In this tutorial, you learn how to reboot your Samsung Galaxy S6 in Safe Mode. When you start your S6 in Safe Mode, all third-party apps and services are temporarily turned off.
Safe Mode allows you to troubleshoot problems where your S6 cannot run successfully in normal mode. For example, when your S6 won't turn on or start up past the logo.
How To Start Galaxy S6 In Safe Mode
- Power down your S6.
- Press and hold the Power key until the S6 logo appears on the screen.
- When SAMSUNG appears on the screen, release the Power key.
- As soon as you release the Power key, press and hold the Volume down key.
- Continue to hold the Volume down key until the device finishes restarting.
- Once Safe mode appears in the bottom left corner of the screen, release the Volume down key.
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- Alternatively, you can press the power button to bring up the power options menu.
- Then, tap and hold the option that reads "Power off".
- After a few seconds, the option to reboot into Safe Mode ought to appear.
The second option is convenient in the event that your volume down button is not working and you don't want to install yet another app to do the task.
By following the above steps, you will have successfully booted your Galaxy S6 in Safe Mode.
As mentioned, Safe Mode is great for issues wherein the S6 runs slowly, you can also use it to observe your S6 to know if it works perfectly when all third parties apps and services are disabled.
The same thing goes if you notice pop-ups and other unwanted apps that automatically install on your device. Also if you are stuck in safe mode, read how to turn off safe mode on Galaxy S6 smartphones.
Hopefully with these 6 Easy Steps To Reboot Galaxy S6 In Safe Mode and the additional information below about the feature you can troubleshoot and fix minor software issues on your Galaxy S6.
What Is Safe Mode For Galaxy S6?
As mentioned before, Safe Mode disables third-party applications and services installed on your smartphone. It's a good way to troubleshoot issues such as when your S6 freezes or becomes unresponsive often.
Often times, third-party applications are the cause of such issues and the best way to verify this is to reboot your S6 in Safe Mode. By doing this, you only load the factory default apps. No apps installed by you or anyone else will load.
How Do I Get My Samsung Galaxy S6 Out Of Safe Mode?
Once you finish troubleshooting your Galaxy S6, to turn off Safe Mode, simply reboot your smartphone. Once the restart completes, your device should be out of safe mode.
What To Do If My Galaxy S6 Safe Mode Won't Turn Off?
In the rare case that your Galaxy S6 keeps rebooting into Safe Mode, you should check that the buttons on your phone are not stuck. There should be no reason for your device to reboot into Safe Mode unless you are pressing the keys to do so.
This issue usually occurs when the volume down button is not working or malfunctions. Read here for more information. However, your best option is to return to your carrier and have them help you. Or, if the manufacturer of your device has a store nearby, take it there.
If both are out of the question, and you still cannot get your Galaxy S6 out of safe mode, then take it to a third-party repair shop for further assistance, I suggest a manufacturer approved one before any other just to be on the safe side.