How to hard reset and power cycle your Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S

When using your Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X, you may run into crashes, glitches and issues. A common fix for these problems is to perform a hard reset or power cycle on the console.

To find out how to do so, you can check out this step-by-step tutorial from Seeking Tech.

How to hard reset your Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X using Power Center

To hard reset your Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X console by using the Power Center, you need to take the following steps:

1. First off, you need to press and hold the Xbox button on your controller. This button has the Xbox logo and will light up when pressed.

2. You should now be in the Power Center menu, which will ask what do you want to do.

Here, you need to select the “Restart console option.”

3. The next screen will ask if you want to restart your Xbox console.

Select the “RESTART” option to hard reset your Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X.

The console will then reboot itself.

How to hard reset your Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X using the Guide menu

You can also hard reset your Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X console by using the Guide menu although this will take longer than using the Power Center.

If you are still interested in this method, then you need to do the following:

1. Press the Xbox button on your controller to bring up the Guide menu.

2. Inside the Guide menu, navigate over to the Profile & system tab.

3. On the Profile & system tab, select Settings.

4. Once you are in the Settings menu, select General on the left side.

5. In the General Settings menu, select the “Power mode & startup” option.

6. Inside the General Power mode & startup menu, select the “Restart now” option.

7. You should get a message asking if you want to restart your Xbox console.

Select the “YES” option to reboot the system.

How to power cycle your Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X

In order to power cycle your Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X, you need to take the following steps:

1. Press and hold the Xbox button located on the console for around 10 seconds.

2. After you console has been shut down, you can press the Xbox button on either the console or your Xbox controller to turn the system back on again.

How to reset the power supply of your Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X

To reset the power supply of your Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X, you need to do the following:

1. Press and hold the Xbox button on your console for approximately 10 second to turn off its power.

2. Wait until the console completely shuts down and then unplug the power cable on the console.

3. Wait at least 30 seconds.

4. Once the time has passed, plugged the power cable back into the console.

5. Press the Xbox button on your Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X to turn it back on again.

How to unlock Motorola Edge 2021 without PIN, pattern or password

The Motorola Edge 2021 has a security feature that requires you to input a PIN, pattern or password in order to unlock the screen and use the smartphone.

If you lost your PIN, pattern or password, then you can check out this guide from Seeking Tech to see how you can still unlock the Edge 2021.

Can you recover your PIN, pattern or password on Motorola Edge 2021?

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to recover your lost PIN, pattern or password on the Motorola Edge 2021.

The only way to bypass the locked screen is to perform a factory reset. This procedure will erase the stored PIN, pattern and/or password on the Edge 2021 in addition to other personal data you have stored on the phone.

After the factory reset process, you should be able to restore some of the personal data that are linked to the same Google Account you used on your phone. Other data that was backed up to the cloud may also be recovered.

How to factory reset the Motorola Edge 2021?

In order to factory reset the Motorola Edge 2021, you need to take the following steps:

1. First off, make sure that you have enough battery life on your phone to start the factory reset procedure. Motorola recommends that you should have at least 20% remaining.

If you have less than 20% battery life, recharge your phone first.

2. After making sure you have enough battery life, turn off the Motorola Edge 2021.

3. Next, you need to open the boot menu.

To do so, press and hold both the power button and volume down button at the same time while the phone is turned off.

4. In the boot menu, use the volume down button to select Recovery Mode.

5. Press the power button to enter the Recovery Mode.

6. Next, press and hold the power button

7. While holding the power button, you need to press the volume up button.

8. You should see a list of options.

Here, you need to select Wipe data/factory reset.

9. Press the power button to confirm your choice.

10. Afterwards, select Factory data reset by using the volume down button.

11. Press the power button to confirm your selection.

12. Select Reboot system now.

13. Press the power button one last time to start the factory resetting process.

14. After the factory resetting process is completed, your Edge 2021 phone will automatically reboot itself.

15. You can then set up your phone like it was brand new.

When setting up a PIN, pattern or password, make sure you make a copy and keep it safe so that you don’t have to reset your phone again if you forgot its security passcode.

You can also recover some of the data that was deleted from the factory reset by signing into the same Google Account you previously used on the same phone.

If you have data, such as photos and videos, stored on a cloud service, then you should be able to download these files back to your phone as well.

How to disable quick resume on Xbox Series S and X

Quick resume is a new element introduced for the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X.

This feature will allow you to quickly switch between multiple games by creating a temporary save state. As a result, there will be very little loading in between switch games as you will be able to bypass the start-up and save loading screens.

However, quick resume may cause bugs, glitches and other issues even for games that support the feature.

You can check out this tutorial at Seeking Tech to see how you can disable quick resume on the Xbox Series consoles.

Can you universally disable quick resume on Xbox Series S and X?

Unfortunately, you can’t universally disable quick resume on your Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X.

Instead, you need to manually disable this feature on a game-by-game basis.

How to manually disable quick resume on Xbox Series S and X

In order to manually disable quick resume for a game, you need to take the following steps:

1. Press the Xbox button (which is the top middle button with the Xbox icon that lights up when pressed) on the Xbox controller.

Doing so will open the Guide menu.

2. In the Guide menu, select the “My games & apps” option.

3. In the “My games & apps” section, you should find a list of games that you have currently using the quick resume feature.

The Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X can store the temporary save states of up to three games that have been built specifically for the Series S and X consoles.

Backwards compatible Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One games that up less memory, which means that you can have more of these games stored via quick resume.

In “My games & apps”, you need to navigate to the game with a quick resume save state that you want to remove.

4. With the game highlighted, press the Menu button (which is the small button that has the three horizontal lines icon) on your controller to bring up a pop-up menu.

5. In the pop-up menu, you need to select the “Remove from Quick Resume” option.

6. Afterwards, you will be back at the “My games & apps” section of the Guide menu.

If you want to disable the quick resume feature for another game, then you can repeat steps 3 through 5.

What happens when you disable quick resume on Xbox Series S and X

By disabling quick resume on a videogame running on the Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X console, you will close the game and delete its temporary save state that was previously created. There’s no way to recover this save state data, which means that you will lose any unsaved progress in the game.

Furthermore, you have to go through the startup loading sequence when you open the game again.

Quick resume will automatically be enabled when you open the game as well, which means you need to manually remove this feature again to disable it.

Do quick resume take up SSD space on Xbox Series S and X?

The quick resume feature should not take up any additional space on your Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X console.

Does using quick resume affect the performance of your Xbox Series S and X console?

The quick resume feature use temporary save states. Therefore, it should not lower the performance of your Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X console.

How to extend the battery life of the Nokia XR20

The Nokia XR20 features a two-day battery life. That life span can be shorter, however, depending on the phone’s settings as well as how you use the phone.

You can check out this guide from Seeking Tech to see how you can extend the battery life of the XR20.

1. The first step to extending the battery life of the Nokia XR20 is to use as little apps, especially those that run passively in the background, as possible.

To close a currently running app, you need to go Settings > App & notifications. Here you can see a list of apps you have installed on your phone. Select the app you want to close and then tap Force Stop.

2. We also recommend turning off location services if you aren’t using this feature.

In order to do so, you need to go to Settings > Location. Here you can disable the Use location feature.

3. Furthermore, you should turn off Bluetooth if your XR20 is not connected wirelessly to another device using this connection type.

To do so, go to Settings > Connected devices. Here, you can disable Bluetooth.

4. You should also disable Wi-Fi if you are using it to connect to the Internet.

If you are interested in doing so, go to Tap Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi. Here, you can disable the Wi-Fi connection.

5. You might want to consider using the Airplane phone, which disables Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and mobile data.

To use this feature, go to Tap Settings > Network & Internet. Here, you can enable Airplane mode.

Keep in mind that, if you disable mobile data, you won’t be able to make any calls.

6. Another way to save battery consumption on the Nokia XR20 is by using a wired headphone as using the loudspeaker or Bluetooth headphone instead will consume more power.

7. You should also consider lowering the volume as louder volumes consume more energy.

In order to do so, go to Settings > Sound. In this menu you can lower the Media volume, Alarm volume and Ring volume.

8. Furthermore, you may want to disable certain sound and vibration notifications.

If you are interested in doing so, go to Settings > Sound. Here you can disable the “Also vibrate for calls” feature. You can also tap Advanced to reveal “Other sounds and vibrations.” This will give you the following list of sounds and vibrations that you can disable:

  • Dial pad tones
  • Screen locking sounds
  • Charging sounds
  • Touch sounds
  • Vibrate on tap
  • Emergency tones

9. Another trick is to lower the brightness level of the screen.

You can do so by going to Settings > Display. Here, tap Brightness level and then adjust the brightness of the phone screen.

10. The screen timeout feature will also extend the battery life of the Nokia XR20.

To use this feature, go to Tap Settings > Display > Advanced > Screen timeout. Here, you can set the length of inactivity before the screen will be switch off.

11. Our last suggestion has to do with recharging the battery. Every time you recharge the battery of your Nokia XR20, its ability to hold a charge will slightly worsen. As a result, you will get shorter battery life over time.

To slow the degradation of the Nokia XR20 battery, we recommend only recharging the battery fully every time. You may also want to limit recharging the battery as much as possible.

How to fix network, picture and sound issues with Amazon Fire TV 4 and Omni Series

The Fire TV 4-Series and Fire TV Omni Series are two of the newest 4K UHD smart TVs from Amazon.

If you are having network, picture and sound issues when using either of these television sets, then you can check out this troubleshooting guide at Seeking Tech.

This guide will be covering the following TV models:

  • 43″ Amazon Fire TV 4-Series 4K UHD smart TV (4K43N400A)
  • 50” Amazon Fire TV 4-Series 4K UHD smart TV (4K50N400A)
  • 55” Amazon Fire TV 4-Series 4K UHD smart TV (4K55N400A)
  • 43″ Amazon Fire TV Omni Series 4K UHD smart TV (4K43M600A)
  • 50” Amazon Fire TV Omni Series 4K UHD smart TV (4K50M600A)
  • 55” Amazon Fire TV Omni Series 4K UHD smart TV (4K55M600A)
  • 65” Amazon Fire TV Omni Series 4K UHD smart TV (4K65M600A)
  • 75” Amazon Fire TV Omni Series 4K UHD smart TV (4K75M600A)

How to fix wireless network issues with Amazon Fire TV 4-Series and Omni Series

If you are experiencing issues with using the Wi-Fi on your Amazon Fire TV 4-Series or Omni Series, then you can try taking the following steps:

1. First off, make sure that your TV is connected to the correct network.

You can find the list of networks detected by the television set by going to Settings > Network from the main menu of the TV.

If your network is locked, you will need to enter the password you set for your Wi-Fi connection.

2. Amazon also recommends using 5 GHz over 2.4 GHz for Wi-Fi. So, if your wireless networking equipment supports 5 GHz, then we recommending switching the Wi-Fi band over to the 5 GHz on your TV.

3. You should also make sure that you have a strong Wi-Fi signal.

In order to do so, you should place the Wi-Fi router and your Amazon TV as close together as possible.

You should also avoid any physical obstructions, such as a wall or metal objects, that may hinder the wireless signals.

Other wireless signals, such as microwave and Bluetooth, may also weakened your Wi-Fi signal. So, try to turn off your Bluetooth devices and/or don’t use the microwave to see if your Wi-Fi connection improves.

How to fix wired network issues with Amazon Fire TV 4-Series and Omni Series

If you are having issues when using an Ethernet cable to connect to the Internet with your Amazon Fire TV 4-Series or Omni Series, you can try doing the following:

1. Make sure that the Ethernet cable is connected properly to both your networking device and your television set.

2. You should also make sure that the Ethernet cable is not damaged in any way. If you believe it is, you can try a different Ethernet cable.

3. Furthermore, you can also try using a different Ethernet port on your networking device.

4. If you believed that there are no issues with the Ethernet cable or your networking device, try restarting your Fire television set to see if doing so will resolve your issues.

How to fix no picture and no sound issues with Amazon Fire TV 4-Series and Omni Series

If you aren’t getting no picture or sound when using your Amazon Fire TV 4-Series or Omni Series, then you can try doing the following:

1. Check to see if your television set is correctly plugged into the power outlet.

2. You can also try using a different power outlet.

3. Try to change the input source on the menu of your Amazon Fire TV 4-Series or Omni Series as you could simply be viewing the wrong source.

How to fix no sound issues with Amazon Fire TV 4-Series and Omni Series

If you are getting a picture but no sound from your Amazon Fire TV 4-Series or Omni Series, then you can take the following actions:

1. Your television set may be muted.

To unmute, press the Volume + button.

2. You should also see if the TV speaker has been turned off.

To do so, you need to go to Settings > Display & Sound from the main menu.

3. If you are using an external equipment for the sound, make sure that the external equipment has been turned on and set up properly to work with your Amazon Fire TV 4-Series or Omni Series TV.

Nokia XR20: How to set up emergency key, update firmware, back up data and factory reset

The XR20 is a 2021 smartphone released by Nokia.

You can check out this tutorial at Seeking Tech to see how you can set up the emergency key, update the firmware, back up your data and factory reset this device.

How to set up emergency key for Nokia XR20

In order to set up an emergency key for your Nokia XR20, you need to do the following:

1. Tap Settings.

2. Tap System.

3. Tap Gestures.

4. Tap Programmable emergency key.

5. Tap Change sound profile to set what happens when you press the emergency key briefly.

6. You can also tap Dial emergency contacts to set what happens when you press and hold the emergency key.

You may be asked to add emergency contacts. So, by pressing and holding the emergency key, the XR20 will dial the first number on your emergency contact. If there’s no answer, then it will move on to the second number you have added and so on.

How to update firmware for Nokia XR20

In order to manually updated the firmware of the Nokia XR20, you need to take the following steps:

1. First off, you need to make sure to connect your smartphone to a charger.

2. We also recommend that you use a Wi-Fi connection as the firmware update file may take up a lot of your mobile data.

3. Once you have the aforementioned prerequisites set up, tap Settings.

4. Tap System.

5. Tap Advanced.

6. Tap System update.

7. Tap Search for update.

8. Follow the on-screen instructions.

9. If you the XR20 notifies that you don’t have enough free space, then you have to delete files and/or move files to a microSD card.

10. During the update process, you won’t be able to make emergency calls or use the phone until the installation is completed.

How to back up data for Nokia XR20

In order to back up your data remotely on the Nokia XR20, you need to do the following:

1. Tap Settings.

2. Tap System.

3. Tap Backup.

4. Make sure the Back up option is enabled.

How to factory reset Nokia XR20

Factory resetting your Nokia XR20 is helpful if you want to remove all private data before selling it, recycling it, and/or giving it to another person.

A factory reset may also help fix any software-related issues you have when using this phone.

If you are interested in restoring the factory settings to your XR20, you need to take the following steps:

1. If you want to keep some or all of your personal data before factory resetting your phone, make sure you back it up.

2. Once you are ready to move on, tap Settings.

3. Tap System.

4. Tap Advanced.

5. Tap Reset options.

6. Tap Erase all data (factory reset).

7. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the factory reset.

How to disable face and fingerprint recognition on Galaxy Z Flip 3/Galaxy Z Fold 3

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 both feature biometric data as you can unlock you phone by using your face or fingerprint.

To disable these security features, you can check out this tutorial from Seeking Tech.

Why you should disable face recognition on Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3

The facial recognition feature of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 or Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 may have detection issues due to heavy makeup, facial hair, dirty camera lens, lighting conditions as well as accessories such as glasses, masks and hats.

These phones may also accidentally unlock the screen if someone else, or something else, has a similar face as yours.

Due to the aforementioned potential issues, face recognition is not as secure as using a PIN, password or pattern for the Galaxy Z Flip 3 or Galaxy Z Fold 3.

How to disable face recognition on Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3

To disable facial recognition on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 or Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, we suggest deleting the face biometric data you previously registered on your phone.

If you are interested in doing so, then you need to take the following steps:

1. If you haven’t done so already, turn on your phone and then unlock the screen.

2. Tap the Settings App to open it.

3. Once you are in the Settings App, tap “Biometrics and security” and then “Face recognition.”

4. Unlock the screen once again.

5. Tap “Remove face data” and then “Remove.”

This will remove the face data you have registered for your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 or Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, which will also deactivate all related features.

Why you should disable fingerprint recognition on Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3

Using the fingerprint security may not be the best option on the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 as these phones may not recognize your prints due to scars or wrinkles.

If your fingers are small or thin, then you may run into issues as well. Even bending a finger or fingerprint could cause problems.

Not to mention that the fingerprint recognition sensor could malfunction due to being damaged, scratched or covered up.

If you are using the phone in dry environments, the static electricity on the Galaxy Z Flip 3 or Galaxy Z Fold 3 may be problematic as well.

For these reasons, you may want to consider disabling fingerprint recognition on your phone.

How to disable fingerprint recognition on Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3

In order to disable fingerprint recognition on the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3, we recommend deleting the fingerprint data you have stored on the phone.

In order to do so, you need to do the following:

1. Make sure your phone is turned on and its screen has been unlocked.

2. Open the Settings app.

3. In the Settings app, tap “Biometrics and security” and then “Fingerprints.”

4. You will be asked to unlock the screen.

5. Select a fingerprint to delete and then tap “Remove.”

How to change the screen lock method for Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3

You can also disable the face and fingerprint recognition security features of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 by changing the screen lock method.

To do so, you need to take the following steps:

1. Turn on the and unlock its screen.

2. Tap the Settings app from then main menu.

3. Once you are inside the Settings app, tap “Lock screen” and then “Screen lock type.”

4. Change the Screen lock type to something else.

How to disable face and fingerprint recognition on Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 without unlocking the screen

If, for some reason, you can’t unlock the screen to your Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3, then you can check out this guide.

How to screen capture and screen record on Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 both feature the abilities to screen capture and screen record.

To find out how to use these functions, you can check out this tutorial from Seeking Tech.

This guide will be covering the following model numbers of these foldable phones:

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3:

  • SM-F711B
  • SM-F7110

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3:

  • SM-F926B
  • SM-F926B/DS

How to capture a screenshot on Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3

You have two ways to capture a screenshot of what the screen for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 or Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is currently showing.

The first method, called Key Capture, is the easiest to do as you simply have to press the Side key and Volume Down key at the same time to capture the image.

The second method, called Swipe Capture, requires you to enable Palm swipe to capture. To enable this feature, you need to open the Settings app on your phone and then go to Advanced features > Motions and gestures.

To use Swipe Capture, you need to use the edge of your hand to swipe across the screen to the left or right.

After capturing a screenshot using either of the aforementioned methods on your Galaxy Z Flip 3 or Galaxy Z Fold 3, you may see the Screenshot Toolbar appear. If you don’t see this toolbar, you activate it by going to Advanced features > Screenshots and screen recorder > Screenshot toolbar in the Settings app on your phone.

With the Screenshot Toolbar, you can set the capture to include areas outside of the viewport of your Galaxy Z Flip 3 or Galaxy Z Fold 3 screen. For example, if you want to capture the entirety of a page that is too long to be viewed on the screen without being able to scroll down, then you need to tap the icon with the down-pointing arrow.

Using the same Screenshot Toolbar, you can also write over the screenshot, crop the screenshot, add tags and/or share the captured image with others.

How to record the screen on Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3

In order to record a video of what is being shown on the screen of your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 or Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, you need to take the following steps:

1. First off, we recommend taking a look at the screen recorder settings to see if you want to make some changes to how videos are recorded on your smartphone.

To do so, you need to open the Settings app and then tap Advanced features > Screenshots and screen recorder.

2. Once you are satisfied with the recording settings, pull the status bar at the top of the screen down to show the notification panel.

3. In the notification panel, tap screen recorder. This option has a video camera icon.

4. Next, you need to select the sound setting.

5. After setting the sound, tap Start recording, which will start a countdown before the phone will begin recording a video of your screen.

6. During the recording process, you can tap the pencil icon to write or draw on the screen.

7. You can also tap the human icon to record the screen with an overlay of yourself.

8. To stop the screen recording, tap the square icon.

Both the captured screenshots and videos can be found in the Gallery of your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 or Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.

How to transfer contacts, photos and other data to Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3

The Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 are two of the newest phones released by Samsung. If you want to transfer data (such as contacts, photos and settings) from your old device to your new phone, then you can check out this tutorial from Seeking Tech.

How to transfer data to Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 with USB cable

In order to transfer your data directly from your old device to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 or Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 with an USB cable, you need to take the following steps:

1. You will need an USB cable that will connect the old device to your Galaxy Z Flip 3 or Galaxy Z Fold.

2. If you haven’t done so already, download and install the Smart Switch app from the Galaxy Store or Play Store to your Galaxy Z Flip 3 or Galaxy Z Fold.

3. Connect the old device to your new phone by using an USB cable.

4. You should see the app selection pop-up window on your Galaxy Z Flip 3 or Galaxy Z Fold.

Here you need to tap “Smart Switch” and then “Receive data.”

5. On the older device, you need to tap “Allow.”

6. You should then see a list of data that can be transferred on your Galaxy Z Flip 3 or Galaxy Z Fold.

Select an item to bring over and then tap “Transfer.”

7. During the transfer process, make sure you have enough battery life on both connected devices. You also need to avoid disconnecting the USB cable during the transfer.

How to transfer data to Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 wirelessly

To transfer data from the old device to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 or Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 wirelessly, you need to do the following:

1. On the old device, download and install the Smart Switch app from the Galaxy Store or Play Store.

2. After the installation is completed, open the Smart Switch app on the old device.

3. On your Galaxy Z Flip 3 or Galaxy Z Fold 3, open the Settings app.

4. In the Settings app, tap “Accounts and backup” and then “Bring data from old device.”

5. Make sure the old device and your new phone are placed close to each other so that they can be connected wirelessly.

6. On the old device, tap “Send data,” “Wireless” and then “Allow.”

7. On your Galaxy Z Flip 3 or Galaxy Z Fold 3, select the data you want to transfer over and then tap “Transfer.”

How to transfer data to Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 with a PC

To transfer data from the old device to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 or Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 by using a computer, you need to take the following steps:

1. Download, install and open the Smart Switch program on your computer.

2. If the old device was made by Samsung, you need to connect it to the PC by using the old device’s USB cable. You then need to follow the on-screen instructions on the computer screen to copy the data from the old device to your computer. Afterwards, you can disconnect the old device from the computer.

If the old device is not made by Samsung, then you need to use a different program that should be provided by the old device’s manufacturing company in order to copy the old device’s data to your computer.

3. After copying the data from the old device to your PC, you need to connect your Galaxy Z Flip 3 or Galaxy Z Fold 3 to the same computer.

4. You then need to follow the on-screen instructions that appear on your computer monitor to complete the transfer process.

How to fix freezing issues with Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3

When using the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 or Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, your smartphone may end up crashing or freezing.

If you encountering these fatal errors, then you can check out this troubleshooting guide from Seeking Tech to find some potential fixes.

Closing apps in Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3

If you are using an app, or multiple apps, when your Galaxy Z Flip 3 or Galaxy Z Fold 3 freezes, then we recommend closing the apps if possible.

A single app, or a combination of conflicting apps, may be not be fully compatible with your smartphone.

We also suggest disabling any apps you have running in the background. To do so, you need to go to Settings and tap the “Battery and device care.” Afterwards, you need to tap “Optimise now,” which will close all the background apps, help manage any abnormal battery usage in addition to being able to scan for any crashed apps or malware attacks.

If you want to reuse any apps you have closed, then we recommend enabling one at a time to see if your phone is still functioning normally when the app, or combination of apps, are active.

How to force a restart to a frozen Galaxy Z Flip 3 or Galaxy Z Fold 3

If your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 or Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is frozen to the point where it doesn’t respond to any of your touchscreen inputs, then you can force a restart to hopefully get your smartphone to functioning normally again (at least during the initial bootup).

A restart could also fix any temporary glitches that may have caused your phone to crash.

To force a restart for your Samsung phone, you need to press and hold the Side key and Volume Down key at the same time for at least 7 seconds.

Updating the firmware for Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3

The hard crashes of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 or Galaxy Z Fold 3 may also be related to their operating systems. Therefore, we recommend updating to the latest available firmware.

To manually update the firmware of your Samsung phone, you can go to Settings and then tap the “Software update” option. Afterwards, you need to tap the “Download and install” option.

You may also want to check if there are any new updated software versions for the apps you are currently using.

How to factory reset your Galaxy Z Flip 3 or Galaxy Z Fold 3

If you are still experiencing freezes, then you may want to factory reset your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 or Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.

A factory reset will restore your smartphone to its original factory setting, which will also erase all the data you have stored on the phone. So, you may want to backup any important files and saved passwords before starting this process.

To factory reset the Galaxy Z Flip 3 or Galaxy Z Fold 3, you need to go to Settings and then tap the “General Management” option. Afterwards, you need to tap “Reset” and then “Factory data reset.” Finally, you need to tap “Reset” and then “Delete all.”

If none of our aforementioned suggestions resolve your crashing issues with the Galaxy Z Flip 3 or Galaxy Z Fold 3, then you should contact a Samsung Service Centre as the fatal errors may be hardware related.