Learn how to use safe mode on the Sony Xperia Z using the hardware keys.




Turn on and use safe mode

Safe mode allows you to turn on the device with third-party apps disabled. Then you can easily uninstall apps that may be causing a conflict or software problem.


  1. Touch and hold the Power key.
  2. Touch and hold Power off.
  3. Tap OK on the Safe Mode prompt. The device will restart in safe mode.
  4. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
  5. Scroll to and tap Settings.
  6. Scroll to 'DEVICE,' and then tap Apps.
  7. If necessary, touch the screen and slide right to view the Downloaded screen.
  8. Select the desired application.
  9. Tap Uninstall, and then tap OK.
  10. Uninstall apps that are causing a problem.



Turn off safe mode

  1. Touch and hold the Power key.
  2. Tap Power off.
  3. Once the phone is off, touch and the hold the Power key again to restart.

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