How to Boot Android in Safe Mode

In this post, we’ll see what is safe mode, how to boot Android in safe mode and many more. Let’s get started.

What is Safe Mode on Android?

Safe mode is for troubleshooting purpose.

If your Android device has crashing, freezing or any bad performance issues, then you can boot it in safe mode to determine whether the problem is because of the recently installed app or not.

Let’s see how to put Android in safe mode.

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Boot Android in Safe Mode

You can do this task in two different ways.

The first method is for rooted and non-rooted Android device and the second one is for rooted device only.

Let’s see what are those.

Method #1

Long press the “Power” button and you’ll see the “Power off” menu.

Long press the “Power off” option.

Power off option

Now, you can see “Reboot to safe mode” popup. Hit “Ok” in it.

Reboot to safe mode popup

That’s it. All done.

Method #2

Install and open “Quick Reboot” app. Go through the introduction and accept the terms.

Now, you should be on the main screen.

Hit the “safe mode” option.

safe mode option

In the confirmation popup, hit “Yes.”

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How to Ensure that You’re in Safe Mode?

If you can see the “Safe mode” label at the bottom left of your device’s display, then you’re in the safe mode.

Safe mode label

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How to Troubleshoot in Safe Mode?

By default, none of your third-party apps load in safe mode and only the apps that come with your device will load.

Boot your device in safe mode, and see if the problem is still there.

If the problem is still in the safe mode, then it is not because of the recently installed app.

If the problem is not in safe mode, then the recently installed app is the reason for this issue. In this case, follow the below steps.

Reboot the device, and it’ll boot up normally.

Now, uninstall the recently installed app, reboot and see if the issue is there or not.

If the issue is got fixed, then that uninstalled app is the reason for the problem. Otherwise, repeat the above step with other recently installed apps.

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Also see:

How to Turn Off Safe Mode on Android

How to Find Your Phone Number

How to Stop Google Play Store Apps Auto-Update in Android


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