How to Get an Android Out of Safe Mode

Alicia Santos

Android, Tutorials

Are you stuck with your Android device in safe mode and not sure how to get out of it? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to help you exit safe mode on your Android device.

What is Safe Mode?

In Android, Safe Mode is a diagnostic mode that allows you to troubleshoot issues by disabling third-party applications. When your device is in Safe Mode, only the pre-installed system apps are allowed to run. This helps you identify and resolve any software conflicts or compatibility issues that may be causing problems on your device.

How to Exit Safe Mode on Android

If your Android device has entered Safe Mode unintentionally or due to a software issue, here are some methods you can try to exit Safe Mode:

Method 1: Restart Your Device

The easiest and most common way to exit Safe Mode is by simply restarting your Android device. Follow these steps:

  1. Press and hold the Power button on your device.
  2. In the power options menu that appears, tap on the Restart or Reboot option.
  3. Your device will now restart normally without entering safe mode. Check if the issue has been resolved.

Method 2: Use the Notification Shade

If restarting your device didn’t work, you can also try using the notification shade to disable Safe Mode:

  1. Swipe down from the top of your screen to open the notification shade.
  2. Tap on the “Safe Mode Enabled” notification that appears.
  3. A pop-up will appear asking if you want to restart your device in normal mode. Tap on the Restart button.
  4. Your device will now reboot in normal mode. Check if the issue persists.

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

If you have a device with a removable battery, you can try this method:

  1. Power off your Android device.
  2. Remove the back cover of your device to access the battery.
  3. Take out the battery and wait for a few seconds.
  4. Put back the battery and reattach the back cover.
  5. Power on your device as you normally would.

Method 4: Uninstall Recently Installed Apps

If you recently installed an app before your device entered Safe Mode, it’s possible that app is causing conflicts. Here’s what you can do:

  1. Go to your device’s Settings.
  2. Select “Apps”, “Application Manager”, or a similar option depending on your device.
  3. Navigate to the recently installed app(s) and select it.
    • If there’s an option to uninstall, tap on it and follow the prompts to remove the app(s).
    • If the app(s) cannot be uninstalled, try disabling or force stopping it.
  4. Restart your device and check if it exits Safe Mode.

Method 5: Factory Reset (last resort)

If none of the above methods work, you can consider performing a factory reset on your device. However, note that this will erase all data on your device, so it should be used as a last resort. Before proceeding with a factory reset, make sure to backup your important data.

To perform a factory reset:

  1. Go to your device’s Settings.
  2. Select “Backup & Reset”, “System”, or a similar option depending on your device.
  3. Tap on “Factory Data Reset”.
  4. Select “Reset phone”, “Reset tablet”, or a similar option depending on your device.
  5. Confirm the factory reset by tapping on the appropriate button.
  6. Your device will now erase all data and reboot in normal mode.

In Conclusion

Sometimes getting stuck in Safe Mode can be frustrating, but with these methods at your disposal, you should be able to exit Safe Mode on your Android device. Remember to try the simpler methods first before resorting to more drastic measures like factory resets. If you’re still unable to exit Safe Mode or if the issue persists, it’s recommended to seek assistance from a professional or the device manufacturer.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful to you. Feel free to share your thoughts or ask any further questions in the comments below!

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