Your Android can enter safe mode for any number of reasons. Here’s how to turn it off.
That’s your Android’s way of telling you something is wrong. When in safe mode, your Android temporarily disables any third-party applications from running. It’s likely your Android encountered an app error, malware, or some other operating system blip.
Safe mode can also be a way to diagnose any problems with your Android. If you manually turned on your Android’s safe mode, it’s likely you wanted to see if a new app was what caused your phone to crash, freeze, or run through its battery faster than usual. Essentially, the feature lets you see your Android in a state similar to when you first got it from the store.
1.Restart your phone
Restarting is our go-to method for solving all kinds of phone issues. It’s also the simplest way to turn off safe mode on your Android phone using the power botton.
- Press and hold the power button.
- From the menu, select “Restart/Reboot.” Some devices, however, only have the “Power Off” option.
- If your phone has the Restart option, it will power up automatically after it goes off. If it doesn’t, press the power button to turn your phone back on.
2.Use the notifications panel to disable Safe mode
Some devices allow you to turn off Safe mode from the notifications panel. Find out if this is possible on your device.
- Pull down the notifications panel.
- Tap the “Safe mode” button to turn safe mode off.
If you’re lucky enough to have the “Safe mode” button on your notifications panel, you can access and turn off Safe mode anytime by swiping down on your phone. Your device automatically restarts to turn off safe mode after you disable it.
3.Use key combinations (power + volume) on your Android device
You can access and turn off Safe mode by pressing your power and volume keys. Follow the steps below carefully:
- Turn off your smartphone.
- Press and hold the Power button until you see the logo on the screen, then release it.
- Quickly press the Volume Down button and hold it for a few seconds until you access your Safe mode. (On some phones, it disables your Safe mode.)
- From your Safe mode panel, boot up your phone normally.
By doing so, your phone will be taken off safe mode.
4.Check for faulty apps on your Android device
If you’re still stuck in Safe mode, there’s a chance that an app is keeping you there. To resolve this problem, you can either wipe the cache, delete the app data, or uninstall the app entirely.
Find out which app is causing you problems by deducing it from your most recent downloads. You can clear the app’s cache or delete the app. Afterwards, restart your phone and check if the process worked.
First, let’s wipe the cache:
- Go to Settings and open the “Apps” menu.
- Choose from your most recent apps
- Select Storage and tap “Clear cache.”
If that didn’t work, move on to the next step. Warning: This method removes all of your data on the app, including login credentials.
- Open Settings and go to the “Apps” menu.
- Select the app.
- Select Storage and tap “Clear data.”
If clearing both the cache and data didn’t work, it is time to uninstall the app.
- Navigate to Settings and open the “Apps” menu.
- Select which app you’re deleting.
- Tap Uninstall.
Remember that you should focus on apps you’ve recently installed.
5.Perform a factory reset on your Android device
If you’re looking for ways on how to turn off safe mode on your Android device. This definitely isn’t it. But if you constantly face having to turn off safe mode, then doing a factory reset on your phone can be a solution. For starters, factory reset involves deleting all internal data from your phone and restoring it to its original state. So before I start, make sure to backup all of your data.
Ensure that you’ve tried all the other options before doing a factory reset on your phone.
Via the Settings menu on your Android device:
- Go to Settings.
- Navigate to the “Backup and Reset” menu.
- Select “Factory data reset” or Delete all user data.
- Tap on Reset Phone. The phone reboots after you click on the reset option.
Via the Recovery mode/Safe mode on your Android device:
- Enter Recovery Mode.
- Press and hold the Power button.
- Press the Volume Up key once then release the power button.
- Press the Volume Down button until the Wipe Data/Factory Reset gets highlighted. Tap on the Power key to select it.
- Choose Reboot system now.