What is Safe Mode? How to reboot into safe mode on Redmi Note 5?

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 has an Android Nougat OS pre-installed that makes it easier to handle all the operations and processes under the hood. The phone has high-end specifications that ease up the work even further. A user recently reported an error and wanted to know how to detect and fix it. This is where the safe mode can be of utmost importance. A safe mode is essentially a boot partition of Android OS that lets the users do all the diagnostic work on the phone.

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Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro were released in February 2018. Packed with plenty of high-end specifications, the smartphone has garnered acclaim from buyers across various markets. It has an IPS LCD 5.99” 403 ppi touchscreen MIUI 9 and Android 7.1.2 as the OS. Speaking for its chipset, the phone has a Snapdragon 625 with Adreno 506 GPU and an Octa-core 2.0 GHz CPU clubbed with 3/4GB RAM options. These are few features that make Redmi Note 5 a high-end smartphone with a price tag much less than its rivals. Here is a simple snippet of what is safe mode and how you can access it on your phone.

What is the Safe Mode?

Smartphones can handle millions of calculations in a second and the number is growing. Thus, your phone is capable of handling more apps and processes than its earlier version. This enables you to multitask or use two or more apps at once throughout the day, however, it does create errors sometimes. It could be an issue with the performance or your phone has started lagging and freezing, the tools that you used to utilize like Wifi is unable to detect networks or it could be an error with the Bluetooth or NFC, etc.

Enters safe mode which is a partition on your phone that works by diagnosing the internal and external memory of the phone. When in safe mode, it will restrict usage of any third-party apps or tools and it will disable cellular network as well. This is when you can use apps and tools in a contained environment to check if it is causing any error or not. If there is nothing wrong with the pre-installed apps, it could be due to a third-party app or a recent update that has stalled the phone to work improperly. There is a simple way to boot into the safe mode on Redmi Note 5 that we have prescribed below.

Solution #1 – Enter Safe mode on Redmi Note 5 when the phone is switched ON.

#1 Step – Keep the Phone ON.
#2 Step – Now, Press the Power button for a few sections until a dialog box shows up.
#3 Step – From amidst the dialog box, tap on ‘Power OFF’ option available and hold it for few seconds.
#4 Step – The phone will prompt if the user wants to enter in Android Safe Mode or not.
#5 Step – Confirm it and the phone will reboot into the safe mode.
#6 Step – You can spot the difference between normal or safe mode by looking at the bottom of the screen where ‘Safe Mode’ can be seen.

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Solution #2 – Enter Safe Mode when the phone is OFF

#1 Step – Reboot the phone by hitting the Power Button.
#2 Step – Once the phone commences its reboot procedure, continuously tap on the Menu button.
#3 Step – Tap until the phone enters in the Safe Mode which you can gauge by looking at the bottom of the screen.

These were two methods available to boot into the safe mode on Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Plus, and Redmi Note 5 Pro. You can also check the guide on how to enter recovery mode, fastboot mode and much more on GetDroidTips.

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