Power Up in Safe Mode - Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+

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.

An alternate method is available if the device can be powered on and is responsive.

  1. With the device powered off, press and hold the Power button (right edge) until the Samsung Galaxy S8 screen appears then release.
    Power button
  2. With Samsung Galaxy S8 still on screen, press and hold the Volume Down button (left edge).
    Device with emphasis on Volume down button and Power
  3. Continue to hold the Volume Down button until 'Safe mode' appears in the lower-left of the unlock or Home screen then release.
    Note This may take up to 45 seconds.
    Safe mode displayed on home screen
  4. With Safe Mode enabled, test device and app functionality.


Related Topic: Video Icon Using Safe Mode