LG V30 might be one of the most powerful Android based devices available on the market but since it is powered by an open source platform you might still experience software related problems. These malfunctions can be caused by different reasons, though the most important thing is to know how to quickly fix the issues in order to go back to track as soon as possible. In that respect, during the following lines we will discuss about the safe mode and how to enter this dedicated Android environment on your own LG V30.
The Android safe mode is quite similar with the Windows safe mode: an environment that runs independently from the regular OS and which can be easily accessed and used when soft related problems are experienced. By default, in safe mode all third party apps, files and processes will be disabled. So, in our case, once safe mode is reached, your LG V30 will initiate only built-in / essential features – everything else will be disabled by default.
That’s why through this specialized environment you can isolate the problem and remove the source that is causing it. Or, you can eliminate different suppositions when you don’t know what’s behind the generic malfunction that interferes with the Android system.
For example, if the issues are caused by an unresponsive program that still runs on the background, when you enter safe mode the same process will be stopped by default. And you can afterwards remove the app that launched that process is the first place. Also, from safe mode you can successfully remove a malware which cannot be uninstalled otherwise.
Bottom line, through safe mode you can manually fix the most common Android software related issues that might be experienced on the LG V30. Mainly, I’m talking about boot loops, lags, bugs, force close errors, battery drain, heating situations, signal strength problems, total blackouts and similar other malfunctions. Now, if you cannot fix these issues through safe mode there are other troubleshooting methods that can be followed and applied for unbricking the LG V30: for example, you can make a hard reset, you can clear app data cache or you can even reinstall the stock Android firmware.
Entering and using safe mode is an official operation supported by your OEM and by Google. That’s why you don’t have to use third party apps or complex programs for completing this tutorial. Moreover, this operation is official so you won’t lose your phone’s warranty and you won’t risk anything else – you have nothing to worry about from this point of view.
However, putting your LG V30 into safe mode cannot be done through built-in settings but by initiating a dedicated reboot sequence – that’s happening because the safe mode is hidden by default.
Now, it is recommended to save your personal data, info, accounts and files before trying to fix the Android OS – the backup can help you secure personal files as certain processes can wipe everything that wasn’t there by default. So, if you want to be sure that nothing bad happens, you should backup your contacts, call logs, texts, images, videos, audio files, market apps, internet settings, calendar info, saved passwords and everything else you might have to use afterwards. By default, you can save such files by syncing your data with your Google Account or by using cloud storage services pre-loaded on your LG V30; another solution is to go to Google Play and download compatible backup and restore apps – just make sure you use already tested tools in order to avoid possible unpleasant situations.
Since through safe mode you might have to initiate some complex troubleshooting solutions, before starting everything choose to charge your LG V30. A good idea is to plug in the charger if the power left is somehow lower than 50% – in that case your device might get turned off while you try to address the issues situation during which you might end up in experiencing even more problems. So, if required, charge your handset before doing anything else.
Good; now you can successfully resume the steps from below:
How to Enter Safe Mode on LG V30
- On your smartphone you must bring the Power options.
- For doing so, press and hold the Power key for a few moments.
- When the Power menu is displayed release the Power button.
- From there choose Restart and confirm your option.
- During the reboot process press and hold the Volume Down key.
- You can release the Volume Down button when the phone is turned on again.
- That’s all; your LG V30 will be running in safe mode now.
- For going back to Android mode you just have to perform a normal reboot.
Hint: some third party apps might help you reach safe mode too. For example, you can try to use the Quick Boot software – do note that some of these tools might require root access in order to work properly.
There you have it; that’s how you can enter safe mode on the LG V30. Use this environment if you have to fix software related issues. Remember that if you cannot fix your phone through safe mode, you can always try other dedicated troubleshooting methods which might imply in completing a hard reset or in reinstalling the official Android firmware. Anyway, in the end don’t forget to share your experience with us and with the other users who might have to use this step by step guide – in that respect you can use the comments field that’s available below. Enjoy.