Safe mode: Google Nexus 4

Learn how to use safe mode on the Google Nexus 4 through the hardware keys.





Turn on and use safe mode


Safe mode allows you to turn on the device with third-party apps disabled. Then you can easily remove all apps that may be causing a conflict or software problem.


To turn on safe mode and use it to fix app problems, follow these steps:


Turn on safe mode

  1. Press the Power button on your device.
  2. Touch & hold the Power off option in the dialog box.
  3. Touch OK in the following dialog to start safe mode.


Uninstall third party applications

  1. From any Home screen, tap the All apps AllAppsicon.jpgicon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Apps.
  4. Tap the application you want to uninstall.
  5. Tap Uninstall.
  6. Tap OK to confirm.



Turn off safe mode


To turn off safe mode, follow these steps:


  1. Press and hold the Power to display Phone options.
  2. Touch and hold Power off to view 'Restart in Safe Mode' message.
  3. Tap OK to restart in Safe mode.