Samsung Galaxy S7: Turn Safe Mode On and Off

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge comes with a built-in Safe Mode, you can access this mode when you are facing problems with apps interfering with the functions of the phone. The Safe Mode basically acts as a back-door that allows you to uninstall any problem causing apps. The function of Safe Mode is to only load apps that are classified as a part of the system while ignoring others. Once you boot into this, you can then remove downloaded or user-installed apps.

This function doesn’t delete any of your data or your app data. It is a temporary state of the phone and once you complete your task, rebooting the phone will lead to the normal boot up. Most Samsung Android phones comply with this mode but in this guide, we will be targeting our steps towards the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.


How to Turn Safe Mode On and Off

Following are the steps you need to implement in order to access the built in Safe Mode. Again, as mentioned before, there is no deletion of data just by accessing the mode. Neither does the warranty gets void.

Step 1 – Turn the device off.

Step 2 – Press and hold the Power key past the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge screen.

Step 3 – When “SAMSUNG” appears on the screen, release the Power key.

Step 4 – Immediately after releasing the Power key, press and hold the Volume down key.

Step 5 – Continue to hold the Volume down key until the device finishes restarting.

Step 6 – Safe mode will display in the bottom left corner of the screen.

Step 7 – Release the Volume down key when you see Safe Mode.

Step 8 – Uninstall apps that are causing a problem.

Once you complete your required tasks, just hold down the Power key and press on Restart. This will cause the phone to boot normally. You don’t have to press any extra button combinations.

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