How to Get Android Out of Safe Mode

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will learn how to get an Android device out of Safe Mode. Safe Mode is a diagnostic mode that allows you to troubleshoot issues with your device by disabling third-party apps and only running essential system functions. It can be helpful in identifying and resolving problems, but it can also be frustrating if you can’t figure out how to exit Safe Mode.

Step 1: Restart Your Device

If your Android device is stuck in Safe Mode, the first thing you should try is restarting it. Press and hold the power button until a menu appears on the screen. Tap on the “Restart” option and wait for your device to reboot.

Step 2: Check Volume Buttons

Sometimes, getting out of Safe Mode requires a simple adjustment of your volume buttons. If your device has physical volume buttons, make sure they are not stuck or pressed down. Press them a few times to ensure they are functioning properly.

Step 3: Remove Recently Installed Apps

If restarting your device didn’t work, it’s possible that a recently installed app is causing the issue. To remove these apps:

  • Go to Settings: Swipe down from the top of your screen and tap on the gear icon or find the Settings app in your app drawer.
  • Select “Apps & Notifications”: Look for this option in the Settings menu.
  • Tap on “See all apps” or “App info”: This may vary depending on your device model.
  • Find the recently installed app: Look for any suspicious or unfamiliar apps that you may have installed recently.
  • Tap on the app: Once you’ve identified the app, tap on it to open its information page.
  • Select “Uninstall”: Tap on the “Uninstall” button to remove the app from your device.

Step 4: Clear Cache Partition

If removing recently installed apps didn’t help, clearing the cache partition might do the trick. Here’s how:

  • Turn off your device: Press and hold the power button until a menu appears on the screen. Tap on “Power off” and wait for your device to turn off completely.
  • Enter Recovery Mode: Different devices have different key combinations to enter Recovery Mode. Common combinations include holding down the power button and volume down button or power button and home button simultaneously. Consult your device’s manual or search online for specific instructions.
  • Navigate to “Wipe cache partition”: Once you’re in Recovery Mode, use your volume buttons to navigate through the menu options.

    Look for “Wipe cache partition” and select it using the power button.

  • Confirm your selection: A confirmation prompt will appear. Use the volume buttons to highlight “Yes” and press the power button to confirm.
  • Wait for the process to complete: The cache partition will be cleared, which may take a few minutes. Once it’s done, select “Reboot system now” from the Recovery Mode menu.

Step 5: Factory Reset (Last Resort)

If all else fails, you can try doing a factory reset of your Android device. However, be aware that this will erase all data on your device, so make sure to back up any important files beforehand. Here’s how:

  • Go to Settings: Open the Settings app on your device.
  • Scroll down and tap on “System”: Look for the “System” option in the Settings menu.
  • Select “Reset”: Depending on your device, you may see options like “Reset options” or “Backup & reset”. Tap on it.
  • Tap on “Factory data reset”: This will initiate the factory reset process.
  • Confirm your selection: Read the information provided and tap on “Reset phone” or “Erase everything” to start the factory reset.

After completing these steps, your Android device should restart normally and exit Safe Mode. If you’re still having issues, it may be best to contact your device manufacturer or seek professional help for further assistance.


In this tutorial, we have explored various methods to get an Android device out of Safe Mode. Remember to start with simple solutions like restarting your device and checking volume buttons before moving on to more advanced troubleshooting steps.

Clearing cache partitions and uninstalling recently installed apps can often resolve the issue. However, if all else fails, a factory reset might be necessary as a last resort. Always remember to back up your important data before performing a factory reset.

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