How do I start my Samsung Galaxy S4 in Safe Mode?

How do I start my Samsung Galaxy S4 in Safe Mode?

You can boot up your device in Safe Mode. Safe mode runs your device with only the preinstalled applications, ignoring anything that has been installed afterwards, so that you can see if any issues are caused by the phone's software or by third party software.


Power off the device.

Press and hold the Power key for one or two seconds to turn on the device.

When the Samsung logo displays, press and hold the Volume down key until the lock screen displays.


When the Lock screen is displayed, Safe mode is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen. To exit Safe mode, restart your device.


If your device is working properly in safe mode, uninstall third-party applications or app updates using the Application Manager. To access the app, from the Home screen, press Menu > Settings > More > Application manager. If necessary, touch the DOWNLOADED tab. Press the application in the list. Press Uninstall > OK. Applications preloaded on your device cannot be uninstalled; you can uninstall any updates you have applied by pressing Uninstall updates > OK.

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