How to Turn Off Safe Mode on Android Tablet & Phone

If you’re having problems with your Android phone or tablet, safe mode can be a lifesaver. Safe mode starts up your device with only the essential apps and services, which can help you determine if an app or service is causing the problem. This article will show you how to turn off safe mode on Android tablets and phones.

Although Android devices are highly adaptable, encountering problems or buggy apps is quite typical. The fastest approach to repair mistakes is to put the phone into Safe Mode, which disables all third-party applications.

Hold down the power button on your Android device until a prompt appears, then select “OK” when the “Reboot to safe mode” option appears. Removing the Android from Safe Mode is simple, but how do you get out?


What is Safe Mode on Android?

  1. In Safe Mode, Android devices prevent third-party apps from working and may assist with the device’s maintenance.
  2. Putting your Android in this Mode can improve its performance and fix problems, but it restricts what you may do with it.


What to Do in Safe Mode?

In safe mode, you can uninstall undesirable programs and utilize your phone’s basic features. Suppose your problem goes away when your phone is in safe mode. In that case, you can either remove one app at a time and try again to find the source of trouble, or you may reset it completely and selectively install applications and games while keeping an eye out for a recurrence of any issue after each installation.

If your device keeps crashing, overheating, or otherwise behaving poorly in safe mode, the problem may not be with a downloaded program. If a factory reset fails to fix things, contact your merchant, carrier, or phone manufacturer to see whether you can get a replacement or repair for your mobile phone.


How to Disable Safe Mode on Android?

If your Android safe mode doesn’t turn off, follow these 5 options to exit safe mode right now.

  1. Restart your phone
  2. To disable Safe mode, access the notifications panel.
  3. Key combinations (power + volume) are also used.
  4. On your Android device, look for broken applications.
  5. Your Android device should be factory reset.


1. Restart your phone

Restart your phone

Restarting is our first choice when dealing with all sorts of phone problems. The most straightforward method is to turn off safe mode on your Android phone using the power button.

  • Hold down the power button for a few seconds until you see the shutdown menu.
  • Choose “Restart/Reboot” from the menu to make phone reboots. However, some phones only have the option of “Power Off.”
  • If your phone has the Restart option, it will switch on automatically after going off. If not, press the power key button to restart your phone.


2. To disable Safe Mode, access the Notification Panel.

instant notifications panel on some devices is a good option. Find out if this is possible on your device.

  • Pull down the notifications panel to reveal it.
  • To turn the mode off, tap the “Safe mode option” button.

safe mode

If you have the “Safe mode” button on your notifications panel, you can use it to access and turn off Safe mode at any time by sliding down on your phone. When you disable safe mode, your device will automatically restart.

Most Samsung mobile device (including the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S8, and Galaxy S9) have this function. If you have one, check it out in the safe mode notification panel.


3. Key combinations (power + volume) are also used

power off

By pressing the power and volume buttons simultaneously, you may access and turn off Safe mode. Follow the steps below exactly:

  • Turn off your phone.
  • Turn on or restart your smartphone by pressing and holding the Power button until you see the logo on the screen, then letting go.
  • The method is the same as shutting down your phone using the Power and Volume Down buttons simultaneously. However, you must first access your Safe mode. (On certain phones it works)
  • From the Safe mode screen, restart your phone as usual.



4. On your Android Device, look for Broken Applications.

If you’re still in Safe mode, it’s possible that an app is to blame. To fix the situation, wipe the cache, remove the app’s data files, or uninstall the program completely are viable options.

By examining your most recent downloads, you can figure out which program is causing you issues. The app’s cache may be cleared, or it may be deleted. Restart your phone and check whether the procedure worked after that.

To begin, let’s clear the cache:

  • Go to Settings and choose the “Apps” option.
  • Choose from your most recently installed applications.
  • Then go to the “Settings” menu, select “Storage,” and then “Clear cache.” In some Android phones, after storage, you have to select the Accessibility Option to get access to Clear Cache.

how to turn safe mode off

If nothing else works, go to the next stage. This process deletes all of your information on the app, including logins and passwords.

  • Open the Settings app and select “Apps.” Select “All Apps” from the drop-down menu at the top right of the screen.
  • Select the application.
  • Finally, scroll down to the “Delete Account” section and tap on its corresponding button. Tap “Clear data” within the “Storage” category.

clear data

If uninstalling the app doesn’t work, it’s time to get rid of it.

  • Go to the Settings app and select “Apps.” Open the “Apps” menu.
  • Choose the app you’d like to remove & tap Uninstall.

uninstall app


5. Your Android device should be factory reset.

A factory reset may be an option if you want to frequently reset your phone’s safe mode. To begin with, I strongly advise that you back up all of your data before I start since the procedure entails deleting all internal data from your phone and restoring it to its original condition. So, before I get started, make sure you’ve backed up all of your information.

Before performing a factory reset on your phone, make sure you’ve exhausted all other possibilities.

Factory Reset Via the Settings menu on your Android device:

  • Go to Settings, then to the “Backup and Reset” option.
  • Select “Factory data reset” or “Delete all user data” from the menu.
  • Select Reset Phone from the Settings menu and then press the Power button; after you select Restart from the drop-down menu, your phone restarts.

factory data reset

factory reset in Recovery mode on your Android device:

  • To boot into Recovery Mode, press and hold down the Power button.
  • Once you’ve finished the steps above, restart your iPhone by pressing and holding down the Power + Home buttons for at least 10 seconds.
  • Press the Volume Down key until the Wipe Data/Factory Reset option is highlighted. Select the Power icon by pressing the Power button.
  • Choose the Reboot system now option to restart your phone.


Frequently Asked Question

What happens if my Android phone gets trapped in safe mode by mistake?

It could be a software update problem or an error on the user’s part. For example, you may have accidentally pressed the safe mode button on the navigation bar or activated unnecessary buttons while turning on your phone.

How can I get out of safe mode on a Samsung phone?

Slide down the notification tray to disable the mode on a Samsung device. Then, tap the safe mode alert in the notification area and finalize by selecting ‘Turn off’ in the prompt.


Your Android phone might get trapped in Safe mode if it’s suffering from any of these problems: Stuck buttons, faulty updates, buggy applications, and broken hardware. While there are several methods to solve this problem, restarting your phone is frequently the simplest approach.

When all of your other options have failed, you should consider performing a factory reset. It’s a lot of work for something that may be readily resolved. All of your data will be erased if you do this. It’s like having two knives in one hand: it has the potential to cut both ways. Which technique do you think is the best for you? In the comments section below, tell me more about it.

Rubay Sheraz

Rubay Sheraz is a blogger, writer, and tech enthusiast. A recent graduate with a degree in Journalism from Punjab University, Rubay applies her journalism skills to help others understand how technology can be leveraged for social change.

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