Entering safe mode in android is a easier thing to do as compared to moving out of it. I am not trying to scare you on that. But fact is that in most cases if you see your android device in safe mode by default you are going to have tough time moving out of it.
For beginners- safe mode is a state in a smartphone where phone works like normal, you can make and receive calls use internet etc. But 3rd party applications do not work.
It is used as a troubleshooting step to find whether the issue in the phone is because of any installed application.
Most devices get out of safe mode by simple Restart, I am sure you are taking time off to read this may be after trying that.
I will suggest you to try out couple of things that should make your android move out of safe mode.
- Take out battery and dislodge the sim card, after a minute gap – Reinsert sim and put back battery.
- If the above step didn’t help – Do the reverse of how you got your phone into safe mode. power off the phone and simultaneously press power key with volume up and down key separately.This is a way to take screenshot but sometimes doing opposite of getting into safe mode helps. No success till now- carry on reading.
If you prefer watching a video that has step by step guide on this: click on the video from Technofare- YouTube channel.
3. Clear cache of app: This may still be a beginner level step by that’s the way to go. Locate settings then application < application manager ( for samsung phone this option comes).Identify the last installed app or your guess on troubling app < move into storage and clear cache from there.
4. Clear app data: Notice carefully on the same screen where you saw cache in above step, you will see – app data, clear that. Only impact it will have is that app related setting will go. I think that should be ok to get out of this trouble. You may do this for few apps – especially the ones that you installed during last few days.
5. Uninstall the apps- In most android phones you can uninstall the apps by doing long press on a app. I would suggest you to keep your focus on the apps that were last installed on your phone.
6. Wipe cache of entire device: You have reached this step only illustrates hard luck. Power off your phone then press and hold power off button along with volume up key, this will take you to recovery mode. In certain Samsung devices – you will need to press the home key along with volume up and power off key to reach recovery mode. Release the power key when phone vibrates, when you see recovery mode – release the volume key button. Use the volume down key to Reach – Wipe cache partition.. with the power off key- press that and wipe cache of entire device. 7. Factory reset: We are at last resort: It’s important to know what you are doing, this step will wipe all data and bring the handset back to its factory position.
Take backup of your phone before you perform this step. I have a detailed tutorial on how to take backup of android you may check out the YouTube video on my channel: Technofare.
You may perform factory reset by going to recovery mode and use the power key option to select backup and reset. Read the disclaimer before you move forward on this.
I wish you good luck on getting your phone out of safe mode. For some unknown reason if you are still not able to make that happen, i would suggest you to visit your device manufacturer service team.