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How to Fix a Phone Not Turning On?

Our phones are a gateway into our personal as well as professional world. So, when our phones stop working, it can be quite a stressful time for anyone. But in times such as these, it is essential that you keep your cool and find out the different ways in which you can fix the issue of your phone not turning on.

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Why is my phone not turning on?

There can be multiple reasons as to why your phone is not turning on. However, more often than not, you can narrow it all down to these major reasons:

The phone is not turning on due to battery drainage 

It is very highly possible that your battery has drained out completely and will not come back to life unless you connect it to a power source.

The phone is not switching on because of damage

Since we are on our phones the whole day, it is very easy to damage them be it physical damage (e.g., your phone fell out of your hands) or water damage (where water splashes on your device). Note that there are many devices that offer IP-rated protection against dust or water, but you can never be too sure about these.

Your phone could also have a software glitch

You might not have noticed before, but a software glitch could be ailing your smartphone that you hold so dear to you. Moreover, there are other third-party apps which could also affect the performance of your Apple or Android phone. 

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What can I do if my phone is not turning on?

The first step on how to fix your phone is to not panic at all. If your phone is non-responsive and not turning on at all, then here are some things that you can do to ensure that your phone is back to normal, once again:

Restart your phone

Yes, we know that this is an age-old method when it comes to reviving your devices. Regardless, try restarting your device the normal way first. If that does not bear any results, then you will have to restart your phone forcefully. 

Steps to force restart your iPhone 11 or newer models:

  • Press and release the volume up button quickly
  • Press and release the volume down button quickly now
  • Now hold down your power button till the device restarts

Steps to force restart your Google Pixel or any other Android phone:

  • Press down the power button for 30 seconds
  • Some models (such as Samsung phones) may also need you to press down the power button at the same time
  • Keep pressing the buttons until your device restarts

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Charge your phone battery

Not completely sure if your phone is not turning on because of a battery issue? The best way to find out – simply plug in your device to the charger for 15-20 minutes and wait to see if it restarts on its own. You will also see the battery symbol appear on the screen once you plug in the charger. 

Switch on your Android phone with Safe Mode

If you have an Android phone, then you can switch on the Safe Mode on your phone to see what the issue really is. Safe Mode is only available on Android phones. If you have an iPhone, skip to the next step.

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Keep an eye out for damages

There are times when your phone gets damaged, but you are not able to see what has happened under regular lighting conditions. If you think your phone is damaged, try removing the phone case and checking for any cracks with a brighter light.

Factory reset your device?

All the above methods have failed, and you don’t know what else you can do to save your phone? Factory reset is the last option. 

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At the end of the day, if all the methods mentioned above do not work, then the last step is to go to your nearest smartphone repair centre. After all, you can always get professional help to bring your phone back to life.

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