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When your phone encounters a problem with certain apps or the operating system itself, then it enters a state called Safe Mode. In this mode, apps are temporarily disabled and the functionality of the operating system is limited. When your phone is in this kind of state, troubleshooting can be performed hopefully resulting in the resolving of the issue that caused it to enter into such a state.

When will your phone enter Safe Mode?

There are several reasons why your phone will go into Safe Mode and the usual triggers are errors from apps, conflicts with apps and errors with the operating system. In some occasions, there might be some trouble when your phone is just starting up leading it to enter into Safe Mode.

Can your phone be taken out of Safe Mode?

Yes, definitely. Here’s how:

  • Press and hold the Power key.
  • Tap on Restart from the menu that pops up.

How about if I want to turn on Safe Mode?

Yes, you may do so. Here’s how:

  • Power down your device.
  • Press and hold the Power key.
  • Release the Power key once you see the words Samsung Galaxy S4 appear on the screen.
  • Press and hold the down Volume key right after releasing the Power key. Do this until your device has finished restarting.
  • Release the down Volume key once the words Safe mode are seen in the bottom-left corner of the screen.
  • Perform troubleshooting like removing apps that were causing the problems.

Why should you want to enable Safe Mode?

For the most part, Safe Mode is used to determine issues with your phone. In this mode, third-party applications are barred from running which helps you identify the apps causing your device to function abnormally.

Although Samsung has released newer and much more sophisticated phones in recent years, the Galaxy S4 still retains a charm of its own. And now you know how to deal with it when it enters Safe Mode and can know how to get it into Safe Mode to solve some issues.