How To Restart Your Android Phone Into Safe Mode

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 21 May 2015

Safe mode is indispensable when troubleshooting pesky software problems on your computer. But have you ever wished that a similar feature existed on your Android device? It does, and it’s easy to use: Here’s how to restart your Android phone into safe mode.
Press and hold the phone’s power button for a few seconds until Android prompts you to turn off your phone, just as you would normally do to power it down. Next, tap-hold power off for a few seconds until your phone asks you to confirm that you want to enter safe mode. Tap OK, and your phone will restart into safe mode.
Are you sure you want to restart into safe mode? If so, tap OK.

While in safe mode, you won’t be able to open any apps you’ve downloaded onto the phone. A Safe mode badge will appear in the lower-left corner of your screen. You may find safe mode helpful if you’re trying to determine whether an issue with your phone is due to an app you’ve installed or Android itself.

While in safe mode, you won’t be able to open any third-party apps. Android will remind you that you’re in safe mode with a badge in the lower-left corner.

Safe mode is all or nothing when disabling third-party apps. Also you can’t disable, say, just the Dropbox app, but it’s better than nothing. Once you’re done with safe mode. You can go ahead and power down the phone as you typically would by pressing and holding the power button. You can then turning it back on. When that is done, the phone should go back to normal. If not, consult the Manufacturers support site.