Jan 12

How to Get Your Android Phone Out of Safe Mode

One of my friends suddenly found that her phone had put itself in “safe mode”. She had no idea how she had done it and no idea how to get it out of that mode. After looking around on the internet, I found a solution that worked for her.

  1. Turn the phone off.
  2. Turn it back on and hold the “up” volume button.

Pretty easy, but it seemed to work for her.

Hope this helps!


  1. T says:

    Didn’t work for me. I removed the battery for a couple of minutes, then restarted the phone. That cleared the safe mode.

  2. Sarah says:

    It did work for me …. I think it depends on the type of phone you are using – whether it has a removeable battery or not. My phone does not have a removeable battery.

  3. It worked for me thx,to be honest I didn’t think it would work but surprisingly it did thank you :)

  4. thanks it worked..I thought something was going oml because at the Time I was watching a scary movie..I thought something pessed my phone lol silly rigjt

  5. a says:

    Didn’t work for me

  6. Bappy says:

    It really works. Thanks a lot

  7. S says:

    It worked…wow. great.

  8. Joan Sinclair says:

    Tks worked for me fine.

  9. Shah rukh says:

    Wow!!!! Thanks man it totally worked…may God bless u…:)

  10. get2easy says:

    How it works to Xperia Z? i have the safe mode
    Can i out-of-safe-mode on the Xperia Z

  11. Jhon says:

    That DIDN’T WORK for me, I’ve tried a lot of times, but still STUCK IN SAFE MODE. Please help!!! I’m using a Xperia Z1 running KitKat.

  12. B.Nair says:

    Thanks! worked for me

  13. Pat says:

    Simple thing..enter on the visible keypad your pin number, should unlock the phone from safe mode. Then go to settings and remove your pin…just be sure you do not have onlne account info stored in your phone or you always have it with you. Got this straight from a Verizon store rep who unlocked my phone for me.

  14. Shane Mojica says:

    thanks! it worked!

  15. cynthia says:

    It really worked thanks a a lot

  16. Ana says:

    Thanks it work!!!

  17. Gary says:

    Works on Samsung Galaxy siii mini

  18. Kelly says:

    Thanks, it worked!

  19. Tanya says:

    This worked for me…I just did it!!!

  20. ercan says:

    thanks big ))) it partially worked on my lower end huawei. the device is not %100 reliable now, but at least in operation

  21. mon says:

    I can’t get it out of safe mode
    in my tablet mis ,help me plz.

  22. Mathew says:

    thank u very much…my tablet had gone into this mode and all my precious work data was lost along with my downloads thanks again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. prem says:

    thank you

  24. Andrea says:

    It worked for me thanks

  25. rakesh says:

    thnks budyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  26. Sadie says:

    Worked for me! Thanks!

  27. james says:

    Super solution- many thanks- Works on HTC sense as well.

  28. Glorivee says:

    Worked for me :’) Thanks a lot!

  29. maddi says:

    Thank you much it really works

  30. sushant says:

    tthanks for your tips, its solved my problem

  31. Yankit says:

    Thnxxxx a lot it preety work !!!

  32. smith says:

    It worked for my sister. Thanks

  33. megha says:

    it worked for me too.. gr88

  34. Julio says:

    Worked for my android, thanks!

  35. jhjhj says:

    זה עובד גם בטאבלט

  36. Sharon says:

    Thank you!!!

  37. Linda Lewis says:

    I had this safe mode on my phone for 3 days n had no idea how to get rid of it. N by turning the phone off n on, then turning the volumne up n… voila…it worked . Thank you Thank you Thank you……

  38. Shaney? You Rock! In that easy way it work! Hahahaha :) your the best! thanks a lot 100000000000X :D

  39. Jackie says:

    Hi. Thank you so much! Worked for me too. May God bless you!
    Jesus Loves you

  40. itsjust me says:

    OMG it totally worked but i held both the up and down volume at the same time while turning it up !!!

  41. Suzan says:

    All you need to do is RESTART your phone. When you power off the phone have three options, power off, airplane mode, restart.

  42. Jyotsna says:

    It worked for me

  43. James says:

    Hey Shaney,

    Over the last two years your quick advice has helped A LOT of people get their phones out of Safe mode. Over 740 Comments from happy and grateful people and you have many more helpful, interesting and amusing articles which are also enjoyable. I liked your “Fake Arguments” post and since today is the 1st of July I wanted to wish you a happy Canada Day and since I live in the US and July 4th is rapidly approaching I want to wish my fellow US citizens a Happy Independence Day and to the rest of the world Happy Holidays :)

    To wrap up with some advice of my own about “Safe mode”, I wanted to let everyone know that to get into Safe mode on many Android phones you have to press certain keys like the volume and power keys. Safe mode can then be used to troubleshoot a problematic cell phone or tablet. If you reboot your Android and it’s still in Safe mode then it may be that one of the keys on your phone is malfunctioning and is in the pressed in position. By pressing the key in a few times and restarting the phone (as you suggested so wisely) you should be able to get your Android out of Safe mode. You can read more about this issue at http://www.smartmobilephonesolutions.com/content/how-to-get-android-phone-out-of-safe-mode.

    Keep up the good work Shaney, and keep your interesting posts coming.

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