Did your Samsung Galaxy Device stuck in Safe Mode? Are you wondering how to get your Galaxy S3, S4, S5, S6, S7, S8 out of Safe Mode? Then you’re in the right place and below you will find everything you need to know about Safe Mode, what it is, what it does, and how to exit safe mode on your device?
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What is Safe Mode
If you’re unfamiliar with Safe Mode and you don’t know what it exactly does, let me explain it in short terms.
Safe Mode is a very powerful feature and it’s found on almost every Android device. It boots the device with minimal requirements, only with the necessary apps that are required for the device to work. The device will run on default settings and none of your installed apps will be loaded. Safe Mode comes in handy when you are having system errors and software compatibility issues.
Usually, Samsung Galaxy devices, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S8 get stuck in Safe Mode and in this post, we will share with you some tips how you can get Samsung Galaxy out of Safe Mode.
How to fix Android stuck in Safe Mode
Normally getting rid of Safe Mode is extremely easy. All you have to do is to perform a soft reset or as we used to say daily just restart the phone.
In most of the cases, restarting your device will exit the Safe Mode and your phone should boot normally. To restart your phone and get out of Safe Mode, try the following:
- Press and hold the Power key.
- Tap Power off.
- Once the phone is off, press and hold the Power button to turn on the phone again.
Now the phone should be out of Safe Mode and turn on normally, to its full potential.
Also, try to remove the battery and put it again and power on the phone. Check if it loads normally.
However, if the Safe Mode is still running after you restart the phone, you should check the Volume Down button and make sure it is not stuck. This can be the reason why your Android get stuck in Safe Mode. Check to see if it has stuck anything on it.
If there is nothing stuck at the Volume Down button but you still can’t get your Galaxy device out of Safe Mode then try the following:
- Pull down the status bar on your phone. I tried this on my Samsung Galaxy S6. Tap the “Safe Mode” button and normally it should turn off the Safe Mode on the Galaxy Device. The phone will automatically restart and it should boots up normally, out of Safe Mode.
Clear App Cache
If none of the above methods work, to turn off the Safe Mode on your Galaxy device, you should try to clear the app cache. The cache accumulated in apps may cause the issue, hence clearing the cache can be a possible fix for this problem.
To clear cache, go to Settings > Apps and tap on an app to clear the junk files. It’s recommended to clear the cache of all the apps so a fast way would be to boot your device into Recovery Mode and clear the cache from there. It will delete all the unnecessary files. Usually, Samsung Galaxy devices boot into recovery by pressing Home + Volume Up + Power Button.
This is the last thing we recommend if none of the above-mentioned solutions doesn’t work. Factory Reset will delete everything on your device and will restore it to the default settings. If the issue is software related a Factory Reset will definitely fix it. To factory reset your device there are two ways; you can either do it via Recovery or go to Settings > Backup & Reset.
Remember: This will delete all your data such as photos, videos, documents etc.
None of the above method works
If you have tried all the above method and everything else that you think could get out the android from safe mode and still you couldn’t fix Galaxy stuck in safe mode then you should consider a professional repair or replacement if the phone is still covered under the warranty.
In case you want to try even more to fix the problem by yourself you can consider removing the Volume Down button entirely because that button boots the phone into safe mode when it starts. By removing the key you will check as well if there is any dirt or grime under the key that may press it and so the phone boots always in safe mode.
Once you remove the button, clean it and turn on the phone. If it boots normally, put the button back again and power on your phone.
If none of these method work then you should definitely ask for a professional service or replacement.
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