Safe mode won't turn off on Android

Safe mode is designed to help you find problems with your apps and widgets, but it disables parts of your phone.


If Safe Mode is on, you'll see an indicator saying "Safe mode" in the bottom-left corner. It stops your device from starting some apps and services, like calling and data. If you can't turn it off, check out steps below.


Turn off Android Safe Mode

  1. Restart the device.
    • The good news is this is usually all it takes to get out of Safe Mode!
    • Make sure your fingers and phone case are not pressing any buttons.
    • Make sure the phone is unplugged from the charger or USB cable.
  2. If the device restarts in Safe Mode, there's a problem. Do the following: (For help with doing steps on your device, visit the Devices page and select your device.)
    • Remove any phone cases, and keep them off while testing.
    • Make sure no buttons are stuck.
    • Uninstall all apps that you downloaded or updated around the time the problem started.
    • Wipe the cache partition.
    • Remove and re-insert the battery. If it's not removable, perform a soft reset.
  3. Restart the device.
  4. If it's still in Safe Mode, perform a master reset on the device. (Visit your Devices page, and use the Device Reset page for help.)
  5. If the problem continues after a master reset, contact the device manufacturer for any more help.