How To Disable Kids Mode In Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus Without PIN

As the name says, Kids Mode is a feature of Samsung designed to make your phone safer when it’s in your kid’s hands. It will protect your child from accessing harmful content and also from accidentally deleting your files. There is a parental feature that allows you to set limits on your child’s usage and customize the available content.

To get started with Kids Mode all you need is a simple setup to set a PIN and both your child and your files will be safe. While it can be pretty easy to set it up, sometimes it might get complicated to exit Kids Mode on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

The disabling process is also easy and quick but things might get a bit complicated when you simply can’t remember the PIN. In this article, we will share with you some simple steps you can walk through to exit and remove Kids Mode without PIN.

To forget the PIN is very possible and it could happen to anyone and if that’s your case, below you will learn how to get rid of Kids Mode on Samsung Galaxy S8 without a PIN.

We advise you to write down all your passwords and PINs. Personally, I write them on a piece of paper and also on a text file that I upload in a cloud storage so I can access it from everywhere. You also can use programs such as Evernote. You can access it basically from everywhere and from various devices.

How to exit and disable Kids Mode on Galaxy S8 without a PIN

If you forgot your PIN or typed 5 times a wrong PIN, you will get an option, a prompt that says “forgotten your PIN” 

If that’s your case, you should select this option once it is displayed on your device. When you tap on it the phone will disable the Kids Mode and will be back to normal mode without ever needing to type a PIN. The next time you want to enable Kids Mode you will be prompted to enter a new PIN.

This is a trick to disable Kids Mode without a PIN but this might not work for all users. There are many reported cases about this trick not working.

Some other users have reported that even though they write the right PIN still can not exit the Kids Mode on Samsung Galaxy devices.

No worries, we got you covered!

Here’s what to do:

You simply need to turn off your phone and boot it into Recovery Mode using the proper key combination. Once you are on Recovery, Wipe Cache and Dalvik Cache.

Reboot your device and then try again to enter the old PIN. Sometimes the cache can cause some kind of interference that’s why we recommend to clear it from time to time.

How to uninstall Kids Mode on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Chances of the recovery options to work aren’t 100% and in this case, we have another way for you to disable and exit Kids Mode on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

This method consists on booting your phone into Safe Mode and attempt to uninstall the app. Follow the steps below to do it.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Take your phone and turn it off.
  • Wait for a few seconds and turn it on and while it boots, press and hold the Volume Down button.
  • If you have a lock, simply unlock the phone.
  • When your phone is turned on, go to App Drawer and find the Kids Mode app.
  • Tap and hold on the icon and drag it to uninstall the app.
  • Boot your phone to normal mode again.

Your device should now boot normally and the Kids Mode is removed. Many people have reported success with this method and it’s 100% safe to try it. You won’t run into any trouble if you follow only the practical steps described above.

If none of the tips below worked for you than the final attempt is to make a factory reset. It will delete all the installed apps and in some cases your personal files such as photos, videos, documents and so on. It is advisable to save your files somewhere else unless if you want to delete them.

To perform a factory reset there are two ways.

The first and my preferred method is to boot the phone into recovery and do a factory reset from there. The second method is to go to Settings > Backup & Reset.

Galaxy S8 factory reset

These are all the tips we know and we think they can help you to disable, exit or uninstall Kids Mode on Galaxy S8.

Let’s us know your feedback about this. Tell us what method has worked for you?

Do you have any other method that has worked for you? Feel free to share it with us in the comment section below. We would love to hear some feedback from our readers. It makes us motivated and to keep going to find workarounds for problems with our devices.

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