Samsung Galaxy S® 4 - Turn Automatic App Restore On / Off

Note Notes:

  • 'Automatic restore' allows backed up settings and data to be automatically restored when an app is reinstalled.
  • When attempting to determine whether a third-party app is the cause of an operating system / app issue, ensure 'Automatic restore' is turned off prior to performing a factory data reset.


  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps (lower-right).
    Note These instructions apply to Standard mode only.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Backup and reset.
    Note If unavailable, tap the Menu icon Menu (lower-left) then tap Switch to list view.
  4. Ensure Back up my data is on.
    Note On when a checkmark is present.
  5. Tap Automatic restore to turn on or off.