Some Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 users have found that when they enable Safe Mode on the phone, they cannot figure out how to get it back to start up normally. Here’s a tutorial on how to turn Safe Mode on or off.
Get Out of Safe Mode
- Power off the phone as you normally would by pressing and holding the “Power” button.
- Choose “Power off“.
When you’re ready, power the S8 or Note 8 back on. The device should now start normally and no longer be in Safe Mode.
Start in Safe Mode
- Power the phone off.
- Turn the phone back on while pressing and holding the “Volume Down” button.
- Keep holding the “Volume Down” 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 “Volume Down” button is stuck. Ensure your screen and buttons are properly cleaned. Sometimes gunk can get stuck in the buttons and cause them to be detected as “pushed”. Also be sure that your phone case is not coming in contact with any of the buttons.
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.