Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Boot into Safe Mode

Samsung Galaxy SIII comes with the ability to boot in several modes, such as normal mode is the mode you normally use under normal circumstances, the download mode which allows you to download and flash ROMs and kernels on it, recovery mode which will allow you to do a factory reset , wipe data, etc..

See also: How to Boot into Recovery Mode on Samsung Galaxy S3

In addition to the third mode mentioned above, the phone also has the ability to boot into safe mode. This mode is usually used as a troubleshooting effort. When phones came into this mode, all installed app will be disabled. This is to ascertain whether the cause of the operating system problems experienced by phone are from installed third-party app or not.

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Well, when your phone is having problems and you want to go into safe mode to do some troubleshooting, you can do it easily. So, thanks to its opearating system which allows it all happend.

How to boot into safe mode?
As written on, to enable safe mode on your phone you just need to follow the simpe steps below:
  1. Turn the device off.
  2. Wait for a few second before you turn it on again.
  3. Turn the device on again by pressing the Power button.
  4. Press Volume down key when the Samsung logo appear on screen.
  5. Hold Volume down key until the safe mode Appear on the lower left key.
  6. Release the Volume down key.
  7. Done. Now you have managed to get into safe mode.

It's easy, right? Now after you know how to boot into safe mode you can perform troubleshooting when your phone is having trouble on its operating system. To disable safe mode and boot into normal mode you just need to turn of the phone and turn it on again without having to press any others key. So, try this useful methods when you experience the problem as mentioned above and share your experience here through the comment below :)


  1. Hi, well after the safe mode is enabled , what is the easiest and fastest way to troubleshoot our fix the phone?

    1. Hi Janet Garrett,
      Thanks for coming.
      Can you please tell me, what problem encountered by your phone? Usually the safe mode is used to fix OS-related problem.


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