If you’re experiencing software related problems on your LG G7, you shouldn’t panic as you don’t have to take your device back to service right away. Before concluding that there is a severe problem that is causing the actual malfunctions you can try several manual troubleshooting solutions that can help you fix the issues without too much trouble. And part of these manual addressing methods implies in using the Android Safe Mode, so that’s why we will be now checking how to enter and use this special mode on your own LG G7 ThinQ.
The Android Safe Mode represents a dedicated environment featured by default on your LG G7. It is pre-loaded especially for troubleshooting purpose meaning that it will offer solutions through which problems that are directly linked with the Android UI can be fixed even by an inexperienced Android user. So, accessing and using Safe Mode are official operations supported by your OEM. That’s why you can apply the steps from this guide without problems even if your device was tweaked – from this perspective this is a general tutorial that can be followed on custom ROMs, unlocked bootloaders, rooted Android platforms and so on.
You won’t have to use third party apps for going to Safe Mode. However, this mode cannot be entered by using built-in settings, but by following dedicated reboot sequences that are specific for your LG G7 ThinQ.
Now, in Safe Mode all third party apps and processes will be disabled by default. And that’s the beauty of using safe mode when trying to fix software related issues – you can discover what is causing the problem, you can isolate the issue and you can even eliminate the malfunction. Of course, if the problems aren’t caused by third party apps or processes you need to apply further troubleshooting solutions that can include a hard reset or reinstalling the stock Android firmware.
Bottom line, from Safe Mode you can stop unresponsive programs, you can delete malware, you can get rid of malicious apps or remove inappropriate tools. Therefore, you can fix a soft bricked LG G7 by addressing the most common software related issues including boot loops, lags, hangs, screen freeze, battery drain, heating problems, signal strength issues, total blackouts and lot more.
You should backup your personal files, if possible, before resuming the troubleshooting methods. As a general idea you should at least save the most important packages like your contacts, call logs or text messages, as well as your images, videos, audio files, or internet settings, calendar info, saved passwords, EFS folder and IMEI / NVRAM data. Don’t worry, a general backup can be quickly ensured and it can be done in different ways. For example, you can sync specific files with your own Google account, you can also choose to use built-in cloud storage services or you can just go to Google Play and download already tested backup and restore apps.
Also, it will be a good idea to ensure enough power for the actual fixing process – otherwise, your LG G7 might get turned off while you use the Android Safe Mode and then you can only mess things up even worst: new malfunctions can be caused, so try to avoid such unpleasant situations. Thus, check the power that’s left on your device: if it goes under 50%, choose to plug in the charger before doing anything else.
How to Enter Safe Mode on LG G7 ThinQ
- Power on your device.
- Then, hold down the Power button for bringing up the Power menu.
- From that menu tap and hold on Power Off just until the Restart in safe mode message shows up.
- Select OK and wait while the reboot process is being completed.
- Safe Mode should be now entered on your LG G7.
- If everything works without problems it will mean that a third-party app is causing the malfunctions so you will have to go and remove / uninstall the recently installed apps or program.
- For going back to Android Mode just restart your smartphone.
There you have it; that’s how the Android Safe Mode can be rebooted and used on your LG G7 ThinQ. As already outlined, if you cannot fix the malfunctions through Safe Mode don’t panic and choose to apply other specific troubleshooting solutions: choose to perform a hard reset or choose to reinstall the stock Android firmware. Do tell us how everything worked for you and share your troubleshooting solutions with us and with other users by using the comments field available below. Enjoy and stay close for more similar step by step guides.