How to Boot your Android device in Safe Mode.

Android Safe mode helps you resolve problems on your device, like crashes, performance issues or other situations where you can not use your device normally like after a virus attack.

Safe Mode loads only the minimum services and apps so you can easily troubleshoot your Android device's issues in a clean environment. Keep in mind that in Safe Mode you cannot use your applications as usual, but you can uninstall any third-party or malicious application that causes problems on your Android device.

The way to enter Safe Mode on Android, differs from device to device so follow the instructions below according to your device's manufacturer (HTC, Samsung, LG, Motorola) and model.

How to start your Android device in Safe Mode.

To get into Safe Mode in various Android Devices (e.g. Google Nexus) perform the following steps:

  1. Press and hold the power button like you want to power off or reboot your Android device.
  2. At the menu that comes up, tap and hold the "Power off" option. *
  3. Normally a new popup menu should appear on your screen that asks you to “Reboot to safe mode”. Answer “OK” at this point and let your phone reboot in Safe Mode.

* Note: If nothing happens, try the same operation but this time tap & hold the "Restart" option.

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-When you enter “Safe Mode” then you will see the text “Safe Mode” at the lower left corner of your phone screen.

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Samsung

Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S5 & Galaxy Tab.

To enter Safe Mode in Galaxy S4 & Samsung Galaxy S5 mobile devices, perform the following operation:

  1. Turn off your Android phone.
  2. Turn on your phone and repeatedly tap the “Menu” button.

Alternate method for S4:

  1. Turn off your Android phone.
  2. Hold the "Power" button to turn on your phone.
  3. When the Galaxy S4 logo appears on your screen, press and hold down the "Volume Down" button until you see the 'Safe Mode' appear on the lower left corner on the screen.

 

Samsung Galaxy S3 and other mobile devices.

To enter Safe Mode in Galaxy S3 mobile & other devices, perform the following operation:

  1. Turn off your Android phone.
  2. Turn on your phone and – according to your phone model – immediately press and hold down the following key(s) :
  • Volume Down (Samsung Galaxy S3 & other devices)
  • Volume Up (HTC One and other devices)
  • Volume Down + Volume Up – together –  (Motorola devices)

 

HTC

HTC One  – Method 1.

  1. Press and hold down the "Power" button.
  2. On the screen, touch and hold at "Power Off" under Phone Options.
  3. When the 'Reboot to safe mode' message appears, tap "Restart" to enter Safe Mode.

 

HTC One  – Method 2

  1. Turf off your phone.
  2. Turn on your phone.
  3. When the HTC logo appears on your screen, press and hold down the "Volume Down" button until you see the 'Safe Mode' appear on the lower left corner on the screen.

 

HTC Droid Incredible.

  1. Turf off your phone.
  2. Turn on your phone.
  3. When the second HTC logo appears on the screen, press and hold down both the Volume Down button + the Optical joystick until Safe mode appears in the lower left of the screen.

 

HTC Rezound.

  1. Navigate to Menu > Settings > Power and then uncheck to disable the "Fast Boot" feature.
  2. Turf off your phone.
  3. Turn on your phone.
  4. When the second HTC logo appears on the screen, press and hold down the Volume Down button until 'Safe Mode' appears on the lower left corner of the screen.

 

Motorola

DROID RAZR

  1. Press and hold down the "Power" button.
  2. Choose "Power Off" .
  3. Turn on your phone.
  4. When the Motorola logo appears, simultaneously press and hold down both Volume Up + Volume Down buttons until Safe mode appears in the lower-left of the screen.

 

DROID RAZR M

  1. Press and hold down the "Power" button.
  2. Choose "Power Off" .
  3. Turn on your phone.
  4. When the Motorola logo appears, press and hold down the Volume Down key until Safe mode appears in the lower-left of the screen.

 

DROID RAZR MAXX

  1. Press and hold the power button.
  2. Tap and hold the "Power off" option.
  3. Normally a new popup menu should appear on your screen that asks you to “Reboot to safe mode”. Answer “OK” at this point and let your phone reboot in Safe Mode.

 

LG

LG G2

  1. Press and hold the power button.
  2. Tap and hold the "Power off" option.
  3. Normally a new popup menu should appear on your screen that asks you to “Reboot to safe mode”. Answer “OK” at this point and let your phone reboot in Safe Mode.

 

LG Optimus L9

  1. Power off your phone .
  2. Turn on your phone.
  3. Press and hold the Volume down key when the T-Mobile boot up screen appears.

 

  • To exit from safe mode, just turn off your Android device and turn on it again.

 

EXTRA: AMAZON KINDLE SAFE MODE

To boot KINDLE into Safe Mode:

  1. When the Kindle is OFF.
  2. Press the Power Button to Power On your Kindle.
  3. Then press the Volume Down button and hold it down.

 

To exit KINDLE from Safe Mode:

  1. When the Kindle is ON:
  2. Press the Power Button and Hold it down.
  3. Then press the Volume Down button and hold it down

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