Restart in Safe Mode - Samsung Galaxy S® III mini

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.

Note An alternate method is available if the device can't be powered on and is unresponsive

  1. Press and hold the Power button (located on the top-right edge) until 'Power off' displays on the screen then release.
  2. Touch and hold Power off until 'Restart in Safe Mode' displayes.
  3. Tap Turn on Safe Mode.
    Note After the device reboots, Safe Mode appears in the lower-left. This takes about 1 minute to complete.
  4. With Safe Mode enabled, test device and app functionality.


Related Topic: Video Icon Using Safe Mode