Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4

How to Force Restart Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4

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Restarting your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 is a simple yet effective way to resolve various issues you might encounter with your device. This process works by turning off all the software running on your device and then turning it back on, which can clear out any code causing a problem. 

In this guide, we will be covering the various methods on how to force restart your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4.

This guide is suitable for absolute beginners who are new to using Samsung smartphones or for those transitioning from Apple smartphones to Samsung smartphones (Android). So let’s get started.

Reasons Why You Should Force Restart Your Galaxy Z Flip 4

As we said before, force restarting your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 can be an essential tool in troubleshooting various issues that may arise with your device. In certain conditions, such as when your phone becomes unresponsive or if an app is not working correctly, a force restart can often solve the problem. 

This is because a force restart effectively clears your phone’s temporary memory, shutting down all running processes and starting them anew when the device is turned back on.

However, it’s important to note that any unsaved work on your device may be lost when you perform a force restart. This includes any unsaved progress in apps or games, unsent drafts in your email or messaging apps, and any other data that hasn’t been saved to your device’s permanent storage. 

Therefore, it’s always a good idea to save your work before performing a force restart (unless the device has become so unresponsive that this isn’t possible.)

In the next section, we’ll be showing you different methods you can use to force restart your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 on certain conditions. 

Method 01: Using the Power Menu

One of the main ways to restart your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 is by using the power menu. This is the most straightforward method and can be useful when your device is responsive, and you can interact with the screen.

The power menu is a set of options that appear when you press and hold the power button on your device. It typically includes options like Power Off, Restart, and Emergency Mode. For the purpose of this guide, we will be focusing on the Restart option.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to force restart your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 using the power menu:

  1. Unlock your Galaxy Z Flip 4 screen if it’s locked.
  2. Once your device is unlocked, swipe down from the top of the screen to open the notification panel.
  3. Look for the power menu icon. It should be located in the top right corner of the screen and looks like a power button.
notification panel power menu icon
  1. Tap on the power menu icon. This will open the power menu.
  2. In the power menu, you will see several options. Tap on the Restart option.
restart menu
  1. Your device will now restart. This process may take a few seconds to a minute.

Using the power menu to restart your device is only possible when the device is responsive. If your device is frozen or unresponsive, you need to use the 2nd method which we have explained below.

Method 02: Using Only Buttons

This method of force restarting your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 is particularly useful when the touchscreen becomes unresponsive, or when you’re unable to navigate through the device for any reason. 

It involves using a combination of the physical buttons on your device to initiate a restart. Here are the steps that you need to follow:

  1. Press and hold the Power button and the Volume Down button simultaneously. The Power button is located on the right side of the device, while the Volume Down button is on the left side.
  2. Keep holding both buttons. Do this for about 7-10 seconds. This action will trigger the device to power off and then power back on.
  3. Release both buttons when you see the Samsung logo appear on the screen. This indicates that your device is restarting.

This method should be used only when necessary. In the next section, we’ll show you the third method of force restarting your Galaxy Z Flip 4, which involves using the Accessibility Menu. 

Method 03: Using Accessibility Menu

The Accessibility Menu is a feature designed to help users with disabilities, or those who prefer a more tactile interface, navigate their device. 

It provides large, easy-to-press buttons for common actions like going back, going home, and opening recent apps. However, it also includes a convenient power option button, making it a handy tool for any user.

This method can be especially useful when the device’s physical buttons aren’t responding, or if you find it easier to navigate your phone through on-screen options. 

Here’s how to use the Accessibility Menu to force restart your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4:

  1. Enable the Accessibility Menu: Before you can use this feature, you’ll need to enable it.
    • Go to Settings
    • Accessibility
  • Interaction and dexterity
Interaction and dexterity
  • Assistant menu.
Assistant menu
  • Toggle on the switch at the top of the screen to enable the Assistant menu.
Assistant menu turn on
  1. Navigate to the Accessibility Menu: Once enabled, you’ll see a small square with four circles inside it on your screen. This is the Assistant menu. You can drag it around the screen to place it wherever is most convenient for you.
  2. Open the Accessibility Menu: Tap on the Assistant menu icon to open it. This will bring up a large menu with several options.
Open the Accessibility Menu
  1. Select ‘Restart’: In the Assistant menu, tap on ‘Power off and restart’, then select ‘Restart’. Your device will now begin the restart process.
Power off and restart

Wrapping Up

In this guide, we’ve discussed three effective methods to force restart your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4. Whether you’re using the power menu, the buttons, or the accessibility menu, each method has its unique advantages and can be used depending on your situation.

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