LG G4 is one of the best Android based devices out there. The phone is coming with high end specs and features so it’s unlikely to experience software related issues on your G4, at least not for now. But, if somehow you notice that your smartphone runs slow, or that different malfunctions are being issued, use this tutorial, learn how to enter and use safe mode and troubleshoot all the issues so that you can use your LG G4 without experiencing any other problems.
Is there a safe mode featured on the Android system? Well, yes, Google included a safe mode on all the Android powered devices out there, thus the same environment can be also accessed on your LG G4. Just like on a Windows based computer, the safe mode can and should be reached when trying to resolve a software related issues, whether it is about unexpected bugs, lags, screen freeze, various alerts issued by third party apps and similar other problems.
Usually, a simple reboot and let’s say a hard reset addresses the most common Android related issues. But, if after completing the mentioned procedures, your LG G4 problems still persist, don’t hesitate and access safe mode in order to manually fix or remove unresponsive programs, processes, or features. Do note that accessing safe mode will be great especially when your phone will not react at all to your actions.
How can you end up in soft bricking your LG G4? Well, if you want to know how you can prevent malfunctions, then you should know that software issues are usually caused by updates. Yes, that’s right, as when you apply a new update an app might not be compatible with the new system. Or the update itself might be coming with various bugs and problems. Also, operations like rooting, overclocking, removing bloatware, flashing custom ROMs, or installing custom recovery images might be what causes your problems. So, use only tested operations and updates that are receiving good ratings and impressions from other users in order to avoid any other unpleasant situation.
However, if you do need to access safe mode on your own LG G4 just use the steps from below and try to fix your Android device. Do note that if this troubleshoot solution won’t work, you will eventually have to consider in downgrading / updating your phone with stock / official Android OS – that’s the last solution to apply when dealing with unexpected software related problems (in that situation, your handset will be restored back to its initial state).
Now, in order to avoid further problems, before using the guidelines from below, make a backup – else, you might end up in losing everything that’s saved on the internal storage memory of your phone. So, as a precaution, use compatible and also free distributed backup and restore apps from Google Play, or other similar tools (like a cloud storage platform, or a computer) and save personal data, info and accounts. Do consider in saving contacts list, call logs, internet settings, IMEI / NVRAM data, text messages, audio files, images, market apps and other data that you might need afterwards.
It is also recommended to check the battery status on your LG G4 before entering and using safe mode. Thus, if the battery status currently displays less than 60% power left, the best will be to charge your smartphone before doing anything else. After doing so, don’t hesitate and apply the steps from below.
How To Enter and Use Safe Mode on LG G4
Reboot or Access Safe Mode
- Turn off your LG G4 (completely); thus press power key and select “power off” or press and hold power button for a few seconds.
- Then reboot your device and when the LG Logo image is displayed press and hold Volume Down key until you see the Home Screen.
- While your LG G4 is still running, press and hold Power button until the Phone Options are being displayed.
- Next, press and hold Power Off and tap on OK when prompted.
- The Home Screen will be displayed with the Safe Mode message located in the left corner of the screen.
Use Safe Mode for Removing Unresponsive Programs
- Once in safe mode, access Menu.
- Then tap on Settings.
- Go towards “System settings – General Tab – Apps”.
- Tap and select each tap you want (from the top of the screen).
- Select the app you want to uninstall.
- When done, tap on Ok and wait.
- After uninstalling all the unresponsive apps, turn off and then reboot your LG G4.
- That’s it; now you should be able to use your device without experiencing further issues.
So, now you know how to enter and use safe mode on your LG G4. If you need further help on resolving issues that might interfere with the Android OS that runs by default on your Android device, use the comments field from below and share your problems with us. As already mentioned, in most situations, a downgrade operation might be required as that’s the only way in which you can actually restore your Android device back to its initial state (also, that’s how you can restore factory and default restrictions, revoke root access, restore the stock recovery image, relock the bootloader and so on).
Thus, this is all for now. Anyway, stay close as further step by step guides and relevant Android related tips and tricks will be made available for your LG G4 – just check out our how to section for more details.