How To Reset Galaxy S20 Settings Without Deleting Files And Apps

When it comes to fixing smartphone problems, a reset is always the most reliable solution you can use. While it’s effective, some users are hesitant to do it because they will lose some of their files. But did you know you can reset Galaxy S20 settings without deleting any of your files, apps or data?

Aside from the Factory Reset or Hard Reset, you can actually bring your phone back to its factory default settings without the fear of losing some important files. That’s by resetting the settings of the device. 

Like a factory reset, all your personal settings will be altered and your phone will use the default configuration. This procedure is especially helpful if your phone is acting up due to some incorrect settings that you don’t know about.

In this post, I will guide how to reset Galaxy S20 settings without having to set the phone up again.

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How To Reset Galaxy S20 Settings

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We always recommend that if you have problems with your phone and you don’t know what caused it, instead of doing the factory reset, try resetting all settings first as it may fix the problem without having to delete your files. That said, here’s how you do it:

  1. Pull up the app drawer and tap Settings.

    You can also access Settings by swiping down from the top of the screen and tapping the gear icon.
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  2. Find and tap General management.

    You have to scroll down to the bottom of the screen to find it.
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  3. Tap Reset.

    You will then see the different types of reset you can use.
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  4. Tap Reset settings.

    This will bring all the settings back to factory defaults and it’s probably the only thing you need to do if you have a minor issue with your phone.
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  5. Tap the Reset settings button.

    You may also want to take a little time reading the information on the screen before you actually reset the settings on your device. You will also be prompted to enter your security lock code to proceed.
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  6. Tap the Reset button.

    Your phone will reboot to reset Galaxy S20 settings. What you need to do is wait until it becomes active.
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  • Android 10, One UI 2.0
  • Galaxy S20

When the restart is finished, you can continue using your phone.

Some Settings Reset FAQs

Will settings reset delete my files and photos?

No. None of your files, data, photos, music, videos will be deleted. Only the settings will be deleted and replaced with the default settings.

Is settings reset the same as factory reset?

No. It’s different although they may also have some similarities. But the major difference is the fact that none of your personal files and information will be deleted if you only reset the settings.

Will settings reset fix issues with my phone?

Most of the time, yes! However, if the problem is with the hardware, then this method may not work.

How long does it take to reset Galaxy S20 settings?

It takes roughly a minute because your phone needs to restart to conclude the settings reset.

Is the settings reset good for my phone?

Yes. In fact, we encourage users to do this procedure every now and then to refresh your phone’s memory and replace possible corrupt cached files or settings.

And that’s pretty much it, guys!

I hope that this post has been helpful in explaining the importance of this procedure, and showing you how to reset Galaxy S20 settings.

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