If you are having problems with your Android phone, there is a hidden mode that might help you.
You should learn all about Android’s “safe mode” – it might save you in an emergency.
It is a special mode designed to get your Android phone working when faced with problems.
“Some apps that you download can cause problems with your phone,” Google explained.
Google notes that Safe Mode is a great option when your Android phone is restarting itself, freezing, crashing, or running slowly.
This can help you figure out if it’s a new app causing your problems – or something else entirely.
Note that activating safe mode will remove some home screen widgets.
You may need to take a screenshot of your home screen in order to replace them.
Safe mode also automatically turns on Airplane mode.
You must turn this off to access features like GPS, Wi-Fi, and phone calls.
How to activate Safe Mode on Android
When your phone is off, press the power button.
After the animation starts, hold down the volume down button.
Keep holding it until the animation ends and your phone boots up in safe mode.
It should say Safe Mode at the bottom of the screen.
If your phone is on, you must turn it off first.
Once you boot your phone into safe mode, use your phone and check if the problem is resolved.
If your phone is working normally, it’s likely that an app was causing your problem.
But if your phone is still giving you trouble, it’s probably not an app’s fault.
To exit safe mode, depending on the model, you must either press the power button for 30 seconds or press and hold the power and volume up buttons.
Once you’ve done that, consider removing recently downloaded apps that might be causing problems.
Maybe you have a shady app that is intentionally giving you trouble.
“Restart your phone normally after each removal,” Google explained.
“See if removing this app solved the problem.
“After removing the app that was causing the problem, you can add back the other apps you removed.”
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