How to Start a BlackBerry Smartphone in Safe Mode

Safe Mode BlackBerry

As an expert BlackBerry user and BlackBerry addict, we many times play a role where we help other new fellow BlackBerry users to resolve their device software problems. In case if you come across any situations which are related to booting up the device or because of any third party applications running automatically, you may want to try out your troubleshooting skills by turning the BlackBerry in Safe Mode.

How to turn on safe mode on a BlackBerry

  1. Remove and reinsert the BlackBerry smartphone battery.
  2. When the red light-emitting diode (LED) light goes out, press and hold the Escape key as the BlackBerry smartphone is loading.
  3. When the dialog box appears as shown above, click OK.

Safe Mode Twitter App BlackBerry  
Safe mode is indicated by a safe mode indicator in the BlackBerry smartphone status section of the Home screen as shown above.

To turn off safe mode, remove and reinsert the BlackBerry smartphone battery.

As the name suggest, the Safe Mode should work the similar way we have it on Windows PC, unfortunately there are not many knowledge base articles on how to debug or troubleshoot while the BlackBerry is in Safe Mode. As per this KB article, all it says: “When starting the BlackBerry smartphone, you can turn on safe mode to prevent third-party applications from running automatically. Safe mode is designed to allow you to troubleshoot or remove any unwanted applications.”

Personally, I have found some beta apps running faster and better in Safe Mode. It could be just me but I have tried using the Twitter for BlackBerry App for a while in Safe Mode and it did worked well. Let me know in the comments if you find anything interesting.

Note: This feature is supported on BlackBerry OS version 4.6 to 4.7. It does not work on OS 4.5 and has not been tested on OS 5.0.

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3 Comments & Trackbacks
  1. mustapha

    Many thanks, by this way I was able to fix and remove application that cause blocking at the startup of my BB
    thanks again!


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