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How To Fix Galaxy S5 Lock screen And Notification Panel Glitches

Samsung Galaxy S5 no doubt is one of the best smartphones these days because it offers a large number of features to its users. But several flaws are also there that its users have been facing. We have discussed solution of many problems on Galaxy S5 here. Today we are going to discuss about Samsung Galaxy S5 lock screen and notification panel glitches. Some users have reported that when they press the Power button for unlocking the phone, a lockscreen sometimes rotate and prevent the users from unlocking the phone. Another uncommon problem faced by Galaxy S5 users is that the notification panel stops in halfway sometimes. It starts working again after sometime but it’s very annoying when you are in hurry.

See also- How to Galaxy S5 device unlock issues: cannot use Face Unlock

Possible solutions for Galaxy S5 lock screen and notification panel glitches

Galaxy S5 lock screen and notification panel glitches, both the problems are most probably occurring because of software issue. So there are two steps to handle such situation, one is booting your phone into Safe mode and the other one is performing factory reset.

Step 1

By booting your Galaxy S5 into Safe mode you will get to know if any app is causing this problem and then you can remove that app.

Steps to boot in safe mode:

> Turn off your phone

> Press the Power button and hold it until you see Samsung logo on the screen

> Just after the logo comes on the screen, press the Volume Down button and hold it after leaving the Power button

> Do not leave the Volume button until the Galaxy S5 finishes rebooting

> If these steps are successful, you will see Safe mode at the left side lower corner in the screen

> Leave the Volume Down button.

Now see if the Galaxy S5 lock screen and notification panel glitches are occurring in this mode, if not then any third-party app is the reason, so find it out and uninstall.

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Step 2

By performing factory reset all software and apps will be removed, only the factory-tested ones will be there.

> Turn off your phone

> Press Power, Home and Volume Up buttons together and hold them until Android logo appears on screen.

> Highlight wipe data/factory reset using Volume Down button and use Power button to select this option.

> Using Volume Down button highlight ‘Yes delete all data’ and use Power button to select it.

> Wait for some times until the ‘reboot system now’ option comes, select it using Power button.

If both the steps fail to solve this problem, you should contact with your carrier or get it for replacement.



  1. i’m having trouble with the lock screen or the power button (i don’t know which caused my phone crashed).
    so when i read some articles (blog to be exact) on chrome, the screen turned off automatically, right? i tried to woke up the screen by pressing power button. but the screen still black, so i pressed the power button once more. my phone is glitched, then restart and doing bootloop. i’m in stress after go back to the local service TWICE just because of that. what goes wrong? the mainboard? the power button? help!

    1. Hey I also have this issue have you managed to solve this?? I flashed a stock release of marshmallow to my s5 have the exact issue you’re having, notification bar is glitchy/distorted, if the screen goes into stand by the screen wont come out of stand by, and sometimes will crash and reboot…have downgraded to lollypop, tried the rooting/custom rom route also still no luck, have had mixed results but went from a perfectly fine to a glitchy as phone….grrrrrr..

      1. i brought it to local handphone service in my town twice (flashed twice, bcs the glitch is still happened after the flash), and they recommended me to change the emmc.

        i sold the phone and back to my old galaxy mini 2.

        P.S: it happened before marshmallow update so i’m still running latest lollipop back then.

  2. I had two FB notifications on my lock screen and I accidentally swiped it and dismissed them but when I went into my app they were not there. I have no idea how to get them back and I would like to accept the friend request that was sent to me.

    1. Can’t tell if you’re trolling or you’re just a noob, but you can just log into Facebook and respond to your friend requests like normal. The notification doesn’t take you to a secret magical place that you can only get to with the notification.

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