Imagine — you’ve just purchased Android tablet or smartphone and it works perfectly well without causing any trouble. However, after a while, the speed of work of the device begins to noticeably fall, while various bugs begin to appear. There may be several reasons for this, but often it happens because of the incorrect work of one or more installed applications. In Windows operating system, for example, you can enable safe mode in order to diagnose and identify the source of such problems. But few people know that there is also an option to enable safe mode on Android.
Safe mode on Android is when the device is booted only with preinstalled applications without any programmes installed by the user. That is, you get the device in the form in which you purchased it.
If you think that the decrease in the speed of the device or the appeared errors is associated with the installed application, you can enable the safe mode and test your guesses. If everything works quickly and correctly, it means that some third-party application really interferes with the correct operation of the device. You will only have to find out which application is that and remove it.
The ways of enabling the safe mode may differ depending on the brand — almost every manufacturer makes changes to the system. Here is the most common way:
The device will restart. In the lower left corner of the desktop, there will be the inscription, showing that you have entered the safe mode. The system will be loaded without third-party programs and widgets, spending the system resources of the gadget. You will clearly see how the third-party applications load your gadget and slow down its work. To switch to the standard mode — simply restart your device.
Let’s look at several ways that are different from the standard mode:
By the way, if you got ROOT-rights for your device, you can use a special tool to enable the safe mode. You can also read our article How to get ROOT rights for your Android device.