As an Apple user, regardless if you have an iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max or iPhone XR, you must occasionally read different tutorials. And you’re probably not completely unaware of the Safe Mode option. Many iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR guides will sooner or later suggest you boot the device into Safe Mode. But have you ever tried to go beyond the general advice that you receive on this topic?
If you ever had the curiosity to find extra information on how and why to activate the Safe Mode, this is the place where you’ll get to satisfy that curiosity. So, look no further than to this comprehensive guide and share it with someone who needs it. Or even bookmark it on your iPhone or Mac browser, who knows when you’ll need to consult it again?
What’s with the Safe Mode booting sequence, you wonder?
Just like this sub-title suggests, the Safe Mode is a booting sequence. The normal running mode, the one that the iPhone accesses whenever you turn it on is another booting sequence. And so is the Recovery Mode. Each of them will give you access to particular options and block or unblock particular apps and services.
With the Safe Mode, it’s all about the basic services and the stock app. What comes on the iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR from the factory is what you’ll find working within the Safe Mode. Everything else that you install afterward, from third-party developers, will be blocked as long as you’re in the Safe Mode.
For this reason, the iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR troubleshooting guides – and not only! – will recommend running a smartphone in this mode when you try to decide if a particular problem relates to the stock apps or to the third-party apps. Like when the device is freezing, crashing or manifesting who knows what other kinds of glitches and you don’t know if it’s a third-party app that you should suspect. You turn it on and monitor the device to see if the problems persist or not. Speaking of which…
What does it take to boot your iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR into Safe Mode?
This is an action performed with a combination of hard keys.
- Basically, you start by simultaneously pressing and holding the Power and the Home keys;
- When the display is black, you let go of the Home button;
- Keep holding the Power button until the Apple logo is being displayed;
- After that, you can also let go of the Power button, but move on to the Volume Up key;
- When the springboard loads you can let go of that button as well, knowing you’re officially in Safe Mode.
That’s it, let us know if you’re still having questions on how to activate the Safe Mode on iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR!