How to Boot Android in Safe Mode

What is Safe Mode?

Generally, the safe mode is used for troubleshooting purposes.

If you have the crashing, freezing or any bad performance issues, then you can boot Android in safe mode and determine whether the issue you are having is because of the recently installed apps or not.

Boot Android in Safe Mode

You can boot the Android in safe mode in 2 different methods (without using the app and using the app). You can use the method you prefer.

Let’s check it out both the methods.


Manual Method

We can boot Android (4.1 and above) in safe mode without any apps.


  • Press and hold the power button. The power menu will pop up.
  • Now, press the power off option for a few seconds.
  • You’ll get a prompt to boot Android in safe mode.
  • Reboot to safe mode
  • Press OK for the confirmation message.

For Older Devices

  • Turn off the phone.
  • Press the power button to boot the phone.
  • Once the logo appears, immediately press both the volume up and down buttons.
  • Continue holding those keys.

That’s it. Your device will boot up in the safe mode.

The above method for older devices won’t work for all the devices. If the above method won’t work, please do a Google search and find out the key combinations for your device.


This app helps us to do this task and there is one need for this method.

You need a rooted Android device to use this app. If you have a rooted Android device, then you are good to go.


  • Open the app.
  • Click on “Safe mode” option.
Quick reboot app

How to Ensure that you are in Safe Mode?

If you are in the safe mode, you can see the watermark “Safe mode” at the bottom left of the display.

Android safe mode

How to Troubleshoot in Safe Mode?

By default, the third party apps won’t load in safe mode. In this mode, you can only see the apps that come with your device. In a nutshell, it boots up without third party apps.

You can use the device as usual and see if the problem still occurs.

If the problem is still in the safe mode, then the problem is not because of the third party apps and it will solve by doing a factory reset.

If there is no problem in safe mode, then the apps that you’ve recently installed is the reason for the issue.

To resolve this issue, you need to uninstall the recently installed apps (since the apps disabled default in safe mode, you only have "Uninstall" option).

You can go to Settings > Apps > All tab > tap the "App name" and click on the "Uninstall" button.

Now, reboot the device and it will start as usual. If everything is working fine on your device, try to install the apps one by one and try it out. By doing this, you can find out which app is the exact reason for this issue.

How to Exit from Safe Mode?

That’s simple. Just restart the device and the device will boot up usually.

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