A Guide on Android Safe Mode

In this post, we’ll see:

What is Safe Mode on Android

Safe mode is for troubleshooting.

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

How to Boot Android in Safe Mode

You can do this task in two distinct ways.

The first method is for rooted and non-rooted Android devices, and the second one is for rooted devices only. Let’s see what those are.

Method #1

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

Long press the Power off option.

Now, you can see Reboot to safe mode pop-up. Hit Ok in it.

Method #2

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

Now, you should be on the primary screen.

Hit the safe mode option.

In the confirmation pop-up, hit Yes.

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.

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. Here, 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.

How to Turn Off Safe Mode on Android

Typically, you can get your device out of the safe mode by a restart. But mostly not when it gets stuck in safe mode.

If your Android device gets stuck in safe mode, then give the following methods a try, and it may help you with that.

Let’s see what those methods are.

Method #1

Power off your Android device. Now, press Power and Volume down buttons simultaneously.

Method #2

This method is for the devices with a removable battery.

  1. Turn off your Android device.
  2. Remove the battery and SIM card from the device and wait for two minutes.
  3. Now, place those back in their places and boot up your Android device.

Method #3

The recently installed app may be the reason for this issue.

So, uninstall the recently installed app and then reboot your device. If the issue is still there, then repeat this process with other recently installed apps.

Method #4

Our last method is the Factory data reset. Remember that it’ll wipe out all data from your device’s internal storage.

Give this method a try if all those above can’t fix.