In Windows whenever you need to debug a problem that’s plaguing your computer system, the best way is to go into Safe Mode (check out our guide here). In case you’ve never had the misfortune of experiencing it, Android also has its own Safe Mode which it enters into when it detects that something is wrong, like an app error, malware, or operating system glitch.
It can be a bit disconcerting to see your phone boot up in Safe Mode, but if you have experienced it (or are experiencing it), here are several ways that you can get out of Safe Mode and back into normal mode.
In some instances and depending on the manufacturer of the handset and the UI in question, you might find the option to exit Safe Mode on your device in the notifications.
These days we’re seeing fewer phones that come with removable batteries, but in the event that you do own an Android phone that still has a removable battery, you can exit Safe Mode that way too.
If despite following the methods above still results in your phone continuously rebooting into Safe Mode, then the issue might lie in one of your apps where it could be causing some problems that forces your phone to enter Safe Mode. If that is the case, you will need to then hunt down the offending app and uninstall it.
In such instances, there is a good chance that it might be the most recently-downloaded app that could be causing the problem. This is because if your phone has never booted into Safe Mode before and is doing so now, it could be the latest app that you downloaded or just used that could be the culprit.
Worst comes to worst if you still cannot figure out what might have been the problem, then you will need to perform a factory reset of your handset. This means that all your smartphone settings will be reset back to the way it was when you first bought it. It will also delete all the contents on your handset, so you’ll want to make sure that this is a last resort option and to have everything backed up before you proceed. You can check out our guide on how to factory reset your Android smartphone here.
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