Safe mode for the LG G4 is a great way to find out if a 3rd party application is behaving badly and here is a step by step tutorial for how to enable it.
One of the reasons why so many people love Android over any other mobile platform is the extensive list of features that 3rd party applications can bring. If you want your home screen to look different, simply install a custom launcher on the LG G4. If you want your icons to look different then all you have to do is install an icon pack and then activate them in a launcher.
These features are incredibly useful and to be this useful they must have a lot of control over Android.
This is where the trouble comes into play because if an application is coded poorly, or even just behaving badly because of a bug or a glitch, then that single application can wreak havoc on your LG G4. Google hasn’t implemented an easy way to find out which applications are misbehaving compared to the others. I mean, there is the battery page but this doesn’t give you any details on things like wakelocks or how much of your CPU/GPU is being used by a particular application. Safe Mode doesn’t help to find out which application is causing an issue but it will help you to figure out if it is an application or if it’s something else that is wrong. Something that goes deeper than just a simple application.
LG G4 Safe Mode
- Press and Hold the Power Button
- Let Go of the Power Button When the Power Menu Appears
- Tap and Hold the ‘Power Off’ Option
- Tap on the ‘OK’ Option When Told About Rebooting into Safe Mode
- Wait Until the LG G4 Reboots into Safe Mode
Safe Mode for the LG G4 is a way for you to disable all 3rd party applications from use. The reason why Google added it is so that we can find out if a 3rd party application is the reason why something is wrong with our phones. For example, if you are experiencing excessive battery drain on the LG G4, then it is recommended that you boot into Safe Mode and monitor your battery usage while in this mode. If your battery drain improves while in Safe Mode then a 3rd party application is likely the culprit and now it is your job to find out which one it is.
The same can be said about poor performance on the LG G4 too. If your new smartphone isn’t performing how you think it should then go ahead and boot it up into Safe Mode and then see how core Android applications perform then. If the G4 doesn’t show the same signs of lag and sluggish performance while in Safe Mode then it is most likely a 3rd party application that is causing the issue. You should go through your applications one by one, uninstalling them, until you find the one that is causing the issue. This can be anything from a game that won’t terminate to a messenger application that keeps your phone awake all the time.
To get into the LG G4 Safe Mode, you’re going to want to have your device powered on and sitting in the home screen. From here, tap and hold the Power button down until you see the Power Menu appear. Once you see the Power Menu appear, you can then let go of the Power button. You’re going to need to tap and hold on the ‘Power Off’ option that you see in the Power Menu and after a few seconds of holding you should see dialog box appear about Safe Mode. This dialog box tells you that you’re about to reboot into the LG G4 Safe Mode and once you tap on the ‘OK’ option, you will see your LG G4 reboot.
Once the LG G4 boots back up, you’re going to see a watermark at the bottom left of the screen. This watermark is always present when you are in Safe Mode so you don’t forget you are in Safe Mode. This is a reminder so that when you see your 3rd party application icons are grayed out, and you get a disabled reminder when you try to open them, you’ll know why those applications are grayed out. Your LG G4 will remain in Safe Mode until you reboot your device. So just press and hold the Power button again to bring up the Power Menu and then tell it to reboot.