Having tons of apps on a great phone such as LG G7 ThinQ sounds fantastic. But, not all of the apps you will download from the Play Store offer the same quality in terms of performance. Some of the apps can be sluggish, buggy and may often freeze or crash. It is mainly because the apps are poorly coded. Also, not all of the app developers update their apps frequently, and not all of them are focused on bug fixes. We are saying this for a simple reason – a poorly coded app can cause many issues, from sluggishness to random restarts. The easiest way to figure out if one of the third-party apps is causing the problem is by booting your device into Safe mode. We are going to show you the steps to do just that. Let’s see how to boot LG G7 ThinQ into Safe mode.
How does Safe mode work?
It is all pretty simple. You boot your phone into Safe mode (steps are listed below), and then observe how the phone behaves. In Safe mode, all third-party apps are disabled. So, you can only use the ones that are pre-installed. If the phone works normal, no random reboots, sluggishness, or other issues that have been bothering you, it means that one of the third-party apps is causing the problem.
If that is the case, you will have to remove third-party apps until the issue is resolved in the normal mode. Or, if that sounds like too much work for you, you can go for a factory data reset. It will delete everything on your phone, and you will have to set it up from scratch.
How to boot LG G7 ThinQ into Safe Mode
Here is how to boot your LG G7 into Safe mode:
- Make sure your phone is turned on
- Press and hold the power button, until you see the Shutdown menu
- Now press and hold the Power off option
- You will see a pop-up message about restarting in Safe mode
- Tap OK
- Your device will boot into safe mode
- You will see Safe mode in the lower-left corner of the screen.
Now use your phone for a while and see how it behaves. As we previously explained, if the issues are gone, it means that one of the third-party apps is causing the problem. When you are done, simply restart your phone as usual. It will boot in the normal mode.
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