Safe Mode is useful in troubleshooting software problems on your Android Phone or Tablet. You will find below the steps to Start Android Phone or Tablet in Safe Mode.
Start Android Phone in Safe Mode
In case your Android Phone is crashing, freezing and bothering you with inconsistent performance, you can manually start your Android Phone or Tablet in Safe Mode.
When you device starts in Safe Mode, you will see a “Safe Mode” badge in the lower left corner of your screen and you won’t be able to use downloaded Apps on your device.
Safe Mode allows only the Native Android System Apps to function on your device, allowing you to figure out if the problem on your device is due to downloaded Apps or due to Android OS itself.
Once you are done using Safe Mode, you can get out of Safe Mode by Powering OFF your device and restarting it again using the Power Button.
Steps to Start Android Phone in Safe Mode
Follow the steps below to start Android Phone or Tablet in Safe Mode.
1. Press and Hold the Power Button for a few seconds, until you see Power Off and Restart options appearing on the screen of your Android Phone.
2. Next, Tap and Hold on the Power Off option for a few seconds, until Reboot to Safe Mode prompt appears on the screen of your Android Phone.
Tap on OK to Reboot your Android Phone in Safe Mode.
3. Patiently wait for your Android Phone to first Shut down completely and Restart in Safe Mode.
Once your Android Phone starts in Safe Mode, you will clearly see the “Safe Mode” badge in the lower left corner of your screen.
As mentioned at the beginning of this post, you will not be able to open any downloaded Apps while your Android Phone is in Safe Mode.
Troubleshoot Problems On Android Phone Using Safe Mode
Once your Android Phone or Tablet starts in Safe Mode, try to use your Android device and observe its performance.
If you find your device functioning normally in Safe Mode, it confirms that the problem is due to one of the Apps that you had recently installed on your device.
Hence, the next step would be to uninstall the most recently installed App or Apps on your device and see if this helps in fixing the problem on your device.
To Uninstall Apps on your Android Phone or Tablet, open Settings > tap on Apps
On the Apps screen, tap on the App that you want to Uninstall and on the Next screen, tap on the Uninstall option.
After uninstalling most recently installed Apps, you can try installing them back one at a time, in order to identify the particular App that might be causing problems on your device.
Hopefully, the problem should be resolved by testing 2 to 3 of the most recently installed Apps on your device.
If you find your device behaving inconsistently even while it is in Safe Mode, you may have no option but to restore your device back to its factory default settings.
Disable Safe Mode on Android Phone or Tablet
Disabling Safe Mode on Android Phone is really easy. simply restart your device as you normally do and it will start in normal mode.
1. Press the Power button on your Android Phone, until your device prompts you to Power OFF or Restart.
2. Tap on Power Off
3. Wait for your Android Phone or Tablet to completely turn off
4. Restart your device by pressing on the Power button.
Your device will come out of Safe Mode as it Restarts and you will be able to use all downloaded Apps on your device.