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So your Android phone is in safe mode.
That’s your Android’s way of telling you something is wrong. When in safe mode, your Android temporarily disables any third-party applications from running. It’s likely your Android encountered an app error, malware, or some other operating system blip.
Safe mode can also be a way to diagnose any problems with your Android. If you manually turned on your Android’s safe mode, it’s likely you wanted to see if a new app was what caused your phone to crash, freeze, or run through its battery faster than usual. Essentially, the feature lets you see your Android in a state similar to when you first got it from the store.
Now that you know what it is, how do you turn off safe mode?
Here’s how to turn off or disable safe mode on your Android.
How to turn off safe mode on Samsung Galaxy
Step 1: Swipe down the Status bar or drag down the Notification bar.
Depending on what model of Samsung Galaxy you own, you can turn off safe mode by swiping or dragging down the status or notification bar at the top-center of your screen.
Step 2: Tap “Safe mode enabled”
Tap the banner that says “safe mode enabled,” which will then disable the feature.
Your Samsung Galaxy should now reboot into normal mode.
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How to remove safe mode on HTC One
Step 1: Press and hold the power key for three seconds
Press and hold the power key on your HTC One.
Step 2: Press Restart
Your HTC One should now reboot into normal mode.
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How to turn off safe mode on LG G3
Step 1: Tap and drag down the Notification bar.
Drag down the notification bar at the top-center of your screen.
Step 2: Tap “Safe mode is on”
Step 3: Tap “Turn off Safe mode”
Your LG G3 should now reboot into normal mode.
Editor’s note: This article is regularly updated for relevance.
Amrita Khalid is a technology and politics reporter who specializes in breaking down complex issues into practical, useful terms. A former contributor to CQ, a Congressional news and analysis site, she's currently a master's candidate in international relations at the University of Leeds.