Why Does My Android Phone or Tablet Not Turn On?
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Your Android phone or tablet has very few buttons. The only way you can turn it on is by pressing the power button — and that isn’t working. Don’t panic! Android devices may sometimes refuse to power on or wake from sleep when you press the power button, but your phone or tablet probably isn’t broken. There are some easy ways to make your device boot again.

Long-Press the Power Button or Remove the Battery

It’s possible for smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other electronic devices to become seemingly stuck in the power-off mode. In such a state, the power button won’t work at all — that’s because the device is basically frozen. Historically, the solution has been to remove the device’s battery, wait a few seconds, then reinsert the battery and press the power button again. This removes all power to the device and is known as a “power cycle.” If your device has a removable battery, try this — it may fix your problem.


Of course, your device probably doesn’t have a removable battery. Luckily, there’s a way to effectively perform a power cycle anyway. Just hold down the device’s power button for ten seconds. If this doesn’t work, you may want to press the power button for a bit longer. Ten seconds should be suitable for most devices, but some people have reported needing to hold the power button down for 30 or more seconds.

Your Android device should now boot properly The Android Repair Guide to Fixing Boot Problems The Android Repair Guide to Fixing Boot Problems Is your Android phone or tablet failing to power on? Odds are good you'll be able to fix it with these simple steps. Read More . If not, read on.

Charge Your Device

If your device refuses to boot at all and nothing happens when you press the power button, it may just be out of power. Plug in your device  and allow it to charge for a bit  before trying to turn it on again.

If your device’s battery is completely drained, it may not boot immediately after you plug it in. Leave the device for a little while — perhaps as a few minutes — before attempting to power it on again. After allowing the device to charge for a while, it will hopefully turn on normally.

In some cases, you may have to combine both methods — let the device charge for a bit, then long-press the power button for ten seconds. If your device isn’t powering on, it’s worth a try.


Perform a Factory Reset From Recovery Mode

If your Android device appears to power on and boot up normally, but a problem occurs — maybe the boot process fails, the device freezes, or it immediately reboots or shuts off — there may be a problem with your device’s software. In this case, long-pressing its power button or charging it won’t help. These methods only help you fix a device that won’t respond at all.

There’s a hidden way to perform a factory reset of your Android device Dealing with System Problems in Android: Safe Mode, Factory Reset & Restoring Backups Dealing with System Problems in Android: Safe Mode, Factory Reset & Restoring Backups If you've run into a problem on your Android phone or tablet, this method just might help you save it. Read More when it isn’t booting properly. Note that this will erase the contents of your Android device, resetting it back to its default state. This method should only be used in a worst case scenario when your device is unusable due to crashing or freezing software, as you’ll lose everything that isn’t synced to online services.

First, you’ll need to access your device’s recovery mode. Turn the device off completely, then boot it up with one of the following button combinations:

  • Hold Volume Up + Volume Down + Power.
  • Hold Volume Up + Home + Power.
  • Hold Home + Power.
  • Hold Volume Up + Camera.

This will vary from device to device. If none of these combinations work, try performing a Google search with the name of your device and “recovery mode” to find the correct key combination for your device.

The device will boot to a screen with an Android and an open chest panel if you’re successful. Press the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons until the Recovery mode option appears on the screen. Press the Power button and your device will reboot into recovery mode.


Hold Power and tap Volume Up. Select the wipe data/factory reset option with the Volume Up and Volume Down keys and tap Power. Select the Yes option and tap Power to continue.


Maybe It’s Just Broken

No one likes hearing this, but if your device refuses to boot even after you hold the power button, swap out the battery, and charge it fully — or if it’s still malfunctioning after a factory reset — it may be broken 20 Common Android Problems Solved 20 Common Android Problems Solved Having problems with your Android device? We can solve it! Read More .

If it’s a phone and you have a cellular contract, you’ll want to take the device to your carrier’s store. If you purchased it directly from the manufacturer Never Buy a Phone From Your Carrier! Buy Unlocked Phones and Save Hundreds Never Buy a Phone From Your Carrier! Buy Unlocked Phones and Save Hundreds Unlocked phones can cost a fortune, but the savings more than make up for it. You can save thousands by not signing a contract. We've got six phones that come contract free! Read More and it’s still under warranty, you should contact the manufacturer’s support department. If you’re not on contract and are out of your warranty period — well, you may need to get a new phone. If the device has a removable battery, it’s possible only the battery is bad and needs to be replaced.


Have you dealt with this issue before? How did you fix an Android device that refused to boot? Leave a comment with the name of your device and how you fixed the problem — maybe your comment will come in handy!

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  1. Yaling Zheng
    August 13, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Thank you so much! It helped me solve my problem. I just pushed the start button for about 15 seconds and my cellphone rebooted.

  2. Tinh
    August 1, 2018 at 12:56 am

    Thanks. Works for me. Hold the power a little longer, probably 10 seconds.

  3. anas
    July 8, 2018 at 4:16 am

    I have MI Redmi 4a
    Is not no this last night
    And is not changing what problem this mobile
    Plzzzz help mee

  4. pratik kharade
    July 7, 2018 at 9:08 am

    I have Micromax Sparx 1 , so it got wet but I immediately removed the battery and dried it up . its not restarting . can i get some help

  5. rico traxler
    July 2, 2018 at 9:00 am

    My Samsung tablet tab it suddenly will not turn on and I did as instructed mud press volume up/down and press power BINGO it works thank's mud

  6. Karthik M N
    June 12, 2018 at 2:49 am

    When I was using my phone it suddenly Switched off and later it turned ON After holding Power button for 1 minute,thanks for the artical.

  7. Jackson
    May 12, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    My android tablet will only boot as far as the title page, then the page breaks up & the tablet turns off.
    I would appreciate any input.

  8. Hope
    May 4, 2018 at 6:43 am

    My phone was was working then a few minutes later i wouldn't turn on, it wouldn't charge.cracked screen as well. Any ideas?

    April 18, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    I tried everything .Then i applied Indian style .I dropped it and then it started working :D

  10. Ange
    March 21, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    Thank you so much. It worked by holding the volume button (in the middle) and power button together till I counted to 25 (slowly) (about 20-25 sec). glad didn't have to remove the battery

  11. Jennifer
    March 14, 2018 at 9:43 am

    Thank you SO MUCH for writing this article!!! I freaked out when my tablet wasn't turning on all of a sudden. I had already broken my laptop. I was worried I had broken this too.
    I had charged my tablet overnight and I held the power button for about 10 seconds and it had finally turned on.
    Once again, THANK YOU SO MUCH for writing this excellent and helpful article.

  12. Cochise
    February 23, 2018 at 4:44 am

    Thank you. Worked like a charm. Wish I had found this out sooner.

    • Jennifer
      March 14, 2018 at 9:44 am

      I wish I had found this sooner as well.

  13. Lisa
    February 18, 2018 at 5:46 am

    This was so helpful. It worked perfectly. Thank you very much

  14. Raj
    February 12, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Yes! Thank you, it worked!

  15. Joanne Rutledge
    January 19, 2018 at 3:37 am

    Awesome it works!!!

  16. Nina M Bell
    January 9, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    This was great! Thank you...I thought I needed to run to the store. Nope.

  17. Sanket
    December 26, 2017 at 6:37 am

    Very helpful. Thank you author :-)

  18. mariesophie
    December 21, 2017 at 2:25 am

    very helpful .thank u so much, i recovered my phone ??

  19. Lydia
    December 15, 2017 at 6:10 am

    This came in really handy, God bless this soul. I woke up to my 4 months old infinix zero 4 fully charged but not coming on, I was so scared I thought I'd have to take it to an engineer and probably have to buy a new one but for this page. I only pressed the power button for some seconds and its back on...." hale and hearty"

  20. Jane
    December 5, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Thank you so much, my phone is back on again, very appreciated !

  21. Jane Rutzler
    November 26, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    I always pick LG phones, but the one i got last year is nothing short of garbage. Aside from the not powering on or off issues many have had, I recharged it 2days ago and it wiped everything out. My pictures, apps, games. I want my stuff back! How do I do it? Can't wait to get rid of this one .. I've been without a phone too many times when I've needed one

  22. Jane Rutzler
    November 26, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    I always liked LG phones, but the one i got last year is nothing but trouble. Not powering on until i let it run to 0 thrn recharge. It's been a pain and I'm often without a phone when i need one. The newest problem is making me rethunk using LG. I recharged the phone two days ago and it wiped out everything. Pictures. Apps. Everything..fed up..how do i get my stuff back!?

  23. Amanda
    November 15, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    My phone was frozen and had no idea what to do and this article saved me from utter panic. Thanks!!

  24. odin
    October 20, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    this is the best article ever! thank you.

  25. Ugbogoro James
    October 3, 2017 at 6:56 am

    Thanks a million for ur explanation on a freeze techno tablet. I follow ur instructions and it works. l am grateful.

  26. Nathan
    September 6, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    I've tired all of these things
    Plz help
    I have a HTC desire

    • Niranjan kishore
      June 20, 2018 at 4:32 pm

      Same me too

  27. Nathan
    September 6, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    I've tried all these nothing world's I have a HTC desire ot wont charge nor power up

    Plz plz help I have important stuff I need out of it

  28. EtradeSupply
    September 2, 2017 at 8:18 am

    While my phone was charging (Battery level 70%) I unlocked it to respond to a quick text and all the sudden the phone turned off without notice. I tried to power it back on by holding down the power button, but that did not work. I then tried to preform a hard reset on the phone, but that yielded no result. It has been 2 days scince the incident, and whenever I try to charge the phone the back area near the camera heats up to an uncomfortable level so I have stopped trying to charge it out of fear of damage. I have had the phone for about 2 years, I have never dropped it, the phone has never been in any contact with any liquids. Any ideas on why my phone is refusing to turn on?
    Please help me,thank you.

    • Emmanuel
      September 9, 2017 at 4:51 pm

      You just exactly explained my case too

  29. lou
    January 20, 2017 at 4:48 am

    uhmm i charge my tablet 24 hrs and still didn't work. pls help and anyway i do the step alot of times PLSSS HELP

  30. funmi
    January 14, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    i am using an infinix phone,i kept it in my bag with my laptop and my laptop cracked my phone,the battery was bad before and now it wont come on plus its not charging well either please help

    • Nathan
      September 6, 2017 at 4:16 pm

      Same here

  31. Ashton
    January 7, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    my brand new Samsung galaxy tab A 9.7" wont turn on, charged for an hour uninterrupted and tried all button combinations, nothing. my parents got it for me at Christmas and extra money is rare, I risk a beating telling them it broke please help

  32. MBMatthews
    January 6, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    I was so worried when my Toshiba tablet was hot and I couldn't turn it on! The long_hold technique worked! Thanks so much. Gratefully yours.

  33. jamila
    November 29, 2016 at 12:07 am

    My brothers table won't turn, on , his screen is cracked ,it will hold power but it just won't turn on and when it did work it would freeze ,or not let e in a game he has the money to buy a new one but he's just cheap someone please help.

  34. Brianna
    November 17, 2016 at 2:01 am

    My k7 phone won't turn on

  35. Kelly
    November 9, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Thank you sooo much. It worked to reboot . Hooray

  36. Meluleki Nyathi
    November 7, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    wow,it worked,with just 10 seconds

  37. Ajay
    October 31, 2016 at 5:49 am

    I have taken out battery and connect charger which doesn't have any port to connect with phone or a charger with no port only wires....then I charged it externaly for few seconds and it works

  38. Anikari
    October 28, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Thank you so much! This has happened twice now where my phone wouldn't turn on, and it scared me to death. I followed one of your instructions and it appears to be working fine now.


  39. gayathri
    October 19, 2016 at 10:39 am

    thanks,it helped me in getting back my Tab..to normal mode

  40. chambi
    October 15, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Wow i was depressed my new tecno winpad 10 could not turn ON but this article was extremely helpful and straight to the point.Thank you so much i long presses power and -volume plus +volume all at once thanks to your expertise.
    God bless

  41. iza
    October 13, 2016 at 4:16 am

    Me phone will vibrate but nothing will happen I tired the power bottom and all that but still wont turn on .....PLEASE HELPPPPPP!!!!!!

  42. Reggie
    August 20, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    So I tried to do the recovery thing and factory reset, but my screen goes back to the loading screen, then just turns black. Please help!!!

    • Kalina
      August 31, 2016 at 10:24 am

      I have the same problem. Did you find a solution?

  43. JAYO
    August 17, 2016 at 6:04 am

    i have a Cherry Mobile s3 octa and it wont come on. it had died and when i put it on the charger and let it chagre for a while i tried turning it back on and it would show the cherrymobile logo but when it showed who im in service with (metro pcs) it will freeze and stay on the screen. The only way i can turn it off of that screen is by taking the battery out. Ive tried pressing the volume down button and the power button to do recovery mode and it doesnt work either. Nothing is working i try seems to work what do i do?

    • baida
      December 12, 2016 at 6:11 am

      I have a blue and when it doesn't turn on it freaks me out. Luckily one of These steps worked thx

  44. Takezako
    August 11, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    when I turn it on it goes to recovery mode without pressing all the button but only the power button. and when I press the "reboot system now" it goes back again in the recovery mode. what should I do? please help....

  45. Noctri
    July 9, 2016 at 1:53 pm


  46. zahra
    July 5, 2016 at 3:55 am

    tank u so much. it help me

  47. phoenix s.
    June 30, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    i have a LG Leon LTE and it wont come on. it had died and when i put it on the charger and let it chagre for a while i tried turning it back on and it would show the LG logo but when it showed who im in service with (metro pcs) it will freeze and stay on the screen. The only way i can turn it off of that screen is by taking the battery out. Ive tried pressing the volume down button and the power button to do recovery mode and it doesnt work either. Nothing is working i try seems to work what do i do?

  48. phoenix
    June 30, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    i have a LG Leon LTE and it wont come on. it had died and when i put it on the charger and let it chagre for a while i tried turning it back on and it would show the LG logo but when it showed who im in service with (metro pcs) it will freeze and stay on the screen. The only way i can turn it off of that screen is by taking the battery out. Ive tried pressing the volume down button and the power button to do recovery mode and it doesnt work either. Nothing is working i try seems to work what do i do?

    • JAYO
      August 17, 2016 at 6:00 am


  49. kaysie steele
    June 25, 2016 at 3:53 am

    I was sleep and my phone was in my hand it fell out hand while I was sleeping when I woke up the back was of but that was it, it did not crack and now I wont turn on I have a galaxy s5

  50. Andrew Messick
    May 16, 2016 at 7:28 pm


  51. Daniel
    May 15, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    THIS IS NO HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have tried everything in this article, my android was working perfectly fine one minute, then it just wouldn't turn on at the screen. I am able to turn it on (sometimes) and have been able to factory reset it. NOTHING IS WORKING!!!!!!!!!!!!! Does anyone have any ideas that might actually help?

  52. rosie pinca
    April 24, 2016 at 11:55 am

    thank you so much for this information it makes helpful a lot for me.when my tablet shut off i become nervous and afraid the 1st thing i thought is to search from google ;thats why im very thnkful for google

  53. hitesh kumar
    January 25, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    i have xolo black 1x and it switched off. I tried all method like long press of power button for many seconds, charging for few minutes, doing both and try rebooting method but the device never turned on. It’s like dead. Please I need help urgently. Somebody how to get rid of it. Awaiting for ur replies eagerly!!

  54. Anonymous
    January 20, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    i have micromax yuphoria mobile it cant turn on because while restoring it suddenly switched off then after it was not working

  55. Shawn Juby
    January 18, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Hii I have a Alcatel onetouch flash 6042d model device. While I was playing the device suddenly stopped or frezzed idk what happened the screen's pixel was just a very blurry. Then it switched off. I tried all method like long press of power button for many seconds, charging for few minutes, doing both and try rebooting method but the device never turned on. It's like dead. Please I need help urgently. Somebody how to get rid of it. Awaiting for ur replies eagerly!!

  56. Ryan
    January 17, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    thanks so much i was scared shitless

  57. Florencio
    December 28, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Try: Plug in the device to power outlet. Insert straightened clip (or similar fitting object) to hole located near the power button until a click can be heard. Hold for 20 seconds. Device should start charging. Hope it will work!

  58. KennyB
    December 12, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    I have a sky device and it won't turn on

  59. dave
    November 23, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    i have a phone called blu and it cant turn on

  60. Alex denz
    November 15, 2015 at 10:00 am

    I have a Huawei Ascend y530 after about two weeks of usage, i woke up and tried to turn it on but no response. Nothing is happening no lights or anything.

    Can you please help me out and reply. *yes i have tried changing chargers, charging points and holding the on button

  61. Anonymous
    November 11, 2015 at 2:16 am

    omg howww my phone is not working:(((

  62. Anonymous
    November 6, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    This was very helpful. I was able to get my tablet to turn on again by a long press on the on/off button. I am grateful.

  63. Anonymous
    October 2, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    what if my volume rocker is not working..?

  64. Anonymous
    August 27, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Ommmmggg thankk uu soo mucch I just put it on charger for a really short time like 5 min ohh Thank you thank you !!!!!

  65. Anonymous
    July 16, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    I'm surprised this actually work. Thanks this was very helpful!

  66. Anonymous
    July 11, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    how long does it take after selecting the option wipe data/factory reset?

  67. Kay
    May 23, 2015 at 12:38 am

    Thank You! Taking out the battery for 1 minute worked!

  68. jisha
    May 15, 2015 at 8:47 am

    My micromax phone is not switching on :(..i hav tried recovery mode, After factory reset when i try to reboot, the screen just coming in action and again switching off. What should i do..can anybody help me plz..?

  69. Linda
    April 25, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    I had to hold my power button down for 20 to 30 seconds. So thankful when it came on. Wish I knew why it happened but glad to have help from on line google thru my cell phone to find out what I could try first before getting in car & running to Verizon my carrier where I bought it at. Not something I wanted to do on my Saturday. Lol. If someone knows reasons why this happened in first place would sure like to know. Thanks!

  70. Nicky
    April 25, 2015 at 7:48 am

    Wow. This really helped a lot. It's nice to get advice that actually works. Really, it worked immediately! Thanks again.

  71. sidh
    April 9, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Some time power button is also broken and even on pressing it. Signals were not send.
    Dust, carbon & moisture also cause the tablet to break down.
    Corrupt OS can also cause it.
    Broken circuit also do the harm. In case of these problem it can be easily fixed at home by seeing the tutorial video on YouTube.

    Source : http://mytabletguru.com/android-tablet-not-turning-on-reasons-solution/

  72. jesa
    April 3, 2015 at 10:37 am

    my tablet is charging but its only opening only until the icon "android"
    how will i fix it ??????
    help please.....

    • Aidan
      July 19, 2016 at 9:10 pm

      yeah same here! except I have a phone

    • aDiKtiVe
      November 3, 2017 at 12:30 pm

      I had the same issue. I tried the power cycle, charging it and everything. I even tried the recovery mode and factory reset. I also wiped the cache. Nothing worked. Then I flashed the firmware. It worked. Not sure if that'll work on your phone.

    • Jackson
      May 12, 2018 at 6:52 pm

      Same with mine. Then the page breaks up & the tablet turns off.

  73. sunila almeida
    March 31, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    my phone is not coming on

    • Samuel Naidu
      October 14, 2016 at 9:06 am

      same and its not charging please HELP me

  74. Anonymous
    March 31, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    My simmtrmnics x pad is not coming on

  75. Chris
    March 21, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Clear and informative. now my phone is back on. thanks!

  76. mamahill
    March 13, 2015 at 1:50 am

    Thank you very much, holding the power button longer worked!!!!!

  77. glori
    March 10, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    mine does all of that and then when it comes time to turn on it stays on that screen with the "red driod circle thing

  78. Katlin
    February 10, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    My tablet would not power on one morning after just using it the night before. I held the power button >>nothing, tried to charge it >> nothing. I thought it was dead. I held the power and volume up + down and in about 3 seconds and bam, there it was!!! SO happy to have my tablet back!

  79. David
    January 26, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    My ASUS MeMO Pad Smart 10" tablet only comes out of sleep mode if I plug in the charger.

  80. jen
    January 24, 2015 at 7:50 am

    Omg thank you so much my Alcatel one touch is working now (tablet).

  81. Llisa dowling
    January 21, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    thankyou this page helped me turn on my tablet i thought it was a gonner

  82. Christine
    January 11, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Yeah! It worked!! :-)
    thank you so much!!

  83. Aayushi
    January 1, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Need help... Not working!

  84. natalee
    December 17, 2014 at 5:35 am

    Omg! It worked! Thank you guys so much! :) Very happy to see it back on ! :D I've been trying to make it work again but thank god ! :D You guys are the best ! :)

  85. Kyler Jeffrey
    December 17, 2014 at 2:00 am

    I have a galaxy not one and none of this works it just vibrates that's it helppp please

  86. D
    December 16, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    Just happened to me! Took me 32 seconds to turn it on pressing the power button. Thank you!

  87. Siju
    December 14, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    following experiment is not be repeated(unless... )

    i had tegra note 7 (nvidia/xolo). i wasn't using the tablet for few days(probably got switched off because of the low charge ). When i put it on charging, there was no charging animation. After an hour in trying switching it on, nothing happened. Then I started searching internet and came across this site.

    The battery of tegra note is non removable and soldered directly on to mother board unlike nexus 7(1st gen), so removing battery was out of question. Then i tried pressing the power as recommended, nothing happened. neither did the recovery mode .

    So i opened the back panel and checked the battery voltage with multimeter, it showed 3.17V. Connected the usb charger and checked (with charger connected) , it showed the same voltage again. I then connected the tegra note battery with an external power supply(4.9V, 2A.. directly) and boosted the voltage till 3.3V.... connected the usb cable... charging animation is back... and device booted after 5 min ..
    Happy ending :-)

  88. daniel
    December 10, 2014 at 10:02 am

    So first my samsung tab 3 wont open even if i press the power button for an hour then i tried to take it off but guess what.....,there is no way you cant take it out even with screws ok srsly samsung atleast put screws so we can open it to check and i put it in the chsrger for 24 hours 1 day and still doesnt open i dont want to buy an iphone you can just call text and play games you cant do anything not even custimize your own phone!

  89. Tiger
    June 21, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Sony Xperia P phone , tried power button for 10, 30 sec, recharged, held other buttons togeter with power button. No success. Then after removing SIM card ,waiting for phone shuts off itself and back on again, I put SIM card back in. Works alright. Thank you.

  90. Anonymous
    May 2, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    thank you. it worked perfectly.

  91. Anonymous
    April 27, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    it does the same to mine......how can we fix this problem? Please reply so we can fix this problem.

  92. Baklazanas
    April 25, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    then i turn on my lg e440 it shows only LG logo and it stuck on it

  93. sairam
    April 16, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    my phone is turning on but showing only logo of my htc phone and there it gets strucked

    • Anonymous
      April 20, 2014 at 12:32 pm

      Thanks! Phone works now!

    • Anonymous
      July 6, 2014 at 6:55 pm

      Same with my galaxy tablet

  94. Reena
    April 11, 2014 at 9:17 am

    thank you so much! this really helped! i thought my note 8.0 won't work anymore, good thing you said that i need to just press long the power button for more than 10 secs. :D

  95. soren petersson
    April 6, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Many thanks! The restore mode instructions work.

  96. Google User
    March 24, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Thank you so much, the button combinations worked awesomely for my Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 after a failed ROM backup, again, many thanks.

  97. Rex
    March 8, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    (power+vol up +vol down) ya!it really wored.tq alot..

  98. Anonymous
    March 1, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Thank you so much .power+volup+voldown method worked out for my galaxy note2

  99. MikSak
    January 22, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    I wake my Samsung Galaxy S4 by pushing the menu (home?) button. It's easier than the power button with the case that I have. I currently have Android 4.3 but it also worked on 4.2 when I purchased the phone in November. Nobody ever mentions using that button on a S4, I wonder why.

  100. gogo1555
    January 21, 2014 at 4:38 am

    This has happened with my Nexus 7 several times I have just pressed and held the power + volume up and down at the same time then toggled to start and pressed the power bottom!

  101. rose A
    January 17, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Note 2.. it might happen every day or couple of days. And i have to remove battery and put it back each time.. so annoying.. i dont know why it freezes and wont open.. isit the soft ware or apps i had.. so sad..

  102. Xavier Gaven Smith II
    January 17, 2014 at 2:00 am

    There's a reason Applesold 9 million in three days...

    • Android User
      January 17, 2014 at 2:33 am

      Because there were 9 million suckers

  103. Tim
    January 17, 2014 at 1:41 am

    My fone is Motorola razor HD it often will knot wake up the only way I found to get it to same is smack it on a hard object table top works well then press power sometimes it takes a couple of attempts I'm serious my fone has issues

  104. DCR
    January 17, 2014 at 12:36 am

    My previous post does help illustrate the ever getting better spell check on all of these devices,,,, the first "is" was meant to be "os" for operating system.... The second "is" was meant to be "it"......????

    • Mary from Brooklyn
      January 17, 2014 at 2:33 pm

      Spell check is not the answer. Grammar check or possibly even proofreading it is.

  105. DCR
    January 17, 2014 at 12:29 am

    Have had this happen with iPad touch, iPhone4 & iPhone5s... The apple devices seem to like to be sync'd via USB cable... This has worked to un-brick these apple devices.... The iPhone is excellent technology... Although I find the is to be old and limited... I do highly recommend is as a good smart phone for beginners....

  106. sweet52
    January 16, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Using the power button and volume works with my HP Slate 7 tablet. From there you can clean and then reboot,,, worked great for me, no more problems so far....:-)

  107. Rob
    January 16, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Asus TF300 - Happened once. Tried a lot of different combinations to get it to boot. I thought I was dead in the water. As per Asus online support ... long-press Volume Up + Power at the same time until screen comes on in a recovery mode. It took extra time for boot up but at least it worked!

  108. John Smith
    January 16, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Make use of the one year warranty from the manufacturer if that is still applicable, secondly I would be very careful in using third party to fix my item. Lastly, I never trust service providers warranty as they are useless.
    From experience....

  109. Iain McLaughlin
    January 16, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    My HTC one, completely froze after a full charge and no multi button hard reset method worked at all. Bizarrely what did bring it back to life was yet another 10 second plus power button hold and then placed the front face camera lens close up to a light bulb, whilst maintaining the button press and lo and behold it booted as normal within a couple of seconds of placing it on front of the bulb

    • Anonymous
      January 16, 2014 at 8:43 pm


  110. Nerds 2 You
    January 16, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    I've had a couple Android phones that had a broken power button (my own doing from tinkering inside) and I was always able to power them on by plugging them in to power while holding one of the volume buttons down. I have had more than a few friends with an iPhone that had a broken power button and they also power on once plugged in.

  111. Andy
    January 16, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    It doesn't turn on because its Android...

    This wouldn't happen on an iPhone

    • Gavin R
      January 16, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      Hmmm, maybe my iPhone had Android inside?

  112. Tomi Jankulovski
    January 16, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    I had this problem with Samsung Galaxy S. It wouldn't boot even after I performed factory reset. I solved the problem by using "Heimdall - Open-Source Cross-Platform Flashing Suite" to reinstall the ROM. After that the device worked just fine.

  113. Sharon H
    January 16, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    I agree with Tom E. My Samsung was doing the samething and I opened it up and under the inner power button was one piece of cat hair. Blowing that out did the trick. Until I did this I had to plug it into the charger to get it to turn on which only works if you're near the charger when your phone rings.

  114. Min Xuan X
    January 16, 2014 at 6:24 am

    What if the power button is broken?

    • Kitty K
      January 16, 2014 at 8:32 am

      Same question...

    • Tom E
      January 16, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      My last phone had a power button that pushed, but did nothing. I opened the phone up, and the power button was moved, due to dust and pocket lint. A little cleaning and it worked! Getting the phone open (Samsung Galaxy S 2) was not trivial, but just look for instructions -- someone else HAS to have opened one up and posted instructions online.

  115. Veroni
    January 16, 2014 at 4:48 am

    Cool guide, very useful for Android beginners.
    There are lots of other ways to factory reset a phone, you might like to check this guide http://xperiahtcrootingrom.com/hard-reset-samsung-galaxy-s3-3-different-method/

    • AJ
      January 21, 2014 at 7:08 am

      Checkout GalaxyS2Root.com

      For really great upgrades and informational videos and how to guides. It has unbricked at least 8 SIIs from all vendors.

  116. Anonymous
    January 16, 2014 at 4:14 am

    Just buy an iPhone...it's free of bloat ware and the stress associated

    • cjester66
      January 16, 2014 at 4:28 am

      Of course if you want to customize your phone or God forbid, add memory to it, an Iphone might not be the best solution.

    • SheemOn
      January 16, 2014 at 7:11 am

      Sure. Anything Apple sells is inhumanly perfect. Somehow the same technology, same parts, but no crashes, ever.
      I have a bridge for sale, excellent location, excellent condition. Best offer.

    • Mohamed Zahran
      January 16, 2014 at 9:54 am

      NO. Android devices leads the market with more than 60% that because of many advantages of android than any other OS including iPhone. I like my 2 in one phablet ASUS FONEPAD it works perfectly.

    • mandroid
      February 6, 2014 at 2:07 pm

      The iPhone has a common and, well known issue of the power button breaking.....long live the Android!

    • fred
      May 18, 2014 at 12:15 pm

      A iphone is a piece of bloat itself you must have a slate loose if you buy one of those

  117. Burt P
    January 15, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    I had the same experience with my ASUS Memo Smart Tab 10" (during warranty period) and had to send it back to ASUS for repair. After it was returned it has worked OK.

  118. hoykg
    January 15, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    I experienced this with my nexus5 twice in a month. The first time it was sort of scary. Then you type "my nexus5 won't turn on or charge" on google and you find many people with the same issue. The vol button up and down and then power button trick fixed it each time.

    A *decent* device is not supposed to do this though. I'm surprised to see on the internet so many people being "Ok" with it. Just because there is an easy fix or doesn't occur everyday doesn't make it "OK" imho.

    • jonen560ti
      January 15, 2014 at 10:21 pm

      i guess people dont want to look like they made a bad purchase so they defend their products no matter what.

    • samiya
      May 2, 2014 at 9:14 pm

      that happened to me

  119. cynflux
    January 15, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    I experience this issue with an Asus MemoPad HD7, usually when the device goes into sleep mode. The only way to restart the device is to plug into the wall outlet and then press the power button. Some forums called it the 'sleep of death' and apparently it is common.

    • samiya
      May 2, 2014 at 9:15 pm

      did it work for ya

    • kacie
      March 12, 2015 at 12:06 am

      thanks for helping me turn on my tablet

    • Kylan
      March 14, 2015 at 10:10 am

      thank u soo much this helped me as hell . My problem was that i put my phone on charge and i pressed the power button but it didn't work so then i tried the Hold Volume Up + Volume Down + Power. and it worked but it just turned my phone off again then i used my normal charger for my phone and it didn't work so then i realised that my charger was broken so i went to use my brothers charger and it worked. I used my brothers charger yesterday and it didn't work so today i used my brother's charger and i did this method Hold Volume Up + Volume Down + Power. and its working and charging perfectly :)
      Thank you so much

    • JJ
      January 23, 2017 at 9:24 pm

      I got given a GoClever Terra 7oL as an out-of-the-blue gift, but since it was coming up to Christmas I stopped using it hoping I was getting a better tablet. I didn't get a new tablet, so I went home trying to turn on my GoClever. It wouldn't turn on so I thought the battery drained as it does. I plugged it in, but after about 10 mins of charging still nothing where it usually shows me the battery logo. I tried Hard Reset method but still nothing. Please someone help me as this is the only tablet I've got with up to date software ??