Safe Mode is a new system feature of the Android platform, introduced in version 4.1, Jelly Bean. Android’s Safe Mode is pretty much the same as on Windows PC, where system loads only a minimal set of drivers and applications to avoid system stability problems, caused by third-party software.
Safe Mode is made to help users troubleshoot Android devices. When a user boots the device into Safe Mode, only core applications are available. This ensures that the user can boot their phone or tablet into an environment that is free of third-party software.
How to Reboot Android Device Into Safe Mode
To reboot your Android device into safe mode, hold the power button until the power menu shows up. Then, long-press the “Power off” menu item, until you see a dialog box, asking if you want to reboot your device into safe mode.
How to Tell if Device Is in Safe Mode
When the device is booted in safe mode, the words “Safe Mode” will appear in the bottom-left corner of the screen.
How to Troubleshoot Device in Safe Mode
As we said, in Safe Mode all third-party applications, widgets, and any other customizations will be disabled. In the meantime Android system will allow you to uninstall any of the installed apps that cause system stability issues.
To exit safe mode you should restart your device normally. Press device’s power button and then tap “Power off” menu. Then turn on the device and it will boot in a standard mode.