Third party applications can wreck havoc on your OnePlus One. If you are having any random issues that just don’t seem normal, a 3rd party application might be the culprit. So today I’m going to show you exactly how to boot up your OnePlus One into Safe Mode.
3rd party applications can have more control of your OnePlus One than you would think. When something bad starts to happen with your device, a lot of the time a 3rd party application might be the cause. Especially if the issue you are having is excessive battery drain. Safe Mode for Android will actually disable all 3rd party applications. So, if you are experiencing a random bug, then Safe Mode is a great way of finding out if the issue is caused by Android itself or a 3rd party application that is misbehaving.
A great troubleshooting step for Android is to boot up into Safe Mode and see whether you continue to experience it or not. If your battery is draining fast in regular mode, but it acts normal in Safe Mode, then one of your 3rd party applications is the reason. Or, if the performance of your OnePlus One is very poor in regular mode but not in Safe Mode, then again, one of the 3rd party applications is most likely the cause. From here you will need to uninstall them one by one to find out which one it is.
So let’s get started on our latest tutorial about how to boot up the OnePlus One into Safe Mode
OnePlus One Safe Mode
- Power Down the OnePlus One
- Hold the Power Button Until Android Starts to Boot Up
- As Soon as Android Starts Booting Up, Let Go of the Power Button
- Then Immediately Start Holding Both the Volume Up and Volume Down Buttons
- Continue Holding Both Volume Buttons Until Android is Fully Booted
Once Android is fully booted, you can then let go of both the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons. If you did everything properly, you will see a watermark at the bottom left of your screen that says “Safe Mode”. This water mark will persist until you reboot back into Android the normal way.
While you are in Safe Mode on the OnePlus One, this is where you want to try to recreate the issues that you were having before. So, if the battery life of your OnePlus One was very poor, then you would use the device as you typically would. Without those 3rd party applications of course because they will not launch until you reboot. If the issue with the OnePlus One is still happening while you are in Safe Mode then it is likely something wrong with the core Android install and a Factory Reset might be the only solution.
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