SOLVED! Samsung S4 Miscellaneous Files 

In discussions about storage space on Samsung S4, it’s not uncommon to see people mentioning Samsung S4 miscellaneous files as well as the amount of space they occupy. You want to free up space on your Samsung S4 by deleting miscellaneous files but don’t know how? In that case, you should find this article helpful. Deon below is everything you must keep in mind once it comes to getting rid of miscellaneous files on Samsung S4.

Deleting Miscellaneous Files On Samsung S4: Guidelines

  • Step 1: Swipe down from the top to the bottom of the screen to open the Notification panel, select the gear icon at the top-right screen and choose Storage. 
  • Step 2: Proceed to tap Miscellaneous Files/Misc. 
  • Step 3: Pick the Files you want to delete by clicking the checkboxes next to the files. Keep in mind that you may delete all files at once: all you have to do is tap Select All then press Delete. 


What exactly are miscellaneous files? 

For your information, miscellaneous files are files that do not belong to app, media, cache and so on. Furthermore, miscellaneous files don’t play a key role in system operations so there is no harm in deleting them in most of the cases. 

How do I move files and folders from Samsung S4 to an SD card?

  • Step 1: Go to the Apps menu, launch My Files and tap Home icon on the top right. 
  • Step 2: Click All Files then pick Device Storage. Next, pick the files you want to move to your SD card by clicking the checkboxes next to the files. 
  • Step 3: After you finish, select the three-line icon, choose Move and hit the SD memory card. Depending on your preferences, you may either designate a folder to move your files in or create a new folder. 
  • Step 4: Tap Move on the top right screen to transfer your files. 

What must be done to perform a factory reset on Samsung S4? 

Via Phone Buttons

  • Step 1: Press and hold the Power button then hit Power off to turn off the device.
  • Step 2: Press and hold the Volume Up, Power, and Home buttons altogether. As soon the Samsung logo shows up, release the Power button while holding others till the Android System Recovery appears. 
  • Step 3: Use your Volume Up and Down buttons to navigate to the Wipe data/factory reset then press the Power button. Proceed to select Delete all user data then choose Reboot system now. 

Via Settings 

  • Step 1: Go to the Apps menu, open Settings and go to Accounts tab.
  • Step 2: Scroll to the bottom, select Backup and reset then choose Factory data reset. 
  • Step 3: Press Reset Device to confirm the reset and hit Erase everything. 

Via Factory Format Code

You should be able to perform a factory reset if you know how to use the format code. Open dial pad, enter *2767*3855# and press the Call button.

What must be done to back up the files on Samsung S4?

  • Step 1: Go to the Apps menu, open Settings and go to Accounts tab.
  • Step 2: Scroll down to the bottom, hit Backup and Reset then check the checkbox next to Back up my data. 
  • Step 3: Hit Backup account, select your backup account and choose the Return button.
  • Step 4: In the Accounts tab, tap Google and press your Google account under the Accounts section. 
  • Step 5: Check all the available boxes, tap the Menu button and press Sync now.

How do I clear the cache of an app on Samsung S4? 

  • Step 1: Click the Menu button on the phone, pick Settings and hit More tab at the top. 
  • Step 2: Select Application manager under the Device manager then choose the app whose cache you want to clear.
  • Step 3: Tap the Clear cache button under the Cache section. 

Should I use Adapt Display? 

Adapt Display in essence adjusts the display brightness, contrast, and saturation based on the displaying content as well as the ambient lighting conditions. The idea behind Adapt Display is to ease strain and protect eyesight. Samsung S4 features seven automatic and four manual modes for you to choose from. If you want to activate/deactivate the Adapt Display feature of your Galaxy S4, you can navigate to Settings, select Display, choose Screen Mode and hit Adapt Display. 

How come videos keep stopping by themselves on my Samsung S4?

You need to check whether you have enabled Smart Pause which is a feature that detects your head movements. For example, when you turn your head against the video, it will automatically pause. To disable Smart Pause, go to Settings, click My Device, pick Smart Screen, and uncheck the box next to Smart Pause. 

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