If you’re a Windows or Mac user you probably know that restarting your computer in Safe Mode is a great way to troubleshoot software problems that are difficult to track down when everything but the kitchen sink is running on the machine.
In a nutshell, booting a device into Safe Mode ensures that only the most essential parts of the operating system and the most basic hardware drivers are loaded into memory to make it easier to track down those most stubborn issues.
Luckily, Android devices can be booted into Safe Mode as well. And like its Windows and OSX counterparts, Android’s Safe Mode only loads the bare essentials while totally ignoring all apps that didn’t come pre-installed from the factory.
If your Android tablet or phone is “acting up” as my grandmother used to say, try restarting it in Safe Mode and then launching your third-party apps one at a time until you find the app(s) that’s causing the problem. Here’s how: [Read more…]