Modern day Android devices have a flexible manufacturing design of being equipped with only 3 hard wired buttons. These are:
- The power button
- Volume increase/decrease button
- Home button (on some devices)
Initially, it might seem that this level of flexibility will go a long way for the android user in terms of comfort. However, imagine what happens if the android devices’ battery depletes completely (because this operating system has a penchant for chewing up the battery level) and the only way to power on the device (via the power button) is not working? What will you do then? Let us tell you, isolating yourself in the corner is not going to do you any favours. However, these 4 tips will be able to help you and your android device out.
1: Keep Your Finger Glued To The Power Button
There are two kinds of android devices being sold. Ones that come with detachable batteries and ones that don’t (because companies see that loading a battery hungry operating system was not enough to punish us so they equip the phone with a non-detachable battery to make our lives even more miserable). Since smartphones and tablets are so complex, it is highly possible that they remain stuck in the ‘power-off’ mode on more than just one occasion. When these devices are in such a state, then the power button will cease to work. If your smartphone and/or tablet comes with a removable battery, then the process becomes ever so simple. All you have to do is to remove the battery.
The process of removing the battery is known as a power cycle. Following this tip may solve your device’s issue. However, if the battery cannot be removed, then here is what you have to do. Hold the device’s power button for a minimum of 10 SECONDS. If the problem persists, then keeping your finger glued to the power button will be the only thing you can do at this stage. In most cases, keeping the finger hooked onto the button for 30 seconds or more will have fixed the issue. If not, then move on to the second tip.
2: Keeping The Device Connected To The Charger
If your device’s battery has depleted and it refuses to power on, then perhaps it will require a certain amount of juice before it can power on. That being said plug in your device and do not disconnect it from the phone’s socket or the wall socket after the phone’s battery has been been depleted. Only after the phone has been stuck in to the power cable for a significantly large period of time, should you disconnect the phone. To ensure that your android device starts working again, combine this step and the one listed before this. If the device still refuses to let up, then 3rd time’s a charm is it not?
3: Perform A Factory Reset Of Your Android Device Using Recovery Mode
Don’t lose hope, there may still be a way to revive your Android device and resurrect it once again. If your device is still failing to power on, it may be because of the following reasons:
- The boot process has failed
- The device has frozen or has been stuck in limbo (power-off mode)
- Problem in the android device’s software.
In all the above cases, holding the power button and keeping the device charged for a long period of time will not be able to revive it. This is why we have to move on to our contingency plan. Keep in mind that this method should only be used as a last resort because applying this method will erase all contents present on your android device, reverting it back to its factory default settings.
To execute this method, you will first 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.
The above 4 options will obviously vary from device to device. In case none of the above combinations work, performing a Google search with the name of your android device will help you reach a solid conclusion. After performing a Google search, try typing recovery mode in order to find the key combination for your device. Perform the key tap combination and if successful, your device will boot to a screen with has the android logo present along with an open chest panel.
To Navigate through the options, tap the volume up and volume down buttons until the recovery mode option is highlighted on to your screen. After pressing the power button, your device should reboot in to recovery mode. Afterwards, hold the power button and tap the volume up button. 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. Your device’s contents will be purged and it will return back to its factory default settings.
4: If Possible, Perform An RMA Of The Android Device
If all the above options seem to be fruitless, then there is only one thing left to do; perform an RMA (return merchandise authorization) of the device. RMA is just another fancy abbreviation for claiming warranty of the product (if it is still under warranty). As long as there are no signs of physical damage on the device, it should be excepted without creating any form of hassle.
There you have it folks! We outlined the most probable ways in which you can revive your android device in 4 simple steps. If you have any other solution that you can share with us, please feel free to mention it in the comment banks.