How to Boot an Android Phone on Safe Mode

By | June 23, 2014
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If you want to change some of the settings or installed an app which is preventing you from doing anything while in your Smartphones normal mode, it may be necessary to boot the phone into Safe Mode.  Android phone -Safe mode is a great tool which you can use to troubleshoot these issues. The Safe mode has boots your phone and runs only those apps which came with the phone.

Unfortunately, all the Android Smartphones has not same method to boot the phone on Safe Mode option. But I, brings a method which works in on maximum device. But some of the high end Smartphones of HTC and Samsung has a different way to boot the phone in the Safe Mode.



Methods to Boot an Android Phone on Safe Mode

Method 1



  1. Hold down the physical power button on your device.
  2. Then  you have to Long-press the “Power off” option that appears.
  3. A dialog box asking you if you want to reboot to safe mode may pop up. Tap OK.
  4. When the phone reboots, you should see a “Safe Mode” watermark on the bottom left of the screen, letting you know that you are in fact in safe mode.

Method 2 (Alternate Method)

  1. Turn off your phone.
  2. Once your phone is off, turn it on by pressing the power button.
  3. As your phone is booting, hold down both the volume up and volume down buttons (yes, both) and keep them held.
  4. Once your phone has booted, you should see a “Safe Mode” watermark on the bottom left of the screen, to let you know that you are in fact in safe mode.

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Method HTC phones with physical buttons



  1. Turn off the phone. If you can’t turn off the phone, remove the battery, wait a few seconds, and then reinsert the battery to restart the phone.
  2. Press and hold the Menu button and then turn on the phone. As the phone starts, keep holding down the button until you see the lock screen or you see the Safe Mode in the bottom corner.

Method for Motorola Droid

  1. Turn off the phone. If you can’t turn off the phone, remove the battery, wait a few seconds, and then reinsert the battery to restart the phone.
  2. Press and hold the Menu button and then turn on the phone. As the phone starts, keep holding down the button until you see the lock screen or the phone vibrates.

Method for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5

  1. Turn off the device
  2. Press and hold the Power/Lock key for one or two seconds to turn on the device
  3. Now you have to press and hold the Volume down key until the lock screen displays.
  4. Now your phone goes to the Safe mode