Android phone won’t turn on after update? Try these solutions in 2024

last time you used your phone, But found it suddenly switched off and Your Android phone won’t turn on? A number of users reported phone Charging but it does not power on while others say that their Android phone won’t charge or turn on at all. It’s very frustrating because you want your phone to at least switch on so that you can see what is happening.

What to do When Android Phone Won’t Turn On?

The fact is that with a phone not switching on, your troubleshooting is very limited because you have no screen to work on. However, there are a few basic things that can still be done.

Check its Charging Issue

The first thing you should do is to let the phone charge for 20-30 minutes, and then try to turn it on. If your phone powers on, then the problem with android phone battery that won’t hold the charge

Defective Charging Cable

Sometimes I personally found phone charging only there is no improvement on charging percentage, and Damaged cables can be a reason why your phone is unable to charge and if your phone’s battery is dead then your phone will not switch on.

So its recommended try a different charger, or try using a USB cable and connect your device to your computer. At the same time If you were using a computer to charge the phone then switch to a wall charger to check if it works

Perform a Power Cycle

If you have a device with a removable battery. Since your Android device is powered off, remove the battery, then press and hold the Power button for a few seconds so that all the power is drained from within the circuits of the phone. Now reinsert the battery and try to Power on your phone. If the phone switches on then this could have been a one-time issue with the phone which stands resolved.

Also if you have an extra battery with you, use it and check if the phone powers on when you switch batteries.

Check Power button is working properly

After you charge the phone, Press the Power button a few times to ensure that there is definitely a problem in powering on the phone. If it Powers on then check if the Power button is working properly. There may be a problem in the way the Power button is wired up and maybe some loose component is causing the issue. Take the phone to a technician who can check the internal wiring of the phone if the Power button is not working properly.

Reboot your phone into Safe Mode

Sometimes, the problem in your phone arises because of a third-party app that may be corrupted. This can be checked by trying to boot your phone into Safe Mode where the third party apps will not run. Only the pre-loaded apps will run on the phone when it is in Safe Mode. This will help you narrow down the problem. If your phone works in Safe Mode, you know that the problem lies in one of the third party apps. Let us first look at the steps that will help you reboot your phone into Safe Mode.

  1. Try to power on your phone by pressing and holding the power key and the volume down key
  2. Once you see the Samsung screen, you can release the Power key but continue to hold the volume down key till the home screen appears and you can see Safe Mode written on the lower left corner of the phone screen.

If you are able to boot your phone up in Safe mode, then you have a problem with one of the third-party apps that are installed on your phone. To solve this problem you can either reset your phone to factory settings or you can uninstall third-party apps and try restarting your phone in normal mode.
To leave Safe mode and go back to normal mode, you just need to restart the phone the usual way – By bringing up the Power options by pressing and holding the Power button and choosing Restart.

Wipeout Cache Partition

Press and hold the Power button, the Volume Down button, and the Home button all at the same time. Once you see the Android icon, release the Power button but continue to press and hold the other two buttons till you see the System Recovery screen.

You will see a menu with many options. Use the Volume Down key to highlight the option that says ‘Wipe Cache Partition’. Select the option by using the Power key and the process of wiping out the cache partition will initiate.

Wipe Cache Partition
Image: YouTube screenshot

Once it completes, your phone will automatically reboot and new cache files will be built by your phone. If you are able to go through the entire process successfully and your phone switches on, then your problem is fixed.

Reset the Phone to Factory Settings

If you have not been able to get any success with any of the solutions above, then try resetting your Android device or tablet whatever you are using to its initial settings because it will help your phone get rid of all files that may be causing the problem.
Note: Factory reset wipes all data on the phone, so you will end up losing data and the apps that you may have installed on the phone permanently. If you do not wish to lose any data on your phone then it is advisable to take your phone to a technician who can check alternative ways to fix your phone.

  • Press and Hold the Volume Down, Home, and Power button.
  • Once you see the Android icon, release the Power button and continue to press and hold the other two buttons till you see the Recovery Mode screen.
  • Once you get the menu on the Recovery Mode, highlight the option “Factory Reset” by using the volume down key.
  • Select the option using the Power key and let the process of factory reset to complete after which your phone will restart on its own.
  • Once the phone restarts you can begin using it and you will get a fresh start, but all data will be lost.

Did these solutions help to Turn on your Android Device? let us know on the comments below.

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