Galaxy Note 4

The Galaxy Note 4 by Samsung is one of the smartphones that saw success through its timeline.The phone’s performance was one of the best, but occasionally it gave users some issues too. Majority of them was going unresponsive due to continuous usage. To refresh the phone, a reset operation is sought after very often.

Doing a factory reset implies turning the phone back into its new state – no apps, no contacts, no personal data. So it is essential to backup all the data before performing a reset. It is always best to practice backup of personal data expecting similar cases of emergency.

One way of resetting the Note 4 is by going to Settings menu.

  • Go to Settings -> Backup and reset.
  • Select options for Google backup at the top.
  • Tap Factory reset at the bottom and confirm your selection.
  • When the phone reboots after resetting itself, apps and data can be restored from the backup

In case the phone goes unresponsive, then you can go ahead and try for a hard reset.

  • Turn off your the phone
  • Press and hold Power, Volume Up and Home buttons until  Recovery booting appears in blue at the top of your screen. Then release the buttons.
  • The phone will now enter Recovery Mode. Use the volume buttons to navigate and the Power button to confirm. It’s not a bad idea to wipe the cache partition while you’re here, but it is not essential.
  • Go down to Wipe data/Factory reset and press Power to confirm.
  • Go down to Yes and press Power to confirm.
  • After the reset is complete, the phone will notify the same. Navigate to Reboot system now and press Power to confirm.
  • When the phone reboots after resetting itself, apps and data can be restored from the backup.

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