Samsung Galaxy Tab: Start In Safe Mode

Start Samsung Galaxy Tab in Safe Mode if you wish to troubleshoot problems you are having with the device. Safe mode will temporarily start the Galaxy Tab with factory default software. This comes in handy in situations where you may have installed an app or modified the device in some way that disallows you access. Safe mode will allow you to boot the device, then remove the offending modification.

Follow these steps to start Galaxy Tab in Safe Mode:

1. If the device is on, turn it off.

2. Power on the device. Press and hold the Menu button when the Samsung logo appears on the screen.

3. Continue to hold down the Menu button until the Home screen loads. You should see the words Safe Mode appear in the lower left corner of the screen.

To take the Samsung Galaxy Tab out of Safe Mode, simply power off the device and then power it back on.


  1. bfla2 says

    On my 700 series samsung tablet it was the bottom center button on the face of the tablet. I messed with this for 2 hours. Thanks even though I wouldn’t call this a menue button it worked. I turned the tablet off. Turned it back on & held that button down & Wa La
    Thanks so much

  2. shannon says

    For those with 2.0:When the Samsung logo screen appears, press and hold the volume down keyHold the volume down key until Safe mode appears in the lower left corner of the screen.  This may take up to 30 seconds.

    When someone doesnt have the answer gor your version dont be rude,just keep trying. :)

  3. Snoopy 66 says

    Awsome!!!! It worked. My kid got a hold of my tablet and couldn’t tell me what she did. Been working on this all day thanks so much

  4. MAD says

    hi Mitch

    thanks for posting,

    i followed the steps on P1000 but it is not working, any tips?

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