If you cannot turn on the smartphone, do not rush to hand over it for repair. Perhaps these simple steps will help revive the device.
If problems arose with a wet gadget, do not connect it to the mains and stop pressing the buttons. Dry your phone as soon as possible and only then follow the tips in this article.
If you are sure that the inside of the smartphone is dry, feel free to continue.
1. Force restart the device
Your phone may be turned on, but just hanging. In this case, the screen may be dark and not respond to any actions. Therefore, first try restarting the device using the hardware keys.
How to force restart iPhone
On iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and older models, hold down the Home key with the top (or side) button for 10 or more seconds until the Apple logo appears.
On iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, hold the side key together with the volume down button for 10 or more seconds until you see the Apple logo.
On iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, hold down and immediately release the volume up key, and then the volume down button. After that, press the side button and hold it until the Apple logo is displayed.
How to force reboot a smartphone on Android
Press the power button and the volume down key simultaneously and hold them for 10-15 seconds. If successful, the device will reboot automatically or display a menu on the screen in which you will need to select a restart command.
Some Android smartphones may restart using other buttons. If the device does not respond, search the Web for a combination of keys to restart your model.
2. Remove the battery and insert it back.
If your phone has a removable battery, remove the cover and remove the battery from the device. Wait at least 30 seconds and replace the battery. Then try turning on the phone in the usual way. using the power button.
3. Put the phone on charge
Connect the phone to the power outlet using the original charger. If the charge indicator does not appear on the display for an hour and you cannot turn on the device, check the integrity and cleanliness of the connector, as well as the condition of the power cable and adapter. If possible, try other outlets, replace the cable and / or adapter.
4. Reset the machine to factory settings.
If after trying to turn on the screen lights up, but the device does not boot properly, try to restore the factory settings using the hardware buttons.
During a system reset, you may lose personal data that was not synchronized with the server. Do not do this if you are afraid to erase important information.
How to restore the original settings on the iPhone
Connect your phone to your computer with a cable and launch iTunes. Then force restart the iPhone (see point 1). When you see the Apple logo, continue to hold the buttons until recovery mode appears on the smartphone screen.
After that, a window with further instructions should be displayed on the computer monitor. Click “Update” and follow the prompts of the system.
iTunes will download the necessary software for the phone. If this process takes more than 15 minutes, then the iPhone may exit recovery mode. In this case, hold down the forced restart buttons again and hold them until the device returns to this mode.
If the update works, then the phone can turn on without resetting the system. If not, in the iTunes window, click Restore to restore the factory settings.
How to restore the original settings on an Android smartphone
Make sure the smartphone is turned off, and try the following combinations to reset:
- volume up key; power button;
- volume down key; power button;
- volume down key volume up key power button;
- volume down key power button home key.
You need to hold all the keys simultaneously and hold them for about 10-15 seconds. After that, a special menu will appear on the screen, in which you should select Recovery, and then the Wipe data / factory reset command. If you do not see this command in Recovery mode, hold down the power button and momentarily press the volume up key.
After these steps, the smartphone should return to its original settings within a few minutes. If none of the key combinations work or you do not find the necessary commands in the service menu, look for the reset instructions for your device model.
If none of the above recommendations helps turn on the device, try returning it under warranty or take it to a service center.