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How to turn On or Off safe mode on Android

When you turn on an Android device's power, it automatically loads your apps like calendar, clock, music widgets, etc. on the home screen. But, sometimes, your Android phone and tablet crashes frequently or sometimes runs slowly. In such situation, you may want to run your device without these apps for the troubleshooting process. This mode of execution is known as safe mode.

Running your Android device in safe mode does not solve the problem, whatever it has. However, it gives an idea about what the problem might be in it.

When you turn On (enable) the safe mode of your Android device, you can able to know the reason why it gets crash or why it runs slowly. On the other hand, if your Android device runs perfectly in safe mode, it means that device hardware does not create any problem. The problem of device crashing or its slow working process may be due to any one of your apps.

To start your Android device in safe mode, follow the below-mentioned steps. In this way, you can understand the deep reason for crashing and slow down your device.

How to boot Android into Safe Mode

There are two different methods to boot in or out safe mode in Android devices. It depends on the versions of the Android device and device model.

Method 1

1. Press and hold the Power button of your Android phone until the power off menu appears on the screen.

How to turn On or Off safe mode on Android

2. Tap and hold power off button from software on your device screen until you get the safe mode option.

How to turn On or Off safe mode on Android

3. Now, your device gets a reboot (restart) and opens into the safe mode. You can see a Safe mode text appears in the bottom-left of the device screen.

How to turn On or Off safe mode on Android

Method 2

If your Android device is not able to enter into the safe mode using the above method (method 1) then try the below-mentioned steps:

  1. Shoot down your Android phone by pressing the power button from hardware and selecting the power off option from the screen menu.
  2. When your Android device gets power off, turn it back on by long-pressing the power button and wait until you see the Android logo or device manufacturer name.
  3. Once the Android logo or device manufacturer name appears, long-press the volume's down button until your device gets reboots.
  4. When the device gets rebooted, release the power button, and you will now enter into the safe mode of your Android device.

What to Do in Safe Mode

When you reach at safe mode, and your device runs smoother or stop crashing. It means an app may be creating the problem in normal mode. Find out the app which creates a problem and uninstall it. To find the corrupted app, look at some likely suspects:

  • Apps that automatically start in safe mode: These apps include Android widgets that appear on the home screen like calendar, clock, etc.
  • Recently downloaded apps: If you notice a problem occurs recently, the culprit may be an app you recently download or app you recently updated.
  • Non-essential apps: Try to uninstall the apps that you do not use regularly.

How to exit from Safe Mode to Normal Mode on Android device

After entering into a safe mode, you need to exit from it, and it is quite simple. Follow the below-mentioned steps to exit from safe mode to normal mode on an Android device.

  1. Long press the power button of your Android device until you get the power off menu on the screen.
  2. Select the Restart option from the menu.
  3. Now, your device gets rebooted, and exit from the safe mode and comes again in the normal mode.

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