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!

851 thoughts on “How to Get Your Android Phone Out of Safe Mode

  1. T

    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

    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. Jhon

    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.

  4. Pat

    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.

  5. ercan

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

  6. Mathew

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Linda Lewis

    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……

  8. itsjust me

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

  9. Suzan

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

  10. James

    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

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

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