Is your Samsung phone not turning on? If this is you, then you’re in luck as I have 9 fixes that you can try to get your phone working agin!
These fixes will also work for almost any Samsung phones from the oldest models to the newest.
All of these solutions are also ordered by what seems to be the most successful according to other Samsung users that I have found on forums, YouTube videos and more.
Samsung Phone Not Turning On – How To Fix (9 TIPS)
1. Ensure Your Phone Is Charged
If your Samsung phone is not turning on, the first thing that you should do is to ensure that the battery has charge and can also be charged.
This is done as a phone with no charge will give the appearance that it may be broken or not turn on. So before you try turning on your Samsung phone, ensure that it has had at least 20 minutes of charge.
You should also see some notification lights on the front of the phone which signifies that it is charging.
Also try and charge your Samsung phone from a power point as some laptops/ computers don’t provide enough power.
2. Check Your Phones Charging Port
As an extension of the above step, you then want to ensure that your phones charging port is clean and dirt free. This is done as a build up of dust and lint can prevent a phone from charging, which will result in it not turning on.
To fix this, simply get a narrow tool such as a toothpick, q-tip of even toothbrush to dislodge any grime from the charge port. If this is your first time doing this, you may be surprised as to how much can build up over time.
You also may have todo this a couple of times to really clean it out.
3. Inspect Charging Cable & Adapter
If your Samsung phone is still not turning on, you’ll then want to inspect your charging cable and adapter to see if there are any breakages or rips in the cable.
You’ll want to focus on the ends of the cable as these are usually the weakest areas where the cable breaks the most.
For an extra step, also try and charge your phone from another cable to see it will allow you to turn on your phone. Trying from another power point also helps to figure out if it is the charger or even a power socket at fault.
4. Do a Force Restart
In some instances, your Samsung phone might actually be showing a black screen while still being turned on. This will give the appearance that the phone is off, but it may in fact be an internal software glitch. Also if the phone as crashed, this is also a great fix.
To see if this is the case, you can perform a restart on your phone by pressing the volume down button and the power button together for 30 seconds or until an Android logo appears.
Depending on your Samsung model, you can also press the physical home button and the power button for the same amount of time.
If there are any other software glitches, this should also remedy the phone from these bugs.
5. Check Your Screen Isn’t Broken
As an extension of the above step, your Samsung phone screen might actually be broken. Some telltale signs of this is that the phone will still vibrate when receiving calls/ messages while having a black screen.
If it is the screen, you’ll then want to take it to a repair shop to replace the screen and to troubleshoot any other issues.
6. Remove Battery
Another fix you can try is to remove the battery from your phone if possible. While this hasn’t worked for me, there have been several reports that removing the battery for a couple of minutes then reinserting can actually work.
7. Press The Screen To Reconnect
While the step may be a bit of a long shot, it has actually shown to work for some Samsung phone users. What you’ll want todo is press firmly on the front screen on the bottom corners.
This is done as sometimes the screen can actually disconnect from the phone. In some cases, a quick press might reconnect your phones scree.
8. Update Operating System
If your Samsung phone is still not charging, you can also try and update to the latest Android version which may fix any software issues.
As your phone won’t turn on, you’ll have todo this on a PC. This is a bit of a long process, but it is well worth it. To see how todo this, check out this handy tutorial.
9. Replace Samsung Phone Battery
For those that are using an older Samsung Galaxy from 5 and below, you will actually be able to replace the battery by popping off the back cover. This is a great step as the actually battery may be at fault which is resulting in the phone not turning on.
For new Samsung Galaxy, Note and Edge models, you can still replace the battery, but the process is much more complicated. I recommend to check out iFixit for DIY solutions on battery replacement and even for the charging dock which also may be to blame.
10. Visit Your Local Samsung Store
If at this stage you still don’t have any luck, it may be worthwhile going into your local Samsung store or third party rapid shop for an external assessment. Your phone also may still be under warranty, so this is a worth while visit.
Hopefully this DIY fix it guide for the Samsung phone not turning on issue has helped. If any of these solutions has helped you, please comment down below as to what you did as it will help many other Samsung users out there.
Also if you have created your very own solution, please also share as I will be added new fixes in upcoming updates. Thanks for reading!