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There are lots of reasons that could stop your android from turning on, but it doesn’t mean it’s can’t work anymore. In fact, there are a numerous things you can try which may get it back working again. It might be as simple as needing to charge it up again after it’s run out of battery, or it could be something a little more serious.

This article will focus on general solutions which should work on all tablets, whether they’re Android devices from Samsung, Huawei, or Google. Where necessary, specific instructions will also be given for iPads.

Why My Tablet Is Not Turning on

Your tablet might not respond due to different reasons. Below are some possible reasons behind your Tablet not responding to your touch and the screen staying black.

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  • Low Battery: Your phone won’t turn on if you have a flat battery because electronic devices like Tablets need the battery’s Power to run. 
  • Water or Hardware Damage: If you have mistakenly dropped your phone on a hard surface or in the water before, your Tablet may damaged due to it, which is why it is not turning on. 
  • Software Malfunction: You device may may not respond If you try to install a third-party app from an insecure app store or you tried installing a new custom ROM. 
  • Display Malfunction: Your device might be turned on, but due to your screen issue, it couldn’t be able to show the information. It can be either caused by hardware or software damage.
  • Heating issue: Your tablet might not respond due to excessive heat If you keep using it while charging or you don’t let your it stay free for a couple of hours. Cool down your phone and only then use it again.

What should I do if my Android won’t turn on?

1. Soft reset

The first thing you should do If you are experiencing this problem is try a soft reset, soft reset gives you the opportunity to restart your phone without getting stuck on the logo screen. The software reset changes from device to device. Normally, it requires you to press and hold the power button for 8-10 seconds, but on some phones, such as the HTC One, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and Sony Xperia Z3, you need to press and hold the power button and volume up button for 8-10 seconds. But based on your phone model, one of these options may work.

2. Charging the unit

It is possible that your phone didn’t respond due to a low battery. Sometimes the battery indicator shows a charge of z. B. 25%, although the battery is actually low. Turn off the power completely and charge the unit. Let the device charge for a while and then turn it on. Check that the phone turns on completely and if it does, the problem is solved and you can now use the phone. 

3. Use alternative charging method

Try using a USB cord If your phone or tablet’s charger is not working, and connect the device to your computer. Try using the wall charger If you have been using a computer to charge your phone and see if it works. And if it doesn’t work, try charging another device, using the same charger if possible, to test if you can charge other devices. 

This will give you the assurance that the problem is with the device or the charger. Make sure the charger or cable are in good condition, unless you have another device to check whether the charger is working or not. Damaged cables may prevent the phone from charging, and if the phone’s battery is low, the phone won’t respond.

4. Replace the battery or replace the batteries

Remove the battery from your device If it doesn’t turn on (if the phone has a removable battery), wait for a few seconds, and then reinstall the battery. If the problem is not resolved by reinstalling the battery, then you have to replace the battery. If you have an extra battery with you, make sure the phone turns on when you change the battery. 

5. Try pressing the power switch – again

I know you have tried pressing the power button, but try more than two or three times.Press the power button a few times after charging the phone to check if there is a problem turning on the phone. If the light is on, check that the power switch is working properly. The problem may be in the way the power switch is connected, and maybe a loose part is causing the problem. Take the phone to a technician who can check the internal wiring of the phone if the power button is not working properly. 

6. Clear cache partition

Clearing your phone’s cache partition will remove cache files that may have become corrupt and caused your phone to fail. Damaged cache files may prevent the phone from responding. These cache files are temporary and will be recreated by the phone after you delete the current cache files. To clear the cache partition, you need to enter recovery mode by pressing a specific key combination. 

The combination may be different for different Android devices. Below are some examples: Samsung: Power button, volume down button, home button. Nexus: On/Off, volume down and volume up button LG: Power button and volume down button HTC: Volume control and power button. To delete the cache partition, do the following:

  • Press and hold the power button, volume down button and home button (on Samsung) at the same time.
  • Once you see the Android icon, release the power button, but hold down the other two buttons until the system recovery screen appears.
  • You will see a menu with many options. Use the Volume Down button to highlight the Clear Cache partition option.
  • Select the option using the power button and the process of clearing the cache partition will begin.

The phone will automatically reboots and new cache files are created by the phone when the process is complete. If you have successfully completed the entire process and the phone is turned on, the problem is solved. If your Samsung Galaxy does not turn on or charge even after clearing the cache, you may want to consider resetting the device to factory settings.

7. Use the PC suite developed by the manufacturer

It is recommended that you connect the phone to your PC and use the PC package developed by the phone manufacture If you experience this problem and your phone does not turn on. Smartphones, for example, have their own software package, depending on the manufacturer of the phone. For example, Samsung smartphones use Samsung Kies and LG phones use LG PC Suite. Similarly, all smartphones are equipped with a PC package. 

With the PC software package, you can perform lot of tasks, such as B. transferring data, synchronizing your device with the connected computer and making backups. Connect your Android to your computer and then transfer all the data If it gets stuck on the home screen, . You can update your phone with the PC package so that if the phone crashes during the update, the update is completed and the phone is rebooted. This can work if the phone turns on, but turns off again after a minute or two. If all else fails, perform a factory reset.

8. Restoring the phone to factory settings

Perform a factory reset: Resetting your Android or iOS tablet can get it working again if a problem with the software is preventing it from starting up properly.

A factory reset erases the entire tablet as if it was brand new out of the box so consider this a last resort.

You will make use of Android or IOS Recovery Mode to do a factory reset when the tablet won’t turn on,

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