3 Ways to Reset Samsung Galaxy S4

James Davis

Feb 29, 2024 • Filed to: Mobile Repair Solutions • Proven solutions

There sometimes are instances when you have to reset your phone. While one of the reasons could be the slow process of operations on the phone, others could be to bring back the device to the normal state after it is frozen. So, all in all, resetting the device helps in circumstances as it wipes off the old data by clearing the memory and gives you a device which is as good as new. While resetting across all devices has almost the same process, the wordings might sometimes vary only to put you in a state of dilemma. So, it is important to know different ways of resetting the phone and here in this article we will talk about different ways to reset Samsung Galaxy S4. Moreover, this article will also give you an idea to backup Samsung Galaxy S4 before resetting the device as one of the foremost things required before resetting the device.

Part 1: Backup Samsung Galaxy S4 before Factory Reset

Backing up Samsung Galaxy S4 is very important if you are planning to reset the Android device. Any device before being reset calls a backup for the data stored on the device as resetting the device wipes off all the data stored in the device. But it is important to know how to backup the data safely so that the backed up data can be restored at a later stage when required. Dr.Fone toolkit – Android Data Backup & Restore is one of the most popular and prominent tools to be used to safely backup data on phone. The backed up files, if any from any previous backup process using Dr.Fone can also be restored. Here’s how you can use Dr.Fone toolkit – Android Data Backup & Restore to backup Samsung Galaxy S4 before resetting the device, which is imperative.

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Step 1 – Connecting the phone to computer

After Dr.Fone is installed on the PC, launch the toolkit for Android on the PC. After opening the toolkit on the computer, go ahead and select “Data Backup & Restore” from the various toolkits present.

backup samsung galgasy s4 before resetting

Using a USB cable, connect Samsung Galaxy S4 to the computer. Ensure that the USB debugging mode is enabled on the device for connection with the computer. You might be presented a pop up window on the phone asking you to allow USB debugging. Select OK if you get a pop up window.

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The device will be properly connected if everything works well.

Step 2 – Selecting file types to backup

After the connection is established, it’s time now to select file types which are to be backed up. You will find all the file types already selected as Dr.Fone does this for you. So, uncheck if you don’t want any of the file types backed up.

backup s4 before factory reset

Now, after selecting the file types for backup, click on the “Backup” button which is present at the bottom of the interface, as shown in the picture above. This will initiate the backup process which will take few minutes and during the process, ensure that you don’t disconnect the device or use it.

backup galasy s4 before hard reset

The backed up file can be viewed after the backup process is complete, by clicking on “View the backup”, as shown below.

backup galaxy s4

Part 2: Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy S4 from Settings Menu

Factory resetting Samsung Galaxy S4 is very easy from Settings Menu. This process takes few minutes but prior to this; ensure to backup the data in the phone. Here are the steps to reset Samsung Galaxy S4 from settings.

1. From the home screen of the phone, touch “Apps”.

2. Tap on “Settings” followed by a tap on “Accounts” tab.

3. At the bottom of the screen, select “Back up and reset” and then tap on “Factory data reset”.

4. Tap on “Reset phone” and then “Erase everything” and the Android device will be factory reset.

factory reset s4 from settings

Part 3: How to Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy S4 from Recovery Mode

It is often required to enter the Recovery mode to reset Samsung Galaxy S4 as it is a great tool to factory reset Android devices. Moreover, Recovery Mode also helps in fixing various issues with the device. You can delete cache partition or even apply software updates. You can easily enter Recovery mode and factory reset the Android phone. Here’s how to reset Samsung Galaxy S4 from Recovery mode.

1. Turn the phone off if it is on.

2. Press and hold the volume up button along with the power button for some time until you see the device turn on.

3. You will use the volume buttons to navigate and power button select options. So, using the volume button, navigate to the “Recovery mode” option and select it using the power button.

4. Now, after the “Recovery mode” is selected, you will see the Android logo with a red exclamation mark on the screen along with a message saying “No command”.

5. Press the volume up button and release it, while holding down the power button.

6. Now, move to “wipe data/factory reset” option using the volume keys and select the option using the power button.

factory reset s4 from recovery mode

7. Now, scroll down and select “Yes – erase all user data” by pressing the power button, as shown in the picture below.

factory reset s4 from recovery mode

This process will erase all the data on the device and the device will restart. When the device restarts, the look and feel will be as good as of new one as all the data would be wiped off in the process. The whole process of resetting Samsung Galaxy S4 from Recovery mode will take few minutes. So, just hold on and before you begin with this process, ensure that the battery is properly charged.

Part 4: Factory Reset Galaxy S4 by Reset Code

Apart from resetting Samsung Galaxy S4 from settings menu and Recovery mode, factory resetting the Galaxy S4 device using reset code is another means. This is an extremely simple process and takes just few minutes before it is complete. Here’s how you can factory reset Samsung Galaxy S4 using reset code.

1. First of all turn the Samsung Galaxy S4 on if it is off.

reset galaxy s4 with reset code

2. After the phone is switched on, open the dial pad of the device and then enter: *2767*3855#

3. Soon as you type this code, your device will reset and restart after the process is complete.

While you go ahead with this process, make sure that the Android device is properly charged or charge the device to at least 80% before you begin with the process.

So, all in all, there are various ways in which you can factory reset Samsung Galaxy S4. In all the above mentioned ways of resetting the Samsung device, all the data stored in the device will be cleared. So, it is imperative to keep a backup of all important data present in the device so that you don’t lose the data. That’s where Dr.Fone toolkit - Android Data Backup & Restore comes into picture as it is a great tool to backup the data present in Android device. The backup file any time later can be used to restore the data. So, follow all the aforesaid instructions properly to backup and reset Samsung Galaxy S4.

James Davis

James Davis

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