the app reset.



    Once you’re all set, tap Reset at the bottom-right side of the screen to confirm action.

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  • Settings
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  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4

The phone will then reset all your preferences for disabled apps, notification restrictions for apps, background data restrictions for apps and permission restrictions that you’ve recently applied to certain applications. 

This process does not affect your existing app data so you’d still be able to use this information the next time you’ll use your apps.

Performing this reset is usually deemed among other potential solutions to in-app problems in Android smartphones such as when an app keeps crashing, fails to load up properly or just does not work as intended. This reset won’t delete any of your saved files and settings so it’s a safe process to carry out even without creating backups.

And that’s how to reset app preferences on the new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 smartphone. If this reset does not address the transpiring issue on your phone, then you may have to consider resorting to other reset options applicable to the situation.

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