Restart Your Android Phone in Safe Mode to Troubleshoot Problems
You can restart or reboot your Android phone in safe mode to determine whether any of your recently downloaded apps is causing freezes or restarting devices.
Did you know that you can restart your Android phone in safe mode, like your Windows or Mac computer? Hold down the Power / Sleep button on your phone and you will be presented with the option of power off the device. Tap that option and you will now be able to reboot your phone in “safe” mode.
When the phone is in safe mode, you will see the word safe mode in the lower left corner of the screen. Obviously, I am too late for the party – the safe mode facility is available in Android for many years – but it seems that it fixes two problems:
- If your Android phone freezes or crashes on startup, or restarts randomly, you can restart your phone in safe mode and uninstall the recent app that your phone is correctly can stop working. Now that your phone is in safe mode, you will only see the factory-installed apps on the phone, but you can still go to Settings -> Applications to uninstall the downloaded app.
- If your Android phone has slowed over time – due to all installed apps, themes and widgets – you can use the safe mode to temporarily turn the turtle into a turtle without doing a factory reset. The phone gets very fast in safe mode and you can still use all Google apps, including Gmail, Chrome, Maps, Calendar, and more. The device seems even more reactive.
To exit safe mode, restart your device by pressing the power button, then power off and restart. The device will open automatically in normal mode. All your apps and screens are protected but a big downside with safe mode is that you will log out of all non-Google apps. So if you have Android apps like Dropbox, Twitter or Facebook on your phone, then you have to login again in all these apps.