Booting Android into safe mode for troubleshooting problems

Do you know your Android smartphone also have a safe mode which boots with minimal drivers and few system apps/services (with 3rd party apps disabled). Same like we usually do in Windows, Booting Android into safe mode will helps you to troubleshoot and identify operating system errors , Application errors and other startup related issues.

Many of the users are experiencing device startup troubles after installing some kinda applications, or updating any 3rd party Apps, or even after changing some system settings. In those situations, devices will start showing various startup errors or keep restarting again and again in an infinite loop. Here the “safe mode” will come in handy to troubleshoot yourself by uninstalling the last installed bull shit App or the last major settings change.

Booting Android into safe mode

Method #1 (Android 4.1 Jelly bean or later)

This method works only on devices running with Android Jelly Bean, Android KitKat, Android Lollipop, and later..

  1. Turn ON your phone
  2. Press and hold the power button
  3. Now touch hold on the “Power off”
  4. Now it will prompt an option for booting Android into safe mode.booting android into safe mode
  5. Press “OK” to reboot to safe mode

Method #2 (Android 4.0 IceCream Sandwich and older )

Works on older android versions like Android ICS, Honeycomb, Gingerbread, and older operating systems. (See the Android version history)

  1. Turn off your android phone
  2. press and hold both volume up and down buttons and press the power button to turn on the phone
  3. keep holding both volume up and down keys while turning on for booting Android into safe mode.

Get out of Android Safe mode

Simply shut it down and turn on again your android phone in normal way to disable safe mode and boot to normal.


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