How to Exit Safe Mode on Android

Alicia Santos

Android, Tutorials

How to Exit Safe Mode on Android

Safe Mode is a useful feature on Android devices that allows you to troubleshoot issues by disabling third-party apps. When your device is in Safe Mode, only the pre-installed apps will be available, which helps you identify and fix any problems caused by downloaded applications. However, it can be frustrating if you’re not sure how to exit Safe Mode.

Method 1: Restart Your Device

If your Android device is stuck in Safe Mode, the easiest way to exit is by restarting it:

  1. Press and hold the power button on your device until the power menu appears.
  2. Select the “Restart” or “Reboot” option from the menu.
  3. Your device will now restart and should boot up normally, without entering Safe Mode.

Method 2: Use the Notification Panel

If the first method didn’t work for you, try this alternative approach:

  1. Swipe down from the top of your screen to open the Notification Panel.
  2. Tap on the “Safe mode enabled” notification.
  3. A confirmation prompt may appear. Select “OK” or any other option that indicates exiting Safe Mode.
  4. Your device will then reboot and start up normally outside of Safe Mode.

Method 3: Battery Pull (for devices with removable batteries)

In case you have a device with a removable battery, this method might work for you:

  1. Power off your device.
  2. Remove the back cover of your device.
  3. Take out the battery.
  4. Wait for a few seconds before reinserting the battery.
  5. Put back the back cover.
  6. Power on your device by pressing the power button.

Troubleshooting Tips:

If you’ve tried all the methods above and your device is still stuck in Safe Mode, here are a few additional tips:

Clean up Recent Apps:

To ensure that a specific app is not causing the issue, try closing recent apps one by one:

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to open the Recent Apps menu.
  2. Swipe left or right to navigate through your recent apps.
  3. Flick an app thumbnail to either side, or tap on the “Close” button (if available) to close an app.
  4. Repeat this process, closing each app until you have closed them all.
  5. Restart your device and check if it boots up normally without entering Safe Mode.

Incompatible or Malfunctioning App:

If you suspect that a specific app is causing issues on your device, uninstalling it might help:

  1. Navigate to Settings > Apps & Notifications > [App Manager].
  2. Scroll through the list and select the app you want to uninstall.
  3. Tap on “Uninstall” or “Disable” (if uninstalling is not an option).
  4. Restart your device and check if it exits Safe Mode.

Safely exiting Safe Mode on an Android device is essential to regain full functionality and resolve any issues you may be experiencing. By following the methods outlined above, you should be able to successfully exit Safe Mode and return to using your device as usual.

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