Safe Mode is an alternative that is like a troubleshooting step to identify any problems in your phone. You can use it to identify whether there is problematic third party apps that cause problems to your Galaxy Note 5.
If your phone works normally while you activate the Safe Mode, you can say that certain third party app is the culprit of your phone problem. It may contents some corrupted files or the app is simply incompatible for your phone.
This Safe Mode is helpful and has minimal risk for your phone because you can use it for a while and then exit from it immediately after we fix the problems. You can know how to activate Safe Mode on your Galaxy Note 5 by the following explanations.
First Step: Turn OFF your Samsung Galaxy Note 5
You have to power off your phone before activate the Safe Mode on it. You can do it by pressing and holding your phone Power button for several seconds, then tap Power Off to begin turn off your phone. Please wait until your Galaxy Note 5 powered down completely.
Second Step: Press and hold the Power button to turn ON your phone
The next step after your phone is turned off is pressing and holding the Power button to turn it on again so that you can start the Safe Mode.
Third Step: Release the Power button when you see Samsung logo appears
When you see the Samsung logo as the screen lights up, please release the Power button quickly so that you are not turn it back off again. You have to ensure that you are not let go off the Power button too late because the phone may be turned off again. You also need to do the next step quickly at the right time.
Forth Step: While you release the Power button, immediately press and hold the Volume Down
When you let go off the Power button, please press and hold the Volume Down button quickly. You have to ensure that you do it quickly so that you can reach the Safe Mode.
Fifth Step: Continue holding Volume Down until the lock screen appears
You need to continue holding the Volume Down button until you see that your phone is fully booted. Please let go off the Volume Down after you see the lock screen on your phone. After you reach this step and unlock the phone, you will see your phone home screen shown up and you already in Galaxy Note 5 Safe Mode. You should see a Safe Mode watermark at the bottom left of the screen.
Those are the steps that you can follow to enter the Safe Mode on your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 correctly. In this Safe Mode, you can ensure that your phone is still problematic or not. You can try to uninstall the apps that are the culprit of your phone problem.