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How to turn off safe mode on the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini?

I accidentally hit a button & it turned my Safe Mode on. How do I get it turned back off?

thanks for all the posts - a bent volume bar was my problem (pressed it with a fingernail!), and I followed the above instructions (plus a YouTube video on disassembly) to access the volume bar and straighten it. Nothing else had worked for me.

My Samsung somehow managed to get stuck in safe mode so I took out the battery whilst the device was still on, left it out for about a minute and then put it back in and turned it back on. It seemed to work :)

I just disassembled my wife's S4 mini and straightened the volume control bar carefully using pliers. It now works perfectly, no more Safe Mode. The Volume button was sticking before -probably due to being dropped - so the software went into Safe Mode in response. Anyway, all sorted now. :)

Just an FYI, you cannot remove apps . The only way to remove safemode if it is an app that is corrupting the phone, is to do a factory reset.

Doing multiple restarts solves the safe mode problem.

My phone became stuck in safe mode a few days after the volume button on my phone was damaged ,( it was dented slightly and stuck in one position). I tried all the reboot/battery options with no success but I am very relieved to say I have now completely fixed the problem following the advice of taking the phone apart to fix the volume button. I did this with apprehension as I am just an average phone user with no expert knowledge or expertise but it worked a treat. We took the back plastic cover off, removed the battery & then carefully removed all the the screws. Helpful tip for this bit is to use a tiny screwdriver like you would use to tighten screws on spectacles, some tweezers to hold the screws & make sure you have a tray to put them in so none are lost. We then used the tweezers to help separate the back half from the front which enabled access to the volume button from the inside. Again using the tweezers we gently pushed outwards on the button until it was less bent & not stuck in positon (able to be pressed again freely). We then put the two halves of the phone back together again and before putting all the screws in we put the battery in & tested it & to my relief everything came on fine, the safe mode had disappeared & all my social media sites were immediately back on. Then screws all carefully replaced, back cover on & one happy lady with no costly repair bill !!!!

Valerie McQueen
Valerie McQueen

I have this problem as my down button is stuck so someone advised me to hold up volume, power button and home button all at the same time then it reboots without safe mode on . It's the only thing that worked for me and I had tried all the above suggestions. Hope this helps.

Woah man.Able to off safe mode also down volume is bend. Now can use my personal apps like fb, viber, messenger and even what apps

Get a technician to replace the volume button. Then remove the battery. Works like a charm.

Sylvia Morris

taking battery out worked for me too - thanks

Been a few days .... and the Safe-mood hasn't come off as yet. It's Real Frustrating,because I need my Apps for my Personal Business and its keeping me back, i have tried the way u guys said to do it but I'm still not getting through. I NEED ANOTHER SOLUTION!! URGENTLY!

Please help it's being on safe mode for 7days now .I have restart but still on safe mode

I tried all the unhooking of the battery the rebooting and everything I found the same problem was there. It was a bent volume button. Took the backing screws out separated the panels and straightened the volume button it took care of the problem

I already did turning off of phone, removing battery, pressing volume key, tapping the left light beside the home key, but still im getting error message "video unavailable on safety mode"... pls help

Thanks soooooooooooo much all I had to do was restart my phone!!!!!!!!!

Alex Farrugia
Alex Farrugia

My volume bar is bent but I'm only 15 and I don't know how to take apart my phone to fix it. Can anyone tell me where I can take my phone to get it fixed?


Hi you turn off your phone and while it is turning on keep on pressing the light to the left of the home button. That should work as worked for me.

Daren, is it easy to take the phone apart and re straighten the volume bar. My Samsung galaxy s4 mini has been on safe mode twice now. First time did all the restarts and removing the battery. Took it to a 3 store and the guy removed the battery for ten seconds and it was fine. But then it went back on safe mode and it's been this way for a good month now. Your idea is my last option without having to send it back but I don't want to do it if you have to be a phone engineer as this I am not. Thanks in advance (anyone else that's done this method feel free to respond)

My phone is on safe mode I have done all I could. Taking a out the battery. Holding the power button till it switched of but it's still on safe mode cam anyone help please

Ma phone Samsung galaxy s4 mini how to remove safe mode

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