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If you have problems with your Smart TV with Android or Google TV, “Safe Mode” is here to help you: this is how you can use it

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If you are a PC user, surely on some occasion you have had to use “Safe Mode”. A way to verify the existence of possible failures in the equipment when making that it works only with the essential applications of the system.

Although we normally associate “Safe Mode” with computers, modern Smart TVs also have this capability. Something logical, if we think that more than televisions to use, it is about small computers camouflaged behind the screen with a complex operating system. That is why we are going to see how you can activate Safe Mode on a TV with Android TV or Google TV.

To correct possible errors


“Safe Mode” is an option present in most devices that allows users to start the device in a limited and feature-restricted state where the permissions of some apps have been disabled or limited. This is done in order to protect the device and prevent certain malicious applications from running that may damage the system or steal personal information.

“Safe Mode” too it can be useful if the device is having problems and we want to check if it is because of any of the programs that are running. It is the most common thing that can happen with a Smart TV. For the tests, I have used a Sony brand TV.

at the time of enable “Safe Mode”there are two methods and now we are going to see how to use each of them, and how to return to the normal operating mode later.

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The first method to access “Safe Mode” is to restart the television and once turned on, hold down the button “Power” (Power) on the remote control until the message appears “To turn off”.

When the Google animation starts on the screen, you have to long press the volume down (“-“) button on the remote control until the animation disappears. At that moment we will see how the words “Safe Mode” appear in the lower left corner of the screen.

But we can also access “Safe Mode” without having to turn off or restart the television. Just enter the “Settings” clicking on the cogwheel and then accessing the section “Device Preferences”.

within we seek “Information” and there is a subsection called “Restart”. We click and when we see the option “Restart” Click on it with the confirm button and keep it pressed for a few seconds.

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At that moment, unlike the notice that tells us if we want to restart the television, We will see a message that alerts us about the start of “Safe Mode”. We confirm and as in the previous case, we will see how the words “Safe Mode” appear in the lower left corner of the screen.

How to exit Safe Mode

To exit “Safe Mode”**, simply turn the television off and on again**, repeating the previous action, entering “Settings”, “Device preferences”, “Restart” and short press to restart normally.

What can happen is that using “Safe Mode” and then returning to the normal operating system, some of the applications that we have added to favorites have disappearedso we will have to reorder them manually.

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I have tried this trick to save on heating. It is cheap and you can do it with materials you have at home

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A moment ago we saw a method that has gone viral to stop heat loss at home and also cheap, since it uses low-cost materials. We already have the loss controlled but Can home heating be improved?

DIY comes again to help us with our homework and this time with materials that we all have at home. Aluminum foil is the key in a trick that combines it with the radiators at home to help better distribute the heat that comes out of them.

Don’t waste heat on the wall


Because aluminum foil, the one that many of us have been calling Albal paper for years (a brand that manages to associate itself with a product) can be used for more than just storing snacks when we go to the countryside or to keep the flavor of dishes safe and well prepared when we cook them or when we are going to put them in the fridge.

And it is that aluminum foil can be combined with radiators that we have at home in order to improve the performance that these offer and make it unnecessary to have the heating on for so many hours and incidentally we achieve that it is not necessary to raise the temperature of the thermostat.

With this trick, what we achieve is to improve the circulation of heat given off by the radiators at home, managing to increase the temperature by multiplying the heating effect.

This is the solution that you can try and that will also make you spend less, if the heating at home does not work

In order to use this system, we just have to look for some cardboard that we have at home and cover it with aluminum foil. With the cardboard already covered, now all that remains is to place it in the rear area of ​​the radiator and around it. The goal is for it to be between the radiator and the wall.

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What this system does is redirect heat to another direction in the roomimproving the distribution and increasing the heat sensation of the radiator, since, instead of being lost on the wall, the heat bounces off the Albal paper that covers the cardboard and thus makes it easier for it to spread to other areas of the room.

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It’s a kind of mirror effectsimilar to what car headlights can use with lights, only here instead of lighting we are talking about heat.

Thus can improve the feeling of warmth at home and everything, without having to raise the temperature of the heating.

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Great classics of Spanish cinema arrive on Pluto TV to celebrate the 37th edition of the Goya Awards

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A few days ago we told you about the new content that would arrive in February on Pluto TV, the streaming platform that allows us to watch series and movies for free. And it is that in addition to celebrating “the month of love” with a multitude of programming focused on Valentine’s Day, or the arrival of a channel dedicated to the mythical television series ‘Once upon a time…’, from Pluto TV they have confirmed that it also will pay homage to Spanish cinema for celebrate the 37th edition of the Goya Awards.

Pluto TV rolls out its particular red carpet every Friday of the month from 22:00. During these hours, the platform will broadcast great Spanish film classics that were awarded in previous editions of the Goya Awards. Thus, they begin a whole month of special programming, the ‘Month of Spanish cinema’.

A month of celebration for Spanish cinema

As they have announced in their press release, on the first Friday of the month, that is, next February 3, the film will be the one in charge of breaking the ice.tapas‘, a dramatic comedy directed by José Corbacho and winner of two Goya awards in 2005.

Next February 10 they will broadcast at 11:00 p.m. the iconic horror tape ‘REC‘, directed by Jaume Balagueró and with which Manuela Velasco won a Goya award for ‘Best New Actress’ in 2007.

The following Friday the film will arrive on this special channel ‘Contestant‘, which won the Goya for ‘Best Song’ (‘Circus Honey Blues’) in 2007. And after it, on Friday the 24th all this special programming will end with ‘Lute: Walk or bust‘, a drama based on true events that earned four Goya Award nominations in 1987.

Once the content is broadcast, users will be able to see all these movies from the on-demand content section from service. In this way, they will have access to the movies whenever they want.

As for the 2023 Goya Awards gala, they will take place next February 11. All the nominations for the awards have been known for some time, with ‘As Bestas’ as the great favourite.

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With this pack of “smart” bulbs with Alexa you can decorate your home and create different environments (and on top of that, at half the price with a coupon)

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If you have a house with an integrated home automation system, this Aigostar smart bulb pack It will give a warm touch to your home very interesting. Also, you can get it for half price at Amazon with a couponwhich is applied before purchase, for 17.99 euros.

Aigostar Edison Alexa LED Bulbs E14 Smart Bulbs 4.5W 470LM WIFI Vintage Bulb C35 Dimmable Filament Bulbs 2700K-6500K, compatible with Alexa/Google Home.  transparent 4 pack

Aigostar Edison Alexa LED Bulbs E14 Smart Bulbs 4.5W 470LM WIFI Vintage Bulb C35 Dimmable Filament Bulbs 2700K-6500K, compatible with Alexa/Google Home. transparent 4 pack

Being able to control when to turn the lights on and off in your home makes life and your electricity bill much easier, since you can schedule a time according to your needs. In this case, this pack of four “Smart” LED bulbs have a 4.5W voltage and its color intensity is adjustable, from 2,700 K to 6,500 K.

They work with 2.4GHz Wi-Fiand are compatible with both Alexa as with Google Assistant. In addition, you can adjust all the parameters through the mobile app.

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Shipments on Amazon have a cost of 3.99 euros but are free on purchases over 29 euros. Also, customers Prime They have free shipping. If you are not yet try it free for 1 month.

you have 30 days for free returns on all items sold/shipped by Amazon.

Note: Some of the links in this article are affiliated and may bring a benefit to Xataka Home. Despite this, none of the items mentioned have been proposed by either the brands or the stores, their introduction being a sole decision of the team of editors.

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