When it comes to Android apps, you never know when it start malfunction or crashing because of of a configuration mistake or corrupted files in its cache. However, there are some Android users, when the see such problems like app crashing, they simply uninstall the app and then reinstall it again to fix the problem. So, in this guide, you’ll learn how to reset an app without deleting it on Samsung Galaxy smartphones (Android).
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How to Reset an App Without Deleting it on Samsung Galaxy Devices
The reason I chose Samsung smartphones because there lots of devices that are running on Android operating system and the settings may vary from phone to phone.
Note: The following steps apply to Samsung Galaxy devices running on Android 9.0 (Pie) and Android 10. That is because the procedure is very similar in both versions of Android.
Step 1. Open the Settings app.
Step 2. Tap Apps.
Android shows a list of applications that are mounted on your smartphone or tablet. The list includes apps that you have installed, apps that are bundled with your device, and apps that are concealed from the operating system and used for specific tasks.
Step 3. Scroll down the list, then tap the app name you want to reset. You can also find the item you want faster using the search box on top. For this tutorial purpose, I chose Zedge.
Step 4. Tap Storage.
Step 5. Tap Clear data from the bottom of the screen.
Step 6. Android will warn you of the consequences of this action: it will uninstall all records, settings, accounts, databases and so on from the app. Which means it resets it absolutely and makes it usable exactly as it was when you first installed it. Tap OK to confirm.
Step 1. Tap and hold on any app and select App info.
Step 2. Tap Storage.
Step 3. Tap Clear data.
Step 4. Tap OK to confirm.
Some Apps Like Chrome and Microsoft Edge have Different Reset Options
In most apps the process that we discussed earlier works the same. Certain apps, however, such as the Google Chrome browser, Microsoft Edge or antivirus apps, can provide more granular, custom reset options. Here’s how to reset apps like Chrome or Microsoft Edge.
Step 1. Tap and hold on Chrome Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome app and select App info.
Step 2. Tap Storage.
Step 3. From the bottom of your screen tap Manage storage.
Step 4. You’ll see 3 options: FREE UP SPACE, MANAGE and CLEAR ALL DATA. Tap CLEAR ALL DATA.
Step 5. You are prompted to confirm that all records, including files, settings, accounts, databases and other items, are permanently deleted. Tap OK, and finish.
That’s it. This is how you can reset an app without deleting it on Samsung Galaxy smartphones. So, whenever any apps is misbehaving or not working properly, just reset it instead of uninstalling or delete because it will make your task much easier.