Samsung Galaxy S: Enable or Disable Safe Mode

Some original Samsung Galaxy S users have found that when they enable Safe Mode on the phone, they cannot figure out how to get it back to startup normally. Here’s a tutorial on how to turn Safe Mode on or off.

Get Out of Safe Mode

  1. Power off the phone as you normally would.
  2. Remove the battery.
  3. Place the battery back into the device.

The Galaxy S should now start normally.

Start in Safe Mode

  1. Power the phone off.
  2. Turn the phone back on while pressing and holding the “Menu” button.
  3. Keep holding the “Menu” button until the Home screen loads. The lower-left corner should say “Safe Mode“.


My device still starts in Safe Mode and I don’t want it to. Why is this happening?

It is possible that your “Menu” button is stuck.¬†Ensure your screen is properly cleaned. If you recently installed apps onto your phone, try uninstalling them while in Safe Mode as some apps can cause the phone to get stuck in this state.

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