It is possible to restart a computer, tablet or smartphone normally after opening it in safe mode. It is a mode that allows a computer, tablet, or phone to load only the programs and information it needs to initiate basic procedures, which can be useful when trying to diagnose a problem or troubleshoot a problem. 'eliminate a virus. You should only exit Safe Mode if the issue that caused you to use it in the first place has been resolved.
Method 1 of 4: Exit Safe Mode on Windows
Step 1. Restart the computer
Open the start menu
, then click Stop
and To restart. Most of the time, this should be enough to get you out of safe mode.
If your computer restarts in Safe Mode, you need to continue to the next step
Step 2. Open the Start menu
Click on the Windows logo at the bottom left of the screen.
Step 3. Type system configuration in the menu
This will initiate a search for the System Setup program.
Step 4. Click System Configuration
It's a computer screen icon at the top of the window. The program will open.
Step 5. Select the General tab
You'll find it in the top left corner of the window.
Step 6. Select the Normal startup check box
You'll find it at the top of the "General" section of the window.
Step 7. Click the Startup tab
It's at the top of the window.
Step 8. Clear the Boot in Safe Mode check box
You'll find it in the middle of the left side of the window. If the box is unchecked, it means that your computer will not restart in safe mode.
Step 9. Click Apply, then OK.
These two options are at the bottom of the window. This will ensure that your computer will not restart in Safe Mode.
Step 10. Turn it off
Click on To start up
, then on Shut down the computer. This allows you to shut down the computer.
Step 11. Leave it off for a few minutes
This should give it time to shut down completely and clear the internal cache.
Step 12. Turn it back on
Press the power button. Once your computer has finished restarting, it should no longer be in Safe Mode.
If it's still stuck in safe mode, you'll need to take it to the repairer to find out what's going on
Method 2 of 4: Exit Safe Mode on a Mac
Step 1. Restart your Mac
Open the Apple menu
, click on To restart, then To restart in the window that appears. Most of the time, this should be enough to get out of safe mode.
If your computer restarts in safe mode, continue to the next step
Step 2. Make sure the ⇧ Shift key is not stuck
If held down while restarting the computer, it could put the computer into safe mode. If so, you will not be able to turn on your computer without entering it into Safe Mode.
If the key is stuck, at least remove it to restart your computer. If it continues to enter Safe Mode, continue to the next step
Step 3. Turn it off
Open the Apple menu
, then choose Switch off… and Switch off in the window that opens.
Step 4. Turn on the Mac again
Press the start button. You should find it on the keyboard (for a laptop) or on the screen (for an iMac).
Step 5. Press ⌥ Option + ⌘ Command + P + R right away
Do this immediately after pressing the start button.
Step 6. Keep the keys pressed
Release them only when the computer makes a second restart noise. It should take about 20 seconds. The computer will appear to be restarting at this time.
If it doesn't make a startup sound, you just have to wait for the Apple logo to appear on the screen
Step 7. Wait for it to finish restarting
These steps should have reset the computer settings. Once it's on, you should be back to normal mode.
If it still reboots in Safe Mode, you need to take it to a technician to check for the problem
Method 3 of 4: Exit Safe Mode on iPhone
Step 1. Determine if the iPhone has been jailbroken
IPhones that weren't jailbroken don't have a safe mode option, that means if you're having issues then it's probably not the cause.
Step 2. Press volume down and on
This will force the phone back to normal mode. You should hold these two buttons together for several seconds.
Step 3. Release them once the phone is turned off
You will do this once the screen goes black.
Step 4. Wait for the phone to restart
You will see the Apple logo which should appear between several seconds and several minutes. Once the iPhone restarts it should be back to normal.
Step 5. Try removing any apps or mods
If your iPhone won't restart normally and is jailbroken, you've recently installed something that is causing these issues. Remove any recently installed apps, packages, or changes to try and get your phone back to its normal state.
This also applies to iPhones that have not been jailbroken
Step 6. Restore your iPhone
Your best chance to get your phone back to normal is to use a backup. If it is jailbroken, this will clear the jailbreak.
If it's not jailbroken, you might fix the problem by restoring it to a previous version of its operating system
Method 4 of 4: Exit Safe Mode on Android
Step 1. Use the notifications panel
Swipe up from the top of the screen to bring down the notifications panel, then tap Safe mode or a similar option. This should usually help Android get out of Safe Mode, but it might restart at the same time.
Not all Android devices have this option. If you don't see a safe mode option in the panel, go to the next step
Step 2. Restart Android
Press the start button, then tap To restart in the window that appears. This should get it out of safe mode most of the time.
If your device restarts in safe mode, continue to the next method
Step 3. Do a force restart
To do this, turn off the phone and wait a few minutes before turning it back on.
- Hold the button Walk supported.
- Tap on Switch off.
- Leave it off for a few minutes.
Step 4. Turn it back on while pressing volume down
Push the button walk and low volume at the same time to force restart the device.
Step 5. Clear your Android's cache
This allows you to delete temporary files associated with Android startup as well as phone or tablet applications.
Step 6. Try to remove recent apps
If you have installed one recently, it could be the reason that is freezing Android in Safe Mode. Remove the apps you installed recently, then restart Android.
Step 7. Reset Android
If nothing else works, you'll need to reset the device to its default settings. This will erase the current data on the device, which is why you should make sure to back it up before erasing everything.
If that still doesn't solve the problem, you're going to need to take the device to a repair center to see what happens
- In most cases of Safe Mode problem, restarting the computer will fix it.
- Consider unplugging peripherals (eg, USB drives, mice, chargers, etc.) from your computer before restarting it.