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February 23, 2014 8:34:04 PM

I have a Sony Xperia M. For some reason it got put into safe mode. I've tried switching it off and on again and holding in the volume up key like it suggests on the internet. I've tried removing the battery and the SIM card and restarting the phone. Still can't get it out of safe mode. For some reason the volume down button doesn't seem to work when the phone is actually on and in safe mode. Not sure if this has to do with anything. Surely there must be another way of getting the phone out of safe mode?

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February 23, 2014 8:36:47 PM

Just press your pOwer button and Switch it off. Turn it on the usual way and you will be out of Safe mode
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February 23, 2014 8:40:58 PM

Soumil said:
Just press your pOwer button and Switch it off. Turn it on the usual way and you will be out of Safe mode


Doesn't work. Phone still starts up in safe mode.
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February 23, 2014 8:45:23 PM

This is weird. But, many Xperia Z users had that problem as well..
I would suggest you to contact Xperia Care Team.
Or try a reset if you don't mind losing your contacts and messages
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May 4, 2014 12:56:05 AM

Hi, gordon-81
I m in same trouble, using xperiaM. I cant get out from safode tell me your solution was.

thanks
TAKA

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August 6, 2014 12:48:23 AM

iaithe said:
gordon_81 said:
try this: turn off your phone then when u turn it on hold down the power button and the volume down button at the same time



Yes you are absolutely Right.hats off

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August 23, 2014 12:04:41 AM

Soumil said:
Just press your pOwer button and Switch it off. Turn it on the usual way and you will be out of Safe mode


I have tried so many time but not get out of safe mode..
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September 8, 2014 11:16:44 PM

its because your any button got malfunction, you better go to sony service to fix your button, maybe your volume down or up is malfunctioning
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October 5, 2014 4:01:09 AM

Gordon 81, I have the same problem as yours, I have tried all the guides provided in Internet but it doesn't help! Even the Sony care are unable to help! They try resetting all my files but it fails me. Btw how do you resolve the problem?

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November 21, 2014 8:39:54 AM

Even i have the same problem.The thing is , how much ever you try, the fone (Xperia M) is stuck in safe mode, even when switched off or even after the software updates..... and this problem is related to volume button also, the down doesn't work, and somtimes fone automatically goes off to 0 volume level, from the already set volume, in between running aaps or anything........... so guys what is the solution (now plz dont tellme again the same thing) , (switch off and on) dat doesnt work.... please anyone !!!!! and most of the xperia users are facing the same problem..... please guys, come up with a genuine solution, i and all the users having this problem will be glad.... m looking forward to it.... please help!!!!!
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November 22, 2014 5:29:01 AM

Happened to me yesterday just turn your phone of for the night and leave it be until the morning
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December 2, 2014 3:28:22 PM

What did you finally do for it to get off safe mode .?

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December 15, 2014 9:36:25 PM

Hold the power and down volume button till it restarts or powers off the phone. When you turn it back on you should be out of safe mode.
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December 31, 2014 1:30:50 AM

Hi all tried that is now on Guvenli mode what's that????
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January 10, 2015 4:57:09 AM

I am facing the the similar problem. Did anyone get the method. I just read this article, going to do the same..will keep you updated. Thnx
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January 14, 2015 12:07:46 PM

iaithe said:
gordon_81 said:
try this: turn off your phone then when u turn it on hold down the power button and the volume down button at the same time



Yep that worked but I pushed up on volume instead of down

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January 15, 2015 6:38:06 PM

Take out you battery and sim card for 20 seconds exactly then replace both then turn on your phone it worked for me sorry if it doesnt work for you.

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January 25, 2015 7:17:43 PM

I had the same problem a few days back. Just do whatever a person above said. Hold down the power and down-volume button simultaneously until your phone restarts. Worked for me .
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January 29, 2015 12:40:16 AM

did anyone ever figure this out ? my samsung galaxy zte is doing the same thing. tried factory resetting it and turning it on while holding the volume button but nothing works. my lower volume button isn't working either. someone please help.
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February 9, 2015 1:14:54 PM

gordon_81 said:
I have a Sony Xperia M. For some reason it got put into safe mode. I've tried switching it off and on again and holding in the volume up key like it suggests on the internet. I've tried removing the battery and the SIM card and restarting the phone. Still can't get it out of safe mode. For some reason the volume down button doesn't seem to work when the phone is actually on and in safe mode. Not sure if this has to do with anything. Surely there must be another way of getting the phone out of safe mode?

i came to the conclusion that since the volume button is not working than that is why it's on safe mode because mine did it since my volume button stopped working
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February 13, 2015 9:57:53 PM

gordon_81 said:
I have a Sony Xperia M. For some reason it got put into safe mode. I've tried switching it off and on again and holding in the volume up key like it suggests on the internet. I've tried removing the battery and the SIM card and restarting the phone. Still can't get it out of safe mode. For some reason the volume down button doesn't seem to work when the phone is actually on and in safe mode. Not sure if this has to do with anything. Surely there must be another way of getting the phone out of safe mode?


I just had the same thing on my Z3.
Turn the phone off, then hold POWER and VOLUME UP until the unlock screen appears.
It worked for me, hope it works for you :) 
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February 14, 2015 9:40:29 PM

If your volume down isnt working, it wont work. Fix the button then it will automatically get out of safe mode. It happened to me
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February 16, 2015 4:08:20 PM

Soumil said:
Just press your pOwer button and Switch it off. Turn it on the usual way and you will be out of Safe mode

Y thank u that actually helped
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February 25, 2015 5:52:19 AM

JGraham81 said:
gordon_81 said:
I have a Sony Xperia M. For some reason it got put into safe mode. I've tried switching it off and on again and holding in the volume up key like it suggests on the internet. I've tried removing the battery and the SIM card and restarting the phone. Still can't get it out of safe mode. For some reason the volume down button doesn't seem to work when the phone is actually on and in safe mode. Not sure if this has to do with anything. Surely there must be another way of getting the phone out of safe mode?


I just had the same thing on my Z3.
Turn the phone off, then hold POWER and VOLUME UP until the unlock screen appears.
It worked for me, hope it works for you :) 


Yes this also worked for me on my lg phone.
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March 9, 2015 6:09:41 AM

Phoenix Montana said:
iaithe said:
gordon_81 said:
try this: turn off your phone then when u turn it on hold down the power button and the volume down button at the same time



Yep that worked but I pushed up on volume instead of down



I have a LG optimas L70 and it got imto safe mode so I tried this several times after pleding with God we were leaving to go buy a new phone and 1 last try it worked. this time I will say I made sure I pushed volume up button 1st then power released power then volume. Dont know if that made a difference. Good Luck. Praying sure does.
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March 23, 2015 7:12:02 PM

I followed the advise of soumil and held down my power button the phone restarted (Moto X) and is out of safe mode.....took all of 30 sec.....his plan///idea (props!) I'm just confirming it worked thanks!
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April 2, 2015 5:51:49 AM

carmagana said:
Hold the power and down volume button till it restarts or powers off the phone. When you turn it back on you should be out of safe mode.



Omg thanks helped soo much and it worked for my samsung fame
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April 7, 2015 11:36:57 AM

It worked for my intex aqua i5 hd smartphone....first i pressed simultaneously down volume button & power button...then a new screen poped up stating factory reset with a warning message that all phone data will be erased permanently...i didnt mind as i had backed all my contacts & media on sd card....i selected factory reset using volume key & pressed OK using power key....now its my fresh new& faster phone ...thnx alot...
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April 13, 2015 9:13:04 PM

I have ready tried that stupid stuff and its not on youtube its on my device......!!!!
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May 22, 2015 5:34:52 AM

Restart with power button and pressing lower volume button at the same time worked for me.
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June 1, 2015 8:42:53 AM

Turn off your phone wait 10-20 seconds ,turn it on again and once you do hold the up button until your screen saver pops up (keep holding the up button even if you see the T-mobile logo flickering )
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June 10, 2015 8:07:44 PM

How to remove a SAFE MODE? Hold the power button,then FLIGHT MODE, SWITCH OFF and other option will appear. Chose SWITCH OFF then it will shotdown. Then, turn it ON after a while. the safe mode automatically disappear.
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June 12, 2015 7:53:11 AM

I got the same problem on my Samsung Galaxy Note 2
I am not able to come out of the Safe mode.
Tried the following, as mentioned above :
1) Holding the power & volume down button ( both ways., while switching Off & switching On )
2) Holding the power & volume up button ( both ways., while switching Off & switching On )

None worked.

Help me, guys !

Its getting on my nerves now.



YoungerEver said:
How to remove a SAFE MODE? Hold the power button,then FLIGHT MODE, SWITCH OFF and other option will appear. Chose SWITCH OFF then it will shotdown. Then, turn it ON after a while. the safe mode automatically disappear.


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July 16, 2015 2:16:38 AM

dpetrusson said:
JGraham81 said:
gordon_81 said:
I have a Sony Xperia M. For some reason it got put into safe mode. I've tried switching it off and on again and holding in the volume up key like it suggests on the internet. I've tried removing the battery and the SIM card and restarting the phone. Still can't get it out of safe mode. For some reason the volume down button doesn't seem to work when the phone is actually on and in safe mode. Not sure if this has to do with anything. Surely there must be another way of getting the phone out of safe mode?


I just had the same thing on my Z3.
Turn the phone off, then hold POWER and VOLUME UP until the unlock screen appears.
It worked for me, hope it works for you :) 


Yes this also worked for me on my lg phone.


What LG phone do you have?
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September 25, 2015 12:58:43 PM

Soumil said:
Just press your pOwer button and Switch it off. Turn it on the usual way and you will be out of Safe mode

I wanted to add what might be an important piece of information on the "Safe Mode" issue. I had this happen to me recently and all of a sudden after this appeared in my lower left screen, I couldn't open certain apps and read certain email msgs. I had recently installed a "360 Security" app from the "Google Play Store". I thought this must be the culprit, since I hadn't installed anything else on my phone recently when suddenly the "Safe Mode" showed up. I uninstalled the "360 Security" app and then performed the power shut down while holding down my volume down button. It worked! I have the ZTE Lever with Straight Talk Service. I am not sure if the "360 Security" app or any other is related to this problem???... but I thought I would mention this for those of you that might be looking for a solution to this obvious ongoing issue. Good luck!

Eldaddio13
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September 25, 2015 9:58:15 PM

Powering off and back on worked for my Samsung Galaxy S4. My question is how did the safe mode get turned on in the first place?

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December 21, 2015 7:29:36 AM

SunilC said:
Restart with power button and pressing lower volume button at the same time worked for me.

as everyone says VOLUME DOWN button is NOT WORKING!!!!
Im hangin onto a XPERIA C3
droped it water fortunately it was still working ON SAFE MODE
cant get it off!
??????????????what exactly am i suppposed to do??????????
vol up and power ( not workin)
vol down and power (like hell it did)
deleting malware (where do i find it . i deleted 23 apps from unknown sources{hackers, rootcheckers, ....} still no)
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January 14, 2016 8:46:46 PM

My phone is on safe mode.. i restart my phone coz it was stuck so i did and i saw safe mode on the bottom left. I did everything but its still the same. Help me please. I tried to turn it off n on again but its still the same. :(  help me please. Thank you.
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February 4, 2016 11:41:32 AM

joost79 said:
dpetrusson said:
JGraham81 said:
gordon_81 said:
I have a Sony Xperia M. For some reason it got put into safe mode. I've tried switching it off and on again and holding in the volume up key like it suggests on the internet. I've tried removing the battery and the SIM card and restarting the phone. Still can't get it out of safe mode. For some reason the volume down button doesn't seem to work when the phone is actually on and in safe mode. Not sure if this has to do with anything. Surely there must be another way of getting the phone out of safe mode?


I just had the same thing on my Z3.
Turn the phone off, then hold POWER and VOLUME UP until the unlock screen appears.
It worked for me, hope it works for you :) 


Yes this also worked for me on my lg phone.


What LG phone do you have?


***JGraham81 - your answer worked for me on my Z3v***
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March 9, 2016 2:54:16 PM

Hendry Sebastian said:
its because your any button got malfunction, you better go to sony service to fix your button, maybe your volume down or up is malfunctioning


thank you so much
my problem resolved
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March 21, 2016 4:05:40 AM

Soumil said:
Just press your pOwer button and Switch it off. Turn it on the usual way and you will be out of Safe mode



Thank you so much - had the same problem and your solution worked perfectly :) 
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June 8, 2016 6:43:06 PM

It doesn't work for the core prime either.
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July 5, 2016 7:49:32 AM

Hey, did u find solution for this problem? I am also having the same problem.
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July 7, 2016 4:38:30 PM

gordon_81 said:
12747529,0,1583827 said:
Just press your pOwer button and Switch it off. Turn it on the usual way and you will be out of Safe mode
said:


Thanks for the advice. I did it a few times but it didn't work then I pressed the power button and held the volume button down until it automatically switched itself off. I then turned it back on by holding the power button and the volume down again and it started up in normal mode :) 
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July 23, 2016 2:11:07 PM

Phoenix Montana said:
iaithe said:
gordon_81 said:
try this: turn off your phone then when u turn it on hold down the power button and the volume down button at the same time



Yep that worked but I pushed up on volume instead of down



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July 23, 2016 2:22:16 PM

I have a Sony Expedia z5 compact and the same thing happened to me plus one if my applications disappeared although I hadn't uninstalled it. After mucking about with my settings I panicked! So I pressed the power button and the volume button, WITHOUT holding down the volume down. When I switched it back on, again pressing both at the same time, my phone returned to normal, no safe mode AND my disappeared app reappeared! Perhaps it's a gremlin. I'm Not joking, technology does @#£& up now and again for some weird reason. It may WELL be a inbuilt accidental flaw. Try both, switch it OFF by pressing power button and volume button at the same time, then switch your phone back On, again pressing both at the same time. I do sincerely hope that helps you.
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September 26, 2016 5:46:14 AM

navman83 said:
iaithe said:
gordon_81 said:
try this: turn off your phone then when u turn it on hold down the power button and the volume down button at the same time



Yes you are absolutely Right.hats off


I tried this but not working for me, what should I do?
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October 11, 2016 1:17:50 AM

hi>>>>>>>i foud the solution ....it is the flat power ..when i change it and made software ..the problem had solved,,to be spicific there is a transistor on the flat power from the behind which is damaged .you can just replace it....
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October 17, 2016 10:28:15 AM

navman83 said:
iaithe said:
gordon_81 said:
try this: turn off your phone then when u turn it on hold down the power button and the volume down button at the same time



Yes you are absolutely Right.hats off



That worked, thanks!
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December 24, 2016 8:22:46 PM

Remove the battery in back of your phone for 3 minutes. It will install your favorite apps and removed the safe mode on your screen.
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