Troubleshooting solutions for addressing Android soft related problems are focusing on restoring everything back to stock. But, sometimes you don’t have to apply such severe measures. The minor problems can be resolved through the Android Safe Mode, an environment which will be explained during the following guidelines – of course, everything will be compatible with the Google Pixel 2.
Safe Mode is a dedicated environment that is hidden by default. So, it is running independently from the stock Android firmware and it can be entered through a dedicated reboot sequence. Shortly, you cannot bring safe mode by using built-in settings.
Of course, Safe Mode is pre-loaded on the Google Pixel 2 which means that you can access this mode without using third party apps or programs. Moreover, this environment can be rebooted even if your smartphone is rooted, running on a custom ROM firmware or on an unlocked bootloader.
Now, this mode must be accessed if you are experiencing Android software related problems on your Google Pixel 2. Mainly, the Safe Mode can help you identify what’s not working properly on your device and based on these results you can then decide what to do next.
In safe mode all third party apps and processes are disabled by default. Therefore, if the actual malfunctions were caused by a third party software now you can remove that app and resolve everything.
Usually, only minor problems can be addressed through this environment. I am mainly talking about boot loops, lags, bugs, force close errors, battery drain, heating issues, screen freeze, total blackouts, hangs and so on. Most of these problems are caused by an unresponsive program that runs in the background, by a malware attack, by a malicious app or by corrupted Android files.
And in most situations you can end up in soft bricking your Google Pixel 2 while trying to tweak the Android platform. That’s why you should be extra careful while applying custom procedures such as: flashing custom kernels, MODs or ROMs, gaining root access, installing third party apps, adding custom recovery images, removing bloatware, or overclocking or undervolting CPU frequencies.
You should also charge your Google Pixel 2 before going into safe mode for fixing problems. You see, if your device remains without power while troubleshooting solutions are applied, you can end up in experiencing further malfunctions – that can happen if your phone gets turned off in the middle of the fixing solution. Note: usually it’s recommended to charge your handset if the power left is lower than 50%.
Don’t forget that your data might get erased while completing certain troubleshooting processes. So, if possible, you should backup your Google Pixel 2. The backup operation must secure everything that was not there from day one: contacts, call logs, texts, images, videos, audio files, market apps, internet settings, calendar info and who knows what else. On your phone you can apply the backup by using different cloud storage platforms or by syncing your files with your Google Account.
How to Enter Safe Mode on Google Pixel 2
- You need to shut down your device.
- So, press and hold the Power key until this operation is completed; you can also press the Power button once and choose “power off”.
- Next, press the Power button again in order to initiate the switch on process.
- When you see the Android logo displayed on your Pixel 2 press and hold the Volume Down key.
- Keep holding this key until you notice the Safe Mode icon displayed on your handset.
- That’s it.
There you have it; the steps from below will reboot your Google Pixel 2 into Android Safe Mode. If you cannot manage to address the problems by using this environment you should apply other dedicated troubleshooting solutions like making a hard reset, clearing app data cache or even reinstalling the stock Android firmware. Stay close for further tips and tricks and don’t forget to share your Android experience with us by using the comments are that’s available below.