Safe mode is a functionality available in most phones that helps block out third-party apps that may be injurious to your phone’s software health. Not only that, at times, some of these apps can be containing malware. Therefore, safe mode can be used. However, at times, using this mode might limit people from experiencing complete utility of their phones and might feel themselves get stuck in the spiral of all these diagnostic methodologies.
If you find yourself locked into Safe Mode on Android, here are the 5 best way turn it off.
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Restart Your Phone
It is one of the easiest methods one can pick up. Do the following to restart your phone.
- Long press your power button and the switch of your phone.
- For some phones, the option of ‘Restart/Reboot’ might come.
- Once you click on it, your phone will restart and refresh itself.
- It should be enough to turn off the safe mode.
Use Notification Panel to Turn Off Safe Mode
Many phones may have a button for quick access to the safe mode right into your notification panel. If it is available for your device, you can do the following:
Note: The below method is mostly found on Samsung devices.
- Slide down your notification panel.
- Look for the safe mode button.
- Tap on it to turn it off.
It saves a lot of time as it is a one-click thing to do.
Use of Power + Volume Key Combo
In some phones, there is a provision to press certain keys simultaneously to perform a function. The following can be done.
- Try pressing the power button and volume button together for a longer time.
- Or, long-press your volume switch and then press your power button.
- It should provide the desired effect of turning off the safe mode on your phone.
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Check for malfunctioning apps
One can even check for the faulty apps present in their phones. You can uninstall or offload the apps. If necessary, you can even delete those apps and wipe out the cache or the app data. Here is how you can achieve that.
- Go to the setting panel. Click on ‘Apps.’ and find out the app that you suspect is causing the problem.
- Once you do that, go to Storage and then find the option for clear cache or wipe app data or uninstall the app.
- Then restart your device.
- This should be enough to disable the safe mode of your phone.
Factory reset your phone
This can be your last resort if any of the above mentioned four ways do not work out. The steps are:
Please note that the reset option is buried under different settings on different phones. Most modern Android phones come with a search option for the settings. I recommend simply searching for ‘reset’ in the settings app and you should be able to get the result fairly easily. Below steps are for OnePlus phones (OxygenOS 10, for context).
- Go to settings and click on ‘System’
- Click on the Reset options.
- Tap on ‘Erase all data’ and follow the on screen instructions.
- Wait for the phone to reboot.
You might also try this via recovery or safe mode, and for this, you should
- Enter into Recovery Mode and then hold the power button
- Then you should press the volume up key and then you should release the power button
- Finally, you should press the volume down button which will ultimately highlight Wipe Data/Factory Reset. Then you should press the Power key to choose it to Reboot System straight away.
To not let anything obstruct the experience of your mobile browsing, you can disable the safe mode by using the aforementioned options.
Safe mode is useful for protecting your phone against different sorts of invading malfunctioning apps. You can easily press the home button and the power button together and then click on ‘Ok’ to boot the safe mode of your phone.
But it is crucial to understand here that your phone might get stuck in safe mode, and then in all such situations, the aforementioned hacks of turning off safe mode will turn useful.
Have you ever tried any of these methods? Feel free to share your ways of turning off safe mode on your smartphone in the comment section below.