Safe Mode Android Feature
It means that if you installed an app that conflicts with the system, the phone will enter a Safe Mode in order to give you a chance to deal with a problem. Majority of other Apps on your phone also will be suspended.
Getting your phone into Safe Mode is quite easy. Different combination of keys and buttons should be used for different android phones. Your device will let you know that you successfully entered the Safe Mode by giving two or three vibrating bursts.
In almost all Samsung phones Safe Mode feature will come on if you repeatedly press and hold the Menu button.
For the Nexus phone you should press and hold the trackball while the phone is booting.
HTC phones: turn the phone on, when you see the HTC logo on the screen, press and hold the volume down button.
Android 4.1+: hold down the power button until the shutdown dialog box pops up, then press and hold the power off option in the menu. The dialogue box will come up giving you the option to reboot into Safe Mode.
For the older devises you might need to reboot and then hold the volume up and volume down buttons at the same time to enter Safe Mode. The words “Safe Mode”. Will appear at the bottom of the screen.
Check around in Android user forums if you want to find a combo for your particular phone.
Safe Mode Android –. How to get out of Safe Mode?
First and the most common reason for your phone going into a Safe mode is that the app that you downloaded is conflicting with other apps on your phone.
- Press the System or Menu Button to go to Manage Apps.
- Find the last application you installed.
- Close and disable the app. (Go to Settings>. Applications>Manage Applications)
- Remove the app.
- Restart your phone. This will bring your phone back to the Normal Mode.
Another reason for your phone to go into a Safe mode is that you, most likely by accident, pressed a certain combination of keys.
In this case turn off your phone. Then press the power button together with volume up and volume down buttons. This operation will reboot the phone and, hopefully, solve the problem. If this doesn’t help, try to do it one more time.
If the Safe Mode label is still there, there is one more remedy that should help –. Factory reset of your android. If you want to avoid applying such a brutal force to your phone, try using ClockworkMod Recovery.
ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) is a custom recovery option for Androids. CWM works with most mainstream Android devices. For most phones CWM has a simple installation process. Note that you'll need to fully root your phone prior to installation.
Read what is rooting a phone here.