When it comes to Android apps, you never know when they start malfunctioning or crashing because of a configuration mistake or corrupted files in their cache. However, there are some Android users who, when they see such problems as the app crashing, 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).
How to Reset an App Without Deleting it on Samsung Galaxy Devices
The reason I chose Samsung smartphones is that there are lots of devices that are running on the Android operating system and the settings may vary from phone to phone.
Note: The following steps apply to Samsung Galaxy devices running on Android 12 based on One UI 4.1.
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. This 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 to any app and select the “i” button.
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 the “i” button.
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.Wrapping Up
That’s it. This is how you can reset an app without deleting it on Samsung Galaxy smartphones. So, whenever any app is misbehaving or not working properly, just reset it instead of uninstalling or delete because it will make your task much easier.