Unbricking tips: when your Android device won’t turn on
It’s the moment you dread. But stay calm and fix your bricked Android device with this practical guide. We can help to resurrect your dearly departed.
This problem can also be caused by hardware damage. Your phone or tablet may not be powering on because it’s broken.
But, if there’s a software problem, the following steps will fix the issue:
1. Charge Your Phone or Tablet for a Few Minutes
If your Android device’s battery is almost dead, you’ll often see an “empty battery” indicator on the screen when you try to turn it on. But, if you let the battery completely die, your phone or tablet won’t respond at all when you press the Power button.
● Just plug your Android phone or tablet into a wall charger and let it charge
● You can’t just plug it in and turn it on immediately — be patient
● Plug it in and let it charge for fifteen minutes or so
● If the problem was caused by a dead battery, it should boot up normally
Note: If it doesn’t work at all, try plugging the device in with a different cable and charger. The charger or cable could be broken and preventing an otherwise-good device from charging.
Pull the Battery or Long-Press the Power Button
2. Perform a hard reset
Like other operating systems, Android can sometimes hard-freeze and refuse to respond. If Android is completely frozen, even if your device is powered on and running, the OS has frozen and will not respond to button presses.
You’ll need to perform a "hard reset," also known as a "power cycle". This cuts the power to your mobile device, forcing it to shut down and reboot.
● Device with removable battery: remove the battery, wait about 10 seconds, and then insert the battery back in and reboot.
● Device without a removable battery: Long-press the Power button by holding it down between 5-30 seconds.
Note: Both methods will cut the power to your phone or tablet and force it to boot back up, fixing any hard freezes.
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