How to Reset All Settings on Galaxy S20 without deleting critical data

Wondering how to reset all settings on Galaxy S20? This post highlights the steps and screenshots on how it’s done. Read on if you need help carrying out the entire reset process.

Settings reset usually comes in handy whenever a system-related issue arises in mobile devices. Through resets, any settings errors or features that aren’t properly configured are potentially corrected as they are obliterated while the default values and options are restored. In smartphones, there are different types of settings resets. 

Tackled in this post is one of the resets that’s widely applied among Android devices including Samsung’s latest Galaxy flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S20.   And it is about resetting all settings. Feel free to refer to this quick quick to reset all settings on your new Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphone whenever a software-related issue arises.

Steps to Reset All Settings on a Galaxy S20

Time Needed : 5 minutes

The following are steps and screenshots depicting the entire process of resetting all settings on the new Samsung Galaxy S20 device. The screenshots I provided are visual representations of the actual screens and menu items to navigate in carrying out the entire reset process. And here’s how it’s done.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen to get started.

    Doing so will let you access the Apps screen.

    reset all settings galaxy s20 - access apps screen

  2. From the Apps screen, swipe right to and then tap on the Settings icon.

    This prompts the device to open the Settings app.

    reset all settings galaxy s20 - open settings app

  3. Scroll down to and select General management from the given items.

    Reset options, settings for language and input, date and time settings will then be displayed.

    reset all settings galaxy s20 - general management

  4. Tap Reset to continue.

    A new screen containing the list of reset commands will appear.

    reset all settings galaxy s20 - general management reset

  5. Select the option to Reset settings.

    Doing so will trigger the device to reset all settings to their defaults without discarding any saved information on the phone.

    reset all settings galaxy s20 - reset settings option

  6. Read and review the reset information and tap the Reset settings button.

    A follow-up information on the reset will show up next.

    reset all settings galaxy s20 - reset settings button

  7. Tap the Reset button on the next screen to confirm action and instigate an all settings reset on the phone.

    Just wait until the reset is complete and the phone restarts on its own.

    reset all settings galaxy s20 - confirm reset

Tools
  • Android 10, One UI 2.0
Materials
  • Galaxy S20

And that’s how you do it! 

The entire reset process may take longer depending on how your device settings are customized. The more customized settings and features the phone has, the longer it would take for the reset to finish. Nonetheless, the entire reset process is effortless.

More about this settings reset…

Resetting all settings will clear out all your current system configuration including ringtones, sound settings, display settings, network preferences, and the like. After the reset, all phone customizations are discarded and the settings are restored to their default values. 

This reset does not delete any saved data on the Galaxy S20’s internal memory. That said, it’s safe to carry out this reset even without creating backups. Just be sure to follow the correct procedure to evade from losing critical files on your device.

Resetting all settings must be applied before opting for a factory reset or master reset. Various types of system issues can be resolved through this settings reset without deleting any critical data. After the reset, you can configure individual features and options accordingly.

And that covers everything in this tutorial. Please keep posted for more comprehensive guides, tips, and tricks on how to make the most of your Samsung Galaxy S20 and other new Galaxy devices.  

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