Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are the latest devices from Samsung that came with a huge price tag while the features and functionalities the company has incorporated are super exciting. Electronic gadgets are prone to face issues and many of the problems can be resolved following some simple tricks.
Some readers reported the issue saying their Galaxy S8 won’t turn on. It is must to mention here that in most cases, it is just a small hitch that can be solved easily. So, do not rush to the store, go through all the possible solutions stated here and then try implementing them one by one to get back the phone into normal operating conditions.
Potential Fixes For Galaxy S8 Won’t Turn On Issue
There are several useful methods to fix this issue and all of them are listed below.
Solution 1: Hit the power button correctly
While this may sound a bit weird to you but this should be the first step to perform if your Samsung Galaxy S8 won’t turn on. If you are pressing the power button improperly it may cause the device not to turn on. So, to ensure you are not to blame for this issue, try hitting the power button several times and see if the device is turned on. If this does not help you in resolving the issue, then move to the second method explained here.
Solution 2: Soft reset/Forced reboot
On smartphones equipped with a removable battery, performing a restart or force reboot is very simple and requires the users to pull out the battery, wait for few seconds and then reinsert the battery to turn it back on. However, this is not applicable to the Galaxy S8 as it comes packed with a non-removable battery. So, in order to perform force reboot or soft reset in the device which you are required to do is just press down the Volume down and power button altogether for around 7-10 seconds. In case there is a minor firmware issue in the device, it will get resolved by this process and the Galaxy S8 will start normally. But if the device remains unresponsive, then move to the next method.
Solution 3: Charge your Samsung Galaxy S8
Another reason why Galaxy S8 won’t turn on might be the device is running out of power and no power is left in the device. So, first put the device in charge for at least five minutes and then see if that charging sign is noticed on the screen of your Galaxy S8. Also, remember to use the charger that came packed with the device. Again notice if the LED light at the top of the display is turning up or not. These two are the sign of charging. If these two signs are noticed then the phone is charging. So, let it charge for a few minutes and then hit the power button to see if that resolves that Galaxy S8 won’t turn on issue. But if the phone still refuses to turn on then follow the next method.
Solution 4: Boot in safe mode
There might be a culprit app to cause this issue and this can be tested by turning the device into safe mode. To do this, follow the instructions below:
- Turn off the Galaxy S8 completely
- Next press and hold down the Power button till you see the Samsung logo appears on the screen
- Once Samsung appears, release the Power key and press down the Volume down button till the device completes restarting
- Now, as the restart is done, safe mode will appear on the bottom left corner of the screen.
Check if the device is performing normally in this mode. If yes, then remember what all third-party apps you have installed before facing this issue and keep uninstalling them one by one till the issue is fixed.
But if you are not able to boot the phone in safe mode, then follow the next method.
Solution 5: Boot the device in Recovery mode
- Press down the Power button, Bixby button, and Volume up button altogether for a few seconds till the phone vibrates
- Once the phone vibrates, release the Power key but continue pressing the other two keys
- After a few second the Android Recovery screen will appear
- Release the keys
- Now highlight the option cache partition using the Volume button and select that using the power button. Your phone will clear the cache and restart.
Note- You will find the Bixby button at the left edge of your Galaxy S8, near the Volume Up and Down buttons.
These are the methods that you can try implementing to resolve the Samsung Galaxy S8 won’t turn on issue. And in case your device remains unresponsive, go for a replacement.
See also: Samsung Galaxy S8 tips and tricks