Android phone are awesome and I am a big fan of them. I personally use Android smartphones because its easy to use and gives you to chance to customize it the way you want. However, there are times when certain apps start causing trouble in your device. The best way to deal with these problems and identify what is causing it is to boot your Android phone into Safe mode and check it any application you recently installed is causing the issues on your device.
I am pretty sure that you are aware of what a Safe Mode is and you would have used it on your computer often to troubleshoot software issues. If you were wondering about the same feature on your Android device, then let me tell you that Safe Mode on Android is available and can be used to troubleshoot third-party applications.
In this article, we will learn the simple way to restart your Android phone into Safe Mode. But before that, let’s see what is Safe mode and why to use it?
What is Safe Mode?
Safe Mode is the environment on your device that eliminates all the third-party apps from your phone and gives you uninterrupted access to your device.
When you boot into Android Safe Mode, it allows you to identify the apps that are causing trouble on your device. Since the third-party apps can’t interrupt you in this mode, you are free to uninstall them from your device.
The best time to use Safe Mode on Android is when you are facing troublesome issues after installing a particular application or game. If you started getting issues after that installation, then you can boot your Android phone into Safe Mode and see if that was actually the case. You can then remove that app to eliminate the issue.
How to Boot Android Phone into Safe Mode?
The process is extremely simple if you are using the newer Android phones like the Moto X and Moto G series, the Google Nexus devices and the similar smartphones.
Press and hold the Power button of your Android phone until the “Power Off” option pops on your screen. This is the normal process that you do when you are powering off your Android device.
Next, press and hold the “Power Off” button and a new prompt will appear asking you if you are sure to reboot your Android phone into Safe Mode. Tap on “OK” to reboot your phone and enter Safe Mode.
When you are in the Safe Mode on Android, you will not be able to use any third-party applications that you downloaded from Google Play Store. Also, a “Safe Mode” badge will appear on your phone’s screen in the lower-left corner.
Using the Safe Mode, you can determine whether the problems on your device is caused by any app or is it because something’s wrong with your smartphone.
Note: If you are using a custom ROM on your Android device, then first find out if there is a Safe Mode in that ROM and then perform the reboot.
Once you are done with the Safe Mode and identified the issues, then simply turn off your device by holding the power button and turn it back on to exit Safe Mode and return to normal mode on your smartphone.
This is how you can boot your Android phone into Safe Mode to troubleshoot app-related issues. If you liked the article, then share it with your friends who would love to know about the Android Safe Mode feature.