In our bid to try out more and more applications and lay our hands upon the latest software and games, we tend to compromise the functioning of our phones at times. The very application that was supposed to enhance productivity for us ends up condemning our phone into the muddle of Safe Mode. Enabling safe mode is damn easy but turning it off is a headache. If your phone is in safe mode, it will keep on rebooting until you turn it off.
Are you one of those people whose social life has come to standstill because your phone would not boot out of the menace called Safe mode? Did you install some third party application and all that happened was your phone stopped working normally? Have you lost yourself in scores of blogs elaborating on the problem but persistently failing to give a solution?
Wipe off your worries because today we are going to let you in on a 100% working solution on how to get your android out of the Safe Mode.
What You’ll learn
Introduction about Safe Mode on Android
Reasons of Safe Mode Crashing
How to Boot in Safe Mode in Android?
How to Turn off Safe Mode on Android?
How to Boot in Safe Mode?
How to Remove Safe Mode?
What is Safe Mode?
Safe Mode is a boot mode that uses the default settings of your phone to boot. As a result, all the foreign applications that you might have installed simply don’t work in this mode. The factory settings take over and all the mods, crazy looking themes and all the personalization you have done over the year goes waste. That is safe mode, as the name suggests; the phone boots safely without exposing itself to any third-party applications. Developers use this mode for debugging and killing any applications that might prevent your phone from functioning properly.
Why does your phone crash into the Safe Mode?
This is a tricky question but don’t worry we have it covered for you. A phone can boot into the safe mode due to a variety of reasons. You might have installed a third party application that is interfering with the normal functioning of the phone. Your phone might be under attack by some virus or it might simply get activated accidentally by too much experimentation with your phone.
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Getting Out of Safe Mode on Android
The reasons might be any of the above, but we guarantee that the solutions are definitely the ones listed below. We have tried to list a step by step guide on how to turn off or remove the safe mode on your android. All these methods have been found to work with all the phones of different manufacturers and different make.
” When faced with complex situations, look for simple answers”
Without taking the risk of getting too tacky, we would foremost everyone who is facing the issue to restart your phone (long press the power button to restart android phones). But here’s a trick. Try and uninstall the last application you installed before your phone retarded in the Safe Mode. The logic? That very application might be the one to blame. It s always better to play safe. You can always install that application back, to make sure it is not a mere victim of result.
1- Go to the settings of your android. This feature can be found in all the android phones though accessing the settings might be a little different in each. Suit Yourself.
2- Find the application manager from the list of the settings and dive right into it.
3- Search for the application that you installed before your phone crashed into the safe mode and uninstall that first.
4- When the uninstall is done, press and hold onto the power button of your phone.
5- Tap on the Restart button to restart your phone.
6- Sip on some beverage and keep cool, your phone will be normal once it starts up.
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Press the Power and Volume Button Simultaneously (To start safe mode)
But all of us are not lucky enough to get our phone back by simply restarting it. For those, who have been attacked by a virus, this issue might persist after step one. But that is what the second step is for. Try this one out.
1- Don’t directly restart your phone but turn it off.
2- Long press and tap the Switch off button to do so.
3- Once off, you have to switch on your phone now. Instead of just pressing the power button, hold power and volume buttons together.
4- Your phone should boot out of the safe mode. Wait for a while and the deed is done.
Battery and SIM-Card Removal
At times, your phone booting in safe mode might be a result of faulty software of hardware malfunction. But don’t worry about this because we have the solution to this too.Even after you switch off your phone, there is some residual power in it which keeps it up. This might be preventing your phone from booting out of the safe mode. Read the steps below to sort this out.
1- Once you switch off your phone by tapping on the switch off button, open the back cover.
2- Remove the battery and the Sim card and wait for around 30 seconds. This should drain out all the residual power from your phone and turn it off completely
3- Reboot your phone using any of the methods above and see that smirky looking safe mode notification go away.
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Factory Reset- Start Afresh
For those of us, who have done some serious damage to our phones might not have that simple a path to follow. If the system files have been corrupted to an irreparable extent, it wouldn’t be possible to reduce your phone using the above steps. Factory rest, my friend, might be your only resort. This will kill all your contacts, your favorite applications, your loved messages and will clear the phone memory. So take backup before you follow these steps.
1- Take a backup of your contacts and conversations because this step will wipe all the phone memory off like it never existed.
2- Go to settings again like you did before.
3- Under the settings, you will find backup and reset option. Go inside.
4- There you will find the button that factory resets your phone along with the backup. Choose the backup options and make a backup of every important thing before following the next step. Your to-do-list, important e-mails and everything else.
5- Once you are done with the backups, press the erase everything button and your phone will be as good as new in a matter of seconds.
6- Wait for your phone to boot back, it must be out of the safe mode now. Enjoy.
Hard Reset- Feel like a Developer
The factory reset option might not be accessible at times. Booting into the phone is not possible in some situations. But that doesn’t mean your phone isn’t working anymore. Just sit back and follow these steps to bring your phone back to life. Hard Reset generally refers to resetting your phone the developers’way. Yes it sounds exciting, doesn’t it?
Hard reset does an overall wipe out of the phone including the cache and the memory which might not be possible using factory reset. Basically what you are doing is extensive clean up like never before.
1- Turn of your Android device.
2- Booting into Recovery Mode
Recovery mode is that mode of your device where you get access to all the developers’ tools. You can wipe your phone, install new OS, take a backup of your previous one, wipe out the redundant files and work like a coder.
Booting into the recovery mode can a little tricky because every manufacturer has its own way to do it. But we have that figured out. When your phone is off, try pressing the three keys- power, menu and volume key in different combinations and keep on holding them together. i.e. First try your luck with holding down power and volume keys, if this doesn’t work, try the menu key now. Then work in triplets. A more civilized way of doing this is simply finding out which keys make your phone boot into the recovery mode. Once you find them, go right into the recovery mode.
3- In recovery mode, scroll the Wipe Data option by pressing your volume keys. The power button is used to select that option.
4- When prompted, select yes to erase all user data.
5- Wait until the device resets. After this, select the reboot system now option. You must be back in the normal mode. Happy Android-ing.
Wrapping it Up
Safe mode is not something that is supposed to hamper your phone’s features, it is there to save your phone from external damages. Hence, to get rid of safe mode properly, the steps one and two might work if your issue is a superficial one. Uninstalling the rogue app will save you a lot of time and energy and you can be careful not to re-install such apps and don’t trust such developers. If that doesn’t happen, the steps listed at the end of the paragraph are guaranteed working. Follow them and see all your safe mode worries disappear along the safe mode. For more such hacks and solutions, keep on visiting us.