While looking for solutions and fixes for common smartphone-related problems you may have come across the suggestion to reboot your phone in Safe Mode. Restarting your phone in this mode disables all the third-party apps on your device to make it easier for you to locate the source of the issue. If the problem persists in Safe Mode it means that third-party apps are not responsible for it. Once you’ve figured that out, you would want to return to regular mode where you can use all the installed apps. In this article, we bring you a few different ways to turn off Safe Mode on your Android phone or tablet.
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How to enter Safe Mode?
Step 1: Press and hold the side key until you see the power options.
Step 2: Tap and hold the ‘Power off’ option.
Step 3: The ‘Safe Mode’ option will now appear on the screen. Tap on it.
Your Android smartphone will reboot in Safe Mode.
How to turn off Safe Mode?
Once Safe Mode is enabled, there are a couple of ways you can disable it. When you’re done troubleshooting your phone, here’s how you can take it off Safe Mode.
Turn off Safe Mode by restarting your phone
The easiest way to disable Safe Mode is by restarting your smartphone. Simply press and hold the side key and select ‘Restart’ from the list of options. Your phone will automatically reboot in normal mode this time. If long-pressing the side key triggers the Google Assistant on your smartphone, press the side key and volume up button together to access the power options.
Turn off Safe Mode from the notification panel
Another quick way to exit Safe Mode on your Android smartphone is through the option on the notification panel. All you need to do is swipe down from the status bar and tap on the notification to turn off Safe Mode. Confirm your selection in the following popup box.
Unable to turn off Safe Mode? Try this method
If your phone refuses to reboot normally upon trying the two methods mentioned above, you will need to factory reset your smartphone. If your phone is malfunctioning in Safe Mode as well, it means that the third-party apps are not the culprit. There is something wrong with the system files on your device. A factory reset will restore your device to the settings it had out of the box. It will also clear all your personal data on the smartphone. Once your phone has been reset, it will restart and you will have to log in using your Google Account again.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you remove Safe Mode?
To disable Safe Mode on your Android smartphone, simply restart your device by pressing the side key and selecting ‘Restart’ from the power options. You can also turn it off from the notification panel.
Why can’t I turn Safe Mode off?
If the system files of your phone have been corrupted, it may refuse to get out of Safe Mode. You will need to factory reset your smartphone in this scenario.
What happens in Safe Mode?
When your phone is in Safe Mode, it disables all the third-party apps that you have installed on it. This is helpful for troubleshooting your device.
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This is how you can turn off Safe Mode on your Android phone or tablet. You can use Safe Mode to figure out if a third-party app is the reason behind any unexpected malfunctioning on your smartphone. If your phone works fine in Safe Mode, it means that one of the third-party apps is to blame. Go through your list of apps and start by deleting the most recent ones. It is a bit of a hit and trial to figure out which app is the cause of the issue. If you don’t want to go through that, simply factory reset your device.
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