Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the most powerful Android devices in the market today. Misconfigurations, corrupt files or firmware/hardware issues is very often occur in the use of the Galaxy S8. If you encounter this problem, it’s important for you to know how to boot Galaxy S8 into Safe mode. Safe mode allows you to turn on the device with third-party apps disabled. Then you can easily uninstall apps that may be causing a conflict or software problem.

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Steps to Boot Galaxy S8 into Safe Mode

Safe Mode puts your phone in a diagnostic state (returned to default settings) so you can determine if a third-party app is causing your device to freeze, reset or run slow.


  1. With the device powered on, press and hold the Power button (located on the right edge) until the Phone options prompt appears then release.
  2. Touch and hold Power off until the Reboot to Safe Mode prompt appears then release.
  3. Tap Safe Mode.
    • The restart process may take up to 45 seconds to complete.
    • Upon restart, Safe mode appears in the lower-left of the unlock/home screen.

An alternate method is available if the device is unresponsive or won’t power on.

  1. Make sure your Galaxy S8 is off.
  2. Press and hold the Power key past the model name screen.
  3. When “SAMSUNG” appears on the screen, release the Power key.
  4. Immediately after releasing the Power key, press and hold the Volume down key.
  5. Continue to hold the Volume down key until the device finishes restarting.
  6. Safe mode will display in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  7. Release the Volume down key when you see Safe Mode.
  8. Uninstall apps that are causing a problem.

Turn off safe mode

  1. Press and hold the Power key.
  2. Tap Restart.

Note: Restarting Galaxy S8 into Safe Mode may reset the Home screen to default settings (i.e. wallpaper, theme, widgets, etc.)