My Samsung Galaxy Won't Turn On! The Real Fix.

My Samsung Galaxy Won’t Turn On! Here’s The Real Fix.

Your Samsung Galaxy isn't turning on and you can't figure out why. This problem is incredibly frustrating, especially when you think about how much you paid for your smartphone. In this article, I'll show you what to do when your Samsung Galaxy won't turn on!

Make Sure Your Samsung Galaxy Is Charged

Sometimes the solution is as simple as charging your phone's battery. Try charging your Samsung Galaxy for 5–10 minutes.

Then, hold down the power button for several seconds and see if your Samsung Galaxy turns on or indicates that the battery is charging. If your battery is completely drained, it will take longer to charge. Your Samsung Galaxy won't turn on immediately in some cases and you may need to wait several minutes for it to even indicate that it is charging.

Force Restart Your Samsung Galaxy

If your Samsung Galaxy isn't turning on, it could be a software crash. Fortunately, you can force your phone to restart.

A force restart will force your phone to turn off and then back on again. This type of restart won't affect the data on your phone.

Simultaneously press and hold the Volume down button and the Power button on your Samsung Galaxy for 10–20 seconds to force restart it. The Samsung logo will appear on the screen if the restart was successful.

Try Using A Different Charger and Charging Cable

Next, try charging your Galaxy with a different cable and charger. It's possible that there's an issue with the cable or the charger, not your phone.

One time, I went and bought a new phone when I thought my phone was busted, only to realize later it was the charger. Don't be like me. A new charger is much cheaper than a new phone!

Reboot Your Galaxy In Recovery Mode

After working through the steps above, try starting your phone in recovery mode. This mode bypasses the OS, operating system, and allows you to do a factory reset. Only use recovery mode as a final solution.

Before putting your Galaxy in recovery mode, make sure to save a backup first by going to Settings -> Accounts and backups -> Backup and restore. By saving a backup, you won't lose any of your information when you reset your Samsung Galaxy.

backup and restore samsung galaxy

Press and hold the volume up, power, and Home buttons at the same time until the device's logo appears and the phone turns on again.

If you have a model of the Samsung Galaxy without a Home button, simultaneously press and hold the volume up button and the Bixby button, then press and hold the power button. Release all buttons when the Samsung logo appears on the display.

Your phone is now in recovery mode and you can do a factory reset. Use the volume buttons to navigate to Wipe Data/Factory Reset. Press the power button to start the reset.

factory reset samsung galaxy

After the factory reset has finished, select Reboot System Now.

Repair Options

If you've tried all the troubleshooting steps above and your Samsung Galaxy still isn't booting up, it's time to explore your repair options. If you want to get your phone repaired, find a Samsung service location near you. Samsung has partnered with uBreakiFix for hardware repairs.

If you decide that it's time for a new phone, check out cell phone comparison tool to compare deals and find the best smartphone for your needs.

Your Phone is Working Again!

Your phone is working again! Next time your Samsung Galaxy won't turn on, you'll know how to fix the problem. If you have any other questions, please comment down below.

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David Lynch

David Lynch is an expert on cell phones, cell phone plans, and other tech. After using a flip phone into his early 20s, he learned the ropes about iPhones and Androids from a former Apple employee. Today, his articles and videos are read and viewed by millions, and he has been cited by major publications including Reader's Digest, Wired, CMSWire, Consumers Advocate, and more.

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Abel
Abel
1 month ago

I have a Galaxy J7. When I was watching a video on the phone, it shut off randomly. I tried to charge it but it doesn’t work.

Lisette Callis
Lisette Callis
2 months ago

What is a Bixby button? I’ve seen this on another blog and they are showing images of buttons on both sides. Mine is just on the right. Why is the phone doing it? Mine often won’t turn on at all after somewhere between 70 and 50 %. It shuts off randomly. My warranty is running out soon, I think I need a new phone.

Phathutshedzo
Phathutshedzo
2 months ago

My phone won’t charge (Samsung A2 core).

Taylor
Taylor
2 months ago

My phone 5s wont turn on even if i do all of these but it turned on like 20 mins ago and idk what to do.

Jerry Lascelles
Jerry Lascelles
2 months ago

My Samsung AO1 rebooted itself yesterday and came back on to a tutorial for Swipe Screen Lock and I couldn’t do anything to get beyond that. I have tried a factory reset, but as soon as the screen comes on it goes back to the tutorial. This morning it once again shut itself off and will not charge, turn on, or force restart.

Asanda
Asanda
3 months ago

My phone shows Samsung. It doesn’t turn on completely.

Nad
Nad
4 months ago

Thanks. I was beginning to panic.

Daniela
Daniela
4 months ago

I tried everything. I left it charging for two hours already and then tried the power and volume button thing and nothing happened. Someone please help me.

Lisette Callis
Lisette Callis
2 months ago
Reply to  Daniela

Is it under warranty? I hate this Samsung M11.
I feel your pain.

Suraj
Suraj
4 months ago

Hi bro! My Samsung A01 keeps restarting. It only goes to the logo and turns off and it keeps on restarting and not stopping. I tried the volume up and power button, but it goes to installing System Updates and does up until 25% and then the phone turns off. How can I get it to turn back on?

bri
bri
10 months ago

ok so I went to use my phone like I normally do and for whatever reason it went to the “power off screen/restart” and then just shut off. I tried turning it back on and that didn’t work. This isn;t the first time it’s happened and last time I just pressed the volume and power button and it turned on again and that was that. Well this time it isn’t working. The only response that I get is when I remove the battery and press the power button, it gives me the “Samsung Galaxy mini 3” screen then turns back… Read more »

Liam Shotwell
Liam Shotwell(@liam)
10 months ago
Reply to  bri

Wow, it’s hard to believe that the Samsung Galaxy Mini 3 (2012) is nine years old already. I’m getting old! ? I think it’s safe to say that it’s time for you to upgrade. If you like the small screen on your Mini 3, I recommend trying out the Samsung Galaxy S10e. You can check out our cell phone comparison tool to find other phones that you think you might want to upgrade too. The sky’s the limit

joshuarieff10@gmail.com
11 months ago

hi david my Samsung a01 wont tur on and ive tried all of the above steps

Liam Shotwell
Liam Shotwell(@liam)
11 months ago

Then it might be time to look at repair options or getting a new device.

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