Guide to Boot into Safe Mode for Verizon Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Smartphone and tablet that use Android as its operating system gives people freedom to do lots of thing about it. The restriction of how you can customize and install 3rd party app is not as strict as the one for iOS device.
It means that you can do lots of thing for your Android smartphone. You can customize the way it look, use different launcher and also tweaks various part of your device using 3rd party app. The thing is a smartphone and tablet is a very complex device that consists of different part of hardware and software.
It is very possible that an application has some conflict with other part of the phone and that can cause some issue, such as lack of performance or even battery draining issue. The question is how you can analyze and find out the culprit behind those problems, especially if you have so many applications in there?
If you find the problem happen after you installed specific app or after you update an app in your phone, then it is very possible that those apps are the culprit you are looking for.
One of the best and easiest ways to analyze it is by boot up into safe mode. Safe mode is a special mode where user can disable any 3rd party application on the phone. By disable the app, and then you will find that any issue on your device such as battery draining and lack of performance is already solved.
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Once you got it under cover, you can use your phone back without have to deal with the issue anymore. Boot into safe mode is very easy; all you need to do is follow these steps:
- Press and hold Power button
- Wait until Power menu appears
- Hold the Power Off options
- Your phone will start to boot up into Safe Mode
- Go back to normal mode by press and hold Power button and tap Restart option, or tap the notification that keep popping up and choose the Turn Off Safe Mode option
Google has made it easier for Android user to boot into safe mode without have to turn off the phone first and press certain button while the booting process take place. All you need to do is press and hold Power button just like when you want to turn off the phone.
When you press and hold Power button, the background will be blurred out and you will find three options appear on the screen, Power Off, Restart and Emergency Mode.
When you tap and hold Power Off options, a dialog box will appear that prompted about Safe Mode. Once the dialog box appear, tap the Restart options.
When the phone is in Safe Mode (you will get the notification that Safe Mode is on), the entire 3rd party application are grayed out and you can’t access it. Use your phone like you used to with the available app, and when you see that there is no problem occur like the one that happen in normal mode, then you can be assure that 3rd party application is the one that cause the problem and it doesn’t have to do with Android OS, although you won’t be able to pinpoint which one is that.
If the above method is not successful, you can try the second method to boot into Safe Mode in Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge:
- Power OFF your Samsung Galaxy S7 completely.
- Press and hold the Power button to turn on your phone again.
- Release the Power button when you see the Samsung logo.
- Press and hold Volume Down immediately right when you release the Power button.
- Continue holding the Volume Down until your Galaxy S7 is fully booted into Safe Mode