As mentioned in the previous article here, the Galaxy Note 2 Safe Mode works much like that with Windows-based computers. It only loads the stock apps or the basic programs that the device needs in booting up successfully.
Entering the Galaxy Note 2 Safe Mode is a basic troubleshooting method that will enable you to detect if one or more apps that you have installed are causing the errors that you are experiencing with your Android phone.
For the benefit of the people who do not how to enter the Galaxy Note 2 Safe Mode, here are the steps that you should follow to perform this:
Enabling the Galaxy Note 2 Safe Mode
1. Turn off the Galaxy Note 2 by pressing the Power button (positioned in the right edge of the device). Tap Power Off from the choices that will appear followed by OK.
2. Once the device successfully shuts down, press the Power button again, but this time, keep your finger pressed on it together with the Volume Down button.
3. Let go of the Power button when you see the Samsung Galaxy Note II logo but do not let go of the Volume Down key yet.
4. After that, you will see a status message telling you that your Galaxy Note 2 is now in Safe Mode. Let go of the Volume Down key and tap the OK button.
Slight Variation in the User Interface
The way of entering Safe Mode is pretty much the same with the Galaxy Note 2, S3, S2 and even Android-based Motorola devices with just a slight variation depending on the version of your operating system. The one presented here is for Galaxy Note 2 before Android 4.1 Jellybean. For devices with Android 4.1 or later versions, a prompt will appear whether you want to reboot under Safe Mode or not (similar to this).
Disabling the Galaxy Note 2 Safe Mode
To exit the Galaxy Note 2 Safe Mode, all you have to do is turn off your phone normally using step 1 above. Then, power it on using the usual way.
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