Using Safe mode on your PC to load only necessary drivers and built-in services might sound familiar. But, did you know that you can do something similar on your Android device? The goal is pretty much the same — to determine what’s causing issues on your device. If you want to learn how to boot into the Safe mode on Android 11, check the steps we provided below.
How do I start Android in Safe Mode?
Why would you want to start your device in Safe mode? There are multiple reasons but the most probable one is troubleshooting. If you are experiencing certain problems, booting into Safe mode, should give you a better insight into the problem. If your device is restarting itself, freezing, or some third-party apps are crashing or running slow, try with the Safe mode.
If the issues persist in Safe mode, maybe you would want to reset your device to factory settings, as explained here. On the other hand, if there are no visible issues in Safe mode, consider uninstalling all recently-downloaded apps from your device.
Starting Android in Safe mode is rather simple. And the procedure is basically the same for all OEMs and their respective devices. Or, at least, rather similar. If you want to learn how to enter the Safe mode on Android, check the steps below:
- Press and hold the Power button until the Power menu appears.
- Tap and hold on the Power off icon until the pop-up appears. It should inform you about safe mode and offer options to enter the Safe mode or cancel the action.
- Tap OK to boot into the Safe mode.
- Once the device boots into Safe mode on Android, you’ll see the Safe mode strip at the bottom of your screen.
How to exit Safe mode on Android
In order to exit the Safe mode on Android, you just need to restart your device. The next time the phone boots, it would boot normally into the system. Entering into Safe mode by itself, won’t make any changes except removing home screen widgets. You’ll need to set those again.
Once you restart your device and boot normally into the system, check for reoccurring issues. If they persist and they are massively affecting your experience, consider resetting your device to factory settings. Just don’t forget to back up everything. Before that, you can uninstall recent apps, reset app preferences, or wipe the cache partition.
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