How to Enable Safe Mode on Huawei Ascend 5W

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  • To boot your phone into safe mode


  • Huawei Ascend 5W


  1. First, power your phone completely off
  2. Once your phone is turned off, press and hold the Power Button and RELEASE when the phone begins to power on.
  3. You will see the red Huawei logo appear on the screen.
  5. Hold Volume Down AFTER you see this colorful animation. 
  6. Please continue to hold Volume Down until you see SAFE MODE displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen. 

Additional Notes

Safe mode disables third-party applications, making this a good step to take to help ensure an app on your phone isn't causing any issues. It's important to note the Republic Wireless app is also disabled in safe mode for this device. 

When you are finished operating your phone in safe mode, simply restart your phone to exit safe mode.

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