How to Use Safe Mode on your Andorid Phones?

Every Android phone user would face a troubleshooting software problem at least once with their phones. Usually in a desktop, this problem can be easily solved by using a Safe Mode. But what about the Android phones?

Well, that won’t be an issue because there is a Safe Mode used even in the Android phones. The Safe Mode is basically a process by which your phone runs without any third party apps. It is an easy way to find out if there’s a problem with your phone or certain third party apps that you installed.

Why should you use a Safe Mode?

As mentioned earlier, if there are any troubleshooting problems, then it can be easily resolved by using the Safe Mode on your phones.

But few may wonder what these problems are. Hence, here is a list –

  • If you’re phone is facing an over-heating crises.
  • If your phone is hanging quite often or crashing too often.
  • The phone is somehow performing worse than it used to – maybe with battery related problems or few apps not working in the right manner.

Hence, there can be two reasons for the problems mentioned above. One, either certain apps are causing the problem. Secondly, the reason could be your very Android phone.

It is kind of an easy task to find out and you don’t have to worry about it. The easy solution is the Safe Mode. If even in the Safe mode, your phone is not working properly then the problem is in fact your phone. But if the phone is working fine in the Safe mode then the problem is a particular app or apps.


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If it’s the first option, then you can hand over your phone to the nearest phone store or hardware store. And if it’s the second option, then just uninstall all the third party apps. Or you could even set your phone to Factory Reset option and install the apps in a strict manner.
Do note that the factory reset option can also be used for the first option before going to the manufacturer. If the problem continues, then you have no other choice than to take it to the manufacturer.

How to Use the Safe Mode?

It’s quite simple to use the Safe Mode. All you have to do is follow these simple steps –

  1. Press and hold your Power Button for few seconds until Power Off option is prompted.
  2. Tap and hold the Power Off option until your phone prompts Safe Mode.
  3. Click on OK.
    Android phones Safe Mode
  4. Your phone would now restart with a Safe Mode badge at the bottom left of your phone.

In case you found out the culprit and want to return to the usual good self of your Android phone then do the following –

  1. Press and hold the Power Button until Power Off option is prompted.
  2. Tap on Restart.

Note –

If you have older versions of Android then you need to add an additional step. You need to press and hold the Power button, select Power Off option, and then hold the Power button. You’ll see your phone’s logo. Now release the power button and instead Press the Volume Down button until your phone boots up.

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Navaneetha Suresh

Navaneetha Suresh

Navaneetha, commonly known as "nav", loves to read, play badminton, play the keyboard and sing but when she's not doing any of those, she loves to write. What started as a high school hobby to write is now her ongoing passion.

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