How to enable or disable Safe Mode on Samsung Galaxy S10e

There are times when third-party applications will cause issues that may affect the overall performance of your Samsung Galaxy S10e. In some cases that I personally encountered, there are problems that prevented devices from booting up successfully. As a result, they got stuck on the boot screen and users just don’t know what to do to fix it.

One way to address that is by running your phone in safe mode, which temporarily disables all third-party applications and services. If the cause of the problem is a third-party, then you can rest assured that your phone will boot up in safe mode just fine. And then you can troubleshoot it so that it would also continue booting up into the normal mode.

In this post, I will guide you on how to run your Galaxy S10e in safe mode. There are a couple of procedures in doing this and I suggest you learn how to do them because there might be time when you will need to use them.

Before moving on to our tutorials, if you found this post while looking for a solution to a problem, then make sure to visit our Galaxy S10e Help Guides page for we have already addressed some of the most common problems with this device. Find issues that are similar with yours and feel free to use our solutions.

Restarting Galaxy S10e from Normal Mode to Safe Mode

You can actually make your phone reboot into the safe mode from the normal mode. Say for instance you noticed that your phone suddenly become sluggish. When this kind of problem occurs, you can almost expect that it’s a third-party that’s causing it especially when the device was working fine a few moments ago. The thing is that you may not be able to troubleshoot it because your phone is not really that responsive. What you need to do is restart it into safe mode and here’s how you do that:

  1. Press and hold the Power button until the Power off window appears then release.
  2. Touch and hold Power off until the Safe mode prompt appears then release.
  3. To confirm, tap Safe mode.
  4. The process may take up to 30 seconds to complete.
  5. Upon reboot, “Safe mode” appears in the lower-left of the home screen.

It would take just the same amount of time as when you’re restarting your phone normally. But when the phone starts in safe mode, you will notice that there’s a difference on how it responds. In this mode, try to uninstall apps that you think are causing the problem and then restart your phone like you usually do to start it up in normal mode.

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Turning On Galaxy S10e into Safe Mode

If your phone cannot boot up successfully, you cannot use the previous method because it gets stuck on a certain screen before it reaches the Home screen. Most of the time, devices won’t respond if that is the case. So, the best thing you can do is to power up your S10e into safe mode to disable all third-party apps.

  1. Turn the device off.
  2. Press and hold the Power key past the model name screen appearing on the screen.
  3. When Samsung appears on the screen, release the Power key.
  4. Immediately after releasing the Power key, press and hold the Volume down key.
  5. Continue to hold the Volume down key until the device finishes restarting.
  6. Once it’s done booting up, “Safe mode” appears in the lower-left of the home screen.

If successful, you can then disable or uninstall apps that are causing the problem. Or, better yet, if you don’t know which of your apps is the culprit, backup your important files and data and the reset your phone. That should take care of the problem for you.

ALSO READ: How to Master Reset or Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy S10e

I hope that we’ve been able to help you fix the problem with your device. We would appreciate it if you helped us spread the word so please share this post if you found it helpful. Thank you so much for reading!