What Is Safe Mode?

  1. With computers, safe mode (also called safe boot) refers to a boot option that differs from standard startup mode in that it uses default drivers and settings and loads only system-required programs.
  2. With software, safe mode refers to loading the software with its default settings (no add-ons or modifications).
  3. With mobile phones, safe mode refers to starting the system with its default settings and factory apps.

In all three cases, safe mode is used to troubleshoot and fix any issues preventing the device or software from working normally.