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How to Get Your Android Phone Out of Safe Mode

Posted in Android, Gadgets, and How To

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!

804 Comments

  1. Kayla

    Thanks very much u helped me a lot !!!!!!

    1/22/2013
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  2. Robin

    I had the same problem. i tryed this and it worked! Thanks!

    1/24/2013
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  3. Val

    Thanks a lot, dont have a clue how my phone got to that mode!!

    1/25/2013
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  4. Jeannie D

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! You’re a dear for posting this!

    1/25/2013
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  5. Anikeit

    Thanx buddy its workkss……….!

    1/26/2013
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  6. jenny

    Thanks so much. No info on the phone or the manual

    1/28/2013
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  7. Mary

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    1/30/2013
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  8. stephanie

    Thank you so much my phone got into save mode after i dropped it tonight in the rain and I’ve been sitting here for hours trying to figure it out and you helped me thanks so much

    1/30/2013
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  9. thank you for taking the time to post this .it worked on my galaxy 3 .ta

    1/31/2013
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  10. CD

    This worked for us too!! Thanks

    2/4/2013
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  11. Tried it and it didn’t work. I also deleted some new apps I downloaded in case if they were infected. Still didn’t help

    2/4/2013
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  12. Thnx soo much i didnt noee how to take it offf

    2/4/2013
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  13. debbee

    Thank you. it worked

    2/4/2013
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  14. Cameron Jackman

    Thank u it worked perfect

    2/5/2013
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  15. Worked like a charm … thanks so much

    2/5/2013
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  16. Ada

    God you bless you!

    2/5/2013
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  17. Wendy Hill

    Very helpful Shane – I had the same message and your fix worked.
    does anyone know what ‘safe mode’ means?

    2/5/2013
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  18. Albert

    Just helped me out. Thanks!

    2/7/2013
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  19. Sarah

    Thank-you very much, this was driving me BONKERS :) xxxxxx

    2/7/2013
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  20. amber

    awesome advice it definably worked thank you!!!

    2/8/2013
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  21. That is how my friend turned it on. That does not help telling me what safe mode is

    2/8/2013
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  22. Thank you very very much…
    I service centre person told ur all data will
    Be lost nd finally i search on google nd saw
    Ur idea… Its really works.
    Thanx a lot

    2/9/2013
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  23. Jess

    Helped so much your a god send!!

    2/12/2013
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  24. Charlena

    omg thank you so much!! it worked!!!!!! i panicked for a minute there

    2/12/2013
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  25. Ron

    Thanks it works on my S III

    2/13/2013
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  26. mary rose

    help me plss i cant exit the safe mode

    2/14/2013
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  27. erick

    Actually Ino how it may have hapened…I think pressing the power button nd the volume down key sets it off.this is what it did to mine. However thank you so much Inever thought of pressing up instead of down x) hahaha

    2/14/2013
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  28. suddy

    Hold the button on the right of the phone. It gives 3 options. Select restart.

    2/14/2013
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  29. sylvia

    thank you so much for this information, it has worked on my galaxy S1

    2/15/2013
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  30. knesh

    It worked for my Zio!!!! thank you

    2/16/2013
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  31. This helped me so much!Thank you!

    2/18/2013
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  32. Nayte

    Thanks a lot! It actually worked! I got android galaxy

    2/18/2013
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  33. Thank you soooo much it worked for me. You sure are smart.

    2/18/2013
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  34. Clarissa

    Thank u it work

    2/22/2013
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  35. Jenny preggo twins

    Omg…ty sooooooooo much! This happened2me b4 several nonths ago&i completly forgot how to disable! Lifesaver! Thnx! :)

    2/22/2013
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  36. Kisha

    Thanks so much!!!

    2/23/2013
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  37. Kimberly

    OMG! My phone was stuck on safe Mod and driving me crazy…It worked !!. Thanks again

    2/24/2013
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  38. shelly

    Worked for me too. ; )

    2/25/2013
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  39. De

    I couldn’t figure it out to save my life, glad u did. Thanks!

    2/27/2013
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  40. Vanessa

    How do i do this if my phones up button does not work ?

    2/27/2013
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  41. DJ

    have no idea how it got in ‘safe mode’ but it’s off now.

    Thank You ! !

    2/28/2013
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  42. I didn’t know if this wld work, but it did! Have no clue how it ended up in safe mode, but glad I found your site!

    3/1/2013
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  43. Sha

    I didn’t think it would apply to my android tablet, it did! Thanks a bunch because I just couldn’t figure it out.

    3/2/2013
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  44. Lisa

    Thank you so much!
    I don’t know how it got to safe mode, but it’s fixed now!

    3/6/2013
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  45. It still didnt work dont know what else to do plz plz hep me!!!!

    3/9/2013
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  46. It happened to me. Verizon said turn phone off wait two minutes. Take back off, then remove battery, then sims card count to ten. Put sims card in, then battery cover on. Turn back on should be removed. If continues could be an app and has to be removed by removing severel apps as they can hide in them.

    3/10/2013
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  47. Worked like a charm. Thank you so much.

    3/10/2013
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  48. bex

    thanks

    3/11/2013
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  49. king Nell

    Thanks! The same remedy worked for me, i have a samsung galaxy s2..

    3/14/2013
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