Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Soft Reset

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was announced in September 2014 and the phone was available for sale from October the same year. It is important to note that this device comes with a plethora of nice features, including optical image stabilization, geo-tagging, touch focus, panorama, HDR, face/smile detection, autofocus, LED flash and so on. It features a 5.7 inches captive touchscreen with more than 16 million colors. The resolution of the display is 1440 x 2560(~ 515 pixel density). Overall, it might sound like the perfect smartphone, yet, the truth is that, like any other phone, the Note 4 can start irritating the user by getting stuck in some applications and not responding to commands. However, this should not worry you, as, with an ingenious process called a hard reset, you can fix these software related problems as easy as one, two, three.


The processor of the smartphone is a Quad-core 2.7 GHz Krait 450 (SM-N910S) or aQuad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A57 (SM-N910C); Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 (SM-N910S) or Exynos 5433 (SM-N910C) while the graphic processor is Adreno 420 (SM-N910S) or Mali-T760 (SM-N910C). The phone has internal memory of  32 GB or even 64 GB and 3 GB of RAM. The operating system is Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat), v5.0.1 (Lollipop), upgradable to v5.1.1 (Lollipop).

As any smartphone, this phone works nice and smooth when you buy it but after a period of time, it starts to crash and freeze when you open some applications. Whenever you notice your device working slower than normal, you ought to try a software refresh. Why? The reason is due to the fact that this process can help you get rid of infections, software errors or simply delete any important data before a resell. Being very similar to a hard drive format on a conventional computer, a soft reset deletes everything and brings back the phone to a working state in a few minutes.

Here are the two known methods to perform a hard reset (by making use of the internal phone settings and external buttons)

  1. From the main screen, select ‘Settings’.
  2. Touch on ‘User and Backup’ icon, then the Factory data reset.
  3. Select ‘Reset device’ (remember that you will lose any personal data on your phone)
  4. Choose ‘Ok’ and the process will begin. Your phone will reboot with the factory settings.
  5. Your phone will restart and it will start up with the factory settings.

Here are the steps that you need to take in order to perform the second method:

  1. Turn off your device.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up key, the Home button and the Power key.
  3. Your phone will reboot in Recovery mode. Use the Volume buttons to navigate in the menu and the Power button to select an option.
  4. Using the Volume buttons, navigate to the ‘Wipe data/factory’ reset option and select it using the Power key.
  5. The process will end with the message ‘Data Wipe Complete’.
  6. Your phone will reboot with the factory settings.