How To Turn Off Safe Mode On Android Phones to Live on the Wild Side

Safe Mode is an invaluable tool for troubleshooting problems on your Android. In fact, Safe Mode may be the only way you can even start your phone if malware is causing problems. Using the process of elimination, you can determine if the problem you were experiencing still exists on the stripped down version of your phone. But, that’s just it—it is a very limited version of your phone.

If a rogue app is causing your problem, Safe Mode takes the app out of the equation until you can get things back under control. The thing is, it’s not just that app; it’s every app you installed. For all of its wonderful and useful qualities, Safe Mode is a desolate place for your phone to become stranded. What’s more, you don’t have the option to regain what you’ve lost, because you won’t have any access to Google Play.

Your phone will let you know it’s in Safe Mode by displaying a “Safe Mode” text sign typically located on the lower-left of the home screen. In addition to not having full access to all of your apps, some of your settings may have reverted back to default.

If we are describing your pain, there is hope. If you reached Safe Mode by accident, you will want to determine the reason. Or, if you’ve entered Safe Mode of your own volition but got trapped, we can help with that as well. Different methods work best for different devices, but we are going to list the most common. We recommend a backup before starting any of these methods, just to be safe.

The following methods show you how to turn off Safe Mode in Android. When you are frustrated, it might be tempting to start with a drastic approach, but we recommend that you start with the first methods for a simpler and less risky technique, if possible.

 

 
Time: 1 minute

Method 1: Restart (Warm Boot)

How do I turn off Safe Mode?

It’s typically as simple as a reboot. In case you haven’t tried it yet, restarting your device solves a variety of malfunctions. It’s akin to your phone taking a nice power nap. Some devices will allow you to press the “Restart” option from the status bar.

  1. Press and hold the power button.

    • From the menu presented, select the “Restart” or “Reboot” option.
    • Reboot
    • If your phone is like mine, the only option you will have is “Power Off.” See Method 2 to turn off Droid Safe Mode.
  2. Your phone should take care of the rest if you had the “Restart” or “Reboot” option.

    If you don’t, you will have to push power again to turn your phone back on.

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Time: 1 minute

Method 2: Perform a Soft Reset. (Cold Boot)

A restart doesn’t always cut it, although it’s awfully similar to this method. Turn off Safe Mode on an Android with a soft reset.

  1. Hold the button down until a menu of options appears.

  2. Select “Power Off.”

    Power-Off

  3. Wait a few seconds and turn the phone back on by depressing the power button again.

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Time: 2-3 minutes

Method 3: Cut Off All Power

If you still cannot turn off your Android’s Safe Mode, try this. The following method rules out any residual power remaining in your phone, as well as resetting the SIM card.

  1. Take off the back case and remove the battery. (Not all devices will allow you to do this.)

  2. Dislodge the SIM card.

    sim-phone

  3. Reinsert the SIM card.

  4. Replace the battery.

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Time: 30 seconds

Method 4: Key Combinations

Sometimes the way you can get out of Safe Mode is the same way you arrived or can arrive. Turn off Safe Mode Android phone. Ensure that your case isn’t pressing against the power or volume buttons as well.

  1. Power off your device.

  2. Now hold the power and volume key together. Try the both sides of the volume independently—what you would use to increase and decrease sound.

    This takes a screen shot on my phone, which isn’t terribly helpful, but on some devices this works.

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Time: 2 minutes

Method 5: Wipe the Cache of an App

If you suspect that an app is causing your issue, but you can’t bear the thought of uninstalling it, you can try this first. This will work if temporary files are misbehaving. Apps sometimes store elements for quick retrieval. The following method works for most devices. If you are wondering, how do I turn off Safe Mode on my Android tablet? Try this.

  1. Locate Settings. Then find the apps menu.

  2. Tap on “Apps” or “Applications.”

    Apps

  3. Find the app and select it.

  4. Choose “Clear cache.”

    App-Cache

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Time: 2 minutes

Method 6: Clear App Data

This approach is a little more drastic than Method 4 because you will clear both the cache and any personal preferences such as your login or settings.

  1. From Settings, Find “Apps” or “Applications.”

  2. Select the app by pressing on it.

  3. Tap on “Clear data.”

    App-Data

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Time: 2 minutes

Method 7: Uninstall the App or Apps

I’m sorry it’s come to this, but any app that has you locked into Safe Mode really isn’t usable anyway. You will, at least, regain access to your other apps. Sometimes this is what you have to do to turn Safe Mode off Android. For an app to help manage your apps in the future, take a look at or list of the best app killers out there.

  1. Go to Settings.

    You can find Settings on most devices in your notification drawer.

  2. Select “Apps” or “Applications”, depending on your device.

  3. Touch the app you want to disable.

  4. Tap “Uninstall.”

    Uninstall-App

     

You can try disabling it, but ultimately you will probably need to uninstall it. Some type of change, whether internal or external, has caused this issue with your phone. It’s possible that your phone is trying to tell you something. If you have recently installed new apps, your phone’s new insistence on remaining in Safe Mode might be the symptom, not the problem.

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Time: 4-5 minutes

Method 8: Wipe the Cache of Your Entire Device

We started out small-scale and that didn’t work. So, with the next few methods we are going to pull out the big guns, so to speak.

  1. Enter recovery mode.

    Depending on your device and installed programs, this can be accomplished in a variety of ways.

    On many a device, recovery mode can be accessed by turning your phone off, then pressing and holding the power and volume up buttons at the same time. You can select recovery mode with the volume down button.

    On a Samsung, you will want to turn your phone off. Now press the Volume Up, Home, and Power buttons simultaneously. When the phone vibrates or when you see the Samsung logo, release the Power button only. Only when you see the Android Recovery screen appear should you release the Volume Up and Home buttons.

    Recovery-Mode

  2. Wipe Cache.

    Use the Volume Down button to choose “Wipe cache partition” and the Power button to select it. Your device should instruct you to reboot.

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Time: 5-6 minutes

Method 9: Perform a Factory Reset

that you have modified along the way. It will be reminiscent of the first day you got it, before you had an opportunity to add your personal touch. Does this description bear a suspicious resemblance to the very thing you are trying to exit—Safe Mode? Absolutely—but at least you will be able to start anew.

Warning: Make a backup first or you will lose anything you have added to the device. Retain information about your Contacts, Calendar, App data, Wi-Fi passwords, some phone settings, and  bookmarks through “Backup and reset” in the “Settings” menu. This is not a 100% backup. You might want to look into supplemental backup apps to ensure that your photos, SMS, videos, and other data is not lost forever.

  1. Enter recovery mode

    Follow the steps explained during Method 8 or locate “Backup and Reset” from “Settings.”

    The nice thing about “Backup and Reset” is the backup part. You will want to have a backup if you want to salvage anything.

  2. Select “Factory data reset” or “Delete all user data.”

  3. Read the disclaimer and tap on “Reset Phone.”

  4. When your phone is finished, choose “Reboot system now.”

  5. Press the power button again.

    If you check “Automatically Restore” your phone should take care of the last few steps for you. For a more thorough explanation read our other article about how to perform a factory reset.

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Time: Totally Depends

Method 10: Troubleshoot Hardware

Let’s say you dropped your device in water. It happens, but your phone or tablet is not a fan of water. It can take a toll. It could be that the hardware is causing the issue.

Warning: If you have a warranty, now would be the time to use it instead. Do not disassemble your phone unless you know what you are doing! If you don’t feel comfortable, let someone else handle it. If you know or you can see that something needs to be cleaned, and you feel OK about doing it, perform this step.

  1. Remove and clean any faulty hardware.

  2. Test the buttons

    Press buttons to ensure they are working properly and that none remains stuck. The volume buttons are often responsible for locking in Safe Mode.

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Conclusion

 

 


Most of the time you should be able to simply restart your phone and exit Safe Mode. The rest of the methods can be useful when it’s just not quite that easy. Stuck buttons, bad updates, seedy or buggy applications, and defective hardware can all lead to this issue. Apps may conflict with each other and even the operating system itself can have issues.

Just remember that as frustrating as this experience might have been, Safe Mode is not an enemy. It has been around on desktop computers for a very long time as a means to troubleshoot or recover from a crash safely. But, Safe Mode should be a means to an end.

Which method works best for you? Still stuck in Safe Mode? Do you know a method not listed here? Tell us more about it below.

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Comments (179)

  1. Rose on

    Thank you so much for this information. I have spent the last hour trying to get out of safe mode through various other websites and they didn’t work or were too scary to contemplate. The scariest was a YouTube video complete with spare parts and soldering iron!
    Then I found this site with the things I had tried plus more! Your site had all the information needed and was very clearly laid out and explained. I am a technical writer, so I notice these things.
    Method 4 worked in my situation.
    Thanks again, Rose

  2. Abin on

    Thank you so much….I was totally confused about this safe mode and I thought all my datas are getting spoiled…your information helped me escape from this trouble…thank you again and again…..

  3. philip on

    Hello. I have a problem. I am forced to start my phone into safe mode. I have an HTC one and it keeps going into the hboot mode whenever I switch my phone on. I can’t select anything in the menu there. So I start up my phone by pressing the power button and volume up button.
    (to add to my problems the volume down button isn’t working)
    Any advice would be appreciated ::)

    • Dani on

      Philip
      I believe your phone volume down button is struct or pressed inside. So when you use power button, it means you are actually pressing power + volume down button. Thats why you get hboot mode. You need to fix your hardware first or pull out the volume down button.
      Trust this helps

    • Glinda Bustamante on

      Thank you, it worked perfectly and I appreciate someone was there in my time of need 🙂

  4. IOSBOY on

    Thanks You much it’s a great site and really useful topic 🙂 Great Job

  5. Taylor on

    I cannot get out of accessibility mode because the notification that says “Homescreen unable to start” keeps popping up. Please help me!

    • Dani on

      This is the first time I’m hearing such error. Try other methods in this article. Try to restart or reset your phone as well if you cannot come out.

  6. bigsexy on

    Pretty phone savvy but can’t get this one out of safe mode tried all the methods listed except the last one only because I can’t get into recovery mode for some reason I think I may have hardware issues is there anything else I may try before I get a new phone. Thanks.

    • Dani on

      These methods worked for almost most of the readers. I’m not sure what is the problem with your mobile. There is no other method at this point of time 🙁

  7. ali on

    Hi.i have tried all of these method except the last one.but it doesnt work on my phone.my phone is huawei y300.please answer me.thank;-)

  8. rocco on

    Thanks for this useful information. Method two worked on my HTC phone

      • chuzeen on

        I don’t no how ..safe mode …come in my phone …n I try all this ….method BT also it dnsnt work so …help me to ..exit safe mode.

        • Judy on

          Hi Chuzeen,
          Have you tried taking off any case you might have on the phone? It might be pressing a button that is keeping you in safe mode. Also, please check to see if you have any stuck buttons that could also be preventing you from getting out of safe mode. Hope this helps. =-)

  9. Dick Wetter on

    All you have to do is immediately factory reset it. This always works.

    • Trina on

      I’ve tried everything and nothing works. Should I just take it to the phone shop?

      • Judy on

        Hi Trina,
        Do you have a case on your phone? If you do that could be pressing buttons that is keeping your phone in safe mode.Stuck volume buttons could also be the culprit. Let me know if the case suggestion works for you. Thanks for commenting. =-)

  10. zohre on

    Thank you so much, I was sick and tired with this problem and 3method works for me, I realy appreciate it.

  11. jeremy on

    my phone is in recovery/safe mode and im trying to restart it .My pc will not recognize it at all and I have downloaded the drivers several times. I just want to reboot the phone but my power button is missing .Any idea how to get out of safe mode without a power button ?

    • Dani on

      Jeremy,
      Try to install these two apps named “screen off” and “Gravity Screen”. They will help you to use the phone without power button. But still I’m not sure this will help you to get out of safe mode!

  12. Ashley Gilbert on

    Please tell me what safe mode does exactly and how I know if the issue(s) is resolved before restarting and exiting safe mode.

  13. .Mel on

    My wife checks out Mich lotto several times a day. When she does, every other time our android goes into safe mode. Is she hitting the wrong keys or is the site dirty?

  14. Reebal Raza on

    Thank you so much man , i was so worried before and tried all methods like wipedata/ factory reset everything but at the end method 4 works 🙂

  15. mustafa on

    My galaxy grand mobile fall in water by accident and the volue buttons are no longer working.
    the device is now in same and I can not try some of these 6 options simply because they need the volume button.
    I think is there any software method that would allow me to deactivate the function ?

    • Judy on

      Hi Mustafa,
      I am not aware of any softwares that will get you our of safe mode. Can you have your phone fixed so you can use the volume keys?

  16. Ann on

    Is there any harm in leaving your phone in safe mode for long periods of time? For example, I’m in class and won’t be using my phone for a few hours. Can I turn on safe mode to save battery and still receive phone calls and texts? (I know third party apps won’t be available to use, just stock apps.) Thanks!

    • Judy on

      Hi Ann,
      I don´t see the harm in leaving your phone is safe mode for a few hours. It will help you save battery and I don´t see why you shouldn´t be able to receive calls and texts. Thanks for commenting.

  17. Horace on

    Hi. Do you know how to disable the option to boot into safe mode? I am aware of how to get out of safe mode, but I would like to disable this option for the security of my child’s phone. Thanks for any help you can give me. Horace

    • Judy on

      Hi Horace,
      Are you sure you don´t want to count on this feature? It will help keep your child´s phone safe in case an app or virus is causing problems and give you the possibility of fixing the issue. Thanks for commenting.

  18. iburnfood on

    I appreciate these clear and concise directions and the photos !!! too. The youtube videos were a hassle to stop and go back. So glad I found this site! bookmarked for what I am sure will be many future visits. Thx

    • Judy on

      Hi There,
      You are most welcome and don´t forget to let your family and friends know about us so they can too benefit from our tips. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

  19. fred on

    I don’t now how I got in safe mode and after having tried all these methods I’m still in there, and I hate it. Even after factory reset the phone come back to safe mode, looks like there’s no way out.

    • Judy on

      Hi Fred,
      The reason that you may still not be able to get our of safe mode could be because of stuck buttons. Please take off any case or gel skin from your device, if the case is pressing the menu key, it can cause it to go into safe mode. Please press each of the buttons to make sure that they are not stuck. Then re-start your phone, if that still doesn´t work then we might be looking at defective hardware. Hope this helps

  20. tatyanah on

    I have a problem. None of these ideas are working,I’ve literally tried every single one and its still in safe mode. Can you please help me?!

    • Judy on

      Hi Tatyanah,
      If you have tried everything in the article then it might be because of stuck buttons. Please remove any case or gel skin from your device, if the case is pressing the menu key, it can cause it to go into safe mode. Please press each of the buttons to make sure that they are not stuck. The re-start you phone, if that still doesn´t work then we might be looking at defective hardware. Hope this helps.

  21. Yasi on

    Thank you so much. Method #2 worked for me. I have T-Mobile LG cell.

  22. bijay stha on

    it doesn’t work on mine why can you tell m please

    • Judy on

      Hi There,
      Try the methods again but this time, take off any case your device may have since it might be pressing buttons that are keeping your device is safe mode. If that doesn´t work, play with your device’s buttons to see that they are not stuck. Another reason you may not be able to get out of safe mode. I hope this helps. =-)

  23. Carlos on

    I have a problem that my phone always goes to system recovery and I can’t select any of the features because the power button is broken so every time I remove the battery and put it back it always goes to system recovery. I need help

  24. Heather on

    So if my phone was hacked and I take it off of safe mode will there be a problem? Will I know if it was hacked? I’m not sure how it hapoened… I think it may have just happened when I put it in my purse and I hadn’t locked it….but I want yo make sure I wasn’t hacked. Thanks for your help!

    • Judy on

      Hi Mike,
      The methods listed worked for the majority of the readers, but I am not sure why it didn´t work on your phone. What kind of phone do you have?

  25. mallikarjuna on

    Still my phone was not coming out from the safe mode from the above steps…..

  26. Norma on

    Thank you for helping me get my phone out of safe mode.

  27. cath on

    Me too methods doent work for my phone.. except for the no. 6 method because my home button is broken huhuhuhu!!!!!

  28. chelsea hanger on

    I have tried every step and my phone is still in safe mode. I spilled coffee on my phone recently and it broke my home button and volume button. I wasnt able to try the volume button method becuase of that but i tried every other method and still nothing. I think ive came to the conclusion of having to get a new phone

    • Judy on

      Hi Chelsea,
      Getting a new phone phone doesn´t sound like a bad idea at all considering the coffee incident and that could have cause some damage to your phone. For what they might charge you for fixing it, it is a better idea to use that money for a new phone. Thanks for commenting.

  29. Eva on

    I have an S4 that I must’ve accidentally put in safe mode somehow. All i get is a black screen with the wrd “custom” and a pic of a lock. All of these methods are not working…I’m getting real nervous here. I use my phone for business and am already missing calls. HELP!!!!

    • Judy on

      Hi Eva,
      Other possibilities that your phone is not coming out of safe mode is because of stuck buttons. Please remove any case or gel skin from your device, if the case is pressing the menu key, it can cause it to go into safe mode. Please press each of the buttons to make sure that they are not stuck. The re-start you phone, if that still doesn´t work then we might be looking at defective hardware. Hope this helps.

  30. Pakishi martin on

    I have tried all of the steps but nothing happens my phone still on safe mode and . Can’t download applications. It has volume down problem.

    • Judy on

      Hi Pakishi,
      How unfortunate to hear that your phone won´t come out of safe mode, but have you tried uninstalling recently Installed Apps since they may be the ones causing the problems and
      Wiping Cache Partition (Dalvik Cache) since data can sometimes cause your Android to endlessly be in safe mode. The steps for clearing the cache will vary with each device. Please let me know if this helps.

  31. rizwan on

    I want to remove safemode forever how to do it .phone daily going on safe mode

    • Judy on

      Hi Rizwan,
      I am guessing that you are saying that out of frustration, but trust me, Safe Mode is something you want to be able to count on since you never know when you are going to need it. You may have a stuck volume key/rocker and/or the power button.

      It’s more likely to be the stuck volume key/rocker…have them check to see if it’s dirty/gummed-up and stuck in one position and see if that helps. Please let me know what happens.

  32. ANTONIO TORRES on

    IN MY A5 WASTE CANNOT, JA I TRIED EVERYTHING. BUT I CAN’T GET THE SAFE MODE HELP ME PFV..

  33. kaung on

    I can’t exit from safe mode of my phone(Hisense i630) . Please, tell me more powerfull methods.

  34. Majid Ali on

    Thanks bro no 4 worked for me and i think the cause was ner cover for my note 4
    Thanks a lot

    • Judy on

      Hi Majid,
      I am glad that one of the methods was able to help you and you are most welcome for the info. Don´t forget to keep coming back for more useful tips and tricks for your phone. Thanks for commenting! =-)

  35. Kaytie Bennett on

    I have had safe mode on my phone for the past three weeks and have tried to turn it off by pressing the bar on the drop-down menu which did nothing and by holding the power and volume buttons and selecting the safe mode option which also has no effect whatsoever. I went to a Verizon store the other day and was told to backup everything important and then set my phone back to factory settings. So, I did that and everything on my phone has been deleted but safe mode is still on. Any suggestions?

    • Judy on

      Hi Kaytie,
      If you have a case on your phone that could be pressing some buttons that could be keeping your phone in safe mode and stuck buttons have also been known to be responsible for this too. Please make sure that this is not your case and don´t forget to let me know what happens. I hope this helps. =-)

  36. B Bhattacharjee on

    Thanks for the step-by-help and easy explanation of the facts. I have a Moto-E and I ran into safe mode but I came out of it by restarting it.

    • Judy on

      Hi There,
      You are most welcome for the information and It´s good to know that you could get out of it with a simple restart. Thanks for commenting. =-)

  37. Bobby on

    please i changed the screen of my off and when i turned my phone on i saw it was on safe mode…. i have tried restarting it it didn’t work. what should i do please

    • Judy on

      Hi Bobby,
      Before trying the tips mentioned in the article, please take off the case you may have on your phone because it could be pressing buttons on your device and preventing you from getting our of safe mode. Also, check to see if your device may have any stuck buttons, so play with them to see if they are Ok. Hope this helps. Let me know how this works out for you. =-)

  38. Nizam Rahman on

    I’ve disabled the safe mode from my phone. But whenever restart it , the safe mode enabled ahmgain.

    • Judy on

      Hi Nizam,
      Please take off any case you may have on your phone that could be pressing a button that puts you back into safe mode. Also, check to see if any of the button on your phone are not stuff, that could also be the problem. Hope this helps. Thanks for commenting. =-)

  39. Nizam Rahman on

    I am using samsung galaxy core 2. I’ve disabled the safe mode but whenever i restart my phone , the safe mode enabled. To add my problems , my volume buttons aren’t working. Hope you can help.

  40. loren on

    Can you help me ?! Until now I can’t disable the safe mode . I’ve tried already the method but still I can’t disable it. My volume button is not working anymore , what are the other method ? Please help

    • Judy on

      Hi Loren,
      There is a really good chance that the reason you can´t get out od safe mode is because of that volume button that´s not working. I would recommend having it fixed and hopefully get out of safe mode. Thanks for commenting. =-)

  41. Keletso on

    thank you very much for the help I was about to give up.I held the power button til it switched off when I switched it back on all my apps where back

  42. Abiola on

    My Android phone complained of FOAD has stopped. What can l do?

  43. NoSafe on

    Thanks a lot guys i realy expirianced joy i use huaweip7 and 4 method worked for me, Kisses

    • Judy on

      Hi There,
      You´re most welcome and I am glad to hear that the methods were able to help you. Don´t forget to keep coming back for more useful tips and tricks. Thanks for commenting. =-)

    • Judy on

      Hi There,
      I’m glad that it´s working. Please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with. Thanks for commenting. =-)

  44. Bharat on

    I had my samsung galaxy grand duous touch screen replaced recently. Since then my cell is showing safe mode. I have tried all option restrating , factory reset but no improvement. My friend has suggested using ODIN mode and do factory rest from there. IS thi spossible or there any other way to work out the issue.

  45. Aroloye Harry on

    Hi there, i have a samsung galaxy duos phone. it fell one day and d screen got broken. I was still able to use d phone with all the buttons working properly. l however decided to replace d broken screen because it made d phone look ugly. I went to the phone dealer’s shop and he replaced the screen with a new one but it kept on booting in safe mode. He tried several new screens but same thing. meanwhile he had already discarded my broken screen. Now my phone is useless without a screen because i refused the new screen. My question is what could the problem be and can i use the phone on safe mode continuously like he advised me?

  46. jeetu tenguria on

    I’m happy to see that India has a good talent like you…
    Your all suggestions work great.
    Thank you

  47. ZIELA on

    Hye,im using the Samsung sHV-E250L. It got stuck wit safe mode ive tried various methodstoremove it But seems cant .pls help me all buttons functional seemz fine. Oh do help me..Thanks

  48. Ziela on

    Ive triedfollowing watever i could gine in the net,like restart,etc.couldgjife me step by step plz

  49. Fahmeed Qadir on

    Hi JOA
    I have Huwaeri G610 and encountered safe mode problem. I have tried Method 1,2 ,3,4 and 9. But still my phone is on safe mode. Can you tell me any other way to get rid of it?

    • Judy on

      Hi Fahmeed,
      Try putting your charging cable to your phone and restart your phone and while it´s rebooting hit the home button various times until it stops rebooting. This has been known to work especially for Huawei phones. Hope this helps. =-)

  50. sujivo on

    i have oneplus one i had this problem (safe mode), it happen suddenly after using ” share it app” but the solution was simple.. i just low down all my phone volume and i reboot it..and every thing was back then.

    • Judy on

      Hi Sujivo,
      Thank you for sharing your way of getting out of safe mode. It will definitely help other if other methods don´t work. Thanks for commenting. =-)

  51. vicki on

    my ph has been taken over. ivedoneeverthing you suggested. this app is in root, deleted awhile ago but never left. i found it by mistake. its shitting me off from data, or foogle apps. its been days of this ive lost all and control of ph. contact googleandroid safe is first time i can usr phone. i have no contract, it a sam. gal sgm386t myfamymobile.com is carrier. no car no ph when it wants it deletes what i write. cant send texts cant gett or stay on google. i feel im in abattle. thanks for hearing me if it comes thru. nothing else is working

  52. vicki on

    im sorry bought my bad typing. i didnt look till after i wrote. this safe mode has let me get out to someome but this root app has control when not in safe mode. please can you let android google know. im actually scared. i lm disabled no other ph. though this account will be gone asap. new sim. im hopeful they will see the logs and info i saw. kingoroot krause su and verity took over my ph. boosting for months in my neighborhood and my private. ive lost Three thousand photos buts it flashes them at me. wont let me update says its root tunnerler didnt catch a dile over air fast enough. i pinned to dr but next day its gone. im saying to much. this has scared me cause i wonder what i had or saw that it wont go. i have no apps now, why wont it go

  53. ChoonChang on

    Hi.. I’m using Samsung S7 edge..
    Now my volume down button stuck..
    And cannot disable the safe mode. Currently I cannot get my phone fix but I need some downloaded app
    Is there any ways to by pass the safe mode and using the app ?
    Or can I disable my safe mode with the volume button stuck ? As I failed to “un-stuck” then volume button. 🙁

    • Judy on

      Hi There,
      Have you tried rebooting your phone or maybe even uninstalling the apps you may have recently installed. Maybe an app you have made your phone go into safe mode and uninstalling the ones you recently installed may help you phone boot normally. Hope this helps. =-)

      • ChoonChang on

        Yes.. Reboot to disable the safe mode. But due to volume button stuck
        So it back to safe mode (I guess)
        Was suggest by the service centre to change the whole screen & casing
        Tried delete the recent install app, but still the same

        • Judy on

          Hi There,
          It looks like the best thing you can do is get the stuck button fixed then. Hope there is a place nearby you can go to. =-) Thanks for commenting.

          • ChoonChang on

            Hi, thank for the info.
            i have schedule for the repair next week, due to working in outstation.
            Just found out that, some apps are actually can be use even in safe mode, e.g YouTube & FaceBook.
            Is there any ways to open the apps that previously installed ?
            Thanks

          • Judy on

            Hi There,
            If you create a shortcut of that particular app that you want to launch in safe mode, you can do so while in safe mode. But you should be in normal mode when creating the shortcut. To run your app in safe mode, you need to copy your app to /system/app, for which you need root access. So only on a rooted device, it is possible. Thanks for commenting. =-)

  54. Christine on

    Hi, my friend is freaking out over this safe mode. Neither of us were aware of a safe mode at all. I want to know if it can delete apps without asking, because after safe mode had been turned on all/most of her downloaded apps were deleted. I want to know if safe mode did this or if something else did, and if it was safe mode, none of the things seem to be working and none of her buttons are stuck. She doesn’t even have a case. I’m asking because she is very concerned right now, thanks!

    • Judy on

      Hi Christine,
      Safe Mode doesn´t delete apps or at least it shouldn´t. The apps should be there once you get out of safe mode. Are you haveing trouble getting out?

  55. Jesse on

    ZTE lever stuck in safe mode has water damage. Volume buttons do not work anymore either, still make calls, get calls, make text an receive text, but no apps can be used. I can use the internet, an YouTube beyond that no apps I downloaded will work. I have tried all of these steps. Please help

    • Judy on

      If the buttons are stuck, then I would recommend taking it in for service since the stuck buttons won’t let you get out of safe mode.

  56. sarp on

    I’m using At&t Kyocera c6745 ,and there is a password on it I have try several time to do factory reset but I cant .really need your help

  57. Pat Ander on

    You saved my sanity. The problem was my new case which pushed on the volume buttons too much (and didn’t allow me to adjust the volume). I cut out the part of the case that was touching the volume buttons and voila!!!

    Thank you so much. I thought I was losing my mind.

  58. Vanina on

    Hi Guys,

    I have the S7 edge and even though i reserted and turned off and on like 20 times safe mode is still on. I can’t remove battery and i want to avoid a factory reset for now. Any ideas?

          • Vanina on

            My phone required a system update and when it was done the safe mode was on. I cannot clear the cache because the aps aren’t even there. All apps i see are like contacts, camera, gallery, calendar…. nothing like facebook, instagram, whatsapp….

          • Trevor on

            to me, it sounds like a corrupt download and update. there are apps and software out there that say they fix bad installs, but I can’t vouch for any of them. You can try to redownload the update via the system update option in the settings. If that doesn’t work, and as little fun as it is, it may be best to reset the phone.

  59. Tyler on

    Hey I hope people are still active here as I’ve been having a strange problem. My phone has been stuck in safe mode the past week because my volume down button is stuck internally… I’ve factory reset twice now and is still broken. I want to use my apps, please help!

    • Trevor on

      If you have a mechanical issue (broken button), you will need to get that fixed. If a master reset didn’t work, it’s not a glitch or software problem.

  60. kamal khurana on

    I’m Facing Problem with few app which is installed in my Samsung galaxy A7 2016,
    When I Start wifi Internet in my phone , Lots of whtsapp msg, LinkedIn Msgs and Instagram Msgs Cumming and my Phone Screen Goes Black automatic for 2-3 seconds, this happen only with wifi internet not with data internet.

    • Trevor on

      most likely it’s just trying to do too much all at once. If you set the less important apps to sync manually, you can probably avoid this issue. Try turning off the sync option for a few of the apps to see if the problem goes away.

      You can also free up some space on your phone, this can also make your phone work harder.

    • Trevor on

      what does it do when you boot? Are there any errors?

      You’ve removed the battery and rebooted it, I assume. Have you looked to see if there are any buttons that are sticking or are there any external devices plugged into the USB or the micro-SD card slot? Try to remove them and see if it boots correctly.

  61. Comesio Wa Banda on

    it 1355 cant accept all solutions listed above.. av tried one by one but to no avail
    and no keypads stuck plus it ddnt fell in water nor failing down from a pocket or so…. the problem ctil persists

  62. hari on

    i am using samsung galaxy grand duos.i updated my android version jellybean 4.2.1 to 4.2.2. when i restarted it gone to safe mode i have tried everything but i cant get rid of that .. please help me///

  63. Amed on

    Hi.
    Volume down button of my Samsung S7 broken. I sent the phone to service to repair it but they asked for about €300.
    I don’t know what to do.
    Is there any solution for my problem?
    Thank you very much.

    • Trevor on

      broken devices, even if unintentional are not covered under the warranty. You can ask for it back as-is and see if you can get it fixed locally. If you have insurance on the phone, you can make a claim.

  64. Shane on

    Have tried everything and still on safe mode. I even took it to a Boost dealership and the woman there deleted all my apps and I was there almost 2hours! Still on safe mode. I’m beyond pissed. What can I do? This is killing me.

  65. Tine on

    Have tried everything but none of it worked. I don’t know what to do to unsafe mode my phone. My phone is Samsung Galaxy Grand neo plus. It’s been 3 months.

  66. kyriacos on

    hallo ! i have sumsung galaxy active s4 and i stuck into safe mode! i really try everything ..
    about restart my phone. factory data reset. wipe cache, Also my buttons work perfectly..
    maybe yo can help me please ! thanks!

    • Trevor on

      how did it get into safe mode? did you do it manually?

      Did you try a master reset? If you’ve tried everything… soft reset, hard reset, pull the battery, clear the system cache, that’s the last option to try.

  67. Benjamin on

    Thanks for the help, didn’t know what to do. Gonna take my phone back to boost mobile.

  68. Milt MacFarlane on

    Thankyou so much all wonderful advice and indeed my volume down button doesn’t work, thus staying in Safe Mode but before sending it away, to be fixed I need to back up 2 crucial 3rd party apps usually by Dropbox but it also doesn’t appear in Safety mode any suggestions? Unfortunately I’m not technical enough to know if rooting it can help, although I can follow explicit directions reasonably well the model is a Sony E2363 Aqua dual SIM Experia

    • Trevor on

      That’s what safe mode does. it disables all the 3rd party apps and uses the default settings. It might not be as efficient, but you can send things to Dropbox through the browser.

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