How To Boot Android Device In Safe Mode


Just like we use “Safe Mode” in computers we can also use them on our smartphones. If you are having issues with your Android device and if you want to troubleshoot it then this is the best option. When you boot Android device in safe mode you can disable all the third-party applications. You can analyze whether the issue still happens there. Android is a popular mobile OS but when compared to its main competitor iOS, it often faces crashes, freezes, or battery life issues. So this simple troubleshoot might help you to fix them.

Boot Android Device In Safe Mode

These are the basic steps to boot Android device in safe mode but may vary for very old Android OS versions.

1. Hold down the physical power button on your device.

2. A pop-up titled “Device Options” (or other name) appears. There, choose the option “Power Off”. Make sure you press it long enough until another pop-up appears.

Boot Android Device In Safe Mode

3. You’ll see a “Reboot to Safe Mode” pop-up now. Press “Ok”. That’s it.

Now, your device reboots in safe mode. You’ll see “Safe Mode” watermark at the bottom left of the screen.

Android Device Safe Mode

When your device is in “Safe Mode” you’ll only have access to the apps that came along with your phone and your third-party applications won’t be accessible. Those applications and their related widgets will be disabled.

Normally people use “Safe Mode” to see if the problem is with the device itself or with the third-party applications installed. Even when the apps are disabled in “Safe Mode” you can still go to the settings and uninstall them. If the problems you are facing are recent, then try uninstalling the apps you installed recently.

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3 Comments on How To Boot Android Device In Safe Mode

  1. Jul 07, 2014 / Mohammed:
    this is a nice one.. wished for that option many a times..! Reply
  2. Jul 23, 2014 / Himanshu Rawat:
    That is something new, Safe Mode for Android, Thanks for sharing Reply
  3. Excellent info. Was searching exactly for this to pass on to a friend who didn't believe it existed. Reply

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