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How to Turn Off Safe Mode on Samsung Devices

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Here’s a detailed and sweet guide on how to turn off safe mode on any Samsung device, from Samsung devices launched between 2015 to 2024. With all the necessary screenshots and videos embedded, it will be super easy for you to follow along.

I wanted to create an easy-to-understand walkthrough for disabling safe mode across Samsung models. By including visual aids directly in the guide, you’ll be able to see exactly what I’m talking about each step of the way.

Whether you have a just-released 2024 Samsung or a trusty 2015 model, you’ll find the instructions apply across models and Android versions. I’ll be pointing out any differences between operating system versions when they come up.

Quick Summary

  • Safe Mode: A diagnostic tool that temporarily disables downloaded apps and themes.
  • Restart: Simplest method, hold the power button and tap “Restart.”
  • On-screen menus: Swipe down from top, tap “Safe mode is on,” then “Turn off.”
  • Troubleshooting: Try both methods, contact Samsung support if needed.
  • Downloaded apps: Reinstall or enable after exiting Safe Mode.

Safe Mode is a built-in feature on Samsung devices that temporarily disables downloaded apps and themes. This can be useful for troubleshooting issues caused by third-party software, or for testing new apps in a clean environment. However, if you’re done diagnosing or testing, you’ll want to know how to get back to normal. Here’s a complete guide on how to turn off Safe Mode on your Samsung device:

How to Exit the Safe Mode on Samsung

Method 1: Restarting your device

screenshot of safe mode on samsung

This is the simplest and most common method. Simply hold down the power button until you see the power menu, then tap “Restart.” Your device will reboot and be back in normal mode.

Method 2: Using on-screen menus

If you’re having trouble using the power button or want an alternate method, you can exit Safe Mode through the on-screen menus:

Using the on-screen menus this way gives you a few more options to exit Safe Mode. Expanding the notification first lets you see more details about why you’re in Safe Mode. And the System UI menu allows you to toggle Safe Mode off instead of fully rebooting your device. So if you’re having issues with the power button or want more control, use the on-screen menus.

Troubleshooting the Turn Off Safe Mode 

If restarting your device doesn’t work, try the on-screen menu method. If neither method works, it’s best to contact Samsung support for further assistance.

Additional Information

In my experience, when you exit Safe Mode on your Samsung device, all of your downloaded apps will be temporarily disabled. I found I had to reinstall or enable each one manually.

To do this, I recommend first checking the user manual for your specific Samsung model. There should be instructions on enabling or reinstalling apps after Safe Mode. In my case, I could enable apps individually or choose to bulk restore everything at once.

restart power off and emergency calls button from samsung screenshot

Additionally, the Samsung support website has very helpful troubleshooting tips. I learned how to pinpoint why certain apps failed to launch properly. By using the site, I could diagnose issues and properly reinstall disabled apps.

Here are some additional tips I suggest from my experience:

  • Check that your apps or Google Play Store updates did not cause compatibility issues triggering Safe Mode. Updating them individually may fix crashes.
  • For persistent app crashes, try clearing cache/data before reinstalling. This helped force reinitialization for me.
  • If apps still won’t launch, try rebooting your device or performing a factory reset. As a last resort, this resolved any deeper issues I encountered.
  • Make sure to backup data before big changes! I lost photos once and strongly suggest manually backing up via external SD or cloud storage.

I hope these first-hand tips help you get your Samsung device’s apps successfully up and running again after exiting Safe Mode. Let me know in the comments if you have any other questions!


Turning off Safe Mode on your Samsung device is a simple process with two easy methods. By following the steps in this guide, you can get back to using your device normally in no time. Remember, Safe Mode is a valuable diagnostic tool, so don’t hesitate to use it again if you ever encounter any problems with your apps.

I hope this guide was helpful! If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below.

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I'm Maruti Kashyap, your Samsung tech expert with over 10 years of experience. Find troubleshooting guides, performance tips, and app recommendations at GuruSamsung.com. With access to global Samsung service centers, I'm always up-to-date on the latest. Join me for a seamless Samsung experience.

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